Posts by Rebecca Faulkner

Piles of junk encourage risky play for New York kids

It’s clear that New York children need more access to trash, detritus, and junk as tools for play. play:groundNYC, the one-year old non-profit which opened a 50,000 square-foot junk playground on Governors Island returns for a second year of free weekend play and summer camp. Last year, nearly 3,000 children enjoyed using discarded materials with…

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We Are Hiring

We Are Hiring

Come work for us! Currently, we are hiring for two positions: Playworker play:groundNYC is looking for play staff who are enthusiastic, playful and patient to provide an engaging environment for children attending the adventure playground on Governors Island. Ferry Chaperone play:groundNYC is looking for a person to escort the campers and staff on the Governors…

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Welcome to another great season of play!

WELCOME TO ANOTHER GREAT SEASON OF PLAY!

Dear friends of play:groundNYC, As spring fast approaches and our thoughts turn to outdoor play, it gives me great pleasure to announce that our 2017 season will kick off earlier than usual. You’ll also be pleased to learn that we made New York Magazine’s “Best of New York 2017” edition – spot-lit for being “a…

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Summer Camp Enrollment is Open!

Adventure Playground Summer Camp New York City

Enrollment is now open for the 2017 summer season. play:groundNYC’s junkyard playground is back for our second year of summer camp! We offer the unique opportunity for campers to play all day while making their own decisions about how to use their space and time.   ENROLL NOW

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Junkyard Free Play Event

Junkyard Play

Come play! South Slope Junkyard Free Play Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11am – 3pm 237 17th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (map) play:groundNYC and KOKO Open Source are co-hosting an outdoor junk yard self-directed play event. Give your children an opportunity to play freely! RSVP on Facebook. The event is free but there is a suggested…

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday Donations

Today for Giving Tuesday please consider supporting our work bringing junk play to children in NYC! All donations to play:groundNYC are tax-deductible. #GivingTuesday

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Playwork Campference in February

Playwork Campference

Our friends at the new Eureka Villa Adventure Playground and Pop-Up Adventure Play will be holding the first ever Playwork Campference, February 16-19, 2017 in Val Verde, California. The Campference will headline Professor Fraser Brown, Head of Playwork at Leeds Beckett University, Erin Davis, Director of the documentary “The Land”, and Jill Wood, founder of “AP” adventure playground in Houston, TX. Registration ends on January 16, 2017 and is $475 for campers and $400 for non­-campers.  Camping rates include meals, snacks, and basic camping equipment if needed.  Financial aid may be available on a first come basis. Go here for more information on the campference, go here to register, and go here for the press release (PDF).

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Adult Play Event at play:ground

Adult Play Event at play:groundNYC

September 25, 4:00pm – 6:30pm Buy a ticket Adults! It’s your turn to take over play:ground! Join us for our final day of the 2016 season on Governors Island where it is your chance to build (or destroy), play and imagine to your hearts content! This FUNdraiser will have a raffle on site, shirts to…

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