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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September 4, 2018

How schools can make those 20 minutes go smoothly ›

On Friday August 10th, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill from the New Jersey State Senate making 20 minutes of recess every day mandatory for all Garden State elementary schools. Students are now guaranteed 20 minutes of play a day at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. This is a big win…

July 11, 2018

An Impactful Evening at our Fourth Annual Get in the Game Gala ›

Guests gathered at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City on June 19 for an impactful evening of games and fundraising for the power of play, at the fourth annual Get in the Game Gala. This year’s event celebrated the outstanding leadership of our Most Valuable Principal Atiba Buckman of Speedway Academies in Newark, New Jersey,…

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…

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Upcoming Events


October 20, 2018 @ 8:30 AM

Race for Recess 2018 ›

Saturday, October 20th, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Branch Brook Park (Cherry Blossom Welcome Center & Franklin Avenue) Join Playworks New York/New Jersey to reduce bullying in our community by…

November 04, 2018 @ 7:00 AM

2018 NYC TCS Marathon ›

Do you want to run one of the most prestigious marathons in the world? Join the 2018 Marathon Team Playworks New York! Playworks is once again thrilled to be an…

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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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