Join Queens’s DJ Neil Armstrong, former tour DJ for Jay Z and Adidas Global Ambassador. He has DJ’ed everywhere from shows backing up Jay Z at Madison Square Garden, to clubs around the world.
This event is part storytelling and part workshop. Neil will go over how he got started in his career, providing insights about the job of an international DJ. He will also bring his classic turntable set up to show interested attendees what it is like to DJ and to have some hands on experience with the equipment. Class will be in session!
Finally, we will have a special guest who will fill you in on the food industry and how DJ Neil Armstrong is joining the two worlds together.
We hope to see you for some good eats & beats!
Food samples may be available in limited quantities and on a first come, first served basis.
WHAT: DJ Neil Armstrong Presents The Artistry of DJ’ing and Cuisine
WHERE: Queens Library at Flushing, 41-17 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355—Directions
WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tickets are required to attend this FREE* event and can be reserved here
About DJ Neil Armstrong
Born and bred in NYC, DJ Neil Armstrong turned his love of music and hip hop culture into a career that has allowed him to play music for the masses all over the world, from small 100 person venues to large scale music festivals with thousands in attendance.
Neil initially gained notoriety for his mixtape projects, which showcased his DJ skills as well as his vast eclectic knowledge of music. These highly regarded mixtapes generated considerable press—most notably in Rolling Stone, Vibe,MTV.com, Theme, URB and Complex—and they often became the soundtrack of choice for many in the streetwear/fashion/music industry.
Eventually Neil’s reputation as a turntable musician landed him a spot as Jay-Z’s tour DJ. From 2008-2010 he backed up Mr. Carter on 4 tours around North America, Europe and Africa. Neil held down the turntables for the televised 9/11 tribute at Madison Square Garden, and performed in front of 120,000 plus at the Glastonbury Festival in England.
By far the highlight was performing for the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. This was the 1st time in history turntables and scratching were present for a celebration of this magnitude.
Tickets Purchase Policy
Queens Library programs are a free to the public. In order to make the programs available to the most number of people we are limiting general admission free tickets to 2 per individual. Multiple orders per individual are not allowed and will be cancelled. This policy ensures that no-shows are reduced and tickets are available to the most number of people.