Upcoming Events

  • Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman: Richard Koszarski

    February 5, 2023 4:00 pm

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  • Exhibition Opening: The Art of Faith Ringgold

    February 11, 2023 8:00 pm

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  • Co-Sponsored Speaker Series: Is Separation of Church & State Coming to an End?

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  • Indie Lens Pop-Up: Love in the Time of Fentanyl

    February 8, 2023 7:30 pm

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  • Storytelling: How to Build a Fire at Puffin

    February 24, 2023 7:00 pm

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  • Puffin Camera Club: Session III

    February 25, 2023 9:00 am

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About Us

The Puffin Cultural Forum, a project of The Puffin Foundation, Ltd., is the gallery and performance space located at the site of the Foundation’s administrative offices in Teaneck, New Jersey. Our work takes place at the intersection of the arts and the struggle for human rights as we seek to realize in our local community the Foundation’s governing motto: “…continuing the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people”. We deeply believe in the crucial role that the arts play in shaping our consciousness, and the role of artists as agents of social change.

Perry Rosenstein, the founder and president of The Puffin Foundation and Puffin Cultural Forum, passed away on 4/3/20 from COVID-19. We invite you to share your memories, stories, and reflections on this Facebook page, and to enjoy those shared by others. Perry Rosenstein: A Life and Times Memorial.

 


Puffin Statement on the Invasion of Ukraine

Puffin condemns the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the murders and suffering being carried out by the wishes of President Valdamir Putin. He bears sole responsibility for the destruction, chaos, and loss of life.  Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by this war, including the people of Ukraine, the surrounding countries, and all those around the world with family, friends and loved ones in the region. Putin has perverted the concept of anti-fascism to justify his pursuit of a new Russian empire. These despicable violations of human rights must be opposed by the world community.

 

News

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives & The Puffin Foundation announce the 2023 Alba/Puffin Award Winner

January 27, 2023

Fifty years after Roe v. Wade, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) announces that the 2023 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism will go to Indigenous Women Rising (IWR). One of the largest monetary awards for human rights in the world, the ALBA/Puffin Award is a $100,000 cash prize granted Read More

Remembering Victor Navasky (1932–2023)

January 27, 2023

The Puffin Foundation deeply mourns the passing of Victor Navasky. Our collaborations with Victor date back more than 20 years when Puffin jointly began the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship (now called The Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship) with The Nation Magazine where he was both Editor and Publisher. Our current support of Read More

21 Film series

21 Film Series + Indie Lens Pop-Up

January 24, 2023

The Teaneck International Film Festival and Puffin are happy to announce a partnership with NJ-PBS in the Indie Lens Pop-Up series. We’re adding three short films (one each to be included) for each of the three upcoming Indie Lens screenings.  The shorts are part of the “21 film series.”  The 21 Read More

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