ALOHA.. Those close to Richie as well as others who appreciated his music and cared about him are paying their respects tonight (Monday) at a memorial at The City Winery (7:45pm doors open, 8:00pm start). His ashes will be there and the event is not being advertised, but is open to any who drop by. The venue says it will keep the doors open as long as necessary to accommodate all who want to pay their respects.
Here’s the link to the City Winery’s announcement: http://www.citywinery.com/newyork/music-icon-richie-havens-memorial-viewing-at-city-winery-5-29.html
Ignore the initial reference to tickets. If you just want to stop by during the evening, the viewing runs between 8:00 and 10:30 p.m. People hoping to attend should rsvp to email@example.com where you can just say you’re stopping by or you can make a dinner reservation.
They’ve collected some Richie vids here: http://gothamist.com/2013/04/27/city_winery_hosting_viewing_and_mem.php
There’s a nice Richie photo slideshow here: http://vimeo.com/64985485