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Thrive on TikTok

OK, OK. Thrive finally joined America’s fastest growing social network, just in time for the Holidays. Give us a follow. @nycthrive @jasonnaylornyc joins us to paint this amazing mural for the Boerum Hill School in Brooklyn, then the students helped paint this message 💜 #jasonnaylor #nyctiktok #nycstreetart #nycmural #nycstreetartist #thefuture #bringbackart #nycart #streetart #nycpublicschools #nyccharity…

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EV Grieve Features El Bohio Mural Makeover

New murals depict LES history outside the long-empty CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center New murals are in progress on the 10th Street side of the former P.S. 64/CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center between Avenue B and Avenue C. EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped by yesterday for a work-in-progress look at the murals that aim to beautify the sidewalk…

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R.H.Y.M.E. Originals

Over the past year, our R.H.Y.M.E. students wrote, performed, and recorded sixteen original songs, produced music videos and album art for the songs, and distributed them all online. Enjoy the music videos below. Learn more about R.H.Y.M.E. here, including how to bring us to your school or community center. R.H.Y.M.E. Originals: Music Videos & More…

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Culture Making 2022

Thank you, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, for investing in Thrive Collective’s mission to eradicate artless education since 2016. In FY22, our students and artists completed: 93 school and community murals at sixty locations in all five boroughs; 18 original songs and music videos; Two film festivals featuring ten student videos; Our 300th mural since…

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UFT Features “A Rainbow of Possibilities”

“What do a rainbow, a dragon and a baseball player have in common? They are all emblazoned in bright colors on a wall at PS 18 in the South Bronx. “Members of the school community — including 4th- and 5th-graders, school faculty, staff from partner organizations, parents and even passers-by on community painting days —…

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PS 250K: Extreme Mural Makeover

In Spring 2022, Thrive Collective partnered with PS 250 for a full mural makeover of the front entrance of their building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. After exploring different themes and design ideas with students, veteran street artists Kaves, RIBS, and Bianca Romero interpreted the student work on the wall. The completed makeover spans over 100 feet…

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PS 9 Extreme Mural Makeover: Behind the Scenes

That time eight iconic NYC street artists transformed a school building in two weekends. Watch how it’s done. Tats Cru x Thrive Collective x Projectivity PS 9 The Ryer Avenue School (The Bronx) 1st Floor: “Welcome to the Bronx” BG 183, Bio, Nicer 2nd Floor: “Bronx All Stars” Andre Trenier, Daze, Marthalicia 3rd Floor: “Global…

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HeART Beat 2022 Returns to Roy Wilkins Park

5th Annual 2022 Art a Catalyst For Change Queens Culminating Event On the morning of May 26th, 2022, over 100 Queens school students converged upon Roy Wilkins park for the 5th Annual NYC Council 2022 Art a Catalyst For Change Queens Culminating Event: The Heart Beat Festival. The excitement was palpable! The HeART Beat festival…

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Summer Rising with Thrive

As we anticipate another extraordinary Summer of Service this year, the NYC Department of Education sent us this video recap from Summer Rising 2021. Last year, we provided visual arts and school murals program at eleven summer schools as part of the City’s Summer Rising and City Artist Corps initiatives, along with three community murals,…

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Muraling the Metaverse

Coming Soon to the Metaverse, in collaboration with the Universal Hip Hop Museum. Thrive Collective’s NYC Homecoming Week live art murals, featuring work by: THE BRONX John “Crash” Matos Wilfredo “Bio” Feliciano, Tats Cru Sotero “BG183” Ortiz, Tats Cru Hector “Nicer” Nazario, Tats Cru STATEN ISLAND Marc “Cramcept” Mazurkiewicz Adam “ADM” McLeer, LOB Michael “Lask”…

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