New year, old custom: New Year’s Eve fireworks show to return to Prospect Park

Prospect Park is prepared to ring in 2023 – with the long-awaited return of their annual New Year’s Eve fireworks, which have been on pause since 2020.

For 40 years, hundreds of Brooklynites have celebrated the arrival of a brand new year at a blinding fireworks show in Brooklyn’s Backyard. But, for the final two years, the show has been suspended as a pandemic precaution.

But, at midnight on Dec. 31, fireworks will as soon as once more gentle up the sky at Grand Army Plaza, the Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso introduced final week.

“It’s not a Brooklyn New Year’s Eve without fireworks in Prospect Park,” Reynoso stated in an announcement. “What an honor it is to team up with Prospect Park Alliance to bring this beloved Brooklyn tradition back for another year, my first as president of the greatest borough in the world.”

The spectacular New Year’s Eve gentle show in 2019.File photograph

The free, colourful show might be produced by Santore’s World Famous Fireworks. Past celebrations have featured free stay music and scorching drinks to keep off the chilly climate.

“The New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Grand Army Plaza are truly a boroughwide celebration, and so it is fitting to host them in Brooklyn’s Backyard, Prospect Park,” stated James Snow, interim president of the Prospect Park Alliance. “We are thrilled to welcome revelers back for the first time in two years to come to the park to enjoy the gorgeous display, which would not be possible without the support of Borough President Antonio Reynoso, and we thank him.”

Festivities will kick off at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31, at Grand Army Plaza, and the ultimate fireworks might be lit at 12:30 a.m. Admission is free, although Brooklynites are inspired to RSVP upfront.

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