Down the road from Louis Armstrong’s home and at the site of the World’s Fair, Queens now has a festival worthy of Louis’ immense cultural legacy and the Wonderful World he celebrated in his music. Hosted by Kupferberg Center for the Arts, the Wonderful World Festival has welcomed music legends that are influenced by Satchmo’s lasting music, and this year is no different. This year’s line-up includes Queens-born rapper and gourmet chef Action Bronson and New Orleans’ eight-piece brass ensemble The Soul Rebels.
The site of two twentieth century World’s Fairs attended by millions of people, Flushing Meadows Corona Park continues to draw and delight visitors. As one of the largest parks in NYC and home of the iconic Unisphere, it houses a zoo, an art museum, a botanical garden, a science museum, and a baseball stadium.
Just a short ride from Manhattan, the park is easy to get to by car or public transportation. Just hop on the 7 to Mets – Willets Point or follow our easy directions here.
Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College is the proud producer of Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World and Queens’ premier arts center. We provide superior, accessible, cultural arts programming for the New York City Metro area. Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College features a vibrant lineup of world-class cultural events, concerts, and family shows at Colden Auditorium, LeFrak Concert Hall, Goldstein Theatre, and select off-campus locations.
Jerry Seinfeld, J. Cole, Jason Mraz, and Gladys Knight have played on our stages. Our programming includes more than fifty free outdoor concerts this year, including Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World and engaging live shows at our home at Queens College. For more information visit kupferbergcenter.org.