Helloooo Summer! We know it’s officially our favorite season because the Coney Island Mermaid Parade takes place next Saturday, June 20th, at 1 pm.
This beloved Brooklyn tradition began in 1983, and enthusiasm for the event has grown exponentially through the years. The cool thing about this procession? It’s not celebrating any one person, ethnicity or religion; it was created by artists for artists and is, in fact, the largest art parade in the country.
Over 3,000 creative folks will strut their stuff, show off their over-the-top looks and compete for prizes.
This year’s Queen Mermaid and King Neptune will be husband-and-wife performance artists Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser. The two actually first met while working in a burlesque show at Coney Island, so it will be a bit of a homecoming of sorts for them.
Guests–you will never have a more New York experience that this. It’s truly a blast. The parade will start at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue. Take the F, D, N or Q train to Stillwell Avenue.
Have a great weekend!
It will roll East to West 10th Street, the marchers and push pull floats will go to the Boardwalk and march to Steeplechase Plaza, where the Parade will disband. – See more at: http://www.coneyisland.com/mermaid-parade-faq#sthash.PMGJKVg7.dpuf
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