Bronx

Books Beats & Bars The Pura Belpré Song

R.H.Y.M.E x Bronx Arts Elementary x The Point CDC For this edition of Books Beats & Bars, Bronx Arts Elementary scholars learned about the life of Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican pioneer who helped to change the landscape of literacy in NYC in the 1920s. Scholars wrote bars inspired by the book “Planting Stories” The…

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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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The Turtle Ship

R.H.Y.M.E x The Point CDC x Bronx Arts Elementary This edition of Books Beats & Bars features Bronx Arts Elementary students rapping their version of the Turtle Ship story inspired by the book “The Turtle Ship” written by Helena Ku Rhee and illustrated by Colleen Kong Savage. A Geobukseon, also known as turtle ship, was a…

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Still Achieve (2022): Music Video Premier

@r.h.y.m.e_nyc @nycthrive strikes again! Nothing quite like summertime in the South Bronx! This summer we @nycthrive collaborated with our partners at @bronxconnect to facilitate our @r.h.y.m.e_nyc Hip Hop music and mentoring program with a great group of Bronx youth. Over the course of a few weeks participants wrote, recorded and ultimately produced a song and music video “Still Achieve” Watch and listen to…

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LOMBL (LIVE OUT MY BEST LIFE) MS 117 OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

LOMBL (Live Out My Best Life) MS 117 x R.H.Y.M.E x B.R.A.G (Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence) R.H.Y.M.E. (Rhymes Helping Young Minds Excel) 12 weeks music and mentoring program in collaboration with M.S. 117 in Bronx N.Y. The students of M.S. 117 wrote and recorded “L.O.M.B.L : Live Out My Best Life”, a heartfelt combination…

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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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Books, Beats, & Bars: Jackie Robinson

R.H.Y.M.E x The Point CDC x Bronx Arts Elementary Rhymes help young minds excel 2022 Winter music and mentoring program in collaboration with The Point CDC and Bronx Arts Elementary. 2nd grade scholars met with Thrive Collective teaching artist, Randy Mason twice a week for 12 weeks as part of the R.H.Y.M.E Books Beats &…

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Books, Beats & Bars: DJ Kool Herc

R.H.Y.M.E x The Point CDC x Bronx Arts Elementary In February of 2022 Bronx Arts Elementary 5th grade scholars met with Thrive Collective teaching artist, Randy Mason twice a week for several weeks as part of the R.H.Y.M.E Books Beats & Bars Hip Hop songwriting program. During Black History Month students learned about DJ Kool…

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“Believers” by Bronx Arts Elementary

Bronx youth are still making Hip Hop happen in the Bronx. Hip Hop began in the 70’s as a youth movement in the Bronx. Today Bronx youth continue to contribute to the art form and culture both as students and practitioners. Check out “Believers,” our latest song and music video featuring Bronx R.H.Y.M.E (Rhymes help…

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