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Puffin Closed for Juneteenth

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! -The Puffin Staff As Puffin acknowledges Juneteenth, we commemorate past triumphs while acknowledging the current obstacles. Furthermore, we pledge Read More

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Changing The Face of Democracy: Shirley Chisholm at 100

June 3, 2024

To commemorate the centennial of the birth of Shirley Chisholm (1924 – 2005), The Museum of the City of New York, in collaboration with The Shirley Chisholm Project at Brooklyn College, will present a major exhibition detailing her life and legacy. At this Puffin-supported exhibition, attendees will get a firsthand Read More

Theodora Lacey is an elderly Black woman with grey hair in a pony tail wearing a black suit smiling with an artistic photo of herself.

Civil Rights Activist Theodora Lacey Receives Clara Lemlich Award at The Museum of The City of New York

May 28, 2024

Labor Arts, an organization that gathers, identifies and displays cultural artifacts in order to encourage more people to appreciate the history of work and working people, presented the Clara Lemlich Awards in conjunction with The Puffin Foundation at The Museum of the City of New York. Teaneck’s own civil rights Read More

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Protected: Puffin Prize 2023 Gallery

May 21, 2024

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The Puffin Spotlight: Issue 16

May 14, 2024

Honoring Change Makers This May, The Puffin Foundation will sponsor a series of awards to honor remarkable individuals and organizations who have challenged the status quo and made significant, positive social impact through their work. Two of the three award ceremonies will be open to the public, and we encourage Read More

Faith Ringold sitting in the foreground of her art show. She is an elderly black woman with grey locs

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

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HeadCount wins 2023 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship

April 17, 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

2023 Puffin Prise honoring HeadCount

2023 HeadCount

Press Release April 19, 2024 Type Media Center is pleased to announce voter registration non-profit HeadCount as the 2023 recipient of the Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship. The Puffin Foundation and Type Media Center are the mutual sponsors of the award, which is given annually to an individual or organization Read More

The Puffin Spotlight: Issue 15

March 1, 2024

Online Journalism and E-media   Over the years, The Puffin Spotlight has served as a means of reflection, highlighting the work and achievements of Puffin Foundation grantees. In this issue, we’re taking a closer look at impactful online journalism and e-media projects which have shed light on the most important topics of the 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