Louis Armstrong House Museum
Explore The Neighborhoods Of Flushing, Astoria
and Long Island City With A Licensed Tour Guide
QUEENS, NEW YORK
Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018
$69.00 p.p. (bus-driver $ tour guide tip included)
8:30am Depart the Mahwah Senior Activity Center lower parking lot
Arrive at the Louis Armstrong House Museum, where Jazz History comes to life in Corona. Louis Armstrong, the world’s most famous jazz musician, was an international celebrity who could have lived anywhere. Yet in 1943, he and his wife, Lucille, settled in a modest house in Corona, Queens, where they lived for the remainder of their lives. No one has lived in the house since the Armstrong’s, and the house and its furnishings remain very much as they were during Louis and Lucille’s lifetime. Today, the Louis Armstrong House Museum is open to the public, offering guided tours of Louis’s longtime home. On the tour, audio clips from Louis’s homemade recordings are played, and visitors hear Louis practicing his trumpet, enjoying a meal, or talking with his friends. Visitors also get to enjoy an exhibit on Louis’s life and legacy, and the Armstrong’s beautiful Japanese-inspired garden.
After our visit, we will enjoy lunch at Barossa in Regal Park, followed by an afternoon of additional sightseeing.
- Explore the neighborhoods of Flushing, Astoria and Long Island City with a licensed tour guide onboard our bus.
- Drive through Downtown Flushing past Old Quaker Meeting House, Flushing Town Hall, Bowne House, and the streets of Flushing's Chinatown Walk to Flushing Meadows Park to see Unisphere and USTA Tennis Center (site of US Open)
- Drive through Jackson Heights historic district
- Drive past Kaufmann-Astoria Studios
- Drive through Long Island City past Silvercup Studios and MoMA PS1 Walk to Gantry Plaza Park to see Manhattan skyline view including Queensboro Bridge and historic Pepsi sign.
After a full day of sightseeing, we say goodbye to Queens, and return home with memories of a wonderful trip.
Reservations are made by payment only.