NYC Cultural Affairs

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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Uplifting Community Visions at P.S./M.S. 183 Q

The playground murals were titled, “A Space to Dream,” and featured quilt-like borders inspired by Faith Ringgold. Art as a Catalyst for Change Our seventh mural at P.S/M.S 183 Q Dr. Richard Green School is complete! Made possible through Art as a Catalyst for Change, a city-wide program initiated by several NYC Council members and…

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A Bright and Lively Community Mural

Kadeem Phillip, art director, beside the mural’s centerpiece portrait Dream Neighborhood With their newly completed 908 square foot “Arverne Adventure” mural, the students of M.S. 42 Q Robert Vernam are demonstrating that dreaming big pays off! Created under the artistic direction of Kadeem Phillip and project management of Lourdes Rojo, students collaboratively envisioned their dream…

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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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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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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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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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Sixteen All-Star Muralists x Homecoming Week

As part of New York City’s “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” experience and emphasizing the historical connection between Hip Hop and graffiti art, Thrive Collective—a nonprofit that creates hope and opportunity through arts, sports, and mentoring in and around public schools—has curated a roster of standout New York City street artists that will…

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WPIX 11 NY: Queens Homecoming Concert rocks Forest Hills Stadium

by: Greg Mocker Posted: Aug 20, 2021 / 10:52 PM EDT / Updated: Aug 20, 2021 / 10:52 PM EDT Some of the biggest names in music have performed at Forest Hills Stadium. Friday night, the “Father of Funk” helped headline the final NYC Homecoming Concert before the Central Park main event. George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars…

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