Upcoming Events

  • Daily Featured Art: Iviva Olenick’s “Incantation”

    Event Date and Time: June 5, 2020 2:00 pm

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  • Daily Featured Art: Chelsea Best’s “Screaming Stripes”

    Event Date and Time: June 4, 2020 12:00 pm

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  • From Our Video Archive: Plucky Strum

    Event Date and Time: June 3, 2020 4:00 pm

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  • Daily Featured Art: Kern Bruce’s “#unarmed”

    Event Date and Time: June 3, 2020 12:00 pm

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  • #BlackOutTuesday

    Event Date and Time: June 2, 2020 2:00 pm

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  • Daily Featured Art: Michael D’Antuono’s “The Talk”

    Event Date and Time: June 1, 2020 12:00 pm

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About Us

Share Your Thoughts of Perry

Perry Rosenstein, the founder and president of the Puffin Foundation, passed away on 4/3/20 from the COVID-19 virus. Our hearts go out to people all over the world who are struggling with this terrible pandemic. At this time, the physical doors of the Puffin Foundation, the Puffin Cultural Forum, and the Teaneck Creek Conservancy are closed, but our work will absolutely continue. And while Perry’s death is a personal loss to the many people who loved him, his progressive values and the projects he supported will most certainly live on. When we are on the other side of this, we will gather together to celebrate Perry’s life and legacy. In the meantime, 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


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.

News

Sharing Tributes to Perry

April 6, 2020

To celebrate Perry’s life and legacy 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. (Photo above by Rachel Banai). We’d also like to share some of the other warm words and Read More

2020 Grant Notification Update

May 14, 2020

Dear Applicants,It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to close our 2020 Artist Grant Cycle.  While we were able to process a large number of applications earlier in the year, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant we will be unable to properly review the remaining proposals.  Read More

Puffin Announces Coronavirus Community Response Grant Program

May 12, 2020

We’re proud to announce the Puffin Advisory Board’s, Coronavirus Community Response Grant Program. Starting in April, our Advisory Board members identified programs across the country doing meaningful work to meet the many urgent needs that have emerged during the pandemic. The initiatives we’ve been able to support are engaged in Read More

Puffin is proud to announce No More Deaths as the winner of this Year’s ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism.

May 12, 2020

“No More Deaths is comprised of individuals from all walks of life who are standing up in defense of human rights against the ill-formed and odious actions of their own government. Their work speaks louder than words, saving lives that have been devalued by heartless US policies.”– said Perry Rosenstein, Read More

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