BROOKLYN — Fireworks over Prospect Park are a New Year’s Eve tradition, and Brooklynites will once again be able to ring in the new year with a choice of two fireworks displays — the glorious display at Grand Army Plaza and a more distant midnight show over the Statue of Liberty.
Grand Army Plaza’s celebration kicks off around 11 p.m. with entertainment and hot refreshments; fireworks go up from midnight to 12:15 a.m. at the Long Meadow. The best viewing locations are within Grand Army Plaza, along West Drive in Prospect Park, and along Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and Ninth Street.
Borough President Marty Markowitz is sponsoring the celebration.
The Statue of Liberty midnight fireworks, orchestrated by the Grucci family, can be seen from any location along the Brooklyn waterfront with a view of the sky over the statue, including parts of Red Hook, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway.
If the location seems particularly well suited for a party cruise, there are several — including one by the firework’s sponsor, Circle Line Sightseeing Yachts.
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