NYC Council

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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“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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HeART Beat Online 2021

Stream Live 👆 Celebrate the achievements of Queens public school students who participated in Art a Catalyst for Change in 2021 with the HeART Beat Online Festival. HeART Beat provides an interactive, online arts experience featuring the five elements of hip hop. Watch live via Youtube on Thursday, June 17 at 1pm, or on replay…

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News 12: Mural unveiled at PS 288 in Coney Island

Students and staff at P.S. 288 in Coney Island now have some artwork to look at as they come to class and work. The project was funded in part by City Councilmember Mark Treyger and was a collaboration effort between the school and artists from Thrive Collective. “Stopped by today to check out the beautiful…

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Murals Online: Public Art During Quarantine

During the pandemic, our Music and Media programs pivoted seamlessly online because the tools and outputs for those classes were already digital. Adapting the production of traditional Murals during quarantine was more tricky. For this school year, we are providing all remote options for our Murals program as well by offering digital outputs as alternatives…

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