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Sharing Tributes to Perry

April 6, 2020

To celebrate Perry’s life and legacy we invite you to share your memories, stories, and reflections on this Facebook page, and to enjoy those shared by others. Perry Rosenstein: A Life and Times Memorial. We’d also like to share some of the other warm words and tribute’s we’ve received. A tribute 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

Holiday Weekend 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

Introducing The Puffin Interview Series With Dr. Joe Chuman

September 14, 2021

The Puffin Cultural Forum is proud to present our “Puffin Interview Series with Dr. Joe Chuman.” On the first Sunday of every month Dr. Chuman will delve into and explore the work of renowned authors through meaningful dialogue in an intimate interview format. There will be an opportunity for audiences to Read More

Labor Day Weekend Hours

September 4, 2021

The Puffin Foundation & Cultural Forum virtual offices are closed Monday, September 6. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday. Have a great Read More

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The senator, the sculptor, and the tree- NJ Globe Article

August 30, 2021

Not even the dogged persistence of Perry Rosenstein or Irving Weinberg could save the centuries-old Teaneck Oak when it became a public safety hazard. But the tree lives on, through artwork and friendship, even after its Read More

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Grant Updates

August 23, 2021

Update 9/16/21: What disciplines are you accepting funding proposals for in 2022? We will be accepting new proposals in the Fine Arts, Music, and Photography for our 2022 grant cycle. Applications in other disciplines will not be considered.  Please note that the *primary* focus of your proposal must be one Read More

NY Times Opinion | America Runs on ‘Dirty Work’

August 17, 2021

In a discomfiting NY Times essay adapted from his forthcoming book, Eyal Press (a Puffin Writing Fellow at Type Media)  asks Americans to reckon with our “dirty work.” Those of us with privilege, he argues, have shifted our most troubling labor onto the most marginalized people, but still bear responsibility for the violence Read More

The Puffin Spotlight: Summer 2021

August 12, 2021

Issue 06: Music Summertiiime, and the living is…hot. The effects of a rapidly warming climate have never been more obvious than they have been this summer. Perhaps this special summertime issue of the Spotlight will provide a bit of soothing respite, as we highlight some of our favorite musical grantees Read More

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