Although the actual day is still more than a month away, Louis Armstrong’s birthday celebration started this past weekend with a concert series that will continue through the Fourth of July.
Born in August, Armstrong adopted July 4 as his birthday and his adopted hometown of Corona honors his decision with a party Friday.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th St., kicks off its “Hot Jazz/Cool Garden Summer Concert Series” with a performance by the group Emily Asher’s Garden Party.
And, because it is Louis’ birthday, a soul food luncheon, complete with his famous red beans and rice recipe, washed down with sweet tea. Naturally, cake will end the meal.
For tickets and more information go to www.louisarmstronghouse.org.