Armstrong Birthday – July 4th

In celebration of Louis Armstrong’s traditional birthday (July 4th, 1900), the museum stays open every 4th of July, offering a special jazz concert in the Armstrongs’ Japanese-inspired garden.  Free birthday cake for every visitor!

Hot Jazz, Cool Garden

Each summer, the Museum invites top jazz bands to perform in the Museum’s beautiful Japanese-inspired garden. Past performers include Jane Monheit, the Bria Skonberg Quartet, Baby Soda Jazz Band, Gordon Au and the Grand Street Stompers, Jon-Erik Kellso, the Gotham Kings and many more. Shows sell out in advance so sign up for our newsletter to learn about ticket availability.


Satchmo’s Stuff

Features the best and most interesting artifacts from our Collections, including Armstrong’s gold-plated trumpet, manuscripts, photos, clothing, and a sample of some of the collage work that Louis created in his spare time.

50 Years of What a Wonderful World

Rare photographs and sound recordings tell the story of the making of this iconic recording.