Playworks New York and New Jersey

Playworks helps kids stay active and build valuable social and emotional skills through play.

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All kids deserve the social, emotional, and physical benefits of play. We help schools and youth programs create healthy play environments where every child can join in.

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Latest News

March 5, 2018

AmeriCorps Week ›

Playworks New York/New Jersey celebrates all of our AmeriCorps Members! Our Corps members have contributed their time, their energy, their resources and most importantly, their love. Throughout the year, we have created over 400 care packages for military vets and families. We have cleaned parks, donated over 300 coats to people in need and facilitated…

January 2, 2018

Playworks Rings First Nasdaq Bell of 2018 to Kick off 7th Annual Nasdaq Fit Week ›

New York City—Today, Playworks rung the first Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell of 2018, kicking off the New Year with a focus on healthy living. From January 2nd to January 5th, 2018 the 7th Annual Nasdaq “Fit Week” recognizes companies and organizations that help individuals lead healthier lifestyles. Playworks helps kids around the country lay…

May 10, 2017

Playworks Rings Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell ›

Playworks visited the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square on May 10, 2017. In honor of the occasion, Jill Vialet, Playworks CEO and Founder, rang the Opening Bell. Check out the latest pictures and videos of the event.

May 8, 2017

New York Get in the Game Gala 2017 ›

Playworks supporters in New York joined us in celebrating our Get in the Game Gala on May 8  at Tribeca Rooftop. More that 200 guests enjoyed fun games, great food and drinks, and a lively awards ceremony all celebrating the tremendous power of play! (Photos courtesy of AM Media Group)  

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Upcoming Events

June 19, 2018 @ 6:30 PM

Get in the Game Gala 2018 ›

Playworks will rock (and paper and scissors) at our annual Get in the Game Gala, featuring games, cocktails, a live auction, special guests and more.  Save the date for June…

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A Better Recess

Instead of going back to class energized and ready to learn after recess, kids often return upset and unable to focus. We can change this. At a great recess:

Kids are at their best

Kids bring out the best in themselves and each other. They learn the value of fair play, compassion, and respect. They practice key social and emotional skills.

Kids become leaders

They run their own games and settle their disputes quickly (we recommend rock, paper, scissors) because getting along is more fun than fighting.

Kids choose to be active

When all students are included and all students know how to play popular games, every child has the opportunity to discover the joy of active play.

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60 Park Place, Suite 1001
Newark, NJ 07102

t: 973.348.9169
f: 973.527.9136


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