Artside Program

In partnership with the Children’s Museum of Art “CMA” and NYC Parks, Green Below 14 has created a program for the community to work with artists on community art projects for temporary installation at parks and playgrounds.  “Parks is thrilled to welcome this wonderful project from Green Below 14 to  some of our smaller downtown Manhattan parks and playgrounds. This program offers us the opportunity to engage with young people in the local community and beautify our public spaces,” said NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell  J. Silver, FAICP. “Public art in parks gives us the chance to appreciate our shared green spaces in a whole new light and Artside is a wonderful example of that.”  For more information, please email and sign up for updates on our mailing list.

Greener & Cleaner Program

NYC Parks consistently receives less than 1% of the NYC Budget to maintain the 14,000 acres of parkland it is responsible for as well as all the recreation centers, pools and facilities assigned to NYC Parks.

To help keep our parks clean, well-maintained and landscaped, Green Below 14 has partnered with the Horticultural Society of New York “the HORT” and the Association of Community Engagement “ACE” to create a supplementary maintenance program staffed by professionals in select participating parks. Regarding the Greener and Cleaner Program, NYC Parks Manhattan Borough Commissioner William Castro said, “Community support and engagement is critical to the success of parks.” For more information, please email and sign up for updates on our mailing list.

Playground STEM Program

Green Below 14 believes in the value of open-ended, creative play in stimulating the social, emotional and intellectual development of all ages. Finding ways to incorporate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math “STEM” into play creates a natural and fun learning environment we’re experience and senses contribute as much as planned lessons. With partners such as Imagination Playground, the Uni Project, City Growers and The Battery, Green Below 14 offers opportunities for playful learning outdoors.

We consider parks our Outdoor Labs and invite local programs such as the Brooklyn Robot Factory, Science Sarah, Silly Sally’s Bubbleology and Launch STEM to conduct fun, informal workshops for all ages to enjoy. Playground STEM enjoys support from Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. For more information, please email and sign up for updates on our mailing list.