Fans of Spike Lee’s 1989 filmDo the Right Thing should mark June 30 on their calendars, and probably find a way to make it to New York City. Lee will be hosting a block party in honor of the 30th anniversary of his hit film, on the same block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood where it was shot. Indeed, the film was so iconic that Stuyvesant Avenue, between Lexington and Quincy, has been renamed “Do the Right Thing Way.”
The movie is an exploration of racial tensions in a Brooklyn neighborhood during a single summer day. It has been celebrated as one of Lee’s best, receiving nominations for Best Supporting Actor for Danny Aiello, and Best Original Screenplay for Lee. Many also believe it deserved a Best Picture and Best Director nod.
So on June 30, wear your best retro ‘80s outfit, and be prepared to get hit with a healthy dose of nostalgia. Much like Lee’s annual Michael Jackson party, and a Prince-themed party he hosted back in 2017, the event will be free and open to the public. It begins at 12:00 PM and will last until roughly 6:00 PM.
In an interview with TheWrap, Lee said, “It’s going to be lit.”