Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson Block Party coming to Bed-Stuy on Saturday

August 25, 2016 By Scott Enman Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Spike Lee speaks at a block party he held this past April as a tribute to Prince. AP Photo/Shoun A. Hill
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Director Spike Lee is a man who recognizes musical greatness.

Just earlier this year, the famed Brooklyn director held a block party in tribute to the recently deceased singer and songwriter Prince.

News for those who live, work and play in Brooklyn and beyond

This weekend, Lee will be honoring another musical legend with his annual Michael Jackson block party.

The free party, slated for Aug. 27, is dubbed “Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson.” It will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street, which is also known as “Do the Right Thing Way,” named after Lee’s iconic film.

This will be Lee’s sixth annual birthday party for the late King of Pop, and with each passing year, the celebration seems to gain more popularity.

This year’s gathering will be co-hosted by Lee and rapper and radio host Sway. DJ Spinna will be providing the tunes all day long, and he will surely play some of Jackson’s classics.

Anticipation for the party is already growing this week; many attendees are using the #BKLovesMJ hashtag on Twitter and Facebook.

A spokesperson from Lee’s production company 40 Acres and Mule Filmworks could not be reached for comment by press time, but the company’s Facebook page assured its followers in a post that “DIS IZ GONNA BE EPIC.”

Jackson would be turning 58 on Monday, Aug. 29.

For more information on this weekend’s celebration, visit


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