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52 years ago Michael Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana but today the late King of Pop was a native New Yorker.

With some help from Spike Lee, thousands of Michael Jackson fans converged on Nethermead Field in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to celebrate his life and music.

DJ Spinna, who is known around the world for his MJ tribute parties, moved the crowd with a mix of classics and rarities.

Chad Coleman and Jamie Hector from The Wire as well as Snoop and Warren G were among the many celebrities in attendance but the afternoon was all about the fans.

Spontaneous “Thriller” dance sequences popped off across the crowd and MJ impersonators braved the 95 degree heat in full make-up and wardrobe–down the to the socks. Party-goers came dressed in their favorite sequined gloves, hats, masks  zipper jackets and even outfits from The Wiz, one of Jackson’s few feature film appearances.

Check out’s clip and photos  below and let us know about any MJ Birthday parties that went down in your town!


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