NYC Cultural Affairs

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray Previews Stop Asian Hate Mural

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2021 FIRST LADY CHIRLANE MCCRAY, THE TASKFORCE ON RACIAL INCLUSION AND EQUITY, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING “SPREAD LOVE: STOP ASIAN HATE” MURAL UNVEILING AND COMMUNITY CELEBRATION NEW YORK—First Lady Chirlane McCray and community leaders will hold a press conference on Thursday, May 20 at…

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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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Spread Love: #StopAsianHate

Stop Asian Hate Spread Love in Every Language Spread Love NYC Celebrate AAPI Heritage Spread Love AAPI Mural unveiling and community event. In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander heritage month and in response to the rapidly increasing rise of Anti-Asian violence across the nation, NYC based Korean/Spanish artist/muralist Bianca Romero, in partnership with Thrive…

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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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“Blossoming” with Gratitude

“The students and community of P.S. 249 are so thankful for the beauty you helped bring to our community during such a difficult time!” “Blossoming” at PS 249 ❤️ Thank you, Peach Tao, for leading this project so well, and NYC Council Member Matthieu Eugene and NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs for making it possible.…

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ABC 7 Features “Street Art Legend” Toofly

Congratulations to Toofly, whose artistry and Kindness Beats the Virus collaboration is being featured for Hispanic Heritage month by WABC 7 this week. If you’ve worked with her, you know she’s amazing. The report captures her beautifully, and includes footage of our #KindnessBeatsTheVirus mural production at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center in the Lower…

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BLM Mural: The Letter A

Humbled to be featured in the latest installment of Your Neighbor’s Backyard’s “Good Neighbor” series, which highlights people who are using their resources to help others. Filmmaker Jonathan Cortizo tells the story of Thrive Collective helping bring to life artist Tijay Mohammed‘s design for the Black Lives Matter mural in lower Manhattan. Tijay shares what he hopes…

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As Seen in the NY Times

The ‘Black Lives Matter’ Street Art That Contain Multitudes The works in Harlem and Lower Manhattan are much more than a challenge to President Trump; they are opportunities for Black artists and community togetherness. By Julia Jacobs The street painting at Foley Square resembles many that have been done around the country in its word…

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BLM Mural: As Seen on Social Media

Thanks to all the photographers and videographers who captured the #BlackLivesMatter mural making moments in Foley Square last week. Enjoy this selection of Instagram highlights from collaborators, videographers, and NYC officials. Check out @nycthrive on Instagram for process and finished photos, videos, and more. Manhattan Borough President @galeabrewer   View this post on Instagram  …

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The Mural Kings

ORIGIN STORIES ➡️ Tats Cru: The Mural Kings Tats Cru made history this week with the Black Lives Matter mural in lower Manhattan. Borough President Gale A. Brewer and WXY Studio gave them a week to organize & produce a 21’8″ x 570′ (12,500 SF) mural spanning three heavily trafficked, hyper politicized city blocks. Without…

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