Last Minute New Year’s Suggestions

The question was raised on Wednesday Open Thread: “Will there be fireworks for the New Year?” The answer is, “Yes.” There will be fireworks near Liberty Island (where the Statue stands) that can be watched from the Promenade. For those willing to make a short trip, there will be a large fireworks display in Prospect Park; it should also be visible from rooftops in Brooklyn Heights. More details in Gothamist.

Holiday weekends are always good for movie watching. Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry Street (corner of Orange) is showing Hyde Park on Hudson (featuring Bill Murray as FDR), Anna Karenina, and Hitchcock. Showtimes are here.

If you know of anything else going on around the neighborhood this New Year’s weekend and holiday, please add a comment and let our readers know.

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  • James


  • James

    You’re welcome.

  • Cathy


  • James

    Need a proofreader?

  • Claude Scales

    On this one, obviously, I did. Thanks for pointing out the typos, lady and gentleman.

  • AnnOfOrange

    Barge Music (

    December 31 • Monday, 7 pm
    $100 (must be prepaid; see note on Reservations page)
    New Year’s Eve Celebration
    Complimentary sparkling cider, cookies, and chocolate

    Bach Sonata No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1014
    Sonata No. 2 in A Major, BWV 1015
    Sonata No .3 in E Major, BWV 1016
    Sonata No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017
    Sonata No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1018
    Sonata No. 6 in G Major, BWV 1019

    Mark Peskanov, violin
    Steven Beck, piano