Get Ready for a Leonard Cohen Lunch Hour

Monday Dec. 5 at Hearst Plaza.

The Monday blues will never feel so good.

On Dec. 5, from noon to 4 p.m. at Lincoln Center’s Hearst Plaza, New Yorkers will be offered the chance to gather together in memory of Leonard Cohen. Organized by Lincoln Center’s Public Programming Department and producer Hal Willner, the tribute will feature songs by Cohen played over a high-grade PA system.

The event, which is similar to the one Lincoln Center organized in honor of Lou Reed, is one of many unfolding in memory of the departed 82-year-old troubadour. In San Francisco this past Sunday, Cohen’s recent biographer Sylvie Simmons co-organized a concert held at The Chapel. The performance above, by Tim Bluhm, is from that event.

Next Tuesday, a similar type of celebration will be held at the Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center in New Orleans. And on Dec. 15, a bash with blessings from Cohen’s family is set for to be held in Cohen’s native city of Montreal.

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