Summer with Satchmo

Louis Armstrong.

Louis Armstrong House Museum announces Summer with Satchmo 2012 that includes Hot Jazz/Cool Garden concerts and special events for all ages!

Hot Jazz/Cool Garden celebrates its ninth season with a stellar lineup: The Hot Sardines on June 16, Bria Skonberg Quartet on Saturday, July 21 and the Lucky Dogs on Saturday, Aug. 18.

Held in the Armstrong Garden at 2:00 p.m., these concerts feature traditional jazz bands that play and promote the music of Louis Armstrong.

Louis Armstrong Birthday Historic House Tours will be given on Wednesday, July 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Louis always celebrated his birthday on the Fourth of July. The museum honors Louis with special tours that include celebratory birthday photos, audio clips and a complimentary cupcake for kids 12 years old and under! Regular museum admission applies.

Louis Armstrong House Museum’s Summer with Satchmo 2012 also features the York College Blue Notes free concert in the Armstrong Garden on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 2:00 p.m. This annual big band concert showcases the swinging York College Summer Jazz program.

Jazzmobile Concert, the Louis Armstrong House Museum annual free summer block party sponsored by Jazzmobile, will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 7:00 p.m. featuring Cuban-born trumpeter and multi-Grammy award winner Arturo Sandoval. This is a rare chance to hear one of the world’s greatest trumpeters and a Summer with Satchmo highlight.

Planning Your Visit

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is located at 34-56 107th Street in Corona, Queens. The museum is open Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. Guided 40-minute house tours start every hour on the hour. The last tour of the day is at 4:00 p.m. The gift shop, exhibit area and garden can be explored before or after the tour.

Parking is available within the neighborhood and the museum is accessible by subway via the 7 train.

The Louis Armstrong House Museum is closed on all Mondays and the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. It is always open on July 4, the date when Louis’s birthday is traditionally celebrated.

Camp and tourist groups are encouraged. Reservations can be made at

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