“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.”
—Tommy Ramone, first press release
Join us for a tour exploring the land of musicians, degenerates and dentists, otherwise known as Forest Hills, Queens. See the birthplace of the Ramones and explore the neighborhood that started it all. Hear firsthand accounts of the group’s upbringing from Forest Hills High School classmate and Tangerine Puppets bandmate, Richard Adler. The indomitable Levy’s Unique New York will help guide the way.
The day begins with a Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!: Ramones and the Birth of Punk exhibition tour with co-curator Marc H. Miller.
The tour will culminate in a tribute event at the Thorneycroft Ramp, a “hotspot for misbehavior” and a second home for the teenaged future Ramones. Come celebrate a new mural of the Ramones by artist Ori Carino, based on a 1975 photograph of the group at the site by Bob Gruen. Remarks will be made by musician and author Mickey Leigh (Joey Ramone’s brother), among others.
Artist Ori Carino and building manager Drew Goldberg stand in front of the site of the soon-to-be mural. Goldberg, who represents the current ownership Fannwood Estates LLC, met Joey in the summer of 1998 and ended up working with him for 3 years co-managing the band “The Independents.” Photo by Adrianne Koteen.
Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk exhibition tour, bus tour of Forest Hills, and Ramones mural unveiling:
2-3pm Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk exhibition tour with co-curator Marc H. Miller
3:30-4:30pm Forest Hills: Birthplace of Punk bus tour. Ticketed event, SOLD OUT.
4:30–5pm Ramones tribute event at the Thorneycroft Ramp
66th Avenue between 99th and 102nd Street, Forest Hills, New York
Images: John Holmstrom, The Ramones in New York City, 2016
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