A Brooklyn New Year's Eve

Brooklyn is hottest place to spend New Year's Eve with a ball drop in Coney Island and a 150th anniversary fireworks show that rivals anything around the world.

A Brooklyn New Year's Eve

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Beyond South Brooklyn

Real New Yorkers know that Brooklyn is hottest place to spend the coolest night of the year. Come join a one-of-a-kind New Year's Eve party along Coney Island's historic Riegelmann Boardwalk or come to Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park for the 150th anniversary fireworks show that rivals anything around the world.

“We have built an incredible New Year’s Eve tradition here in our borough, leaving no doubt as to where is the best place on the planet to ring in 2017,” said Borough President Adams. “There are two types of people: Those who celebrate the New Year in Brooklyn, and those who wish they could. Make sure to be one of the lucky ones!”

Prospect Park kicks off the celebration of the 150th anniversary year of the opening of Brooklyn's majestic park created by designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux  with fireworks, ice skating, live music, hot chocolate and more.

Prospect Park will feature music from DJ C. Live and the Brooklyn Mash It Up Band at Grand Army Plaza that leads into a bigger-than-ever pyrotechnic display. Grand Army Plaza, West Drive in Prospect Park and Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and 95th Street are the best places to see the spectacular fireworks show.

“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 Sue Donoghue, president of the Prospect Park Alliance. “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, even though construction continued for another seven years, and it was an unparalleled success. Today, Prospect Park is visited by over 10-million people per year. After 150 years, 2017 is going to be a banner year in the park's history.

For the third straight year, Coney Island will present its own version of Times Square with a ball drop from the iconic Parachute Jump on the boardwalk.

Situated on the Atlantic Ocean, it is a unique destination to bring in the New Year. An LED ball drop will be simulated on the Parachute Jump, along with a stunning 3D laser light show and a circus sideshow fire finale. Abe Stark Skating Rink, B&B Carousell, Deno’s Wonder Wheel, and Thunderbolt roller coaster will be open and free of charge starting at 6:00 PM on New Year’s Eve. The New York Aquarium will have special extended hours of operations until 9:00 PM.

On New Year's Day, the celebration continues at Coney Island with the Polar Bear Club entering the Atlantic Ocean for their annual start of the New Year at 1:00pm SHARP. And Deno's Wonder Wheel will be open with fifty percent of all ticket sales on New Year’s Day donated to the Coney Island Polar Bear Club. "This is a ‘cool’ way to kick off the New Year as we also look ahead to our 100th anniversary in 2020,” said Dennis Vourderis, co-owner of Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park.