Office of the Mayor
New Brunswick, New Jersey
For Immediate Release
For Further Information Contact:
New Brunswick Kids to “Color Our City Beautiful”
During Annual Play S.A.F.E. Program
City’s summer program will mark its 28th year
New Brunswick, NJ, May 1, 2019
– City families are invited to take part in the
summer 2019 Play S.A.F.E. program, six weeks of free recreation activities
intended to keep kids active, learning and nourished into the summer months.
PLAY S.A.F.E. (Summer Activities for Everyone) is a comprehensive summer
program that provides New Brunswick children between the ages of 6 to 12 with
a variety of activities to keep them active, healthy and learning throughout the
summer. It is operated by the City’s Youth Services System (YSS).
PLAY S.A.F.E. runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from July 1
through August 9. Each child in the program will also be provided a daily free
lunch through the Summer Food Service Program.
Play S.A.F.E. locations include Roosevelt School, Lord Stirling Community
School, Joyce Kilmer Park, Recreation Park, Baker Park, McKinley Community
School, Buccleuch Park, Lincoln Annex, the Hub Teen Center/Redshaw School,
Murphy Park/Woodrow Wilson School, and Memorial Stadium/New Brunswick
Some of the specialty programs that have been developed to strengthen
academic preparation and provide cultural development include:
A reading program staffed by certified teachers
Dance camp and classes taught by professional dance instructors
A music and drama program in conjunction with the dance program
Environmental and nature programs
Alcohol and drug prevention programs
Nutrition and exercise programs
Swim trips to area pools
The program includes trips to areas like Sandy Hook National Recreation Area,
Liberty Science Center, Newark Museum and the Museum of Natural History.
The children will also have daily access to creative and cooperative games,
crafts, playground games and board games.
Each year also encompasses a special theme to unite all the sites. For 2019, the
theme is “Color Our City Beautiful” and entails artistic themes and bright colors
throughout program uniforms and activities, to ensure a lively and fun summer
For more information on the PLAY S.A.F.E. program or to obtain an application,
call (732) 745-5300, ext. 5488. The City of New Brunswick will be participating in the 2019 Summer Food Service
Program from July 1, 2019 to August 16, 2019.
The Summer Food Service Program is a federal program of the Food and Nutritional
Services, United States Department of Agriculture. This program provides all children 18
years of age and under with the same free meal in accordance with a menu approved by
the state agency.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices and employees, and
institutions participating in or administering the USDA programs are prohibited from
discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age and reprisal or
retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program of activity conducted or funded by
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program
information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape American Sign Language, etc.), should
contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are
deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal
Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made
available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a
letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the
To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your complete
form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil
Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: [email protected]
The City of New Brunswick, located in Middlesex County, is the county seat for
Middlesex. Home of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the world
headquarters for Johnson & Johnson and two globally-renowned hospitals, New
Brunswick is an educationally-focused City as well as “The Healthcare City.”
All of New Brunswick’s developments provide seamless access to major
transportation lines, an extensive dining scene and arts district, located in the
bustling downtown. The city is focused not only on bringing in new residents and
businesses, but also on improving the lives of every one of its residents.
For more information, please visit www.cityofnewbrunswick.org.