Bronx

Celebrate Make Space for the Arts

Celebrate “Make Space for the Arts,” by YUCA Arts and Thrive Collective, featuring works by Tats Cru, Crash, BR163, Jon143, students, and volunteers. Join us September 22nd from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at 135th Street and Alexander Avenue, directly underneath the Major Deegan overpass. Live music, food, spoken word poetry, and thanks to the community…

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NY1 Noticias: Jóvenes embellecen su vecindario

From NY1 Noticias, “Jóvenes embellecen su vecindario del Bronx con murales artísticos,” by Jonathan Inoa (August 15, 2018). Watch the video here. Estos jóvenes del Sur de Bronx embellecen la calle debajo de la autopista Mayor Deegan Expressway en Mott Haven. “Pienso en todos esos niños y personas que pasan por aquí camino al trabajo…

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Mott Haven Muraling with YUCA Arts & TatsCru

Join YUCA Arts, students, neighbors, and graffiti legends Tats Cru and Crash in creating the “Make Space for the Arts” community mural on the Alexander Avenue underpass of the Major Deegan Expressway in the Mott Haven section of The Bronx. July 21 — Prepare the walls, 11-5 No skill required. July 31 & Aug 1 — Image…

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NYCulture 2018

Thrive Collective proudly partnered with the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs for the third consecutive year this spring. (Read our Year 1 report here; Year 2 here.) Thanks to the ongoing support of NYC Council Members Vincent Gentile, Fernando Cabrera, Donovan Richards, and Andrew Cohen, in 2018 DCA directly invested in our work at eight schools through the…

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The Mural Kings X Thrive Collective

History was made again this week, when the Tats Cru a/k/a The Mural Kings joined forces with Thrive Collective for the “I Am The Bronx” school mural at JHS 123. It was a homecoming of sorts for Bio, Nicer, and BG 183, who grew up in the school’s Soundview neighborhood and began muraling together in…

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Mondays are for Mural Unveilings

It feels that way every June. This Monday, June 11th, we cut two more ribbons at Walton High School Campus in the Bronx, and Telecommunications High School in Brooklyn. Portfolios coming soon. In the meantime, enjoy the Instagram previews. Each #SchoolMurals project takes on the character of the individual school community that creates it. Today…

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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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Everyone’s an Artist, Like Pilar

Shout out to an extraordinary artist and teacher, Pilar Batista, who, together with Naomi Kuo, has been holding down our work at PS 310 and IS 117 in the Bronx this year. She started volunteering with us in 2014 as a high school junior, then became an intern and an apprentice artist, and last spring emerged as our youngest art director ever. A…

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“I Am Longwood” Collaborators

On June 4, 2016, a dozen Bronx based artists and arts organizations gathered to celebrate the rich cultural legacy of the Longwood neighborhood at the first I Am Longwood Arts Fest. Meet some of the collaborators. About the Arts Fest Partner Profile: YUCA Arts Artist Profile: Kim Andino Partner Profile: Elevate NY Artist Profile: Anthony…

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