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

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

Exciting News: New Online Reservation System!

October 17, 2023

Dear Puffin Community, We have some exciting news to share with you regarding a significant improvement in our reservation system. After careful consideration and feedback from our valued patrons, we have decided to transition away from our traditional email reservation system and move to Eventbrite as our primary platform for online event reservations. For Read More

Meet our Fall 2023 interns with a Q&A!

September 29, 2023

Please welcome our new fall interns, Griffin Asnis and Emma Shi! Griffin is a recent graduate from the University of Virginia and just finished taking his LSATS to apply to law schools this fall. He is a native of Bergen County, and has been helping us in the office with 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