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Record Store Day in NYC guide

Your complete guide to annual Record Store Day in NYC, including information on participating stores and special events

Written by
Ro Samarth

Whether you collect jazz vinyl in your free time or moonlight as one of the city's best house music DJ's, get in line—Record Store Day offers treats for everyone. Sure, over the past decade, we've seen the closing of longtime record-seller institutions like Greenwich Village's Bleecker Bobs, Soho's Rock in Your Head and Times Square's Second Coming. But every April, this international celebration of independent brick-and-mortars offers a reminder that New York City's best music stores are alive and thriving. Expect the masterminds behind the event to roll out hundreds of exclusive releases ranging from limited-edition pressings to colored vinyl to picture-discs and more. Get to your local vinyl slinger early before the pickings get slim!

When is Record Store Day?

Record Store Day is on the 3rd Saturday of April every year.

Where is Record Store Day?

Record Store Day takes place on every continent except Antarctica, with a number of NYC stores participating every year. Check the official Record Store Day website to see which stores are taking part in your vacinity.

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