Brooklyn

Thrive Sports Sunset Park Photo Diary

It’s so good to be back. On Saturday, 9/23/2020, we proudly hosted our first (mostly) socially distant Thrive Sports 3-on-3 basketball tournament since COVID-19! ☄ 23 teams ☄ 92 competitors ☄ 30 volunteers and coaches ☄ Energized spectators ☄ Sanitizers, face masks, temperature checks ☄ Swag, trophies, pizza, water, snacks, and more 💯 Gratitude for our…

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Fall 2020 Basketball Tournaments

Thrive Sports Presents Tournament of Champions 1-Day Tournament 2-Game Elimination 3-on-3 Basketball 4-Player Rosters Junior Division, 13-15 years old Senior Division, 16-18 years old COVID-19 compliant Social distancing and masks required Masks and hand sanitizers provided to all participants Temperature checks before registration for everyone participating September 19 Sunset Park, Brooklyn Sunset Park Registration 8AM –…

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Skills & Drills: “Work in Progress”

With New York City’s basketball courts reopened, join Thrive Sports for socially distant skills and drills clinics this summer. Follow @coachrosadonyc on IG for details. The first clinic begins tomorrow, July 18th, at 8am in Sunset Park. Masks required. As long COVID doesn’t spike and public health officials deem recreational basketball to be safe, stay…

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Cultural Legacy

This week as our executive director Jeremy Del Rio and his son Judah begin a writing project in Puerto Rico, we remember one of our earliest school murals. The “Legacy” mural (2015) at the Borinquen Plaza Senior Center celebrates the cultural legacy Puerto Rican immigrants brought with them from La Isla Del Encanto to Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Featuring…

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School Media Returns to PS 282

Thanks to ongoing support from NYC Council Member Brad Lander and the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, School Media returned to PS 282 for a fourth year in a row. Our third and fourth grade after-school students produced three videos. Enjoy.

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“Serendipity,” by Michela Muserra

This mural had a story. Now it has two. I started this mural in April 2017. Through Thrive Collective, the non-profit I work for, I was assigned PS 282 Elementary School in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The mural would be a celebration of life for all the kids in the school, but most of all it…

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News12 Brooklyn Features Thrive X NeON Arts

April 12, 2019 — News 12 Brooklyn features Thrive Collective’s NeON Arts partnership with PS 298 and Brownsville Collaborative Middle School at the Betty Shabazz Campus in Brownsville. “I wish you power that equals your intelligence and your strength. I wish you success that equals your talent and determination. And I wish you faith.” –…

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Kids laughing

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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beyond the game

Thrive x Industry City

Thrive Sports is coming to Industry City this summer with Beyond the Game Skills Academy for six Wednesdays from July 11 – August 8. Youth ages 13-17 will gather at D’Emic Playground on 34th Street for basketball drills, tournaments, and more. Beyond the Game is a collaboration between Thrive Sports, Funsport, Inc., City Life, Brooklyn…

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mural unveiling

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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