Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World FAQ

How do I get there?

Getting to Flushing Meadows Corona Park is easy. Check out our Location and Directions page for detailed information. We strongly recommend taking public transportation as parking areas within the park are extremely limited. If you must drive, we suggest using the Southfield Parking Lot at Citi Field, where paid parking is available.


How much does it cost?

This year’s festival is FREE to attend, though we encourage attendees to RSVP in advance. Preferred Access tickets can be purchased and provide seating directly in front of the Main Stage and access to two indoor beer gardens. Visit our tickets page for more information.


Do I need tickets?

Tickets are not required for access to the park, the Main Stage or to the Backyard Bash, which includes family activities, food trucks, and Pops’ Place at the Queens Museum featuring international DJ’s, and a tour of notable Jazz spots on the Museum’s flagship Panorama of the City of New York. A ticket is needed to access the Preferred Access seating area directly in front of the Main Stage and the indoor beer gardens in the Queens Theatre and Queens Museum. For a full list of current Backyard Bash activities, click here.


Do children need tickets to Preferred Access Areas?

Everyone needs a ticket to access the Preferred Access areas. Admission to the indoor beer gardens is 21+. People of all ages are welcome to attend, but keep in mind that the Main Stage area of the festival is a concert environment.


Is there reserved seating? What is the seating policy?

Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World is open to the public. Premium viewing areas are available with Preferred Access tickets. Please visit our ticket page for more information.


Is the Festival Handicap Accessible?

There will be designated handicap accessible drop-off area near the Queens Museum. If you think you might need assistance please send an e-mail to info@armstrongswonderfulworld.com, or visit the Guest Services tent on the day of the Festival. We strongly encourage you to contact us in advance, as access is limited.


What if there’s rain in the forecast?

The Festival is RAIN OR SHINE and there is no rain date. However, extreme weather such as thunderstorms, strong winds, or other conditions may force us to cancel the event. Please check the festival website, Facebook, or Twitter pages for current updates.


Will food and drinks be available?

Absolutely! Refreshments will be available at food trucks around the area and in the Queens Museum. We’ll have ethnic cuisine, old school favorites, and summer treats available.


This is great! How can I help support the Festival?

We could not put together this festival without your support, and donations of any amount are gratefully accepted. Please click here for more information or to make a donation.



What will my donation help support?

Kupferberg Center for the Art’s mission is to present performing arts programming at our home at Queens College and in the communities that our patrons live and work. Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World is the flagship event of over 50 free outdoor concerts that we produce in Queens every year. Your donation goes directly to funding these concerts and other cultural programs that we help make possible.



General Rules

  • The Festival is rain or shine
  • The Festival is all ages. Indoor Beer Gardens are ages 21 and over.
  • A wristband is required to enter the Preferred Access area
  • Everyone is subject to search upon entry or re-entry to the Main Stage area
  • Line-up and set times are subject to change without notice


The following items are prohibited:

  • Audio Recording Devices
  • Coolers
  • Drones and Remote Control Toys
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Fireworks and Explosives
  • Glass Bottles or Containers
  • Knives or weapons of any kind
  • Laser Pointers
  • Pets (excluding service animals with approved paperwork)
  • Everyone entering the festival is subject to search
  • Please be advised that photographs will be taken at the event for promotional purposes. By entering this event you consent to the festival photographing and using your image.
  • Any items deemed unsafe or inappropriate by Festival and/or Security Personnel


STILL NEED HELP? Send us an email at: info@armstrongswonderfulworld.com