UpCycle Game Night: Textile Hackathon

UpCycle Game Night: Textile Hackathon

Posted on February 16, 2017 by

Bunny Yan of Squirrelz leads our UpCycle Game Night Thursday, February 23rd 5:30 – 9 p.m. RSVP Inspired by our extensive collection of fabric, trim & notion and other fashionable donations the game night theme is a Textile Hackathon. Whether …

MFTA Third Thursday: Printmaking with Michael Kelly Williams

MFTA Third Thursday: Printmaking with Michael Kelly Williams

Posted on December 28, 2016 by

Our artist-in-residence Michael Kelly Williams leads our first Third Thursday Artist Workshop of the new year!  January 19, 2017 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. During our free workshop, Williams will show us how to make prints with creative reuse methods. We’ll …

Three Ways to Give Back Post-Thanksgiving

Three Ways to Give Back Post-Thanksgiving

Posted on November 25, 2016 by

Now that you’ve eaten your fair share of turkey, delighted in Patti Labelle’s sweet potato pie and expressed gratitude for family and friends, it’s time to give back. 2016 is on pace to be the hottest year on record, and …

MFTA Third Thursday: Reuse in Technology

MFTA Third Thursday: Reuse in Technology

Posted on November 14, 2016 by

  Thursday, November 17 6:30-8:30 pm MFTA 33-00 Northern Blvd, 3rd FloorJoin us for a reuse in technology workshop with Luis Arana, A.I. engineer and founder of the nonprofit organization Robots Without Borders. Luis will lead a reuse workshop on …

Get Ready to Party Masked Marvelous is Here!

Get Ready to Party Masked Marvelous is Here!

Posted on October 18, 2016 by

Hosted by BD Wong Special guests: Harold Moeller from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkis • Red Carpet by Calling All Parties • Colby Cannon • Coney Island Circus Sideshow • Dzieci Theatre • Krena Dean • Mama Tabia Join us on Thursday, …

July Third Thursday: Create Sculptures with Jean Shin

July Third Thursday: Create Sculptures with Jean Shin

Posted on July 5, 2016 by

Monumental Sculptures: Jean Shin July 21, 2016 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Come see how Artist In Residence Jean Shin has been using leather, broken jewelry, zippers and more to create her fantastically intricate art pieces. Shin creates monumental sculptures from …

Creative Reuse in the Classroom: Short Documentary

Creative Reuse in the Classroom: Short Documentary

Posted on June 9, 2016 by

  Creative Reuse in the Classroom, provides an in-depth look at how MFTA’s in-school residencies have helped to transform three schools in Bed-Stuy through creative reuse, lessons in sustainability and access to an unlimited supply of free traditional and nontraditional …

Tattly Does Good

Tattly Does Good

Posted on May 31, 2016 by

We teamed up with Tattly and artist Lotta Jansdotter to create a unique Tattly for Materials for the Arts. Temporary fashion, permanent impact! Designed by Lotta Jansdotter, the golden frond-like Tattly, Bunke, is the latest in the Tattly Does Good …

Creative Reuse in the Classroom: Year II (Episode 3)

Creative Reuse in the Classroom: Year II (Episode 3)

Posted on April 25, 2016 by

From the classroom to the warehouse, students are learning how to achieve sustainability through creative reuse. In episode 3, students take a trip to MFTA for inspiration as they get set to recreate a rainforest using paper and file folders. …

Third Thursday: Earth Month Celebration

Third Thursday: Earth Month Celebration

Posted on April 3, 2016 by

Join our Earth Month Third Thursday celebration! Thursday, April 21 6:30 – 8:30 Open to all age groups RSVP This special edition of our Third Thursday Workshop brings together zero waste expert Jacquie Ottman with Treasures in the Trash creator …