Manhattan

Nickelodeon x Romero Britto x Spongebob’s 25th

New School Murals collab with Nickelodeon celebrates Spongebob’s 25th birthday and features art direction by Romero Britto & Marissa Molina. “If nautical nonsense be something you wish…” We are so excited to announce Thrive Collective’s newest school murals collab, this time with Nickelodeon and famed pop artist Romero Britto to celebrate Spongebob’s 25th birthday. The…

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ground zero clergy

Remembering 9/11

Thrive Collective executive director Jeremy Del Rio woke up a corporate lawyer on 9/11. He never made it to work that day, and never¬†returned to practicing law. Here he is (L) along with Thrive’s community outreach director Pastor Rick Del Rio of Abounding Grace Ministries (C) and Pastor Marc Rivera of Primitive Christian Church (R)…

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Everybody Dance Now x Art of Healing

“This past weekend EDN had the honor of participating in yet another Art of Healing event where community leaders and organizations gather to help #endgunviolence. Gun violence is a huge epidemic across the US and thanks to @nycthrive and @manhattanda we were able to give something back in protest.” – Everybody Dance Now Video features…

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Vibrant New Murals at NYCHA

NYCHA highlights the installation of the “Roots/Ra√≠ces” murals at the Lillian Wald Houses in the current issue of NYCHA Journal. Enjoy the article by LaToya Jordan here. Here’s an excerpt: A new mural series at the Lillian Wald Senior Center vividly showcases the rich history and culture of immigrants who shaped the Lower East Side…

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Volunteer: Art of Healing Comes to Central Harlem

Join us. Sign up to Volunteer The Art of Healing Festival is now officially a series! The second festival of 2019 comes to West 124th Street in Central Harlem on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Join us as we remember victims and survivors of gun violence and explore creative arts as a means to heal. Download…

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24 Years of Sportsmanship

Thrive Sports hosted its 24th annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament on July 13th in the Lower East Side. (Read the backstory here.) Since 1994, we’ve been nurturing champions through basketball. Here’s how we do it. First, the community commits to a day. In the Lower East Side, our flagship tournament features the ministry that birthed us,…

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Art of Healing 2019: East Harlem Photo Diary

The second annual Art of Healing Festival returned to East Harlem on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Thank you to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and his entire Community Partnerships Unit for recognizing the power of art to help us heal through trauma caused by guns and related violence. A Tradition Of Healing Continues The seed…

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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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Summer Arts Academy Daily Diary

One of our fearless interns took the plunge this summer with a journalism / fantasy mashup he named “The Sapling.” It’s a daily diary of the Summer Arts Academy that chronicles how and why 25 students and five teaching artists said yes to an insanely ambitious summer agenda — and delivered! Check it out here,…

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