Events

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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A Brief History of Thrive Collective: Interactive Timeline

Check out our new interactive timeline! 2022 has been a record-breaking year. We completed our 300th mural, served our 25,000th student and 200th school, and our executive director Jeremy Del Rio marks his 40th year of ministry in New York’s Lower East Side and beyond. As we look back at the years of service in…

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Columbia University Neighbors Features Thrive Collective

Our Executive Director, Jeremy Del Rio, Esq., speaks with Brandee Sanders of Columbia University Neighbors to discuss arts education as a means for community empowerment. Thank you, Columbia Neighbors, for profiling Thrive as one of your back to school features this month. “Creating an ecosystem of empowerment isn’t only crucial for students to thrive in…

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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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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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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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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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