Events

Edition Times Square

This afternoon, we delivered four mixed media canvases to the Edition Times Square celebrating the hotel’s core values of Passion, Enchantment, Sophistication, and Authenticity. Hotel helped paint the canvases on Friday, February 8th, by interpreting those values during their staff training event. The canvases will be installed in the staff lounge/cafeteria and will be unveiled…

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Artist Gathering Featuring Kekoa

Our very own Kekoa will be featured at an upcoming artist gathering at The Clemente Cultural Center in the Lower East Side on 10/25 at 6:30pm. Hosted by Nelle Escalante, artist in residence at Abounding Grace Ministries, the event explores the intersection of art, faith, and social justice. Kekoa will share his story, and showcase…

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Advancing Together X Night at the Museum

So, this happened last night. Enjoy the completed portfolio here. View this post on Instagram Grateful to the Minority Corporate Council Association for inviting #ThriveCollective to create a live painting for auction at their Advancing Together Diversity Gala last night. So proud of @artbykekoa and @kristenigma for masterfully completing the canvas in 1.5 hours, and…

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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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NYC Council Feels the HeART Beat

Five hundred middle school students painted murals, designed video games, break danced, freestyle rapped, competed at tug-o-war and so much more at the HeART Beat Festival on May 30, 2018. Thrive Collective collaborated with Museum of the Moving Image, Black Spectrum Theatre, and Everybody Dance Now to produce the festival as the Queens culminating event…

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DANY: Art of Healing Comes to East Harlem

[Press Release and Photos by the Office of the District Attorney of New York] D.A. Vance, Thrive Collective, Partners Host First-Ever “Art of Healing” Festival in East Harlem in Honor of Gun Violence Awareness Month JULY 2, 2018 Festival Offered Arts Activities Designed to Heal Trauma, Featured Remarks by Parkland Survivor Aalayah Eastmond Festival Coincided…

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HeART Beat Photo Diary

– Photos and commentary by Thrive Intern Chandler Simpson (UNC Chapel Hill) The 2018 Queens HeART Beat Festival was a carefully ordered sequence of frenetic rhythms set by DJ Tony Tone’s spinning onstage. The controlled chaos unleashed a torrent of energy constantly harnessed through the many creative outlets around the park, from visual arts to…

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Malala, Martin, Malcolm, Medgar & Lincoln

How do you organize 480 middle school students at the three-hour HeART Beat Festival / field day for the NYC Council Art as Catalyst for Change anti-gun violence initiative? Arrange 14 activity centers in five color coded zones named for community leaders impacted by gun violence: Malala Yousafzai, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Medgar…

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Volunteer: Queens HeART Beat Festival

Up to six hundred students from six Queens middle schools will converge at Roy Wilkins Park for the 2018 Queens HeART Beat Festival on May 30 from 10am – 1pm. Join us to provide an interactive, arts-based field day experience celebrating the completion of the Art as Catalyst for Change anti-gun violence initiative. Sponsored by the NYC…

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Carnegie Hall + “The Beat of our Drums”

This year has brought a new, growing relationship with Carnegie Hall, first as a NeON Arts provider in the South Bronx; then as a featured arts organization at their “A Time Like This: Music for Change” concert; and most recently at their Spring Family Day on April 8. Exactly 1,703 people came through Carnegie Hall…

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