How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2016 in Brooklyn

Photo by Andrew Gardner via Prospect Park Alliance


    If you’re looking for something to do in Brooklyn for New Year’s, you’ve got no shortage of options to ring in 2017.

    Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Prospect Park
    2017 is the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park’s existence, and Brooklyn is kicking it off with a literal bang. There will be midnight fireworks at Grand Army Plaza, and the show will be bigger than ever. The best spots for viewing are along the roads that ring the northern part of the park.

    Musical Evenings
    You’ve got plenty of choices to ring in the New Year with song and dance, and you don’t have to leave Brooklyn to make that happen.

    In Williamsburg, The Knitting Factory will be hosting a party with a DJ and an open bar for an hour, with tickets for $50. Syndicated will also be hosting a musically-themed New Year’s — the party is titled “Purple Rain” and costumes themed around the late, great Prince are encouraged. There’s even a “Boogie Nights” themed party at Videology, with the movie playing in the background.

    Coney Commotion
    Coney Island is always a great place for Brooklyn fun, and New Year’s is no exception. It’s hosting a big extravaganza that includes a laser show, a fire display, and a parachute jump leading to the midnight ball drop. Tickets for the show start at $40.

    If you’re looking for free Coney Island fun, that’s also available. The Alliance for Coney Island is putting on an evening of live entertainment, rides, ice skating and midnight fireworks.

    Warehouse Parties
    If you’re looking to really go wild ringing in the new year, consider Bang On!, one of the biggest warehouse parties in the borough. There’s even a warehouse after party if you’re looking to party until 10 a.m., but you’ll have to wait for tickets at the door of Sunset Park’s Brooklyn Hangar.

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