96 Crayola crayons
40 pairs of warm, waterproof gloves
40 fleece hats
40 neck warmers
40 bike tubes
40 bike whistles
20 field trips
40 pairs of wind pants and wind breakers / shells
20 cooking lessons
12 boxes of pencils
10 adult-sized bicycles
6 packs of colored construction paper
4 pencil sharpeners
4 bike repair kits
4 med kits
4 8-packs of markers
4 boxes of sidewalk chalk
3 boxes of staples
3 single-day or 2-day overnights
2 bike pumps
2 packages of freezer zip-lock bags
1 hole puncher
1 staple gun
1 spoke tightener
Please note that we do not accept cotton garments due to the material’s poor insulation properties. If you have questions about the effectiveness of a product, please ask your local retailer or email for more info
The season is changing and so are we! Day by day we make sure to get our homework done, learn about healthy foods and snacks, and get our exercise in. Our first large group bike trip was to Randalls Island Playground, a 4-mile round trip trek. It’s always amazing to see how fast and efficient our students can get their homework done outside in the fresh air, especially if some of their peers are already playing! Here is the group posing in front of the RFK bridge (aka triboro).
Contact: Mac Levine
** Media Advisory **
CONCRETE SAFARIS CITY SURFERS PROGRAM GETS A BOOST TO HELP EAST HARLEM COMMUNITY THRIVE
Several Organizations to Benefit from Active Healthy Living Grants
New York City, October 5, 2012 – Concrete Safaris and several Bronx, East Harlem and Washington Heights community organizations will announce a boost to their active, healthy living programming on Tuesday, October 9th at Concrete Safaris’ Green Exercise Day in conjunction with the Coca-Cola Foundation’s active, healthy living grant initiative.
Youth from PS 102 Elementary School in E. Harlem will participate in the Green Exercise Day, an obstacle course of outdoor activity, environmental health education, gardening and fun. The event will take place in a garden of NYC Housing Authority’s Jefferson Houses, located directly in front of PS 102. Brief remarks will be made by Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito and Coca-Cola in addition to the event’s host, Concrete Safaris.
The grant donation to Concrete Safaris will benefit their City Surfers Program, which aims to train over one thousand youth to exercise outdoors throughout the year. The following organizations are also grant recipients and will participate in the event: Community Association of Progressive Dominicans, Downtown Bronx Economic Development Corporation, E. Harlem Council for Community Improvement and The Children’s Aid Society.
The Coca-Cola Foundation is the philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company. The grant is part of the Company’s initiative to aid local organizations in their quest to promote health and wellness, advance education, and spark environmental stewardship.
WHO: Mac Levine, Executive Director, Concrete Safaris
Bryan Vitale, Outdoor Education Director, Concrete Safaris
Melisa Mark Viverito, New York City Council Member (District 8)
Donna Cirolia, VP, Public Affairs, Coca-Cola Refreshments
Representatives from Community Association of Progressive Dominicans, Downtown Bronx Economic Development Corporation, E. Harlem Council for Community Improvement and The Children’s Aid Society
WHAT: Concrete Safaris’ Green Exercise Day
WHEN: Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 9 am-2 pm, Remarks – 10:15 am
WHERE: The Playground Garden (at Jefferson Houses/ in front of PS 102)
315 E. 113th Street, south side of street (between 112th and 113th Streets)
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To celebrate Earth Day, Anthropologie partnered with the Wyland Foundation on a series of sea creature windows, to promote the conservation and protection of coral reefs. Concrete Safaris' participants visited the store to touch some sea creatures and make their own artistic versions.