Prospect Park Brooklyn Celebrates 150 Years with New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2016-17 by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino
Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York celebrates its 150th Anniversary with New Year’s Eve midnight fireworks, December 31, 2016, 11pm.
A rare 1870 example of Vaux & Olmstead’s map of Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Issued shortly after its 1867 completion.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for this annual fireworks celebration. This year holds even more significance as it kicks off the celebration of the park’s 150th anniversary with more fireworks, live music, and much more. Locations for viewing the fireworks include Grand Army Plaza, the park’s West Drive, and along Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and Ninth Street. The event is free.
Prospect Park, the 585-acre green heart of Brooklyn, is arguably the best park in New York City, even its famed designers, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert B. Vaux, considered it their masterpiece. Its the largest public park in Brooklyn, and receives over 8 million visitors annually. It’s surrounded by landmarks such as the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, The Barclay Center, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The park was completed on October 19, 1867.
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