He’ll be there to lecture you: Jermaine Jackson coming to Red Hook’s Fairway Market

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Michael Jackson’s big bro is coming to Red Hook.

Jermaine Jackson, the late King of Pop’s older brother, will make an appearance at Fairway Market on Van Brunt street on Nov. 6, the gourmet grocery chain announced Wednesday.

The Jackson Five singer with standout vocal parts in “I’ll Be There” and “I Want You Back” is coming to the massive grocery outlet for a reason that is not at all germane to singing timeless pop hits, unless you count the fact that belting out tunes can make you parched. Jackson will talk to shoppers about Vita Water, a bottled water company that claims to bring clean water to communities bearing the brunt of the global water crisis.

Heavy-duty topics, to be sure, but patient fans, puzzled shoppers, and water justice activists alike will be rewarded at the end of the lecture with an opportunity to get the John Hancock of a man who put an indelible signature on American popular music. Or at least one-fifth of one.

Jermaine Jackson at Fairway Market [480-500 Van Brunt St. near Reed Street in Red Hook, (718) 254–0923,]. Nov. 6, 3 pm–4 pm.

Reach reporter Natalie Musumeci at or by calling (718) 260-4505. Follow her at
Updated 10:16 pm, July 9, 2018
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John Wasserman from Windsor Terrace says:
I will certainly be there for this event, if you won't mind my being there. I can only hope that Tito will stop teasing about this, in the other papers. I shall see you there. John Wasserman
Oct. 31, 2013, 12:29 am
Or from Yellow Hook says:
" global water crisis. "

Oct. 31, 2013, 8 am
Koohder from Red Hook says:
A neighborhood in endless turmoil with misguided and tainted figureheads gasping for significance while running smack in the face of gentrification and sterilization.

Jermaine Jackson comming to Red Hook to sell "Vita Water", you've got to be kidding. This place is loosing any level of the self respect it had as a working class community.

Global water crisis brought to you by "Fairway and Vita Water". Is there any limit to the level of stupidity the market place will bear for companies like these to sell us $0.00 in a bottle. At least the medicine man pretended his mystery water did something. These guys admit there selling water in a bottle; and we buy it - literally & figuratively. What dopes we've become.
Oct. 31, 2013, 9:31 am
Or from Yellow Hook says:
Global Water Crisis!

And I just got thru sweeping up the sky that fell this morning!
Oct. 31, 2013, 1:21 pm
Mark from Red Hook says:
There is a global water crisis looming, that's true. Jermaine dude gotta stop with the Michael wardrobe--HE can't pull it off--also true.
Oct. 31, 2013, 4:22 pm
Or from Yellow Hook says:
Well Mark, if you buy enough bottles of Vita Water, it'll be ok then!
Oct. 31, 2013, 4:59 pm
Rufus Leaking from BH says:
He can sing "I Want You Back" by the bottle deposit machine.
Oct. 31, 2013, 6:14 pm
Ed from Bay Ridge says:
Guess the music thing didn't work out for him.
Oct. 31, 2013, 7:04 pm

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