Author Archives: Kevin

Beautification through murals

Jessica and Alicia from Change for Kids sent this photo from the organization’s School Beautification Day. For the event, the organization went to PS 243 in Brooklyn to sort and shelve over 500 newly-donated library books, executing three vibrant and … Continue reading

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Danish desserts and diplomacy

At MFTA we’re all about connecting communities within New York and beyond. Last month we hosted a large group of volunteers from the UK Mission to the UN including Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant. Continuing this trend, last week Executive Director Harriet Taub … Continue reading

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Gracie Mansion hosts the Divine Miss M

In New York City, there are celebrities and then there are stars. Last week Executive Director Harriet Taub had the pleasure of being in the audience when Mayor Michael Bloomberg awarded the Doris C. Freedman Award to Bette Midler for … Continue reading

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Recycling Olympics with reused prizes

Alyson from GrowNYC shared their work from the South Bronx Earth Fest last month. For the event, they launched the Recycling Olympics. Teams balanced milk cartons on strings, shot hoops with soda cans, hunted for recyclables while blindfolded, sprinted materials to the proper bin, and learned … Continue reading

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Smocks from jumpsuits

This helpful guide and smock was created by Cecilia Bien, one of our newest volunteers at MFTA. The smock was inspired was by the hundreds of oversized utility jumpsuits donated to us by the New York City Administration for Children’s … Continue reading

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Roof of the World in a New York City public school

Lynette from PS 98 in Manhattan sent these wonderful photos of a Rooftop of the World project. She and her students made the project using fabric from our warehouse after taking one of our “P” in-service credit classes. Here is her … Continue reading

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Masks and fractions

Esther from PS 48 in Staten Island shared these images of projects she made from previous trips to the warehouse. Over the winter, Esther picked up trim and craft items to make the masks, and during her last trip in … Continue reading

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A reuse Van Gogh

Hannah from wonderful MFTA volunteer group New York Cares shared this photo of a reuse version of Van Gogh’s famous The Starry Night. Here are Hannah’s words explaining how the famous post-impressionist painting became a reuse mural: We started by … Continue reading

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Open House this Saturday at Millennium Film Workshop

Neighborhood treasure Fourth Arts Block will be hosting an open house at Millennium Film Workshop this upcoming Saturday, April 28th from 2-6pm at 66-68 East 4th Street (between Bowery & 2nd Avenue). All Materials for the Arts recipients are invited to go … Continue reading

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Helping misanthropes at MFTA

Sheryl from the Hudson Guild Theatre Company shared this photo of their set of The Hip Hop Misanthrope, which opened in February. Sheryl had this to say of her experience with MFTA: We are very grateful for everything we received and want to … Continue reading

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