Louis Armstrong House Tour + a Visit to Corona, Queens
Time & Location
About The Event
Please bring $10.00 cash to cover the Museum Tour, Queens Museum admission and a contribution to me as your organizer. Note the Armstrong House admission is $7.00. The Queens Museum is pay what you wish.
Optional group lunch beforehand starting at 11am at a local authentic mom and pop Chilean restuarant, La Roja de Todos. Space is limited so respond ASAP. Address is 108-02 Northern Blvd. We can meet at the 7 train at the 111th Street stop and walk over - it is about a 15 minute walk from there.
We'll have a grand experience in Corona, Queens as we'll first enjoy a guided tour of Louis Armstrong's House-Museum, truly a one-of-a-kind place to experience the home of our greatest musicians who was also a fascinating person, along with learning about his wife Lucille.
After our one hour tour we'll traverse the Corona neighborhood and learn about its unique history from 17th century farms to urbanization and waves of immigrants from Italy and Latin American and the Caribbean. Corona has been home to many famous jazz musicians and Louis Comfort Tiffany's glass factory and studio. We'll head toward the Queens Museum, situated in Flushing Meadow Park, site of the New York World's Fair in 1939 and 1964. There's a lot to see at the Queens Museum, including the current exhibits plus their permanent collection which includes the famous "Panorama of NYC" ( a scale model of our entire city) and their extensive Tiffany glass collection.
It is advised to have an early lunch/late breakfast and there are options in the area - mostly Mexican, Dominican, Columbian, Chilean, Italian and Chinese. Grabbing a quick bite en route to the Queens Museum after the tour might be possible, but we would be sacrificing time at the Queens Museum. Franco's Italian Deli, the Tortilleria Nixtamal, King of Empanadas are potentials options for an afternoon bite.
DIRECTIONS: By Subway: Take the 7 train to 103 St-Corona Plaza. Choose the exit on the north side of Roosevelt Avenue, and then take the stairs on your left. Make a right (north) onto 103rd Street. Walk two blocks and make a right onto 37th Avenue. Walk 4 short blocks and make a left onto 107th Street. The Museum is on the left side, 1/2 block north of 37th Avenue.
11:00am - 12:10pm: Optional meal at La Roja de Todos (Chilean). 12:30pm - 1:45pm: Guided Armstrong House Tour 1:45pm - 3:30pm: Walking Tour of Corona Queens 3:30pm - 4:30pm (estimated). Optional visit to the Queens Museum
Driving directions and other info about the museum and the area here: https://www.louisarmstronghouse.org
Queens Museum: http://www.queensmuseum.org
Featured exhibit: Looks quite interesting. https://queensmuseum.org/2019/06/nicolas-moufarrege