NYC Council

A Garden Mural for Stapleton Houses

From NYCHA Journal. A beautiful, bright garden has sprouted on the walls of the Stapleton Senior Center at Staten Island’s Stapleton Houses. The flowers are made of paint in this new mural, “Flowers of Our People,” which features an array of flowers and residents caring for the garden and participating in activities such as tai chi, meditation, and more. Residents from the senior center, as well as other Stapleton locals, offered design ideas for the mural, which…

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Digital Inclusion at PS 4

When the COVID-19 quarantine hit, our School Media team at PS 4 pivoted to turn a program that was two weeks into the semester into a remote learning experience for our students. Working closely with school administrators, Christine Casado and teaching artist Vinny Arizzo of Projectivity adapted to the extraordinary circumstances. They maintained a class…

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The Free Mural Winner Is

The winner of the inaugural #KindnessBeatsTheVirus Free Mural contest is: PS 155 William Paca in East Harlem Special thanks to all the amazing students and NYC public schools that participated with more than 1,100 Instagram entries!

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HeART Beat Online

Replay the Live Stream Enjoy the replay edited by Tony Horn of Bric Arts Media. Originally hosted on Zoom and live-streamed on June 25 by Moving Image Studio of Museum of the Moving Image. 🔥🔥🔥🔥 An interactive, online arts festival with special guest, actress Luna Velez from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! HeART Beat features High Five:…

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“Reach High,” with Spongebob

“Reach High,” music, mural, and music video by PS/MS 188 Thrive Collective hip hop students (2020) Hip Hop teaching artist Randy Mason Video by Eric Mason / Mason Jar Productions Mural design by Marissa Molina with Romero Britto Sponsored by Nickelodeon, NYC Council Member Carlina Rivera, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, and NYC…

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Wildstyle Book, vol. II

Download Volumes 1 and 2 below. WHAT IF KINDNESS GOES VIRAL? What if a novel strain of Corona Kindness were as infectious as COVID-19? What if we conquer Corona because #KindnessBeatsTheVirus? These questions inspired Thrive Collective’s students and artists to launch Kindness Beats the Virus at the outset of the Coronavirus pandemic in New York…

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Juntos Podemos: Telemundo x Thrive

Telemundo recently featured Thrive Collective for it Juntos Podemos (“Together We Can”) segment in New York (5/22/2020). Bio of TatsCru represented #KindnessBeatsTheVirus brilliantly, and highlighted the “Wildstyle Coloring Book.” Volume 2 drops on June 2, 2020. Download Volume 1 and Volume 2, along with dozens of “Tools for Schools” arts education resources at thrivecollective.org/kindness.  The…

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How-To Videos

Tutorials and More Instructional Videos As part of our #KindnessBeatsTheVirus COVID-19 free “Tools for Schools,” we offer these instructional videos by members of our School Media and teaching artists teams. Feel free to use them in your classrooms, or contact us to schedule a workshop. How to Make How-To Videos Thrive Collective’s School Media director…

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Bandlab Music Makers

PS 282 students produced their own music during Thrive Collective’s winter 2020 School Media after school program using BandLab. They talk about the importance of creating music during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I don’t like hearing about coronavirus, when people die and stuff. But as Mr. Josh says, if you feel something, let it out in…

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Wildstyle Coloring Book

New Release (4/29) Curated by legends Bio, Crash, and Sonic, this international, all-star roster of graffiti writers is presented in collaboration with WallWorks NY. Featured Artists: Banga | BG-183 | Bio | BRE | COPE2 | Cren | Crey132 | Daze | Flavor | Ice One TWA | Jon Phes Souza | Kaves | Kekoa…

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