Posted in NYC | burlesque | pictures on June 25, 2012

photos by Sachyn Mital

Mermaid Parade 2012

The 2012 Mermaid Parade saw another set of folks in various degrees of nakedness make their way down Surf Ave and the boardwalk this Saturday (6/23). Here are some pictures from the day's festivities. More below....

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Comments (28)

Is there any snatch on display there, or is it all body paint and bikini bottoms?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 5:28 PM

look at me!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 5:43 PM

nice pics but I'd like to see some ass shots.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 5:52 PM

Boy Brooklyn's going downhill fast, first the Nets, now a parade of losers, whats next the Islanders?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 5:57 PM

What a freak show. Is this the "culture" that Brooklyn is always boasting about?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 6:03 PM

Is mermaid always naked like that??

Cartoon pics more respectful than those.

Posted by FinalDown | June 25, 2012 6:21 PM

I'm all for people dressing up and acting weird but I dunno, I don't care about this parade at all. What's the point? Why is OWS there? People get so psyched for this, I don't understand why.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 6:23 PM

@623

the point is getting dressed up, acting weird, and having fun. the point is it celebrates the beginning of summer. the point is a lot of people enjoy it. think of it as the theatre of the absurd. it's no different than the halloween parade or thousands of drunk frat boy santas stumbling around at x-mas.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 6:34 PM

hate to break it to you guy, but all parades are dumb as shit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 6:42 PM

dearest jackass who keeps asking when things started ... a quick search on wiki will give you that answer: The tradition of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade began in 1983.

k? good. now whut the fuck up.

also, dearest cliche ... why are you always so true. those who appear naked, are often the ones we really don't want to see naked.

sigh.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 7:18 PM

NYC used to be a place where nobody gave a shit what the next person was doing. Thats obviously changed... Welcome to NYC, Ohio.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 7:37 PM

little risque to bring your kids to, no?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 7:38 PM

This is just harmless trashy fun and anyone mocking it needs to re-direct their bile toward something truly moronic like NO PANTS DAY or Idiotarod.

Having said that, how come only fatties get their tits out?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 8:18 PM

Not enough naked tiddays.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 8:32 PM

The hummus day parade is the tits.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 8:41 PM

The Shins

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 8:46 PM

@738

Only if you are a religious fanatic, super uptight about nudity, or people expressing themselves in a non-conformist way.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 9:18 PM

i love that phrase, the tits.

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fuckin' billyburgers are the tits.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 10:15 PM

look at meh

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2012 10:59 PM

Would sure love to see pics of you critics on here? Oh yeah, that's not happening, cause you're all hideous jerkoffs hiding behind their ipads.

Posted by Bunch of jerkoffs | June 26, 2012 12:09 AM

Faptastic photos!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 9:12 AM

@557 this has been going on far before you were here

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 9:58 AM

never liked parades

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 1:46 PM

So fucking lame!

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 1:47 PM

These photos look desaturated. Seems a bit silly to document such a colorful event and then drain the images of their color in post.

Posted by Aaron | June 26, 2012 1:56 PM

Picture #73 is me! I'm a makeup artist and would love to have this short for my portfolio. Can you email me the original? Thanks!

Posted by Arwen | June 27, 2012 5:52 PM

I love this. Would love to see this live.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 4:11 PM

the 10th pic is defenetly the best looool

Posted by ait ben haddou | December 31, 2013 12:01 PM

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