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Where to watch fireworks in NYC for the rest of the year

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Jennifer Picht

Didn't get the ideal firework photo for your Instagram this Independence Day? Don't sweat it. Fourth of July may be over, but there are still plenty of opportunities to see a spectacular fireworks display in NYC before the end of the year. You can watch the night sky come alive with sparkling bursts of color by taking a trip to Coney Island or a medley of other venues across town. 

Coney Island Fireworks at Coney Island Boardwalk; Friday nights through Sept 1 at 9:30pm
Coney Island hosts free, sensational fireworks every Friday night through September 1. Grab a frank and get yourself a comfortable spot on the boardwalk to celebrate the end of the work-week every week.

NY Marathon Opening Ceremony; Central Park; Nov 3 4:45pm–7pm  
Just a few days before the marathon, there's a free and open-to-the-public opening ceremony to pump up the runners before race day. The event (hosted by United Airlines) starts with a pre-show concert, followed by the Parade of Nations, which showcases runners from around the world. A firework display sponsored by Poland Springs will end the night with a bang (literally). 

NYRR Midnight Run at Central Park Bandshell; Dec 31 at midnight
If you prefer to ring in 2018 in a healthy and proactive way instead of pounding flutes of champagne only to make out with a total stranger (no judgments), then join the New York Road Runners for a midnight run. There will be music and dancing with a countdown to midnight, and a gorgeous firework display.  

New Year’s Eve Fireworks at Prospect Park Grand Army Plaza; Dec 31 at 11pm 
This annual firework display is held at the ever-beautiful Prospect Park and includes live entertainment from bands and DJs. Warm up with a hot chocolate served at Grand Army Plaza just before the show. 

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