NYC Council

Art History: Murals Revitalize East 10th Street, Honor CHARAS Founders

On Saturday, December 17, an intergenerational group of Lower East Side leaders came together to celebrate the ribbon cutting for a series of murals that paid homage to the CHARAS/El Bohio Community Center, which was located at 605 East 9th Street from 1979 until the beginning of this century. The 152,000-square foot complex, once home…

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Culture Making 2022

Thank you, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, for investing in Thrive Collective’s mission to eradicate artless education since 2016. In FY22, our students and artists completed: 93 school and community murals at sixty locations in all five boroughs; 18 original songs and music videos; Two film festivals featuring ten student videos; Our 300th mural since…

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CLIMB PS/MS 42 OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

NYC Council CASA x R.H.Y.M.E For this edition of the R.H.Y.M.E music and mentoring after school program, students from PS/MS 42 in Queens came together to write and record “Climb,” an original song about perseverance, endurance and working hard to achieve their goals. Special thanks to PS/MS 42 school community, staff and students for conceiving…

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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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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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“My Passion” – Music Video Debut

R.H.Y.M.E x Renaissance School of The Arts Ever wonder what middle school students are passionate about? Check it out! During our winter R.H.Y.M.E semester at RSA students learned all about the art of rapping, storytelling and songwriting. Students met with R.H.Y.M.E teaching artists Rob Ayala and Josh James twice a week after school for 12…

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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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Summer Rising with Thrive

As we anticipate another extraordinary Summer of Service this year, the NYC Department of Education sent us this video recap from Summer Rising 2021. Last year, we provided visual arts and school murals program at eleven summer schools as part of the City’s Summer Rising and City Artist Corps initiatives, along with three community murals,…

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Culture Making with NYC

Thank you, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, for consistently investing in Thrive Collective’s expansion as an arts education provider for students and schools since 2016. (Drone video footage by @just_a_spectator.) This past year nurtured our deepening relationship through four NYC initiatives: the Cultural Development Fund (“CDF”), Art a Catalyst for Change (“Catalyst”), Cultural Immigrants Initiative…

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