Asphalt Green welcomed spring by inviting kids from elementary schools in Harlem to our Upper East Side campus for a fun-filled, active field day. Organized by our Recess Enhancement Program (REP), more than 200 kids flooded our facility on May 20 for a day complete with laughter, dancing, singing, sports, and fitness.
More than 80 REP play coaches, volunteers, and staff led games on our athletic field including soccer, flag football, a water balloon toss, obstacle course, tag, nine square in the air (a fun twist on four square), relay races, and more. Inside, kids danced in our new high-tech space. It was a joy seeing everyone having fun while getting active.
REP field day gives children in our community the opportunity to have a fun and interactive experience on a large field. Some of the schools in attendance do not have the resources for structured outdoor play, and for many of the students, the event marked their first field day.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the day a success. REP field day is a free program we provide for children annually. For about eight years, it has been a highlight at Asphalt Green. See the happiness REP field day brought to kids by scrolling through the pictures above.