The New Louis Armstrong Center Is Here!
We are thrilled to announce the new Louis Armstrong Center! Learn more.
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.
Fall 2023 | Event Calendar
Garden Concert: Carnegie Hall City-Wide – September 30th
LAHM presents Brianna Thomas in partnership with Carnegie Hall in the Armstrong Garden in Queens. Sept. 30th. Sign up for the newsletter for first access to free tickets!
Garden Concert: Chia’s Dance Party! – October 5th
En esta fecha, la Casa Museo celebra la herencia Hispana con tours en español y un concierto gratuito. Chia’s Dance Party es una emocionante banda de vientos que trae ritmos tradicionales de Colombia incorporados en improvisaciones melódicas que te harán pararte a bailar!
On October 5th the House Museum will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by offering free tours in Spanish and a free community concert. Chia’s Dance Party is a vibrant brass band that brings traditional rhythms from Colombia poured into melodic improvisations that will make you get up and dance! Sign up to the newsletter for tickets.
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Community Event: Dreaming a Home
In partnership with the Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens, LAHM is hosting a series of workshops about home ownership, in the tradition of Louis and Lucille, two Black artists who owned their own home in the 1940’s. Visit NHSQ or sign up for our newsletter to learn more. And visit our Community Page featuring items important to Louis Armstrong’s story and our community, including home ownership, education, incarceration, public advocacy, and artistic creation from our friends.
Trumpet Learning Program
This 6-week music education program will invite a prestigious line-up of teaching artists, who currently lead the scene of jazz on the Trumpet. Students ages 8-12 can enroll in a single class* or commit to the full course. The class meets on Fridays at 3:30 pm, starting on October 6th.
The program is designed for beginners and trumpets will be provided. Students who reside in Corona (11368) will receive a discount on their registration.
Full course registration $75 / Single Lesson $15
Corona Student full course registration $35 / Single lesson $5 (Student must show proof of residence).
To enroll, please fill out the registration form here. Limited seats available. For any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Available until October 27th.
Programa de Trompeta
Este programa de seis semanas en educación musical invita a una nómina de prestigiosos instructores, quienes actualmente lideran la escena del jazz en la trompeta. Estudiantes entre 8 y 12 años pueden inscribirse a una sola clase* ó al curso completo. La clase se reúne los viernes a las 3:30pm, comenzando el 6 de octubre. El programa está diseñado para principiantes y se proveerán las trompetas. Los estudiantes que viven en Corona (11368) recibirán un subsidio para cubrir parte de la inscripción.
Inscripción al curso completo $75 / Clase única $15
Estudiante de Corona – Inscripción curso completo $35 / Clase única $5 (Debe presentar prueba de residencia).
Para inscribirse, por favor llene el formulario aquí. Cupos limitados. Para responder sus preguntas, por favor escríbanos a email@example.com
*Únicas clases estarán disponibles sólo hasta el 27 de octubre.
Armstrong Now – Artists in Residence
Premiering in October, The ARMSTRONG NOW 2023 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!
Jazz Room Concert: Re-Cap
Two of our favorite quotes from the evening:
“It felt like being inside a cello.”
“I started writing poetry while I was sitting there listening, and I’m not even a poet!”
Our Inaugural Jazz Room concert was a resounding success. Thank you to the sold out crowd who came out and thank you to the amazing lineup including:
Jason Moran – Piano
Ambrose Akinmusire – Trumpet
Vicente Archer – Bass(4pm)
Tarus Mateen – Bass(6pm)
Nasheet Waits – Drums
and thank you Dave Holland, NEA Jazz Master, for sitting in on the first set!
Armstrong Now – Signature Re-Cap: Louis at Newport
It was an amazing event. Trumpeters Marquis Hill, Bruce Harris and Giveton Gelin created a new work that activates our archives and explores the history of Louis at Newport through a contemporary lens. The band also included Mathis Picard – Piano, Russell Hall – Bass, and the legendary Herlin Riley – Drums. And thank you to the Summer Youth Employment Program for joining us during rehearsal and for a discussion on careers in the arts!
Community Event: Justice Arts
Coming in November, in the legacy of Louis Armstrong, arts organizations working with young people and adults impacted by the criminal justice system will gather for a day of conversation and fellowship. Sign up for the newsletter to be notified about future details.
Volunteer with us!
We offer a 10-month Docent Training program from June 2023 to March 2024. Learn more here.
We’re hiring! See our Careers page
That’s My Home – Curated Archive Stories New stories arrive regularly.
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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