Coney Island announces free fireworks on the Fourth of July

Need some last minute Fourth of July plans? The Brooklyn Cyclones and the Alliance for Coney Island are teaming up to host an Independence Day celebration and fireworks show tomorrow, Thursday, July 4 at MCU Park.

Although the Brooklyn Cyclones will be on the road in Aberdeen, M.d. the ballpark will be open to the public for FourthFest, an Independence Day celebration. Admission is free, however donations will be accepted to benefit the Brooklyn Public Library and ConeyRecovers, an initiative of local organizations working in partnership to assist with the recovery of the Coney Island community.

The gates will be open at 4:30 p.m. and all ballpark concessions and restrooms will be available to the public. During the event, attendees can enjoy:

• A pig roast presented by Thomas Joseph Catering
• “Beers of New York” Beer Garden
• A special performance by the String Orchestra of Brooklyn
• Live music from oldies and Top 40 cover bands
• Family activities including the “Fastest Arm in Brooklyn Competition” on the Brooklyn Cyclones speed pitch

The event will culminate with a tremendous Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza at 9 p.m., preceded by a performance from the Brooklyn String Orchestra.

Fourth of July in Coney Island kicks off with the world-renowned Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest beginning at 1 p.m. at the Original Nathan’s of Coney Island located on Stillwell Avenue.

Free admission and fireworks, so if you are sticking around the Brooklyn area, this could be fun to check out 🙂

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