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Bronx Connect: Peace Love & Care

How are we connected to our neighborhood? Bronx Connect knows just what’s needed to make that happen, and so do our friends at JHS 22 Jordan Mott. Our time with JHS 22 showed us how they are rooted in peace, love and care, creating a place for students to grow and further connect with their local community. All the thanks…

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Bronx Connect: Release the Grip

20220302_151604_2 20220302_151629_2 20220302_151640_2 20220302_151701 Image from iOS Hope, safety, peace and stability are things we all desire for our communities. Release the Grip strives to sustain such a space for Bronx residents and encourages similar community support in effort to end gun violence. In collaboration with Thrive and participants of RTG, artist TooFly leads a design just how the Bronx…

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BronxConnect RTG North: Blessed Community

“Blessed Community” is an homage to the work done by members of RTG (Release the Grip); they service communities within high risk areas of gun violence as visual pillars of change. This mural featured three vignettes that depict the nature of what RTG is to represent. From left to right, RTG is present to console and reassure the community in…

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BronxConnect RTG North: Da Bronx

“Da Bronx” was created and produced with the help and ideas from the community members and participants of RTG North. Each participant of the program has strong ties with the community, so they felt it made sense to create something meaningful to them on a deeper level in which in letter of the mural represents. The B represents the botanical…

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BronxConnect RTG North: Good Music

“Good Music” is a celebratory mural dedicated to the music initiative at this site. It features a quote from legendary reggae music artist Bob Marley which reads, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Across from that is a painting of a young boy seamlessly surfing piano keys whilst on a giant microphone. The…

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BronxConnect RTG South: Claremont Community Art Walk (1 of 3)

RTG South sought to enliven the alleyway between College and Findlay Avenues with color and positive imagery. The alley, right outside their office is a popular shortcut in the neighborhood. The organization also wanted to create a place of respite, so they requested imagery of flowers, trees, and other plants to be included in final art. RTG youth and staff…

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BronxConnect RTG South: Claremont Community Art Walk (3 of 3)

RTG South sought to enliven the alleyway between College and Findlay Avenues with color and positive imagery. The alley, right outside their office is a popular shortcut in the neighborhood. The organization also wanted to create a place of respite, so they requested imagery of flowers, trees, and other plants to be included in final art. RTG youth and staff…

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BronxConnect RTG South: Claremont Community Art Walk (2 of 3)

RTG South sought to enliven the alleyway between College and Findlay Avenues with color and positive imagery. The alley, right outside their office is a popular shortcut in the neighborhood. The organization also wanted to create a place of respite, so they requested imagery of flowers, trees, and other plants to be included in final art. RTG youth and staff…

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Homecoming Concerts Kick-Off in The Bronx

“It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” Free Concert Series Kicks-Off in The Bronx August 16, 2021 First 1,000 ticket holders who arrive at concerts can receive a free, limited edition “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” T-Shirt Live temporary art installations will be curated by Thrive Collective and feature Tats Cru, among other NYC street artists Onsite food…

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