Manhattan

Harlem Hub Open House

Join Thrive Collective for an Open House in our new Harlem Hub Home. Tuesday, February 27th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM 302 West 124th Street 3rd floor of the Soul Saving Station Building Light refreshments will be served. UPDATE: Registration for this event is now closed.

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MLK Photo Diary: Clean is the Beginning

Nearly three hundred New Yorkers volunteered to help clean and refurbish Thrive Collective’s new Harlem Hub home on Saturday and Monday to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s National Day of Service weekend. As our sponsor Clorox reminded us: “Cleaning isn’t the opposite of dirty — it is the start of new possibilities. Clean…

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Manhattan DA Invests Seized Assets in Harlem

A very special thank you to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance for volunteering along with almost 300 New Yorkers to beautify Thrive’s new home at the Harlem Hub on the MLK National Day of Service. Mr. Vance is reinvesting assets seized from corporate criminals to serve youth and families in traditionally under-resourced Manhattan neighborhoods, including…

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Safe in Harlem ribbon cutting

Friday the Thirteenth Fun

On Friday the Thirteenth (of October), we cut another ribbon — this time for the “I Am Harlem: Past, Present, Future” mural at Infinity Mennonite Church on the corner of 146th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. Students from Harlem Village Academies High School joined art director Aleathia Brown; our partners on this mural Felecia…

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I am Harlem mural

I Am Harlem is Live

Our latest School Murals project is up and running in Harlem. Join us Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm at Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. and 146th Street through September 22. Featuring art direction by Harlem’s own Aleathia Brown. Our latest #SchoolMurals project is up and running in #Harlem. Join us Monday – Friday 10am-6pm at…

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Community Joy in Harlem

It’s easy to define our differences, much harder to find the common ground that unites us. Community murals memorialize the shared vision that binds us together. Last night’s ribbon cutting event in Harlem on West 126th Street and Amsterdam Avenue reminded us why projects like “Create! Harlem” bring such joy. When we take the time…

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Two Summer Intensives in Harlem

“Summer Camp for Art Kids.” Thrive Collective’s Summer Intensives allow concentrated time for some of our most passionate and skilled students to work directly with world class artists to produce public art murals. Following the tradition of past summers at the Coney Art Walls and Mexico the last two years, our third annual season revolves…

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“Be the Change,” Like Nico

One of our greatest joys at Thrive Collective is empowering local artists to live their dreams while they create beauty collaboratively with the world around them. Consider Nico Collazo, teaching artist and art director for “Dream Walls 2.0” at PS/MS 34 this year (2017), and his fiancee Cynthia Dunston. In 2014, Nico was a student…

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The Beautiful Struggle

It’s a beautiful struggle that draws us out of ourselves into community with others – a community rooted in faith, hope, and love. Faith that change is possible, hope in a future that doesn’t yet exist, and a love that binds us together in good times and bad. Jeremy Del Rio proudly represented Thrive Collective alongside…

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La Lucha is Finished, but the Struggle Continues

“La Lucha Continua” (2017) Art Direction by Sam Wisneski / ThriveCollective.org Loisaida Center + FABNYC + Thrive Collective Community Mural at First Street Green Corner of 2nd Avenue & Houston Street, Manhattan Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the twenty-six La Lucha Continua community murals painted by the community mural collective Artmakers Inc. in the Lower…

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