The Lou Reed memorial, held November 14th at the Paul Milstein Pool and Terrace at Lincoln Center in Manhattan, was billed as "a gathering open to the public – no speeches, no live performances, just Lou's voice, guitar music and songs – playing the recordings selected by his family and friends."
Friends embrace while the Velvet Underground play in the background at the Lou Reed memorial.
The cold spell broke for the crowd at Lincoln Center – nothing but blue skys while Lou Reed's voice echoed through the park.
Laurie Anderson embraces a friend as the director Julian Schnabel stands by.
A man takes a moment to himself while Reed's voice surrounds the park
The crowd at the Lou Reed memorial bask in the sun, quietly listening to the music coming from speakers above.
Speakers blast Lou Reed's greatest hits into the park filled with fans and family at the Paul Milstein Pool and Terrace at Lincoln Center.
A man sitting alone sings along to every word booming from the speakers at the front of the park.
The crowd beginning to gather at the memorial.
Emotions went in waves, from celebrating his life to sadness over his death.
On the other side of the park, a man can still hear Reed's music as he sits alone for a while before returning to the event.
The crowd at the memorial.
Reed's wife, Laurie Anderson, speaking with close friends upon her arrival at the park.
Onlookers try to capture photos of Laurie Anderson as she talks with close friends at the memorial.
Though the memorial was a sad day, there were moments of dancing and celebration.
Devon Hynes of Blood Orange sits away from the crowd at the park, listening to the music.
A man sitting alone sings along to every word booming from the speakers.