News and Notes


If you have music or other data on now obsolete or soon to be obsolete media, The Brooklyn Public Library wants to help you out.  And it won’t cost you a dime.  Just go to the Info Commons, which is located at the Central Branch of the BPL (at Grand Army Plaza).  There you will have access to equipment that allows you to convert your analog media (VHS video cassettes, audio cassettes and vinyl records) to digital files. Reserve time with the equipment and bring your media, plus a laptop if possible, to the Info Commons at the scheduled time. Due to limitations in staffing and resources, the digital conversion equipment is not available on Sundays or Monday mornings.

The Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, Grand Army Plaza (2 or 3 Trains to Grand Army Plaza)


Coming to the The Queens Museum in April is an exhibition titled “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk.”  Of course, the Queens Museum makes sense, as The Ramones all came from that borough.  As was stated in the band’s firs press release “The Ramones all originate from Forest Hills and kids who grew up there either became musicians, degenerates or dentists. The Ramones are a little of each.”

The Queens Museum notes that the exhibit “will begin with the Ramones’ roots in Queens and reveal their ascendancy in both music and visual culture, demonstrating their remarkable influence on music, fashion, fine art, comics, and film.”

Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk, Queens Museum, Flushing Meadow Corona Park (7 Train to Mets – Willets Point)

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