Photo Diary

BLM Mural: Day 1 Diary

Here’s our Day 1 Diary from the BLM mural, as chronicled on Instagram.   View this post on Instagram   It’s going down. Right now. #KindnessBeatsTheVirus x #BlackLivesMatter in front of Thurgood Marshall’s federal courthouse in Foley Square. The first volunteers arrived at 10. #CreateWithUs #WeAreThrive #BringArtBack @tatscru @galeabrewer @wxystudio @andre_trenier @crashone @mcmaniphes @nycyouth @nycschools…

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Remembering 9/11

Thrive Collective executive director Jeremy Del Rio woke up a corporate lawyer on 9/11. He never made it to work that day, and never returned to practicing law. Here he is (L) along with Thrive’s community outreach director Pastor Rick Del Rio of Abounding Grace Ministries (C) and Pastor Marc Rivera of Primitive Christian Church (R)…

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Art of Healing 2019: Harlem Photo Diaries

The third Art of Healing Festival came to Central Harlem on Saturday, August 17th, 2019, in collaboration with the Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub. Thank you to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and his entire Community Partnerships Unit for recognizing the power of art to help us heal through trauma caused by guns and related…

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Hope Oakland Media Diary

So this happened on Saturday. How was your weekend? What a privilege to celebrate the Grand Opening of the UrbanLife Youth and Family Center in the Lower Bottoms neighborhood of West Oakland. The all-star collaboration between Kekoa (from Thrive) and Eric and Shawana (from UrbanLife), Lamorinda Construction, Camer1, and dozens of sponsors and volunteers absolutely crushed…

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HeART Beat Queens Photo Diary (2019)

Thank you NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo, and Council Members Donovan Richards, Adrienne Adams, and Jimmy Van Bramer for trusting us to celebrate the Art a Catalyst for Change anti-gun violence initiative with the great students of IS 42, PS/MS 183, IS 8, IS 72, IS 111, and IS 204. On…

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Thrive Sports at Barclays Center

2019 Five Boro Invitational Sponsored by United Praise and Saturate NYC Championship Game Queens/Brooklyn vs. Staten Island Featuring Thrive Sports players and coaches Lawrence Coles of Speek Lyfe and Damian Rosado. Congratulations to the Staten Island squad from Urban Hope for a classic comeback, 1-point victory in overtime. 2019 Five Boro Invitational At Barclays ‹…

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Viacom Photo Diary

On August 2, a team of Viacom volunteers helped paint our “Make Space for for the Arts” community mural collaboration with YUCA Arts in Mott Haven (Bronx) as part of the company’s Viacommunity initiative. Their photographer Steven Stauffer shared these amazing photographs with us. Photos by Steven Stauffer for Viacom / Viacommunity “Make Space for…

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Hoopin’ it since ’94

You might wonder how Thrive Sports has been organizing 3-on-3 basketball tournaments for 24 years, when it only launched officially last month. Here’s how. Collage from past AGM/Xcel tournaments. Jeremy produced his first basketball tournament in 1994 for Abounding Grace Ministries, and they’ve continued the Lower East Side tradition ever since. Accounting for one unfortunate…

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The Art of Healing through Creativity

On Saturday, June 30th, a spirit of healing reverberated throughout our first ever Art of Healing festival where we stood, arms in arms against gun violence and provided space for individuals to heal through pain through creative fun, music, and games. With support from the community, colleague arts organizations, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance,…

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Liquidnet x NYC Service = Summer Refresh

Ten Liquidnet volunteers energized our Summer Refresh this Tuesday, enduring high temps (no A/C yet!) and two flights of rickety 100-year old steps to prepare Thrive Collective’s Harlem Hub studios in advance of our three-week summer arts camp. Projects included restocking art supplies from our spring mural season, and deep cleaning various studio spaces and…

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