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Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Block Party Returns to Brooklyn This Weekend

By Camille Bautista | August 22, 2016 4:08pm
 Director Spike Lee will host a free
Director Spike Lee will host a free "Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson" party on Aug. 27 in Bedford-Stuyvesant in celebration of the late pop star's 58th birthday.
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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — It’s a celebration in Bed-Stuy this weekend as director Spike Lee hosts his annual birthday party for the late King of Pop.  

“Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson” kicks off on Aug. 27 at Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street — the intersection also known as “Do the Right Thing Way.”

The free block party returns for its sixth year in the borough, hosted by Lee and rapper and radio host Sway, with tunes from DJ Spinna, according to a video announcement on the director’s Instagram page.

“DIS IZ GONNA BE EPIC,” the caption reads.

The festivities, which in previous years have been held at Restoration Plaza and Prospect Park, coincide with what would have been Jackson’s 58th birthday on Aug. 29.

At last year’s Bed-Stuy party, Lee unveiled “Do the Right Thing Way,” a street co-named after his iconic film.

A representative for 40 Acres and Mule Filmworks, the director’s production company, could not be immediately reached for comment.

“Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson” will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 12 to 6 p.m. on Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street.

For more information, visit the 40 Acres website here.