Updates

January 3, 2013

Coach’s Corner: Corey ›

Meet Corey, Playworks coach and dedicated mentor changing the world one recess at a time. Corey has been making a strong impression in PS 11 on and off the playground by enabling kids to reach their potential in true Playworks fashion. What interested you in the Program Coordinator position? Before I was at Playworks, I…

January 3, 2013

Corporate Partner Becomes an Official School Sponsor ›

Starting out as a one-room schoolhouse in 1721, The Bedford Village School/PS3 in Brooklyn is one of the largest and oldest continuously existing schools in New York, Since last year Playworks Greater New York has run our five-component model pf physical activity and play programs at the school, improving the health and well-being of 575…

September 27, 2012

Playworks Run/Walk for Recess 2013 ›

The Playworks 5K will be held Saturday, March 23, 2013 in Brooklyn's Prospect Park beginning 9am. This 5K certified course will challenge runners and walkers alike.  Online registration for the 5K Run/Walk has closed. We will accept day of registration starting at 8AM tomorrow. Our location is the Prospect Park Bandshell.    Race activities will begin…

September 6, 2012

Meet Our Newest Board Member: Benjamin Gorelick ›

Playworks Greater Newark/Greater New York is thrilled to welcome Benjamin Gorelick to our Board of Directors. Benjamin is an attorney with Hartman and Craven LLP, in New York, NY and practices in many areas of transactional real estate.   Benjamin was born and raised in the Greater New York area. In law school, Ben served as Managing…

September 6, 2012

Child’s Play as Important as Academics for Elementary School Children ›

As parents prepare their kids to tackle another year of challenging school academics, it’s also a good time to focus attention on whether their child has an adequate dose of healthy play time. Many parents assume that their elementary school will provide a positive play experience during school recess, but the fact is that a…

June 12, 2012

Thank you, Health Care Foundation of New Jersey ›

The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey has partnered with Playworks Newark since 2010. The Foundation has  supported our program in Newark schools, serving more than 3,000 children every day and helping improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations in greater Newark. With the generosity of  The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, Playworks Newark has been able…

February 13, 2012

Playworks Greater Newark/ Greater New York Corporate Kickball 2012 ›

We welcome you and your organization to join Playworks in an afternoon of nostalgia over green grass, a wide open field, and a big red bouncy ball at our 3rd Annual Playworks Greater Newark/Greater New York Corporate Kickball Tournament. Our tournament offers local businesses the chance to give back to their community while enjoying a…

December 16, 2011

Cloudforce New York City ›

What do a bookbag, a dictionary, a folder and a pencil all have in common? Each of these tools are able to make a huge difference for an elementary school child. Thanks to our partnership with Salesforce.com, hundreds of Playworks volunteers were able to bring these necessary school items to children who needed them most.…

November 8, 2011

Play Night at Brooklyn Brewery ›

Brooklyn Brewery and Playworks are teaming up for a Play Night at the Brooklyn Brewery. Stop by for a delicious sampling of Brooklyn Brewery beers, complimentary appetizers, Playworks games, and the 2011 Playworks Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament. $25 gets you in the door at 7:30pm, two Brooklyn Brewery drink tokens (choice of 8 beers on tap) free…

April 14, 2011

Leadership Podcast: Adeola Whitney ›

The Power of Play. Remember Recess? It's Not Just Fun and Games. Especially for Inner-City Schools. Meet Adeola Whitney, Newark Executive Director of Playworks. This is Peter Clayton with a special Leadership Channel podcast. One of the very cool and amazing people I met at Salesforce.com Cloudforce 2011 conference in New York City last week…