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Museum of the City of New York’s “Green Activist New York Fest”

October 15, 2021

Join the Museum of the City of New York for Green Activist New York Fest, a free, outdoor community event this Sunday, October 17, 11am – 3pm. MCNY, in partnership with The Waterfront Alliance, will showcase the work of NYC’s thriving climate activist scene and inspire New Yorkers of all Read More

Black Foot, Standing Bear, Big Eagle, Sioux. Three members of the Sioux tribe pose in Indian Village, 1898

Weekend Holiday Hours

October 8, 2021

In observance of Indigenous People’s Day the Puffin Foundation & Cultural Forum will be closed Monday, October 11th. Looking for info about/ways to support Indigenous people and cultures? Below are just a few of the resources available online: Ramapough Lenape Community Center (North NJ) Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation (South NJ) Read More

The Puffin Spotlight: September 2021

September 30, 2021

Issue 07: Print Journalism Maybe it’s the start of the school year, or perhaps it’s the anticipation of cooler weather and longer nights, but September has us thinking about long, good reads. In this issue, we’re featuring some of the Puffin-supported magazines and writers whose deep investigative work and insightful Read More

Desmond Meade Receives a MacArthur Genius Award

September 28, 2021

Congratulations to Desmond Meade, one of this year’s recipients of a MacArthur Genius Award. This well-deserved honor recognizes his work heading the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, which led to a historic victory in 2018 with the successful passage of Amendment 4, a grassroots citizen’s initiative that restored voting rights to over 1.4 Read More

Introducing the Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman

September 14, 2021

The Puffin Cultural Forum is proud to present our “Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman.” On the first Sunday of every month Dr. Chuman will delve into and explore the work of renowned authors through meaningful dialogue in an intimate interview format. There will be an opportunity for audiences Read More

Join us on YouTube

September 7, 2021

We’re saying goodbye to Summer and hello to Fall! Join us as we make our transition to YouTube for live events. Following us on YouTube is easy if you have a Google account. • Click the Subscribe button on our channel • Ring notification bell so you’ll be notified when we post Read More

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Labor Day Weekend Hours

September 4, 2021

The Puffin Foundation & Cultural Forum virtual offices are closed Monday, September 6. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday. Have a great Read More

The Puffin Spotlight: Summer 2021

August 12, 2021

Issue 06: Music Summertiiime, and the living is…hot. The effects of a rapidly warming climate have never been more obvious than they have been this summer. Perhaps this special summertime issue of the Spotlight will provide a bit of soothing respite, as we highlight some of our favorite musical grantees Read More

Robert Moses smiling

Remembering Robert Moses

July 27, 2021

On July 25th, we sadly lost an extraordinary human being. Bob Parris Moses was a humble, soft-spoken activist who fought relentlessly for civil rights. He registered Black voters in Mississippi  in the 1960s and founded the Algebra Project, teaching higher math to Black students as a means to equalize society. Read More

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Happy Independence Day Weekend!

July 2, 2021

The Puffin Foundation & Cultural Forum’s offices will closed on Monday, July 5th. We’ll resume normal hours again on Tuesday. Wishing you all a fun & safe 4th of July Read More