Posted in music on June 17, 2011
Mermaid Parade last year (more by Chris La Putt)
Siren might be gone, but the Mermaid Parade is returning to Coney Island this Saturday (6/18). The parade of scantily clad people starts at 2pm at West 21st St and Surf Ave and ends at Stillwell Ave.
This year's king and queen are Adam Richman from the Travel Channel's Man V. Food and Cat Greenleaf from the Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf. You might remember that last year it was Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson.
The official after party aka the Mermaid Parade Ball takes place at 7 PM at the New York Aquarium. The party features live music, burlesque, hula hoopers, DJS, magicians, and more. Tickets are on sale.
More details below...
Mermaid Parade Route
* 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
CONEY ISLAND USA IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE 9TH ANNUAL MERMAID PARADE BALL. THE OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY OF THE MERMAID PARADE!--
SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011
7:00PM - 11:30PM, (21 AND OVER)
NEW YORK AQUARIUM (OCEANIC DECK AND AQUA THEATER)
602 SURF AVE. @ WEST 8TH STREET
CONEY ISLAND, BROOKLYN, NY 11224
Calling all Mermaids, Mermen, and Spectators! Join us for the 2011 Mermaid Parade Ball, the Parade's official after party. We will celebrate the night together and listen to live music, watch burlesque, experience mermaids leaping out of the pool, watch a sea lion show, and catch great sideshow acts performed by some of New York City's most fantastic and unique performers.
Hosted by Adam The First Real Man.
Featuring Burlesque by Little Brooklyn, Creamy Stevens, Lefty Lucy, Kat Mon Dieu, Princess Pat, Fem Appeal, Nasty Canasta and Miss Dixievon Trixie
Go Go: LaMaia, Mary Cyn, Dangerrr Doll, Evelyn Vinyl, Sarah Hassan, Celia Next Time, Fifi Dupree, and Marni Halasa
Mermaids: Bambi the Mermaid, Julie Atlas Muz, Sita Lange and Sasha the Fire Gypsy
Hula Hoopers: Justina Flash, Cosmic Swirl, Sasha Fire Gypsy
Live Music by The Moto-Wrays, Labretta Suede and the Motel 6
DJ Fresh Prince of Darkness.
Special appearance by the cast of the 2011 Coney Island Circus Sideshow
Synchronized swimming show by the Gotham Synchro-Synchronized Swim Team
Walk around magicians; Danny T, Gary Dreifus and Lee Alan Barrett.
Luna Park's Lunatic Dance Team
And in a new innovation, we'll be announcing the Mermaid Parade winners at the Ball!