Press

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2019
Big Savings for Teachers at Queens Warehouse (WNBC)

MFTA Announces 18th Annual Masked Marvelous Cocktail Party (HVY)

And finally: The warehouse where the supplies are free (The New York Times)

Warehouse to Schoolhouse: NYC’s Unique Source for School Supplies (WNYC)

This Program Gives NYC Art Teachers Free Supplies for the New School Year (Hyperallergic)

Materials for the Arts treats NYC teachers to free school supplies (amNewYork)

Profesores recogen gratis materiales de arte para la escuela (Noticias NY1)

Time for teachers to stock up on free school items as Long Island City program holds annual supply spree (Queens Courier)

Monthly Event Hopes to Unify Long Island City Art Spaces (Hyperallergic)

Artists of Materials for the Arts (BronxNet)

MFTA artists rock offbeat works in a new reuse exhibit in Long Island City (Queens Courier)

New exhibit in Long Island City features art made with reusable materials (Queens Courier)

 

2017
Are you a public school teacher? Pick up a ‘truckload’ of free supplies at this Long Island City warehouse (Queens Courier)

It’s a “G” Thing: Materials for the Arts offers shopping spree, free supplies for teachers and nonprofits (Pix 11)

Donated Slides From the Met Get a Second Life, and Showing (The New York Times)

Archival Slides from the Metropolitan Museum Find New Life as Artworks (Hyperallergic)

Paul Simon will play an intimate concert in LIC to support local arts nonprofit (Queens Courier)

 

2016
Artist Turns Trash into Treasure at New Exhibit in Long Island City (NY1)

Art Exhibit Makes Use of Donated Instruments (WQXR)

See Art Made From Scavenged Objects at Jazz-Themed LIC Exhibit (DNA Info)

Artist and teacher showcases his handmade recyled works at LIC warehouse (Queens Courier)

Create reuse art exhibit flourishes at former Pfizer Building (Brooklyn Reporter)

New York artists use waste to create new exhibit with Materials for the Arts (Metro NY)

Trash Becomes Art in Lower Manhattan Exhibit (DNA Info)

Teachers getting ready for school can pick up free supplies at this Long Island City Warehouse (Queens Courier)

Teachers Snag Free School Supplies at Warehouse in Long Island City (NY1)

Parents Opening Up Wallets For Required Back-To-School Supplies (CBS)

Queens People of the Week Keep Arts and Culture Alive (NY1)

Trash Becomes Couture at LIC Earth Celebration (NY1)

Models Celebrate Earth Day in the Chicest Way Possible (Glamour)

NYC recycling: Reuse programs aim to cut down New York waste (amNewYork)

Sony’s old Madison Avenue office turns into a treasure trove for nonprofits and city agencies (Crain’s)

 

2015
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rave at the Trashy New Exhibit at MFTA in LIC (Queens Brownstoner)

Program for placing artists in NYC senior centers gets additional $1M in funding (Daily News)

Where to Donate This Holiday Season (DNA Info)

How to Donate Your Used Wedding Decor to NYC Students (Bride)

Fox 5 Good Day Street Talks’ Antwan Lewis sits down with MFTA’s Harriet Taub (Fox 5)

Reporter, Pei-Sze Cheng discusses the program’s reach in New York City public schools (WNBC)

LIC Arts Group Provides Free Back-to-School Shopping for City Teachers (NY1)

LIC organization provides free supplies to educators (Queens Courier)

The Global Search for Education: Is This the Age of the Arts? (Huffington Post)