Posted in music on August 25, 2010

by BBG

Spike Lee & DJ Spinna at Michael Jackson's Birthday Bash last year (more here)
DJ Spinna

Michael Jackson still reigns as the King of Pop.

Thousands will gather in Prospect Park on Sunday at what would have been the musician's 52nd birthday for the second-annual "Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson" celebration.

"I'm looking forward to everyone from all corners of the world coming together to honor, pay respect and love the life of Michael Joseph Jackson," said filmmaker and one-time Fort Greene resident Spike Lee, who worked with Jackson on his video, "They Don't Care About Us," and is organizing the celebration for the second year.

Last year, fans packed the park to pay tribute to the man behind such hits as "Billie Jean," "Thriller" and "Beat It," who died last summer, sporting Thriller outfits, white gloves and digging out their Michael Jackson T-shirts.

Expect more of the same during the five-hour party, where DJ Spinna will play the pop genius's innumerable hits.

"It's going to be bigger and better this year," said Lee, who will be documenting this year's celebration with his production company, 40 Acres And A Mule. "People are going to come from all over the world." -[BrooklynPaper]

If there's one thing that DJ Spinna knows, it's a killer theme party. The mixologist's incredible work with Prince Vs Michael Jackson Soul Slam, (Stevie) Wonder-Full, The Jackson Family, 90s Indie Hip Hop, and countless others sets him apart as one of the great funk/groove/hip hop DJs in the area. The free event takes place on Sunday, August 29th in Prospect Park's Nethermead Field. It kicks off at noon and ends at 5:00 PM. Directions below.

The show is one (Gary Indiana with Joe Jackson) of many (9:30 Club in DC) tributes (a party in LA) happening (mjFanvention in Merriville, IN) around the US (Hueman bookstore in NYC).

More pictures from last year HERE. A pair of videos from Spike Lee and directions to the party are below...

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Reminder from Spike Lee to come to the Michael Jackson party

The 2nd Annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration

Brooklyn Loves MJ

Directions to Prospect Park, Nethermead Field:
The Nethermead is most accessible from the 16th Street and Prospect Park Southwest entrance, the Bartel-Pritchard entrance, the 9th Street entrance, the 3rd Street entrance or the Willink Entrance at Ocean and Flatbush Avenues.

By Public Transportation:
- F Train to 15th St./Prospect Park station or 7th Ave. station
- 2 or 3 Train to Grand Army Plaza station
- Q Train to Parkside Ave. station
- B-41 or B-71 Bus along Flatbush Ave. to Grand Army Plaza
- B-69 Bus along Prospect Park West
- B-75 Bus along 9th St. to 9th St. Entrance

By Car:
- From Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges: Take Flatbush Ave. to Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park West exit to 3rd, 9th or 15th St.
- From BQE: Take BQE to 38th St. exit, make left on 4th Ave. and right on any street between 14th St. and 3rd St. to Prospect Park West.

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Comments (27)

Hey Sal, how come they ain't no hipsters on on the wall?

Posted by the masked fauxhemian | August 25, 2010 10:42 AM

This year's only celebration of a life of a pedophile... ah gotta love brooklyn....

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 10:47 AM

NUTHING WAS EVER PROOVEN!!! MJ NEVVER TOUCHED LITTLE BOYS HE LOVED THEM LIKE A BIG BRUTHER OR DADDY WoULD!!! STOP PERPETCHUATING THIS LIE!!! YOUR SICK TO KEEP SUGGGESTING THIS SICK LIE ABOUT THE GREATES ENTERTAINER THIS UNIVERCE HAS EVER SEEN!!!


Just thought I'd beat the idiots to the punch. Can't think of Jackson anymore without throwing up a little.

Posted by soysalami | August 25, 2010 10:58 AM

i like turtles.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 11:01 AM

Re: NUTHING WAS EVER PROOVEN!!! MJ NEVVER TOUCHED LITTLE BOYS HE LOVED THEM LIKE A BIG BRUTHER OR DADDY WoULD!!! STOP PERPETCHUATING THIS LIE!!! YOUR SICK TO KEEP SUGGGESTING THIS SICK LIE ABOUT THE GREATES ENTERTAINER THIS UNIVERCE HAS EVER SEEN!!!

That really cracks me up.

The whole thing is going to be a huge cluster f#@$ but I'll probably end up there.

Posted by guuuurrrrllll | August 25, 2010 11:39 AM

rot in peace.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 11:58 AM

Will they be celebrating the black MJ or the white MJ?

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 12:44 PM

whatevs you fuck faces. rip king of pop

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 2:00 PM

jesus, what's wrong with you people. the comments are especially bad today. cant believe BV readers can't appreciate michael jackson on a level higher than youtube trolls. lol @ 10:42 though

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 2:16 PM

"Dangerous," indeed.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 2:40 PM

fuck off all serato dee jayz forever. ONLY VINYL IS REAL.
AND FUCK OFF MICHAEL JACKSON DIRTY FREAK REST IN PISS

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 4:03 PM

Unless you DJ vinyl, there's no fucking way you're "on the wheels of steel."

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | August 25, 2010 4:14 PM

MEHdophile

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 5:40 PM

for an established filmmaker, those videos promoting the event are terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 6:12 PM

Fuck MJ, let's celebrate that. Great artist but piece-of-trash human!

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 7:27 PM

Spike Lee...........................................................................................................................................................................................................Michael Jackson

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 7:32 PM

Fuck Spike Lee

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 8:40 PM

mehdophile was actually pretty clever. the guy really sees mehs in everything.

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 8:58 PM

^i see the meh in that last comment

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 9:33 PM

This blog should be called "Brooklyn MEHgan"

Posted by Anonymous | August 25, 2010 9:37 PM

Mehchal was only good for Off the Wall and Thriller, before the craziness went to far.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2010 12:54 AM

Tupper Thomas, have you gone crazy? Why are they having it at the Nethermead? Last year they *trashed* it -- the Nethermead wasn't meant to be trampled on by more than 10,000 people -- it is too small of an area. I don't understand why they just can't move it to the Bandshell area or the Long Meadow. The last time the park alliance let 3,000 people use the Nethermead this summer, people threw their used/broken bbq grills into Binnen Water (which is that little water way next to the Nethermead).

If you're there to celebrate MJ, fine. Just respect the park, people. There are park volunteers who have to clean up after you...

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2010 3:54 PM

Tupper Where?

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2010 4:22 PM

One day, and one day soon, the Internet will not be anonymous. Every hater will be exposed. Michael Jackson was not, and never been, a pedophile. Not one person-- none-- ever came up with any pedophile garbage until Michael: a) Started fighting Sony over his catalogue and royalty rights, and b) Stood up to Paul McCartney who wanted him to give back the Beatles catalogue, after Michael had legally and fairly bought it. Every liar and coward will be revealed one day soon. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MICHAEL! I'll be there on Sunday.

Posted by Debra | August 28, 2010 11:26 AM

Ever notice how there were no little girls at his ranch, only little boys.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2010 11:43 AM

PRINCE > MICHAEL JACKSON

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2010 11:58 AM

MJ was a good man. leave him alone now.

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2010 11:58 AM

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