Pictured above, Board Chair, Jerry Chazen with Louis Armstrong. See below for details.
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Jazz history comes to life in Corona
Louis Armstrong was one of the most recognizable entertainers in the world when he chose the working-class neighborhood of Corona, Queens to be his home in 1943. We preserve Louis and Lucille’s home, now a historic site and world-class museum. We also provide access to Mr. Armstrong’s extensive archives, develop programs for the public that educate and inspire and host performances with multi-disciplinary artists from around the world.
Summer Events! Hot Jazz, Cool Garden
Join us for concerts, film screenings, exhibits and more as we celebrate summer.
June 1: Collage Exhibit
Few know that Armstrong was a prolific visual artist. View an exhibit of his collage collection at Resorts World Casino in Rockaway, Queens June 1 – 30 at the Red Wall Gallery. Free.
June 6: Disney’s Soul
Rooftop Films and the Louis Armstrong House Museum presents a free screening of Disney’s Soul in the garden. Supported by Council Member Francisco Moya, the evening will include pre-movie music, a full screening of the the film under the stars, and limited tours of the national historic landmark. Check back soon for details.
June 14 – 16: Pops is Tops!
Free concerts in the garden are back for Corona public K-6 classrooms. Check with your school to find out if they are attending.
June 18th: Brian Carter Jazz
Free concert in the Garden in recognition of Juneteenth. Check back soon for details.
More to come! And find more summer events in Queens through Queens Rising.
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The ARMSTRONG NOW 2022 Artist-in-Residence program contextualizes Louis Armstrong’s contributions within historical and 21st Century constellations of Black making, thinking, and vitality. The residency provides emerging artists with a platform to create new work inspired by the vast collection of artifacts and documents in the Armstrong Archives. Learn More!
Welcome to Armstrong At Home virtual programs:
In addition to our in-person tours, concerts and community gatherings, our mission also lives online.
NEW! The Louis Armstrong House Museum digital guide. Explore more of the life and career of Louis Armstrong from anywhere, anytime with the Louis Armstrong House Museum digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. Explore this guide before or after your visit! Download the Bloomberg Connects App.
That’s My Home – Curated Archive Stories We recently surpassed 100,000 views! New stories arrive regularly.
Voices of Freedom – An education series that explores the role of art as a vehicle for social change through the lens of Louis Armstrong.
Board Chair, Jerome Chazen
A musical Immortal
The 20th century produced no shortage of legendary instrumentalists and vocalists but Louis Armstrong is the only figure who completely changed the way people played music on their instruments and he completely changed the way people sang. Perfecting the concept of the improvised solo, popularizing the use of scat singing, defining the concept of swing–those are just some of the ways Louis Armstrong changed jazz, and American popular music–during his lifetime.
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