Prospect Park will start 2017 and the celebration of its 150th anniversary with a literal bang.
The New Year’s Eve event will be the 37th for the fireworks display. It will also be the first event in a year of celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the park. In honor of the occasion, the fireworks display will be larger than normal and there will be live entertainment and more festivities. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and the Prospect Park Alliance will speak.
“New Year’s Eve fireworks at Grand Army Plaza are truly a borough-wide celebration, and so it is fitting to host in Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s backyard,” said Prospect Park Alliance President Sue Donoghue in a prepared statement. “This year has special meaning to us, as it will formally kick off our 150th anniversary celebration of Prospect Park, which first opened to the public in 1867. We welcome revelers to come to the park to enjoy the gorgeous display.”
The festivities for the evening will kick off with live entertainment at 11 p.m. at Grand Army Plaza; the fireworks will begin at midnight. The best spots for viewing will be Grand Army Plaza and the northern portions of the streets ringing the park.
For more information or to RSVP to this free event here. Visitors are encouraged to post their photos of the evening to social media with the hashtag #ProspectPark150. Brownstoner is a media sponsor of the event.
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