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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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HeART Beat Online 2021

Stream Live 👆 Celebrate the achievements of Queens public school students who participated in Art a Catalyst for Change in 2021 with the HeART Beat Online Festival. HeART Beat provides an interactive, online arts experience featuring the five elements of hip hop. Watch live via Youtube on Thursday, June 17 at 1pm, or on replay…

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Thrive x LES Sports Academy

Support the LES Sports Summer Camp Thrive Sports proudly supports the LES Sports Academy Summer Camp 2021. Download the flyer (pdf). Born and raised in the Lower East Side, Franky Alameda founded the LES Sports Academy in 2010 to help under-served youth like he was to lead healthy, safe, smart lives through sports.  Deeply rooted…

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Newsworthy: Spread Love NYC

More coverage. NEW “SPREAD LOVE: STOP ASIAN HATE” MURAL BY BIANCA ROMERO AND OUTDOOR CELEBRATION PROVIDE COMMUNITY HEALING AND RESOURCES THIS ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH  Thrive Collective, New York Chinese Alliance Church, NYC Mayor’s Office, and the City’s Taskforce on Racial Inclusion and Equity Partner Host Outdoor Community Event on the Lower East Side to Support…

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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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Why Hip Hop Education?

Hip Hop Provides a Voice, Name, Movement, Community, and Knowledge. That’s why we teach it. In this video, Thrive Collective’s hip hop director Randy Mason reminds us that the five elements of hip hop provide us a voice (emcees), a name (graffiti), a movement (b-boys), and a community (DJ-driven house and block parties) wrapped up…

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“Beloved”

“Beloved” powerfully exposes the lies and trauma of human trafficking. It also embodies the power and possibility of “remote learning” in the time of COVID-19. This interstate collaboration resulted from a Zoom-based networking session co-facilitated by Jeremy Del Rio in October 2020 for the CCDA National Conference. The conference was conducted for the first time…

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R.H.Y.M.E. Open Mic

R.H.Y.M.E. (Rhymes Help Young Minds Excel) Online is a virtual educational Hip Hop youth program that teaches mic skills and life skills through the art of emceeing. In November of 2020 Thrive Collective partnered with The Point CDC to provide R.H.Y.M.E for Bronx teens affiliated with their “Minds Empowered” and A.C.T.I.O.N programs via a six-week…

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From Student Drawings to Designs

Thrive Teaching Artist Michela Muserra demonstrates how she integrates student drawings directly into mural designs. Watch the animations. https://www.thrivecollective.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/animation-1.mp4 https://www.thrivecollective.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/animation-3.mp4 These characters appear in the “CREATE” mural in Brooklyn. Check out the completed mural portfolio here. Thank you to the students, faculty and staff of PS 264 in Bay Ridge, and Council Member Justin Brannan…

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