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Holiday Weekend Hours

January 14, 2022

The offices of the Puffin Foundation and Cultural Forum will be closed on Monday 1/17. If you’re looking for ways to honor Dr. King this weekend you could participate in MLK Day of Service, support The King Center, or support another local non profit. Have a great Read More

How to Build a Fire: A Storytelling Series

January 7, 2022

Puffin is proud to be a prime sponsor of “How to Build a Fire”, a monthly long-form storytelling series at Open Source Gallery, which takes place on the last Friday of every month. Sessions will be publicized and linked to on the The Puffin Cultural Forum is proud to present How Read More

2022 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism recognizes Life After Hate

January 6, 2022

Each year the ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism recognizes champions whose work confronts and challenges the ongoing threats to the rights of all peoples. This year’s $100,000 prize celebrates Life after Hate, an organization created by former extremists to help people leave their violent, far right past to lead Read More

Puffin Holiday Hours

December 24, 2021

The offices of the Puffin Foundation and Cultural Forum will be closed from December 25th- January 2nd. We’ll see you again in the new year!  For prospective grant applicants: You have until 12/31/21 to have your request for application postmarked. All application requests will be processed when we return Read More

Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

November 24, 2021

The Puffin Foundation and Cultural Forum staff wish you and yours a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. Our offices will the closed tomorrow & Friday. Have a great Read More

The Puffin Spotlight: October 2021

October 29, 2021

Issue 08: Voting Rights While myths of voter fraud and a “stolen” election continue to hold sway with a large segment of the American populace, the reality of voter disenfranchisement continues to threaten our democracy. The right to vote, and to have free and fair elections and access to the Read More

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