Coney Island Mermaid Parade Tomorrow


The 28th Annual Mermaid Parade begins tomorrow at 2 pm.

From the official site:

* The Parade will  start at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue                                                                                                                          * The Parade will roll east to West 10th Street
* at West 10th Street the Parade will turn south towards the boardwalk
* cars and motorized floats can park on West 10th Street
* At the Boardwalk, the marchers and push-pull floats will turn west and head towards Stillwell Ave.
* At Stillwell Ave. the Parade will disband
Founded in          1983 by Coney Island USA, the not-for-profit arts organization that also          produces the Coney island Circus Sideshow, the Mermaid Parade pays homage          to Coney Island’s forgotten Mardi Gras which lasted from 1903 to 1954,          and draws from a host of other sources resulting in a wonderful and wacky        event that is unique to Coney Island.

This year’s King Neptune is none other than Brooklyn native Adam Richman from the Travel Channel show Man vs. Food. Emmy Award winning host of Talk Stoop Cat Greenleaf will reign as Queen Mermaid.

Don’t forget to head over to Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay for Bensonhurst Bean’s Launch Party after the parade!


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