Events

Randy Mason rap with student

HeART Beat Queens Photo Diary (2019)

Thank you NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo, and Council Members Donovan Richards, Adrienne Adams, and Jimmy Van Bramer for trusting us to celebrate the Art a Catalyst for Change anti-gun violence initiative with the great students of IS 42, PS/MS 183, IS 8, IS 72, IS 111, and IS 204. On…

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flipping in the park

Volunteer for HeART Beat Queens 2019

Six hundred students from six Queens middle schools will converge at Roy Wilkins Park for the 2019 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 a Catalyst for Change anti-gun violence initiative. Sponsored by the NYC Council, in…

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Skills, Drills, & Conditioning: Coming to BX and BK this Spring

This April and May, join Coach Damian at St. Mary’s Park and Recreation Center in the Bronx and Sunset Park Recreation Center in Brooklyn for an eight-week Basketball Skills, Drills, & Conditioning program.  The Bronx program is Mondays from 6-7:30 starting April 8th. Brooklyn is Wednesdays from 7:30-9 starting on April 10th. Go here to register,…

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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 staff 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…

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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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kids spray painting wall

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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