Brooklyn

Thrive Collective x The Brooklyn Nets

Our #GivingTuesday 300 for 300 campaign launched with an assist from the Brooklyn Nets. #ThriveCollective interactive arts experience in the lobby of the Barclays Center prior to the @BrooklynNets – @OrlandoMagic game. Fans painted side-by-side with Thrive teaching artists and graffiti legend @dazeworldnyc. And the Nets pledged four more Thrive mural collars this year, becoming…

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A Storm, A Church and Three 18-Wheelers

The line of people waiting for supplies and hot food never seemed to drop below 20,000. Late October, 2012: Hurricane Sandy hits New York City. The category 3 hurricane causes an explosion in a Lower East Side power factory. In a matter of seconds, lower Manhattan goes dark with a power outage. Partnering with other…

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We (sort of) won an Emmy!

In 2021, Thrive collaborated with students from Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School in Brooklyn to produce a 442-square-foot mural entitled “Greetings from Brownsville.” Journalist Darren McQuade covered the mural in a story aired on PIX 11. Check it out below! In September of that year, the 43rd News and Documentary Emmy Awards were held in…

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Families Reunite at Bed-Stuy Mural Festival

For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation (Ephesians 2:14) In October of 2022, Bedford-Stuyvesant held its first-ever mural festival. Entitled “BedStuy Walls,” it invited artists to spray a long stretch of wall on Lexington Avenue belonging to a one-story warehouse. Artist Michela…

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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 18: A School of Superheroes

We the Power Credits for the mural. Photo: Vanesa ÁlvarezDíaz Taking their creative powers to new heights, teaching artists Vanesa and Arantxa transformed eighty-seven students and eleven faculty members into community superheroes at P.S. 18 this spring! The artists completed the three-story mural along the stairwells of P.S. 18 Edward Bush Elementary School.  Titled We…

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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…

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It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC

IT’S TIME FOR HIP HOP IN NYC 💥 Tickets are free and backstage passes are available. The musical lineups for each NYC Homecoming Week borough concert are epic. So too is the Live Art lineup, produced by Thrive Collective. Join us. ➡️ for details and FREE tickets.

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