Concrete Safaris in East Harlem is hitting the streets this month with three dates for kids to save. Friday, August 6th and Friday, August 13th, get ready for Youth Host Jungle Gym 2021; On Friday, August 13th explore the Youth Host Photo Expo and Streetscape Garden Tour.
Beginning with Fridays, August 6th and 13th, youth interns (ages 14-24) enrolled in the Outdoor Play Cohort at Concrete Safaris’ Outdoor Leadership Academy will host JungleGym 2021 Summer Series, a NYC Open Streets event, celebrating its 14th birthday party and 9th annual obstacle race and active living fair on East 106th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues. A 20-obstacle race and active living fair for children (ages 5+) and their families will run from 1:00 to 5:00pm.
Lead partners of this program include New York City Department of Youth & Community Development, New York City Department of Transportation, NYC Department of Health, Manhattan Community Board 11, NYPD 23rd Precinct, and East Harlem residents and businesses.
The Youth Host Photo Expo & Streetscape Garden Tour will take place on Friday, August 13th from 10:00am to 1:00pm on Second Avenue between 112th and 115th Streets.
In addition, Youth Host Virtual Photo Expo will take place on the same day from 2:00 to 5:00pm.
This event will bring youth interns (ages 14-24) enrolled in the Gardening & Health Media Cohorts at Concrete Safaris’ Outdoor Leadership Academy to host an Outdoor Photo Expo and Streetscape Garden Tour at Jefferson Gardens at Jefferson Houses, 300 East 115th Street in East Harlem. In addition, ann online Photo Expo at concrete safaris.org will take place from 2:00 to 5:00pm.
This will be a unique opportunity to view youth photography and reflections in an urban garden setting as well as from the comfort of one’s own home or office. To RSVP, register here. This event is free, however donations are greatly appreciated. Contributions benefit future Concrete Safaris youth programs focusing on youth transforming the world starting in their own backyards.
Lead partners of this program include the New York City Department of Youth & Community Development, New York City Human Resources Administration, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, NYC Department of Health, and Joy of Giving something (JGS).
Concrete Safaris provides youth with outdoor experiences to build soft and hard leadership skills so that they can transform public spaces into safer spaces where they teach the community soft and hard skills and become greater assets to their community and beyond
Youth Transforming the World Starting in Their Own Backyards