New York Commemorates the Life of Jeffrey Beers

More than 300 friends, family members, and associates of the late, brilliant mind behind hospitality institutions like Jay-Z's 40/40 club, BondST Hudson Yards, and Café Boulud gathered in New York to celebrate his life and career.

Earlier this past spring, friends, colleagues, and loved ones mourned the passing of Jeffrey Beers. On June 25, hundreds of the prolific hospitality architect’s dearest convened at Hudson Yards to honor him with a Celebration of Life gathering. Guests toasted his life with Belvedere vodka and Armand de Brignac champagne, and were treated to bites from Peter Luger Steakhouse and from chefs Costas Spiliadis, Daniel Boulud, and Michael Lomonaco—all of whom Beers collaborated with during his career. A seven “chapter” exhibition, focused on Beers’ love for the sea, glassblowing, wine, travel, his work, his family, and his early years, gave guests the opportunity to engage in a multifaceted exploration of his life and achievements. Photos by Matt Borkowski/BFA.

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