NYC Schools

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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2022 Art of Healing East Harlem

Check out the 2022 East Harlem Art of Healing festival sponsored by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in partnership with The Collective, Union Settlement and PS 007. Healing gun violence trauma through the creative arts. Stay tuned for the next Art of Healing festival coming soon to a neighborhood near you. Video by Eric Mason…

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Brooklyn Nets Press Release for Latest Thrive Mural at J.H.S. 220

For Immediate Release BROOKLYN NETS, HOUSE OF SLAY AND THRIVE COLLECTIVE UNVEIL PUBLIC MURAL AT JOHN JAY PERSHING MIDDLE SCHOOL Mural Unveiled Ahead of Brooklyn Nets’ AAPI Heritage Night Celebration on Monday, Nov. 28  –Scroll Down for Photos– BROOKLYN (Nov. 22, 2022) – The Brooklyn Nets are bringing their 10 Years in Brooklyn celebration to…

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PS 250K: Extreme Mural Makeover

In Spring 2022, Thrive Collective partnered with PS 250 for a full mural makeover of the front entrance of their building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. After exploring different themes and design ideas with students, veteran street artists Kaves, RIBS, and Bianca Romero interpreted the student work on the wall. The completed makeover spans over 100 feet…

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Staten Island Advance Front Page features Thrive Mural Collabs

Over the last 4 years, Thrive Collective has partnered with Staten Island-based non-profit Projectivity Group, which has a similar mission of providing resources, opportunities, and education for anyone interested in pursuing the arts.  This Spring 2022 season, they collaborated on multiple projects throughout NYC.  Specifically, on Staten Island, they created murals at PS60, PS9, PS8,…

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LOMBL (LIVE OUT MY BEST LIFE) MS 117 OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

LOMBL (Live Out My Best Life) MS 117 x R.H.Y.M.E x B.R.A.G (Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence) R.H.Y.M.E. (Rhymes Helping Young Minds Excel) 12 weeks music and mentoring program in collaboration with M.S. 117 in Bronx N.Y. The students of M.S. 117 wrote and recorded “L.O.M.B.L : Live Out My Best Life”, a heartfelt combination…

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PS/MS 105 R.H.Y.M.E. RECAP VIDEO

R.H.Y.M.E x PS/MS 105 x SPEEK LYFE x PROJECTIVITY One school. Three songs, three album covers, and three music videos produced and distributed collaboratively by PS/MS 105 students from concept to completion, over the course of one semester. An experience so incredible you need to see it to believe it. Video by: Mike Shane Teaching…

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