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Celebrate July 4th at the Louis Armstrong House
- Armstrong House Will Be Open for Tours from Noon to 4 pm -


Louis Armstrong House Museum, in keeping with tradition, will remain open on the Fourth of July, when Satchmo liked to celebrate his birthday.




Scheduled Events:


12:00 – 12:45 pm


Scat-singing Lesson, Book Reading and Birthday Cake in the Museum’s Japanese-inspired Garden
Children’s author Muriel Weinstein will offer a group lesson as she reads from her new book, When Louis Armstrong Taught Me Scat. Birthday cake will be served after the reading.
To reserve a space for your family, please call (718) 478-8274.




1 – 2:30 pm


The Red Hook Ramblers in Concert
The Red Hook Ramblers are dedicated to preserving America's rich early music, from ragtime to blues to jazz. This energetic band returns to the museum for another round of hot Chicago and New Orleans-style jazz performed in the museum’s garden.




3:30 – 4:15 pm
Gallery Talk on the Museum’s Current Exhibit, A Little Story of My Own:Louis Armstrong’s Collages, by Assistant Director Deslyn Dyer
The exhibit offers a rare opportunity to view hand-made collages created by the “Father of Jazz.” Because of the fragility of this artwork, the exhibit will remain on view only through July 12.

All events are free with museum admission. Tickets are $8; $6 for seniors and students with ID; children under four admitted free. Admission includes a 40-minute guided tour of the historic house, entry to the exhibit, A Little Story of My Own, and the museum’s garden.




Saturday, July 4, 2009




The museum is located at 34-56 107th Street in Corona, Queens
For directions, visit

Background: In 1943, Louis and his wife Lucille purchased a modest frame house in the working-class neighborhood of Corona, Queens. They lived there for the rest of their lives. Thanks to the vision and financial support of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, today the house is a National Historic Landmark and a New York City landmark, administered by Queens College and visited by people from all over the world. For more information, visit .


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