WE WON THE NATIONAL MEDAL!

Scroll down to learn about the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, and to see exhibition, house tour, concert, education and community events in the coming month.

Open for Tours

The historic Armstrong home is open for tours by advance registration, Thursdays through Saturdays. Advanced ticket sales required. Group tours available. Purchase tickets and find more details here.

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.

The National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal organization, announced today that the Louis Armstrong House Museum is a winner of the 2024 National Medal for Museum and Library Service! There were 10 winners in total, 5 libraries and 5 museums across the nation. We are thankful to our community for the decades of support that have led to this award. Learn more about the National Medal!

Spring/Summer | Event Calendar

FILMS IN THE GARDEN

Join us for a captivating evening under the stars as The Louis Armstrong House Museum, in collaboration with AMC Networks and Council Member Francisco Moya, presents “ROOFTOP FILMS: ONE HAND DON’T CLAP” on June 11, 2024, at 7:30 PM in the Louis Armstrong House Garden.

7:30 PM: Program Begins
8:00 PM: Live Music Performance
8:30 PM: Screening of “ONE HAND DON’T CLAP”
10:00 PM: Q&A Session

Film Synopsis: “One Hand Don’t Clap” by Kavery Dutta Kaul | US | 92 minutes

One Hand Don’t Clap captures the vibrant story of calypso and the emergence of soca, through the eyes of two legendary artists, Lord Kitchener, the Grandmaster of the music and Calypso Rose, the first woman to break through in a traditionally male arena. Forging onscreen the connections between American communities and where families come from, the documentary leads audiences from New York recording studies to the awesome magic of Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago. The film features artists across the 20th century whose songs reflect regional and global themes that continue to resonate. The many generations in One Hand Don’t Clap trace the evolution of a musical style whose infectious rhythms and exhilarating irreverence have found their way to ever-broadening audiences worldwide.

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THE FIRST GARDEN CONCERT OF THE SUMMER!: Celebrating Juneteenth

Reserve Tickets Here! We will celebrate Juneteenth as a LAHM community with Wycliffe Gordon in the Armstrong Garden on Saturday, June 15th.  We are also celebrating as part of a community of New York cultural institutions across the city. The list of 2024 cultural events celebrating Juneteenth is coming soon! Learn More!

Trumpet Discovery Day! 2024

On June 22, come learn inside stories of Louis off-stage, about his music and friends, visit his house, and enjoy a first-hand experience with the trumpet led by a stellar jazz artist in New York City!

This fun two-hour long program has been created for kids 8-14 years-old who wish to play the instrument. All levels are welcome. Registration is mandatory to participate. Complete your registration form here

GALA 2024

On June 25, 2024, we will honor our Chair Emeritus, Jerry Chazen, at the Louis Armstrong House Museum Gala. Details here.

 

Community

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That’s My Home

That’s My Home – Curated Archive Stories  New stories arrive regularly.

 

And More!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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