Photo Diary

Liquidnet x NYC Service = Summer Refresh

Ten Liquidnet volunteers energized our Summer Refresh this Tuesday, enduring high temps (no A/C yet!) and two flights of rickety 100-year old steps to prepare Thrive Collective’s Harlem Hub studios in advance of our three-week summer arts camp. Projects included restocking art supplies from our spring mural season, and deep cleaning various studio spaces and…

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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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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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Photo Diary: Harlem Hub Open House

Award-winning actor Sterling K. Brown joins Clorox and Thrive Collective to celebrate the transformative power of clean at a new Youth Opportunity Hub in Harlem, New York, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. The space was cleaned with a grant from Clorox and the help of 250 community volunteers to create new possibilities for youth as an…

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MLK Photo Diary: Clean is the Beginning

Nearly three hundred New Yorkers volunteered to help clean and refurbish Thrive Collective’s new Harlem Hub home on Saturday and Monday to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s National Day of Service weekend. As our sponsor Clorox reminded us: “Cleaning isn’t the opposite of dirty — it is the start of new possibilities. Clean…

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#DreamActNow

The Camino de Sueños that began in Detroit in October officially ended in Washington, DC, on December 5th. But the work continues to urge Congress to pass a clean Dream Act before the end of DACA puts 800,000 Dreamers at risk of deportation in March 2018 — including many Thrive Collective students. Jeremy Del Rio proudly…

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Walking the Path of Dreamers

Brooklyn students unite with #Dreamers nationwide for the #CaminoDeSueños (Path of Dreams). Tell your DC Representatives and Senators to pass comprehensive immigration reform, including a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers. @noelcastellanos @iamccda @mcfwarren A post shared by Thrive Collective (@nycthrive) on Nov 16, 2017 at 8:17am PST It's on! The first of the #caminodesueños assemblies…

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Friday the Thirteenth Fun

On Friday the Thirteenth (of October), we cut another ribbon — this time for the “I Am Harlem: Past, Present, Future” mural at Infinity Mennonite Church on the corner of 146th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. Students from Harlem Village Academies High School joined art director Aleathia Brown; our partners on this mural Felecia…

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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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Fuel the Sound

Together with apprentice artists Pilar Batista and Nico Collazo, Thrive’s Creative Director Sam Wisneski led a live, interactive art demonstration at the 2016 Fuel Student Conference on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Five hundred students from the greater New York City area attended the event, and dozens participated in the production of the Art Redemption mural…

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