Updates

December 2, 2014

Introducing The Quitman Street School! ›

Playworks New York/New Jersey is pleased to welcome our 21st partner, the Quitman Street School in Newark, New Jersey!  Coach Alesha Clayton joins Principal Glover to bring fun and safe play to every student.  We are excited to see Coach Alesha on the playground!

November 21, 2014

Soiree for Play at Greenwich Project NYC ›

Please join us for the Playworks New York / New Jersey 2nd Annual Soirée for Play February 2015 – more details to follow! Greenwich Project 47 West 8th Street, NYC Hosted by Lauren and Scott Kelly Soirée for Play is a cocktail recess and fundraiser for Playworks NewYork / New Jersey designed to get you in…

September 2, 2014

Run the 2014 TCS NYC Marathon! ›

We are proud to announce that Playworks NY/NJ will be representing Playworks once again as a community charity partner in the 2014 NYC TCS Marathon November 2, 2014! This year marks the second year that Playworks will participate in this worldwide event. We currently have ten bibs for Team Playworks. Each runner has a fundraising goal of $5,000. To apply…

August 25, 2014

Introducing Program Manager Tashan Kilkenny ›

Tashan Kilkenny is the newest addition to the Program team for Playworks New York/New Jersey. Prior to this position, Tashan served as a Playworks Corps Member in Brooklyn, New York. Tashan worked at Oasis in Central Park summer camp for six seasons where he began to nurture his love for youth development. After graduating from SUNY Albany with his Bachelor of Arts in English, Tashan started his…

August 25, 2014

Introducing Program Director Shelly Wilson ›

Shelly Wilson joins our movement to bring out the best in every kid as the New York/New Jersey Program Director! Shelly comes to Playworks with extensive experience operating and supporting after-school programs throughout the New York metropolitan area. During her career, she has served as Director of Enrichment for the Inwood Academy for Leadership Charter School, Program Director for the Partnership for…

February 27, 2014

Meet Coach Asha ›

Coach Asha is a coach at PS 446 in Brooklyn. Coach Asha currently runs an informal Junior Coach program with her 3rd graders. The program is generally for 4th and 5th graders but Coach Asha felt that it was very important and necessary to provide the same leadership opportunities to her K-3 elementary school. Coach Asha has also facilitated a parent night earlier this month which included school…

February 27, 2014

Melba Fidalgo Promoted to Development Associate ›

We are excited to announce the promotion of Melba Fidalgo to development associate for Playworks New York/New Jersey.  Melba previously served as Program Associate for the region, assisting and partnering with our program team, coaches and schools for more than five years. Please join us in congratulating our Playworks teammate at mfidalgo@playworks.org!

February 27, 2014

Snowed in? ›

Since the weather has been so cold and snowy this winter, it’s difficult for the kids to go outside and play. Triangle tag is a game that can be played indoors to keep kids active and having fun! Triangle Tag: Video can be seen here. Purpose: To have students work together and practice their chasing, fleeing, and dodging…

February 27, 2014

Meet Coach Brandi ›

Brandi Parker is in her first year as coach at a B.R.I.C.K Peshine Elementary School in Newark, NJ. Brandi has five years of Playworks experience running through her bones. In Brandi's time as Program Coordinator at B.R.I.C.K Peshine, Brandi has implemented smooth transitions into the building after recess, Jr. Coaches supporting recess and giving High Fives, run a successful indoor recess, and is working…

February 8, 2014

Playworks presents at the NYCESPA Convention ›

On February 8, 2014 Playworks will be presenting Revolutionizing Recess: How to stop playground chaos and turn physical activity into a transformative educational tool at the 81st New York City Elementary School Principals Association Conference (NYCESPA). If you are attending or know someone who is, come take Workshop C1 from 11:45 am to 1 pm. If you attend,…