Events

5th Annual Art a Catalyst For Change Queens Culminating Event

2022 HeART Beat Festival  / The 5th Annual 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 Art a Catalyst For Change Queens Culminating Event- The 2022 Heart Beat Festival. The excitement was…

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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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Celebrating Community Excellence at P.S. 249

“A Culture of Learning and of Love” Only six NYC public schools received the National Blue Ribbon Award this year from the US Department of Education. Our beloved school partner P.S. 249 The Caton School was one of the six! They honored Thrive Collective by inviting us to cut the ribbon for our newest mural…

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Volunteer for HeART Beat Queens 2022

Four hundred students from six Queens middle schools will converge at Roy Wilkins Park for the 2022 Queens HeART Beat Festival on May 26 from 10am – 1pm. Join us to provide an interactive, arts-based field day experience celebrating the completion of the Art a Catalyst for Change anti-gun violence initiative. Sponsored by the NYC Council,…

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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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TEDx / “Live ARTfully” by Jeremy Del Rio

TEDx recently featured Thrive Collective’s co-founder and executive director Jeremy Del Rio at the University of North Carolina’s online “TEDxUNC Roots” conference. “Live ARTfully: Six Essential Questions for Creating Masterpiece Lives” What do 9/11, immigration, and eradicating artless education show us about the power of our roots to shape masterpiece lives? Explore six essential questions…

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Thrive x Red Bull BC One

Grateful to see some of the Homecoming Week murals featured in this story by WPIX11 about the upcoming 2022 Red Bull BC One World Breakdancing Championships. The canvas murals are being temporarily exhibited at the Universal Hip Hop Museum‘s pop up space, and will be digitized for a virtual exhibition while the Museum’s permanent facility…

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Art of Healing 2021: LES Photo Diary

In partnership with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, we hosted an amazing installment of the Art of Healing Festival this past weekend! Greeted by at sunny day in the Lower East Side, many joined us at Shaung Wen School for a day filled with music, art, dance and more. Many thanks to community partners for…

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Art of Healing 2021: East Harlem Photo Diary

After two years since its last installment, Art of Healing returned to East Harlem on Saturday, October 2nd, 2021. With the support of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, their Community Partners Unit and Union Settlement, we were able to present an amazing lineup of performers, speakers, and resources that share our collective vision to promote healing…

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Sixteen All-Star Muralists x Homecoming Week

As part of New York City’s “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” experience and emphasizing the historical connection between Hip Hop and graffiti art, Thrive Collective—a nonprofit that creates hope and opportunity through arts, sports, and mentoring in and around public schools—has curated a roster of standout New York City street artists that will…

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