ARChive of Contemporary Music Summer Sale – NYC
By Michael Greig Thomas
This Saturday, June 11, The ARChive of Contemporary Music is hosting their biannual Summer Sale of vinyl records at 54 White St, New York. The sale takes place to raise funds to further the organizations mission: to collect, preserve, and provide information about popular music from around the globe. The event will run until Sunday June 26.
The ARC have boasted the largest selection of vinyl 7″ 45rpm records they’ve ever had on sale. Crate diggers from across the city and beyond will be hoping to find their next favorite rarity among the thousands of records on sale. The organization is promising incomparable prices to the end of shifting their surplus stock of vinyl singles, LPs, CDs, videos, DVDs, books, and magazines. There will be over 30,000 items on sale this year, including 10,000(!) vinyl singles.
The pop-up sale will be hosted at ARChive’s offices on 54 White Street in Tribeca (jus a short walk from the Canal and Franklin stops on the 1-train). The store will be open daily from Saturday June 11 until Sunday June 26, from 11Am to 6PM.
Biannually, the ARC hold a record sale, usually in June and December. Every single year, an average of 200,000 recordings are donated to the organization. They sort through them, ensuring the best two copies of each are kept for the archive, before selling any third or surplus copies to the general public. The sales finance the continuous expansion of the archive while ensuring and records already accounted for find their way back into the hands of music lovers and record collectors.
ARChive Members can enjoy two days of crate digging ahead of opening to the general public from day. For more information, check out their website or call: +1 212-226-6967.