Tag Archives: paper

A New Kind of Improv Theater

Seasoned MFTA shoppers know that meandering through our warehouse aisles leaves one susceptible to discovering unexpected treasures, a wandering imagination, and to thinking outside the box. In this particular case, we’re talking about the black box. Nestled amidst the brick … Continue reading

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Recycling with Sims Metal Management

Ever wonder what really happens to your plastic water bottle after you throw it in the recycling container? Recently, our Executive Director Harriet Taub took a morning to visit the Sims Metal Management recycling facility in Jersey City. Located on the … Continue reading

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Third Thursday: Easy Abstraction Workshop

Third Thursday: Easy Abstraction Workshop Free. Thursday, August 16, 6-8 pm Join Joy Suarez at Materials for the Arts to learn an easy and fun technique that uses items from the medicine cabinet and the kitchen pantry to create stunning … Continue reading

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DIY project: CD calendar

With the rise in popularity of portable gadgets that have more than one function (my phone can play music, take pictures, do math, etc.), people have basically stopped using CDs–not to mention cassette tapes and records. Instead of throwing obsolete … Continue reading

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Macy’s and MFTA: Partners in time

This Tuesday we opened up our warehouse to 17 college interns from Macy’s, as a part of their Intern Give Back Day. The day is part of Macy’s Partners in Time program, which coordinates year-round volunteering opportunities for the company’s … Continue reading

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Appropriating the Unwanted: Collage and creative reuse

We are thrilled that Haydee Naula is completing an internship with us this summer. Haydee first came to MFTA when she was working at PS 112 in Queens with the educational nonprofit (and MFTA recipient) City Year. In addition to … Continue reading

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Thank you, June donors!

At MFTA, donations make our world go round! We received (literally) tons of donations this month. Here are just a few of the generous donors who gave us all kinds of great items in June: We are glad that Patricia … Continue reading

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A fire-breathing paper dragon

Myrna Perez Fung, Parent Coordinator at PS 188 Kingsbury, in Oakland Gardens, Queens, sent us a picture of this really cool dragon created by PTA parents for the school’s Lunar New Year Show. This dragon is a great example of something … Continue reading

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Discussing reuse with Ralph Nader

Established in 2004, by our partner within the New York City Department of Sanitation, the Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse, and Recycling, and housed at the City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, the Materials Exchange Development Program … Continue reading

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Going green with the Durst Organization

City & State has a great article today about the Durst Organization and their efforts to green their offices by recycling, reusing, and composting.  The article follows the journey of one Starbucks coffee cup collected from an office in the new … Continue reading

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