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Queens Library has programs devoted to Hip Hop presenting the five core elements (MCing, DJing, Breaking, Graffiti, and Knowledge). The mission is to recognize, document and celebrate the positive evolution of Hip Hop culture.

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Hip Hop Dance and Health

Love to dance, but need some new moves? Want to get your heart rate going, but not sure where to start? Join instructor Darlene as she demonstrates her hip hop dance workout and shows participants how to follow a healthy lifestyle.

Thursday, March 16
Lefrak City
98-30 57 Avenue, Corona


Hip Hop Aerobics

Burn some calories and have some fun with aerobics to Trap Music. Minors must have a signed release form to participate.


Thursday, April 20
134-26 225 Street



         Queens Library's Hip Hop Coordinator   

      Makes History!


Huge congratulations to Queens Library’s Hip Hop Coordinator, Ralph McDaniels!

The original mic flag from his legendary WNYC-TV show Video Music Box will now be on permanent display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The museum, located in Washington D.C., had its grand opening on Saturday, September 24. The event was attended by President and Michelle Obama, Congressman John Lewis, former president George W. Bush (who signed the bill that authorized the museum in 2003), and many other luminaries.

Click here to read more.


Queens Library's Hip Hop Podcast

Now Available on SoundCloud and iTunes!

Download and listen to the latest interviews with DMC and KRS-One on SoundCloud and iTunes. Or just click the "play" button below to start listening now.