We're Concrete Safaris

Since 2008, Concrete Safaris has prepared youth in East Harlem and beyond to lead healthy lives and shape their environment through outdoor education, play, exploration, and community engagement.

City Surfers

Our outdoor, year-round classrooms foster each child's potential by giving them a place to dream and do within a safe and natural environment, which they help create.

Green Exercise Days

Green Exercise Days are outdoor, educational field trips and/or community service experiences in our gardens. Learn more about CS' COVID-19 opportunities.

Outdoor Leadership Academy

An internship program for 14-24-year-olds divided into three cohorts -- gardening, outdoor play, and health promotion. Interns may start working with Concrete Safaris during the school year or summer time.

Youth Transforming The World Starting In Their Own Backyards

We have over



Youth Across 4 programs

Since 2008

We involve



Since 2008

(1,100+ in 2019)

We utilize


Days of Outdoor Play

in 2019

Outdoor Leadership Academy - SYEP 2021

We're accepting two hundred 14-15-year-olds for this summer's program, which will run from July - August, 2021. Make sure to select "Concrete Safaris" in the drop-down menu.

Upcoming Events

Garden Volunteer Session: December 4, 2021 at Mad Fun Farm

Dec 04, 2021 10:00AM—1:00PM

Mad Fun Farm 1775 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10029

Jefferson Gardens’ Garden Volunteer Session: December 11, 2021

Dec 11, 2021 10:00AM—1:00PM

Jefferson Gardens 300 East 115th Street New York, NY 10029

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