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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.

WE WON THE NATIONAL MEDAL!

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal organization, announced 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!

Armstrong Now

Announcing the 2024 Artists in Residence for Armstrong Now!

These exceptional artists will collaborate with us in 2024, delving into the treasures of the Armstrong archival collection to find inspiration for new works that fuse music, dance, spoken word, and various visual and performing arts.  Explore Armstrong Now!

 

Summer | Event Calendar

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Free Concerts in Queens Parks this Summer!

We’ve partnered with Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Flushing Town Hall, and the Queens Parks Department for free concerts in the parks! See you there!

FREE! No reservation required—just show up to the specific Queens park!

Experience the vibrant legacy of jazz in the heart of Queens this summer! The Queens Jazz Trail Concert Series takes you on a musical journey through the borough’s rich jazz heritage, where legends like Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, and scores of others once called home.

Inspired by the iconic Queens Jazz Trail Map, the series brings this rich history to life in our community parks. Join us for a series of five Thursday evening concerts, each set against the backdrop of Queens’ beautiful parks. These FREE outdoor performances celebrate the past, present, and future of jazz, showcasing talented musicians and honoring the borough’s legendary artists.

THU, JUN 27, 7 PM: Archie Spigner Park, Jamaica – Antonio Hart Quartet
THU, JUL 25, 7 PM: Travers Park, Jackson Heights – Salcedo’s Latin Soul
THU, AUG 15, 7 PM: Rockaway Beach, Far Rockaway – Samuel Martinelli Brazilian Jazz
THU, AUG 29, 6 PM: Baisley Pond Park, Jamaica – Funkin’ for Jamaica
THU, SEP 5, 6 PM: Astoria Park, Astoria – George Gee Swing Orchestra

FREE! No reservation required—just show up! Stay Tuned for more artist announcements!

Come early! The first 100 attendees will receive a newly printed Queens Jazz Trail Map!

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Listening Party

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Join us on July 26th at 1 pm in our Jazz room for a Listening Party.

Seating is limited to maintain the intimate atmosphere that makes these parties so special and due to the high anticipated interest, we recommend snagging your spot early!

Get ready to groove with Matthew ‘Fat Cat’ Rivera from The Hot Club of New York and WKCR, our fantastic host for the day. We’ll be spinning Armstrong’s magic from rare original 78s and test pressings, creating an unforgettable musical journey.

Bring your own original 78s or LPs to the party, as we open the floor for you to share your musical treasures. Your participation is not just welcomed; it’s encouraged!

Let’s make this Listening Party a celebration of diverse sounds and shared passions. 🎺

 

Move and Groove Yoga

Join us for a morning of wellness in the Louis Armstrong Garden with Yoga with Courtney Liddell, and live music by Alejandro Flórez.

Move & Groove Yoga visits our community of Corona/Queens to bring wellness and awareness in the beautiful Armstrong Garden. Naturally accompanied by a live improvisation, the practice will be a celebration of music and its transformative influence in the personal well being.

Participants will need to bring their own mat and a water bottle.

 

 

Archival Tour: Louis in London

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Join Director of Research Collections Ricky Riccardi for a look at Louis in London utilizing photos, audio recordings and more from the 60,000-piece Armstrong Archives and in honor of the new, record-breaking album featuring Armstrong’s last recorded major concert.

 

Armstrong in Ghana 2026: Victor Dey in Concert

Join us at the Louis Armstrong House Museum Jazz Room on August 24th at 3 PM for a special concert in anticipation of the 70th anniversary of Louis Armstrong’s historic visit to Ghana. This event will feature an extraordinary performance by acclaimed pianist and keyboardist, Victor Dey Jr.

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About Victor Dey Jr.: Victor Dey Jr., born in 1980, is a renowned pianist and keyboardist from Ghana. A graduate of the University of Ghana with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and English, Dey Jr. further honed his jazz skills at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2006. Starting his music career at the young age of 12, Dey Jr. has developed a unique style that blends traditional Ghanaian rhythms with modern jazz influences.

His impressive career includes winning the Musician of the Year accolade at Ghana’s Vodafone Music Awards in 2014 and being featured on CNN’s African Voices programme in 2016. Victor Dey Jr. has performed globally, gracing stages in Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Netherlands, Burundi, Ethiopia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and the US. He has collaborated with musical legends such as Stevie Wonder, Mike Philips, Courtney Pine, Hugh Masekela, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Ebo Taylor, Nicolas Genest, and Marcus Wyatt.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the vibrant fusion of Ghanaian rhythms and jazz as we honor Louis Armstrong’s legacy. Seats are limited, so be sure to get your ticket soon!

Event Details:

    • Date: August 24th

    • Time: 3 PM

    • Location: Louis Armstrong Center Jazz Room

Secure your spot and be a part of this unforgettable celebration!

 

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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