Music Icon Richie Havens Memorial & Viewing @ City Winery - 4/297:45pm Doors / 8:00pm Start
Heartfelt thanks for the worldwide showing of love and respect for Richie. This is a very difficult time for everyone and knowing you're all right here with us is tremendously moving. As per his very specific wishes, Richie was cremated on Tuesday and his ashes were placed in a beautiful stone pyramid urn. Later in the summer they will be scattered across the field where the Woodstock festival took place ~Max Yasgur's farm, now Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center.
Knowing Richie wanted a party rather than a somber memorial, we have decided to schedule a few public events because, as you all know, Richie considered the world his family, and each and everyone of you his friends. We think he'd be just fine with one last tour.
This coming Monday, April 29th, there will be a viewing in New York City at City Winery, located at 155 Varick Street (212.608.0555). This is an informal and unticketed gathering of friends, food, wine, and music. A full dinner and drinks menu will be available, and Richie's timeless music will be played for all to enjoy and reflect on.
We ask that you rsvp through City Winery at email@example.com if you plan to attend. Any and all are welcome to come say goodbye to Richie. Doors will open at 7:45pm.
Plans for a memorial concert are also underway, and we will make a few more announcements in the coming days, but this will be the only viewing in NYC. We hope you'll join us.
For people unable to attend, they can donate to New Orleans Musician's Clinic, a non-profit organization (ph 504 415-3514) www.neworleansmusiciansclinic.org/donate