School Murals

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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Join Us For National Volunteer Week

April 15th-21st is National Volunteer Week, and here at Thrive, we’re celebrating by preparing walls for murals and getting supplies ready for volunteers like you! Our mural program beautifies local communities while empowering students through teamwork, ownership, creativity, and the experience of bringing their ideas from inception to execution. There are opportunities for people of all…

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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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AC Hotel Times Square: Do it Beautifully

“Thank you @nycthrive for this wonderful piece. Our collaboration means a lot to us and we are humbled by it.” – AC Hotels Times Square “If you can take the time to do something, you can take the time to do it beautifully.” This AC Hotels mantra inspired the “Beautifully” installation at our newest corporate…

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Let’s March Together for Education

Next Tuesday, March 27th, is National Education and Sharing Day. The day was first established by the United States Congress in 1978 to honor Rabbi M. M. Schneerson, who was a passionate advocate for children’s education. Rabbi Schneerson believed that education should focus not only on academic achievements, but also on character building. President Obama…

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Mural Volunteers Prep, Paint, & Party

Spring 2018 volunteer opportunities now online! Go here to register. More opportunities will be posted every month. An average mural schedule looks something like this, and volunteers can sign up for morning or afternoon shifts: Day 1 — Prepare the walls, 9-5 No skill required. Day 2 — Image Transfer Day, 9-5 Moderate skill level required. Day 3…

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