Celebrate the King of Pop at Spike Lee’s Annual Michael Jackson Block Party

The fedora Jackson wore during the Victory Tour. Image via the Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

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Mark the birth of the pop music king in Brooklyn style, with a Bed Stuy block party.

Spike Lee, the director of classic Brooklyn films “Do the Right Thing” and “Crooklyn,” not to mention borough brand entrepreneur, is hosting his eighth annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson block party on August 25. The party, which has drawn large crowds in past years, honors the music of Jackson, who was born on August 29, 1958 and passed away in 2009.

OUR 8TH ANNUAL BROOKLYN LOVES MICHAEL JACKSON BLOCK PARTY SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, August 25th from 12 NOON - 7PM Do The Right Thing Way - Stuyvesant Ave. Between Lexington Ave. And Quincy Street THIS IS A FREE PUBLIC EVENT #BKLovesMJ

Lee posted a save the date announcement for the event yesterday on Instagram and Facebook. Full details are to come, but the free public event will take place in Bed Stuy on Saturday, August 25, from noon to 7 p.m. on Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street.

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