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I Am Harlem is Live

Our latest School Murals project is up and running in Harlem. Join us Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm at Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. and 146th Street through September 22. Featuring art direction by Harlem’s own Aleathia Brown. Our latest #SchoolMurals project is up and running in #Harlem. Join us Monday – Friday 10am-6pm at…

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Dance. Thrive. Chill. x Instagram

Enjoy this social media recap of “Dance. Thrive. Chill. x Burton NYC.” What a great night celebrating the freestyle cultures of board sports, dance, and visual arts at @burtonflagshipnyc with @chillfoundation @chill_nyc and @everybody_dance_now! Thanks to @jesse_lee_wilson @kunle313 and @sjwisneski for making it possible, along with the collaborating Burton staff, dancers, artists, and students. #WeAreThrive…

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Three Week Countdown

PROCEEDS SUPPORT #BringArtBack September 26, 2017 | The United Federation of Teachers  | 52 Broadway, New York, NY 10004 Co-hosted by  Audrey Puente of Fox 5 NY and Speedy from Univision 96.3 With Performances by The Tito Puente, Jr., Band Everybody Dance Now DJ Trase Purchase tickets today. Please join us for this memorable event to celebrate Thrive Collective’s…

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Dance. Thrive. Chill. x Burton NYC

Please join us at the BURTON flagship store in Soho for an evening of creative expression and youth empowerment. Three organizations that create positive impact for the youth of New York City are joining forces in an event about movement, marks of expression and making turns. On Sept 7th Everybody Dance Now, Thrive Collective and…

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All-Star Lineup for We Are Thrive

The lineup for the #WeAreThrive fundraiser is almost set. Join the Tito Puente, Jr. Band, Audrey Puente of Fox 5 NY, Speedy of Univision and The Luis Network, DJ Trase, and Everybody Dance Now on 9/26 from 6-9pm as we support the movement to #BringArtBack to 419 NYC schools without music and art teachers. Buy…

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Community Joy in Harlem

It’s easy to define our differences, much harder to find the common ground that unites us. Community murals memorialize the shared vision that binds us together. Last night’s ribbon cutting event in Harlem on West 126th Street and Amsterdam Avenue reminded us why projects like “Create! Harlem” bring such joy. When we take the time…

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Replace what was Stolen

I’m Emily from Thrive Collective, a rising senior at EBT High School in Brooklyn. I’ve worked with Thrive for two years and helped paint three murals, including one at my school and two more in Coney Island and Harlem.  Our goal is to help students like me bring out our inner creativity, and to use that…

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Create! Harlem: Photo Diary, Part 1 by T. Carney

Grateful for our amazing high school and college summer interns, and outstanding Afropunk Army volunteers. Photos by Terrance Carney for Thrive Collective (Website / Photos). Check back for updates throughout the summer. Terrance Carney Photo Diary ‹ › × × Previous Next Flickr Album Gallery Powered By: Weblizar  

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Enjoy our Student Films

Thanks in part to Digital Inclusion and Art as Catalyst for Change grants from NYC City Council members Donovan Richards and Brad Lander, year 2 of our School Media program included schools in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Enjoy our catalogue of student videos here. The PS 282 students also created their own website to…

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Partnering with NYC Cultural Affairs, Year 2

At Thrive Collective, we love stories that demand sequels. After proudly introducing the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs as a new partner last year, this year we saw an expansion of that relationship. Our principal champions remain NY City Council Members Vincent Gentile, Fernando Cabrera, and Donovan Richards, along with Antonio Reynoso who joined them…

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