Groundbreaking: Monday, July 17, 2017 at 10:30 am
Queens, NY, July 15, 2017—The Louis Armstrong House Museum will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new $23 million Education Center on Monday, July 17, promptly at 10:30 am. It will take place across the street from the museum—the legendary jazz great’s nationally landmarked Queens home—which is located at 34-56 107th Street in Corona. Borough, city and state officials are expected.
The children’s choir from Our Lady of Sorrows’ Academy Summer Program will perform “What a Wonderful World.” A reception will follow in the Armstrong House’s Japanese-inspired garden.
The new facility will broaden the public’s understanding of Armstrong’s life and legacy and complement the visitor experience with a state-of-the-art exhibition gallery, 68-seat jazz club, and museum store. The center will also house the materials in the Louis Armstrong Archives—currently housed at Queens College, which administers the museum—in a cutting-edge second-floor archival center.
This event is not open to the general public.