THIS IS NOT A SPIKE LEE JOINT!
Spike Lee put Brooklyn on the map. Known as one of Hollywoodâ€™s most important and influential filmmakers, he has left an indelible mark in our music, lexicon, fashion and art.
BROOKLYN HONORS SPIKE LEE IS A MULTI-FACETED TRIBUTE, orchestrated by PlanIt Brooklyn, that invites the 5 Boroughs, and the world, to celebrate the breadth and scope of Leeâ€™s work and educate them about the impact he has had on popular culture. Through collaborations with respected Brooklyn entities, Brooklyn Honors Spike Lee sets a standard in innovation comparable to the quality and integrity of the cultural contributions demonstrated by the icon.
We invite New York residents, music legends and rising stars, film and television celebrities, entertainment industry leaders, trendsetters of the fashion world, fans, and â€¦ YOU, to the ultimate Spike Lee experience â€“ â€œmind â€“ body â€“ spiritâ€.
Weâ€™ve Gotta Have It!: Art Inspired by Spike Lee â€“ Salena Gallery, Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University, Thursday, June 25, 2009, 6PM
While Spike Lee is known for his moving images, his work has influenced a multitude of artists that cross genre, language, and border. During the exhibitionâ€™s opening art lovers will see Lee and his films as inspiration through ballpoint, chalk, oil paint, stencils and more.
The Man and the Brand: Spike Lee Panel â€“ Spike Lee Screening Room, Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University, Thursday, June 25, 2009, 7PM
A critically acclaimed panel that will discuss the indelible mark Lee has made on popular culture, with panelists including native Brooklyn television personalities, actors, academicians, entrepreneurs and entertainers.Â RSVP Here
Bugginâ€™ Out: Poetry Inspired by Spike Lee - Brooklyn Historical Society, Friday, June, 26, 2009, 7PM
â€œDo the Right Thingâ€ was laced with some of the most memorable lines and quotes of the 1980s. Through Sweet Dick Willie, Pino, Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X, Spike Lee used soul-stirring language to connect with audiences. This event will demonstrate the impact Leeâ€™s films have had on the revived art of spoken word.
He Got Game: Father & Son Basketball Tournament â€“ McLaughlin (Tillary) Park, Saturday, June 27, 2009, 5PM
This two-on-two tournament will include father (male guardian or mentor) and son teams (two-on-two) playing for the He Got Game Trophy. Participants will witness star-studded performances and a female basketball shoot-out, receive Brooklyn Honors Spike Lee giveaways, and family and friends in attendance are encouraged to picnic.Â REGISTER TO PLAY here
Do The Spike Thing: A Block Party â€“ MOVED TO A LATER DATE
Back in the day Spike Lee was known for throwing the most anticipated block parties in Brooklyn. Not only was the borough fast becoming a filmmakerâ€™s dream backdrop, it was slowly turning into the best place to gather on a warm summerâ€™s day. Done â€œDave Chappelle-Style,â€ participants are guided to an undisclosed location in Brooklyn, complete with live performances, â€œred carpet sightings,â€ and family-centered activities.
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