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The Puffin Foundation Appoints Jeremy Lentz as Director of Special Projects

February 6, 2024

The Executive Director of the Teaneck International Film Festival to expand his role with The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. as Director of Special Projects (Teaneck, NJ), January 30, 2024 – The Puffin Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that has opened the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and Read More

18By Vote Wins 2024 ALBA/Puffin Award

February 2, 2024

An in-person award ceremony in New York City will be held on May 4 to honor the 2024 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism recipient, 18by Vote. One of the largest monetary awards for human rights in the world, the ALBA/Puffin Award is a $100,000 cash prize granted annually by Read More

A cartoon family of two grandparents, two parents, a child, a dog, and a Puffin pile in for a big hug. The text reads "giving thanks for family, friends, and pets"

Puffin Holiday Hours & Resources

November 22, 2023

The Puffin Foundation will be closed from at 1pm Wednesday 11/22, all day Thursday 11/23 and Friday 11/24. We will resume normal hours on Monday. However you celebrate Thanksgiving we hope you are surrounded by love and know that Puffin is grateful for your support! We also encourage those of Read More

2023 Teaneck International Film Festival Dedicated to Bob McGrath

October 30, 2023

This year the Teaneck International Film Festival is dedicated to Bob McGrath, the actor, author, and musician who was best known for playing the music teacher Bob Johnson on the long-running television show, Sesame Street, from 1969 to 2016. McGrath passed away in December of 2022, at the age of Read More

Call for Applications: The 2024 ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award

August 31, 2023

Deadline for Applications is September 30, 2023 The ALBA/Puffin Human Rights Award is an annual prize of $100,000 presented by the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and The Puffin Foundation. It is dedicated to the activist tradition of the U.S. volunteers who joined the International Brigades to fight in the Spanish Read More

International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31, 2023

On International Overdose Awareness Day, we want to acknowledge the horrific impact of drug overdoses, in particular those involving opioids, and share some resources that we’ve found helpful, as individuals, to help combat this crisis. You can save a life by carrying Naloxone (Narcan), a safe, effective, easy-to-administer opioid reversal drug. Read More

An Accessible City for All: Disability Rights in New York

August 30, 2023

The Museum of the City of New York introduced a new installation, An Accessible City for All: Disability Rights in New York, 1968 to 2017, as the newest module in its ongoing exhibition, Activist New York. This module opens as we celebrate the 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Read More

Watch the 2023 Puffin Nation Student Journalism Conference!

July 18, 2023

The Nation Fund for Independent Journalism‘s 2023 Puffin Nation Student Journalism Conference was a rousing success! The conference had a diverse group of close to 125 extraordinary student journalists, editors, writers, and reporters in attendance. They came from coast to coast as well as from Pakistan, India, Germany and Canada.  Read More

Teaneck Announces Its First Poet Laureate

July 10, 2023

If you attended Puffin’s Faith Ringgold Exhibition Opening earlier this year, you were lucky enough to have witnessed the very talented Scott Pleasants perform some of his poetry. Now, he has been named Teaneck’s first Poet Laureate. Congratulations Scott! Check out this article about his plans for township literary programs, Read More

Puffin Holiday Hours

July 1, 2023

The offices of The Puffin Foundation and Cultural Forum will be closed from 7/1-7/4. We hope you all have a safe and fun Independence Day Read More