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Fireworks in Coney Island
For the fifth year in a row, the Macy's Firework Spectacular will be taking place in the Hudson River instead of the East River, thus benefitting people who live on the west side of Manhattan and New Jersey of all places, and giving a nice holiday flip-off to residents of Brooklyn and Queens. But you know what? Who cares? Not me. And not you. Because you can go watch fireworks down at Coney Island, in a free event brought to you by the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Alliance for Coney Island. Starting at 4:30, you can arrive at the Cyclones stadium (admission is free, but a donation will help Brooklyn Public Libraries and #ConeyRecovers) and enjoy everything from a pig roast to a huge beer selection to performances by the Brooklyn String Orchestra. The fireworks start at 9:00 and are bound to be just as magnificent as the ones in the Hudson. Probably even better, because in Coney Island, the backdrop is the Atlantic Ocean, whereas on the Hudson, the backdrop is the condos on the Jersey City shoreline.
MCU Park; 1904 Surf Avenue, Coney Island