Upcoming folk and children’s music event aims at preserving a way of life

February 8, 2015

Photo by Shani Warner

BY REBECCA BENNETT — The Hyattsville Preservation Association (HPA) is hosting an afternoon of folk and children’s music at Vigilante Coffee at 4327 Gallatin Street on Feb. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m., according to HPA President Gloria Felix-Thompson. The event will feature local musician Audrey Engdahl.

It is a free event and participants will receive a 10% discount on beverages.

Hyattsville Preservation Association holds social events, seminars and an annual house tour.  Felix-Thompson said that HPA is about preserving beyond “brick and mortar.” She said that it also about preserving a way of life in a positive manner, which includes music of a past era, recipes of a past era and oral history.