Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams on Wednesday announced plans for grand New Year’s Eve celebrations in Coney Island and Prospect Park for the third year in a row, giving Brooklynites greater access to free family-friendly festivities.
The events will be hosted by Adams, in partnership with the Alliance for Coney Island, with lead sponsorship from Council Member Mark Treyger; One Brooklyn Fund Inc.; and T-Mobile.
Promotional support will be provided in part by the NYC & Company Foundation.
Adams said the third annual New Year’s Eve celebration in Coney Island will be highlighted by a digital “burst” of lights to ring in 2017 from the iconic Parachute Jump.
He said this year’s Coney Island event at Steeplechase Plaza will once again complement his ongoing support of the 37th annual fireworks and festivities held at Grand Army Plaza, staged in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance, with sponsorship from Visa.
Festivities will begin in Coney Island at 6:00 pm, while the party at Prospect Park will commence at 11:00 pm, Adams said.
“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,” Adams said. “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!”
Both Coney Island and Prospect Park will ring in the New Year with celebrations that will include fireworks, live entertainment and hot chocolate, Adams said.
He said Coney Island will countdown to 2017 with the digital “burst” from the Parachute Jump, while 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.”
“Once again, the People’s Playground will play host to what is fast becoming a beloved annual tradition: New Year’s Eve, the Coney Island way,” Treyger said.
“Thousands of people will converge on our beloved boardwalk, beneath the peak of the iconic Parachute Jump, to enjoy all of the sights, sounds, tastes, and thrills that Coney Island has to offer,” he added. “I can’t wait to greet that crowd and join them in welcoming 2017.
“It is a pleasure to work with Borough President Adams, State Senator Savino, Assembly Member Harris, the Alliance for Coney Island, and all of the local organizations that are working hard to make Coney Island the place to be when the clock strikes midnight,” Treyger continued.