Historic Huguenot Street celebrates Black History Month with Kim and Reggie Harris

Kim and Reggie Harris.

Kim and Reggie Harris.

In celebration of Black History Month, Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) will host a concert by musicians and storytellers Kim and Reggie Harris on Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. at the Crispell Memorial French Church, located at 60 Huguenot Street in New Paltz. In recent years, Historic Huguenot Street has taken an active role in educating the public on the history of Northern slavery and the part Africans played in the development of the National Historic Landmark District we know today. The organization celebrates Black History Month as a testament to the many African and African American descendants of Huguenot Street and their contributions to American history.

Kim and Reggie Harris combine a folk and gospel legacy with classical, rock and pop influences. “We last hosted a concert by Kim and Reggie for a celebration in 2014,” said Kara Gaffken, Director of Public Programming at HHS. “They are truly powerful storytellers who put on a moving, inspirational performance, and we are happy to welcome them back to the acoustically-beautiful Crispell Memorial French Church.”

The cost is $10 for members, $12 for seniors and military; general admission is $15.