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Outer/Outa Space

One of the main reasons we are asking for your help is Space. As Sun Ra said, “Space is the Place.” OK, a lot of people say that. But our rent in this space is sky-high (in Outer Space) and there are… read more >>

Rebuilding the ARC!

As costs and rents have skyrocketed we are launching a Go Fund Me campaign to help keep ARC alive.  Thanks to the generous support of The Jaharis Family Foundation the first $50,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar.  We are also seeking other matching funds with… read more >>

Carnaval

Well its Ash Wednesday, and that mean farewell to meat, and let the fasting begin.  We prefer Samba to somber, so here’s a recent addition to ARC’s collection, a lovely Japanese pressing of Orfeu Negro (Philips, Japan, SFX-5034 (M), 12″ 33.3rpm, 1972). … read more >>

Another White Album

In homage to our pal Rutherford Chang, who is showing the project, “We Buy White Albums,” ARC offers the above – “We have Ventriloquist Albums.”   No one knows how they got here, but just one, Jimmy Nelson’s “Instant Ventriloquism” seems to be… read more >>

Queen’s Reign!

This is a double dose version of our weekly blog – what I did yesterday and in honor of the Queen biopic success at Sunday’s Oscars. Above is our signed copy of A Night At The Opera LP (Elektra, 7E-1053, 12″ 33.3rpm,… read more >>

We’re on the Right Track!

The weather is yo-yo-ing, no one has any idea where the government’s going, but the ARC is the Wendy Hiller of archives (Look her up. Hint : 1945).  Yep, on the good foot and the right track.  And here’s a few 8-tracks… read more >>

Things a Little Wobbly Here @ ARC

Fred and b. went into deep Brooklyn this week to pick up the second round of donations from Henry Finkelstein & Shirley Ranz.  You can now visit their Gallery of Activist LPs, from our first pickup and here’s a few images from… read more >>

This Just In!

Well the discs just keep on coming.  Here’s a pic of Seth, Fred and the delivery crew, Patrick, Robert + Tony, posing with 200 boxes–that’s 40,000 CDs.  This is The Richard W. Zirinsky, Jr. Collection generously donated by the family to the… read more >>

Happy 2019!

Here at ARC we wish to thank the folks who have helped out last year and hope everyone has a swell 2019.  The good folks at Dub-Stuy were one of the many supporters who lend a hand, and lent their great Tower… read more >>

ARC needs a HUG!

Arc needs a hug now and then.  Here’s Laurie Anderson hugging DJ Bunny Ears at our Benefit Dance Party.  They’re big ARC fans and we hope you will join them in supporting the ARC.  Help us grow and prosper.  We’re the only,… read more >>

Bongo X-mas!

“Just once I’d like to spend Christmas listening to carols instead of bongos!” Not me! Therefore I suggest you abandon those old saws and try a few new Holiday traditions, or at least films. Our go-to is “Bell, Book and Candle “(1958)…. read more >>

All This Weekend – 25% Off @ ARC

Hi everyone – It’s the final weekend of the ARC’s Sale and still plenty of swell records left at our Holiday Record and CD Sale.  So do drop by and support the library!  ARC is @ 54 White St, Tribeca. All weekend… read more >>

ARC Needs a Hug

Arc needs a hug now and then.  Here’s Laurie Anderson hugging DJ Bunny Ears at our Benefit Dance Party.  They’re big ARC fans and we hope you will join them in supporting the ARC.  Help us grow and prosper.  We’re the only,… read more >>

Heading Towards the Final Weekend

ARC’s Holiday Record + CD Sale is still going, but ending soon.  We’re here all week until the 23d, everyday 11am – 6pm.  Come on down for tons of great bargains.  New LPs added daily and great folks drop off great albums. … read more >>

The Sale is STILL on!

OK, the Dance Party is over, but ARC’s Holiday Record + CD Sale is ongoing.  Come on down for tons of great bargains.  New LPs added daily.  Here’s an example of the variety above.  Do drop by and support the ARC!

Happy Are We…at the ARC Party

Here’s the first snap from the evening. More info soon when more pics arrive.  This great one of Laurie by a dancing photographer and photo historian, Guido Harari.  On Monday night we threw a Benefit Dance Party with spinning vinyl-only sets by… read more >>

ARC BENEFIT DANCE PARTY… Come Dance With Me…

Well sorta.  ARC is hosting our end of the year Benefit Dance Party to help us stay in NYC.  And we’re making it affordable for all, just $25.00! ARC BENEFIT DANCE PARTY THIS MONDAY DEC 10  2018 7 pm – Midnight  Our… read more >>

ARC Holiday Record + CD Sale!

Sat Dec 8 – Sun 23 everyday 11am – 6pm Yes, we’re back – and better than ever.  All the swell folks who donated discs this year gave us plenty of extra copies that we can offer to YOU.  Remember LPs and… read more >>

It’s A Wrap…

Dear Arcsters,  As you may know I have been 10 days in Roskilde, Denmark, packing up a large donation of recordings to be digitized by the Internet Archive. You can listen to more than 100,000 sides @ Great78Project. Here’s a picture of… read more >>