Longtime East Village resident Richard Kopperdahl died in August. Kopperdahl, a writer for The Village Voice who previously spent time down and out on the Bowery and in Bellevue’s psychiatric ward, was 83.
On Sunday, friends are coming together for a memorial at Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish, 602 E. Ninth St. at Avenue B from 3-5 p.m. Here are the details via the Facebook invite:
Come gather with friends and neighbors for a potluck and performances remembering the life of Richard Kopperdahl, a writer who worked at the Village Voice and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Richard lived for forty years in a 6th-floor walkup apartment just around the corner from Trinity Church, which looks out on Tompkins Park where Richard walked and sat nearly every day. Bring food, drink, words, or music to share, or just bring yourselves.
Contributions to help cover the memorial expenses will be gladly accepted. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Richard can be made to the Bowery Mission.
Read some of his work from the Voice here.