12. The Crypt Sessions Honor Black History Month

Celebrating the start of Black History Month, the Crypt Sessions at the Church of the Intercession in Harlem will hold a concert on February 1st, with classical pianist Lara Downes performing music by Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Florence Price, Nina Simone, and many more. There will also be a world premiere by composer/violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain, and a spoken world tribute to Langston Hughes, who would have celebrated his 115th birthday on that day.

A pre-concert reception will feature a tasting of Mouton Noir wine by Harlem-based producer, Andre Mack, with paired hors d’oeuvres. The Crypt Sessions is located at Crypt Chapel of the Church of the Intercession, 550 West 155th Street in Harlem.