Friends and family of writer, artist and East Village figure Yuri Kapralov will hold a memorial at Six Street Community Center (638 East 6th Street between Avenues B and C) tonight at 7:00 p.m.
Kapralov died of a stroke on 27 August following a battle with liver disease.
His memoir, Once There Was A Village, focuses on Alphabet City in the late 1960s and offers important insights into the local Polish, Ukrainian, Russian and Carpatho-Russian (Rusyn) communities.
For more on Kapraov, see his obituary from the Villager, "Yuri Kapralov, a 'grandfather' of E.V. counterculture"
Previously on Slavs of New York! Books: Once There Was a Village and Yuri Kapralov dies at 73