Posted in NYC | music on May 23, 2013

Mermaid Parade flyer

As mentioned, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade was in danger of not happening this year, due to new costly regulations and restrictions (and Hurricane Sandy). We posted already that Amanda Palmer is headlining a Save the Mermaid Parade benefit that's happening on Saturday (5/25) at Bowery Ballroom. Since we originally posted about it, the line-up of talent has expanded and now includes Mina Caputo (formerly Life of Agony singer Keith Caputo), Spanking Charlene, Beautiful Small Machines and a "rare guitar solo" from infamous film director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, King of New York). Tickets are $25 and still available.

Meanwhile, the Save the Mermaid Parade Kickstarter is still kicking, currently at $83,486 of its $100,000 goal with 11 days to go.

With things looking positive, the Mermaid Parade has announced its 2013 King and Queen: Judah Friedlander (who did a Save the Parade PSA) and Carole Radziwill (princess, journalist and Real Housewife of New York). This year's parade, assuming everything works out for them, will happen June 22 at 1 PM, beginning at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue.

In other news, Weird Al Yankovic just announced that Amanda Palmer will guest on his new album. So there's something to look forward to.



Comments (7)

Amanda Palmer is a bad choice. She will just scare everyone away!

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2013 7:04 PM

they have incontinent, naked octogenarians with leprosy walking down the middle of the street, and you're worried that Amanda Palmer is going to wreck it? This is the one thing that she can't make worse, the only thing in the universe that could possibly make her appear better by contrast

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2013 11:23 PM

Amanda Palmer sent me here because I am in the 14-21 demographic and am impressionable and nobody understands me and I want to fit in.

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2013 1:20 PM

this is the worst fucking thing ever

Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2013 1:21 PM

Mo' Tittties
Mo' Tittties


I wish I could make a costume and be a sea god and lick salty fruits of the sea.



Posted by Anonymous | May 24, 2013 1:52 PM

Got to agree about Amanda Palmer. I was worried she blackmailed the organizers into making her Queen but thank God no. I can just avoid the benefit.

Posted by anonymouse | May 24, 2013 3:16 PM

Like Abel's sense off humor! Bad lieutenant and King of New York are in my top ten off all time movies.

Posted by Ocoliso | October 1, 2014 3:45 PM

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