New Year's Eve in Prospect Park


Everything you need to know about the most extraordinary NYE celebration in Brooklyn

On New Year’s Eve in Prospect Park, you can expect fireworks—literally. Residents, friends, and family are kicking of the new decade with a bang. The spectacular celebration, put on by Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, is sure to be a great night in the iconic park.

Every year, Brooklyn gets a little bit brighter when tens of thousands of attendees come to watch the fireworks light up the plaza at the stroke of midnight. There aren’t just a few bursts and illuminations—there’s an entire show! You can see the beautiful scene from blocks away, but we recommend arriving early and getting front row seats to see the lights inside the plaza, which will be launched off the lawn.

Afterward, live entertainment will be provided by the Brooklyn-native group Quintessential Playlist, who has performed at various fairs throughout the area. Have a great time dancing and swaying to the music with your loved ones. All ages are welcome to this highly-rated and recommended event. Now in its 39th year, this family-friendly party is one of the city’s most popular and beloved celebrations. This year, it will usher in a wonderful start to the 20s!

When is It?

The event is on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019 from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Where is It?

The celebration takes place in Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York, NY. According to TimeOut, the best viewing locations for the fireworks display include “anywhere in Grand Army Plaza, inside the park on the West Drive, and along Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and 9th Street.”

How Much Does it Cost?

The event is free and open to the public. Come with an umbrella if needed—it takes place rain or shine! You can RSVP here.

Where Should I Park, or Which Subway Route Should I Take?

TripSavvy laid out the best parking and transportation options pretty well. Check them out here

What Should I Bring? 

  • Blankets to bundle up in
  • Lawn chairs to sit on (if you arrive early and there is enough space)
  • Camera to capture the fun
  • Snacks and water in case you work up an appetite
  • Your friends and family!

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*Image: Prospect Park Alliance

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