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Mermaid Parade 2018
Photo credit: Sachyn Mital
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Amanda Palmer on The Mermaid Parade: “best day ever” (more pics)

”Surrounded by so many of our friends and loved ones and so many artists and creative hearts. PEACE IN OUR KINGDOM - let it rain sunshine and rain on all people and fish forever and ever”

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The 2018 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
photo by Amanda Hatfield
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The 2018 Coney Island Mermaid Parade in pics

The 36th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade brought thousands to the streets and boardwalk of Coney Island, Brooklyn to celebrate summer, nautical mythology, creativity, and letting ones freak flag fly.

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The 2017 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
photo by Amanda Hatfield
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Coney Island Boardwalk declared “scenic landmark”

However, the move may not save the iconic wooden boardwalk from being replaced with plastic and concrete.

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Category: Music News, NYC Tags: ,
photo via Luna Park
photo via Luna Park
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Coney Island fireworks 2018 schedule: every Friday & after some Cyclones games

Coney Island in the summer is a NYC tradition, with rides, the sideshows, some concerts, food, and fireworks...

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John Maus
photo credit: Maria Jose Govea / Red Bull / Content Pool
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John Maus took over Wonder Wheel Amusement Park in Coney Island (pics)

Part of the 2018 Red Bull Music Festival, there were also jugglers, clowns, palm readers, eyeball balloons, smoke machines galore, and of course lots of music including Maus, Geneva Jacuzzi, Gary War, and more.

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Jawbreaker at Brooklyn Steel
photo by Amanda Hatfield
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Jawbreaker playing Coney Island & Asbury Park! (get tix early via a BrooklynVegan presale)

The Boys Are Back in Town!

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Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer
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Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman are Queen & King of the 2018 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

The 36th edition of the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade happens on June 16, 2018.

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Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year's Day Plunge - 2018
photo by Amanda Hatfield
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Coney Island Polar Bear New Year’s Day Swim 2018 in pics

2018 got off to a very cold start in Coney Island, with temperatures topping out around 17 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold didn't deter the Coney Island Polar Bear Club, who attracted hundreds to their annual New Year's Day plunge, wearing costumes, bathing suits, and their clothes, to take a dip into the frigid Atlantic.

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hennypalooza
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Ja Rule headlining “Hennypalooza” in Coney Island this weekend

Ja Rule, whose last association with a festival on a beach didn't go so well, will headline the latest edition of Hennypalooza in NYC this Saturday (9/9) at Coney Island Art Walls...

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Slick Rick
Slick Rick (photo by Isaac Brekken)
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SummerStage adds 4 Coney Island shows (one with Slick Rick, EPMD & more)

It was revealed earlier this month that the City Parks Foundation (the people behind SummerStage) and Globe Star Media-N-Entertainment saved the free concert series that happen in Coney Island and Wingate Park. The Wingate Park series wrapped up yesterday (8/22), and the Coney Island series was announced today...

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