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What do exercise, fireworks and free food all have in common? They are all featured events at Prospect Park’s New Year’s Eve celebration, of course!

Come to Grand Army Plaza on Dec. 31 and give 2007 a healthy hello by participating in this year’s 3.3-mile "Fun Run," starting at 11:15 pm at the Grand Army Plaza entrance to the park. There are prizes for early registrants and the first male and female finishers. (For more info, go to Nothing keeps you warmer than hot chocolate and a brisk jog!

And for the less nimble among us, traditional New Year’s festivities begin at 11 pm with R&B music, donuts and hot drinks, courtesy of Borough President Marty Markowitz, who is co-sponsoring the event with Keyspan.

Prospect Park Alliance President Tupper Thomas will be giving free trolley tours of the "Prospect Park in Lights" display at 6:45 pm, 7:30 pm and 8:15 pm.

"Everywhere you look around Prospect Park will be bathed in light this year," Thomas told GO Brooklyn.

The fireworks begin at midnight, and best viewing locations include anywhere in Grand Army Plaza, inside the park on the West Drive, and along Prospect Park West between Grand Army Plaza and Ninth Street. So come out, bring your jogging shoes, and reward yourself with some hot chocolate and fireworks.

Says Thomas, "With all of this, the prospects for 2007 cannot be anything but bright!"

The New Year’s Eve celebration at Grand Army Plaza begins at 11 pm on Dec. 31, with fireworks at midnight. For more information on trolley tours, which continue on Jan. 6 and 7, and other Prospect Park events, call the hotline at (718) 965-8999 or visit

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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