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 www.slopesports.com/event.html.)
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 www.prospectpark.org.
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010