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Books, Beats & Bars: DJ Kool Herc

R.H.Y.M.E x The Point CDC x Bronx Arts Elementary In February of 2022 Bronx Arts Elementary 5th grade scholars met with Thrive Collective teaching artist, Randy Mason twice a week for several weeks as part of the R.H.Y.M.E Books Beats & Bars Hip Hop songwriting program. During Black History Month students learned about DJ Kool…

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Thrive x Red Bull BC One

Grateful to see some of the Homecoming Week murals featured in this story by WPIX11 about the upcoming 2022 Red Bull BC One World Breakdancing Championships. The canvas murals are being temporarily exhibited at the Universal Hip Hop Museum‘s pop up space, and will be digitized for a virtual exhibition while the Museum’s permanent facility…

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“Believers” by Bronx Arts Elementary

Bronx youth are still making Hip Hop happen in the Bronx. Hip Hop began in the 70’s as a youth movement in the Bronx. Today Bronx youth continue to contribute to the art form and culture both as students and practitioners. Check out “Believers,” our latest song and music video featuring Bronx R.H.Y.M.E (Rhymes help…

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Outgoing and Incoming Chancellors

As outgoing NYC Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter transitions the leadership of America’s largest public school system to David Banks, she was interviewed by NY1 last week. Ironically, both chancellors were featured in a recent Thrive Collective mural at Bronx School of Law, Government, and Justice. He was honored as the founding principal of the school,…

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Still We Rise: South Oak Cliff HS, Dallas

STILL WE RISE ⇑ Thrive Collective’s first School Partners USA school mural project was completed on November 12, 2021, at South Oak Cliff High School in Dallas. Local ABC Affiliate WFAA 8 featured the ribbon cutting on their newscast. [Video above. See more at WFAA.] Art Direction by Michael McPheeters SPECIAL THANKS South Oak Cliff…

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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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