This page features items important to Louis Armstrong’s story and our community, including home ownership,  education, incarceration, public advocacy, and artistic creation from our friends.

It’s in Queens!

Check out the weekly column from QEDC to learn about events at Queens Theatre, Queens Museum, Queensboro Dance Festival, Jamaica Center for Learning and the Arts, Lewis Latimer House, Langston Hughes Library, Queens Farm, Queens Botanical Garden and so many more!

Vote!

Vote and help others do the same! Stay informed and take action to protect voting rights and stop voter suppression. The non-partisan League of Women Voters will send you action alerts. Scroll to the bottom of the LWV homepage to sign up for emails: https://www.lwv.org/

Elmcor

We had an amazing time at the celebration of African Americans and the arts during Black History Month! We were thrilled to collaborate with Elmcor for an unforgettable open mic evening.

Community Event Calendar

Winter 2024

Trumpet Learning Program (January 20 – March 9)

This 8-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 8-14 (3th – 8th Grades) can enroll in a single class or commit to the full course. The class meets on Saturdays at 10:00 am for beginners and at 11:00 am for advanced, starting on January 20.

The program is designed for beginners with no previous experience and for advanced students who have received trumpet lessons in the past. Trumpets will be provided for all students if needed. Students who reside in Corona (11368), Elmhurst (11373), and East Elmhurst (11369) will receive a discount on their registration.

Full course registration $75 / Single Lesson $15

Corona and Elmhurst 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. Please, email info@louisarmstronghouse.org with any questions.

Invierno 2024

Programa de Trompeta (20 de enero al 9 de marzo)

Este programa de 8 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 14 años (3ro – 8vo Grado) pueden inscribirse a una sola clase ó al curso completo. La clase se reúne los sábados a las 10:00 am para principiantes y a las 11 am para avanzados, comenzando el 20 de enero. El programa está diseñado para principiantes sin ninguna experiencia previa y para avanzados que ha tomado clases anteriormente. Las trompetas serán proporcionadas. Los estudiantes que viven en Corona (11368), East Elmhurst (11369) y Elmhurst (11373) recibirán un subsidio para cubrir parte de la inscripción.

Inscripción al curso completo $75 / Clase única $15

Estudiantes de Corona y Elmhurst – 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 info@louisarmstronghouse.org

Justice Arts

In the legacy of Louis Armstrong, arts organizations working with young people and adults impacted by the criminal justice system gathered for an in-person day of conversation and fellowship, part of an ongoing series of justice arts conversations in partnership with New Yorkers for Culture and the Arts. Interested in being involved? Contact the museum at info@louisarmstronghouse.org and check out this spreadsheet to learn more. You can also Sign up for the newsletter to be notified about future details. We are also proud to support the advocacy to include the Department of Justice in the White House and NEA’s “whole-of-government” approach to the arts.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens

Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens CDC (NHSQ) is a HUD-certified non-profit counseling agency with over 28 years of housing and advisory services for local residents of Queens. NHS of Queens mission is to preserve and revitalize underserved neighborhoods in Queens. Working in collaboration with government and businesses, we are led by local residents and guided by local needs. NHSQ catchment area includes Community Boards 1 through 4, consisting of the Long Island City, Astoria, Sunnyside, Woodside, Corona, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, and Jackson Heights. Check out their events!

Juneteenth

In June of 2023, New York City’s arts and cultural organizations were invited to join together in marking Juneteenth. 1) As a community, we pledge to continue the ongoing work of achieving equity, equality, and justice in our organizations and society. 2) A listing of our public events marking the celebration of Juneteenth will be compiled and shared with media and tourism outlets. Check out the list of events. Interested in planning your event for 2024? Reach out to us at info@louisarmstronghouse.org or through the Culture @3 community and Anti-Racism Working Group.

Community!

Our Land Acknowledgement: Where do we stand? We are still learning as an organization, but to the best of our knowledge, the Louis Armstrong House Museum stands on the traditional land of the Matinecock People, one of the original tribes of New York, and a people who continue to live and work on this land to this day. We stand in a community that has been home to immigrants from many nations throughout its history and through today. We stand in a community that, in the 1940’s, welcomed two Black artists, at a time when many communities did not. We stand because of the support of community members and leaders who have passed, including Selma Heraldo, Michael Cogswell, Phoebe Jacobs, Stanley Crouch and Jimmy Heath. And we stand in the legacy of both Louis and Lucille Armstrong.