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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

Watch the 2023 ALBA/Puffin Award Ceremony

June 16, 2023

An award ceremony was held on May 6 in New York City to honor the 2023 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism recipient, Indigenous Women Rising (IWR). 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 ALBA and the Puffin Foundation to Read More

Puffin Closed for Juneteenth

June 16, 2023

Our offices will be closed Monday, June 19th. Have a wonderful weekend! As Puffin acknowledges Juneteenth, we commemorate past triumphs while acknowledging the current obstacles. Furthermore, we pledge to strive for a future that is fair and just for everyone, with a particular emphasis on the well-being of Black Americans. Read More

Memorial Day Weekend Hours

May 26, 2023

For most people, Memorial Day means “Fun Three-Day Weekend.” And while we are excited for the day off, we also want to take a moment to remember the true meaning of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for the those who died in service of our country. Read More

Tickets on Sale now for 2022 Puffin Prize Celebration

March 21, 2023

On May 1st, Type Media Center and The Puffin Foundation will honor Heather Booth with the prestigious Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship for her lifelong activism and organizing for progressive causes.  The night will feature a cocktail reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, small plates, and a chance to reconnect with a community of writers, activists, Read More

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives & The Puffin Foundation announce the 2023 Alba/Puffin Award Winner

January 27, 2023

Fifty years after Roe v. Wade, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA) announces that the 2023 ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism will go to Indigenous Women Rising (IWR). One of the largest monetary awards for human rights in the world, the ALBA/Puffin Award is a $100,000 cash prize granted Read More