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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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HeART Beat Online 2020

Watch HeART Beat Online 2021 here. Replay the Live Stream Enjoy the replay edited by Tony Horn of Bric Arts Media. Originally hosted on Zoom and live-streamed on June 25 by Moving Image Studio of Museum of the Moving Image. 🔥🔥🔥🔥 An interactive, online arts festival with special guest, actress Luna Velez from Spider-Man: Into the…

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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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HeART Beat Photo Diary

– Photos and commentary by Thrive Intern Chandler Simpson (UNC Chapel Hill) The 2018 Queens HeART Beat Festival was a carefully ordered sequence of frenetic rhythms set by DJ Tony Tone’s spinning onstage. The controlled chaos unleashed a torrent of energy constantly harnessed through the many creative outlets around the park, from visual arts to…

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Malala, Martin, Malcolm, Medgar & Lincoln

How do you organize 480 middle school students at the three-hour HeART Beat Festival / field day for the NYC Council Art as Catalyst for Change anti-gun violence initiative? Arrange 14 activity centers in five color coded zones named for community leaders impacted by gun violence: Malala Yousafzai, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Medgar…

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Volunteer: Queens HeART Beat Festival

Up to six hundred students from six Queens middle schools will converge at Roy Wilkins Park for the 2018 Queens HeART Beat Festival on May 30 from 10am – 1pm. Join us to provide an interactive, arts-based field day experience celebrating the completion of the Art as Catalyst for Change anti-gun violence initiative. Sponsored by the NYC…

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Dance. Thrive. Chill. X Burton NYC – The Video

Video by Vladimir Goroshnikov (Facebook). Music by Finsta Bundy (Facebook/ Soundcloud). To celebrate the new school year, the BURTON flagship store in Soho sponsored an evening of creative expression and youth empowerment on September 7, 2017. Three organizations that create positive impact for the youth of New York City joined forces in an event about movement, marks of expression and…

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Dance. Thrive. Chill. x Instagram

Enjoy this social media recap of “Dance. Thrive. Chill. x Burton NYC.” What a great night celebrating the freestyle cultures of board sports, dance, and visual arts at @burtonflagshipnyc with @chillfoundation @chill_nyc and @everybody_dance_now! Thanks to @jesse_lee_wilson @kunle313 and @sjwisneski for making it possible, along with the collaborating Burton staff, dancers, artists, and students. #WeAreThrive…

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Thrive x Burton

Dance. Thrive. Chill. x Burton NYC

Please join us at the BURTON flagship store in Soho for an evening of creative expression and youth empowerment. Three organizations that create positive impact for the youth of New York City are joining forces in an event about movement, marks of expression and making turns. On Sept 7th Everybody Dance Now, Thrive Collective and…

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All-Star Lineup for We Are Thrive

The lineup for the #WeAreThrive fundraiser is almost set. Join the Tito Puente, Jr. Band, Audrey Puente of Fox 5 NY, Speedy of Univision and The Luis Network, DJ Trase, and Everybody Dance Now on 9/26 from 6-9pm as we support the movement to #BringArtBack to 419 NYC schools without music and art teachers. Buy…

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