Mermaid Parade Saved!

Source: Debbie Egan via the New York Daily News
Source: Debbie Egan via the New York Daily News

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!