Did you miss the Queens Museum’s special programming for Hey! Ho! Let’s Go! Ramones and the Birth of Punk earlier this month? No need to fret: thanks to Joly MacFie’s indispensable online video series Punkcast, these enlightening and entertaining events are now available on YouTube.
Punk: The Original Zine. Cartoonist and Punk magazine co-founder John Holmstrom, photographer Roberta Bayley, and Blondie co-founder and photographer Chris Stein discuss the influential ‘zine that named a movement and established a new visual aesthetic.
The Legacy of Arturo Vega, Art Director of the Ramones. Artist Ted Riederer, arts writer Sandra Schulman, and Chris Stein discuss the artist who created the Ramones logo and made rock merchandise and t-shirts into an art form.
Ramones Mania. A day of punk festivities, including the New York Punk Rock Heavy Metal Flea Market; screenings of Rock ‘n’ Roll High School and End of the Century; and presentations by the Ramones’ close friends, collaborators, and others.
David Godlis shows images of the Ramones and the 1970s CBGB scene from his new book of photographs, History Is Made at Night.
Fly presents her comics about Joey Ramone from the Weird Tales of the Ramonesbox set and her “peop” of Arturo Vega.
Andy Shernoff, Dictators founding bassist, surveys the history of Queens rock ‘n’ roll and screens his music video “Sweet Joey.”
Mickey Leigh recounts his adolescence in Queens with his brother Joey and the other Ramones, drawing on stories from his memoir I Slept with Joey Ramone.
Monte A. Melnick takes audience questions about his two decades on the road as the Ramones’ tour manager.
Rockaway Bitch, New York’s all-female tribute to the Ramones, close out the day with a set of punk classics.