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Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson birthday party happening near Prospect Park West (the possible future HBO show topic)

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It is official: Spike Lee‘s party in honor of Michael Jackson‘s birthday will be held in Brooklyn, but in Prospect Park, not in Fort Greene Park.

The party will take place at the Nethermead, a meadow in the center of Prospect Park, according to an e-mail message from a city official on Friday.

The date, Aug. 29, which would have been the singer’s 51st birthday, and the time, from noon to 5 p.m., remain unchanged.
[NY Times]

The much larger park was selected in anticipation of the 10,000 people expected for the event. “The Nethermead is most accessible from the 16th Street and Prospect Park Southwest entrance, the Bartel-Pritchard entrance, the 9th Street entrance…” More directions below.

It’s a big week for Spike Lee. In addition to being involved with this party, his “Passing Strange” movie just came out, sort of, maybe (you can catch it at the IFC Theater).

Another Michael Jackson birthday tribute show is happening in NYC on August 29th at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square. At that event, Q-Tip (who is DJing) and guests Mark Ronson and DJ Spinna will bring, among other things, “never-before-heard remixes of Michael Jackson hits.” Tickets are still on sale.

The biggest show of all scheduled for that date, Michael Jackson’s funeral in LA, has been postposted until September 3rd.

Prospect Park WestAnd in other Prospect Park West news

If Carrie Bradshaw and her “Sex and the City” cohorts ever felt lonely in their single-gal lives, at least it was because they actually lived alone. But in Amy Sohn’s new chick-lit tome “Prospect Park West,” which hits stores Sept. 1, once-glamorous city lasses still feel abandoned. Only now they’re isolated in loveless marriages, raising kids they resent.

The book has already been optioned by HBO and Sarah Jessica Parker‘s production company. The story, which focuses on four stroller moms, from Brooklyn’s Park Slope, is touted as fodder for “SATC: The Next Generation.” [NY Post]

I hope that TV show never happens. Directions to Saturday’s free park party are below…

Michael Jackson – Lisa It’s Your Birthday (Authentic)

Directions

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. Click here to view this location on our Interactive Map.

By Public Transportation: (MTA map)
• 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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