Huzzah! The mermaids will be able to march down Surf Avenue after all. The Kickstarter campaign launched to save the annual event exceeded its $100,000 goal.
The parade was in danger of becoming another victim of Superstorm Sandy after event organizers having sank all their cash in rebuilding. Tim Pendrell, a development director for Coney Island USA, expressed relief and happiness to Gothamist at the news of the parade’s continuation.
“We’re really excited. When we started this a month ago, we had no idea if it was going to work out,” Pendrell said. “To be able to cover our shortfall is amazing.”
Amazing indeed. I can’t wait to see all the crazy costumes, pretty ladies and other strange attractions expected to roll out on June 22 at 1 p.m. See you there!