On Sept.10th - Michael Jackson Fans of NY came together to Celebrate Michael Birthday, to raise awareness for 2 charities - Shannon's Share and the UNICEF African Relief Effort! The place was the Riverwalk Grille on Roosevelt Island, NYC
We were honored to have the cast of the Lion King join us and they helped to encourage people to "GET SWABBED" for Shannon's Share , to register to be a bone marrow donor, in the hope they can help someone's life.
We sang, we danced ,we brunched, we laughed ,we cheered our "LIL MJ (JUAN)as he entertained the people in the restaurant and those just walking by, and there were "Michael" themed Raffle Prizes and tickets to Broadway's Lion King, Restaurant Gift Certificates, MICHAEL Cds and Michael DVDs etc...
We cheered when Tribute Performance Artist , Dominique performed a rousing rendition of Billie Jean!
And then, we headed to the Waterfront - to pay tribute to the 10th Anniversary of 30th Anniversary Concert and to pay homage to those people who lost their lives in 9/11.
The group stood along the waterfront along the Manhattan Skyline and sang " Heal the World" and then all of a sudden- the sun came out , right after that another emotional moment , when each member of the group released white balloons in the sky, in remembrance for Michael and the 9/11 angels.
Those glorious Balloons seemed to linger in the sky forever and climbed Higher and Higher!
It was an amazing gift to witness.
And then the MIRACLE came-- 3 clouds appeared ,
one by one - a heart shaped cloud,
then the letter "M" appeared
to make it real clear - that Michael was sending us a message - an image of MJ "posed on his toes"
There is a quote from the movie "The Color Purple" that goes like this " I think it pisses God off when you walk by the colour purple in a field and don't notice it. "
And it occurred to me what a blessing that moment was for all of us.
Those 3 clouds were there to be noticed and received by all of us.
A gift and a blessing.
I am so honored and happy that I was there to witness it.
A miracle from Michael.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort.
In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.” ....MICHAEL JACKSON