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Robert Guskind Memorial Gathering: Saturday, April 4

March 27th, 2009 · 12 Comments

A memorial gathering to honor the memory of Robert Guskind will be held from 2 pm to 5 pm Saturday, April 4 at the Brooklyn Lyceum, 4th Avenue between Union and President Streets in Park Slope.

Please RSVP if you can, since that helps with planning for refreshments. (There is an opportunity to sign up to speak.)

Update on timing: please try to arrive around 2 pm, not before then, since we’ll still be setting up. There will be an opportunity to get seats and get refreshments before the program starts. Also, the program will probably not last until 5 pm, so there will be an opportunity for those attending to talk informally.

If you’d like to make donations in Bob’s memory, four charities have been designated.


Thanks to the many people volunteering their time and donating goods and services. Thanks to Juventino Avila at Get Fresh Table and Market in Park Slope and Rafael Soler of the Red Hook Vendors for generously donating food.
Thanks to Eric Richmond of the Brooklyn Lyceum for generously donating the space. 
[Updated April 1]
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12 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Judy // Mar 20, 2009 at 10:00 am

    I’m so sorry I’m going to miss this. I’ll be out of town, but thinking of Bob and everyone who loved him.

  • 2 Xris (Flatbush Gardener) // Mar 20, 2009 at 11:41 am

    I will be there.

  • 3 A Door to Another Dimension? - City Room Blog - NYTimes.com // Mar 20, 2009 at 12:00 pm

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  • 5 Miss Lo // Mar 20, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    If I’m not mistaken, there is another event going on at the Lyceum on the same day at the same time. So confused.

  • 6 GL // Mar 20, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    There are two major floors at the Lyceum and an alternate entrance. Both events will be accommodated.

  • 7 Meg // Mar 21, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Thanks for organizing this, I look forward to meeting many of the GL contributors and fans of Bob’s work.

  • 8 deborah matlack // Mar 22, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I am very happy to hear that a memorial service will be held for Bob, I will be there. Thank you very much!

  • 9 Eat It Brooklyn // Mar 26, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Unfortunately I will be out of town that weekend. I would’ve liked to have been there to pay my respects. Thanks to everyone organizing this most important event.

  • 10 Brooks of Sheffield // Mar 27, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I plan to attend.

  • 11 F Jasmin Adams // Mar 29, 2009 at 9:51 am

    Thanks. The donations to the organizations is especially good. I will be contributing.

  • 12 Lola Staar // Apr 4, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Thank you to everyone who organized this lovely afternoon! I was truly inspired by all of the thoughts, memories and stories. Bob was an amazing man who inspired and touched the lives of an extrordinary group of people. I feel so lucky to have known Bob and honored to be among such a fabulous group of intelligent, passionate and courageous activists, blogers, artists, family and friends this afternoon. thank you. It was a beautiful tribute to Bob’s life.