July 1, 2024

Dear Puffin People, After careful consideration, we have decided to end our required mask policy for our gallery and indoor events. Unless indicated otherwise, all future events will no longer require masking. However, in the spirit of inclusivity and accessibility, we will implement “Safe Sunday” events in which N95 masks are required, so that disabled Read More

Puffin Cultural Forum will be closed on 6/19

June 18, 2024

Dear Puffin People, The Puffin Cultural Forum will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday 6/19 in observance of Juneteenth. Our offices will reopen on Thursday, 6/20. We hope you have a wonderful holiday! Sincerely, Puffin Staff As Puffin acknowledges Juneteenth, we commemorate past triumphs while acknowledging the current obstacles. Furthermore, we pledge Read More

PCF is seeking paid Weekend Event Assistants!

May 24, 2024

If you would like to learn more about the job and apply, please read the job description below! Who We Are The Puffin Cultural Forum, a project of The Puffin Foundation Ltd., is a gallery and performance space located at the site of the Foundation’s administrative offices in Teaneck, New Read More

Remembering Faith Ringgold

April 18, 2024

We celebrate and honor the life and legacy of Faith Ringgold, the brilliant artist, activist, author, and educator. Her work illuminated stories of joy and struggle and insightfully reflected upon the many injustices of our society, while also reminding us to celebrate the connections we make in our daily lives. Learn Read More

HeadCount Wins 2023 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship

April 18, 2024

Save the Date for Type Media Center‘s Annual Celebration on Wednesday, May 8th. We hope you’ll join us again at the beautiful Museum of the City of New York from 6 to 9pm to honor HeadCount. That evening, we will celebrate the recipient of the 2023 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship and you’ll have the opportunity to Read More

Payment Method Change Announcement!

April 4, 2024

Dear Puffin People, The Forum will now be accepting payment via Eventbrite! When making your reservations, you will now be asked to provide payment, which includes an Eventbrite ticketing fee. If you need assistance, you may call our office at 201-836-3499 to make your reservations, and our staff will help process your Read More

A Tribe Under Siege: The Ongoing Indigenous Genocide in Bergen County’s Backyard

February 12, 2024

By Griffin Asnis Griffin Asnis was a Fall 2023 intern at the Puffin Cultural Forum. The following blog post was written and submitted as a part of Griffin’s Capstone Project, which is designed so that interns have the opportunity to research and execute a project based on a topic they Read More

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

Puffin Holiday Hours

December 22, 2023

Happy Holidays from the Puffin Foundation and the Puffin Cultural Forum! Our offices will be closed between 12/25 – 1/1. In the meantime, January events have now been posted! Reserve your seats now at or visit our Events page. Thank you for a wonderful year of programming. May you Read More