photo: 2014 Mermaid Parage (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Mermaid Parade

The 33rd Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade happens Saturday, June 20 and this year's King and Queen are husband-and-wife freakshow/burlesque performers Mat Fraser (who was on the last season of American Horror Story) and Julie Atlas Muz (who has, among other things, performed at the Whitney Biennial and has opened for Psychic TV). The Parade starts at 1 PM and goes from West 21st and Surf Avenue, rolling to West 10th Street, then to the Boardwalk and finishing at Steeplechase Plaza. If you'd like to be in it, you can register through June 18. Unfortunately there is no Mermaid Ball afterparty this year. Poster for this year's Parade is below.

June 20 will also have fireworks, happening after the Brooklyn Cyclones season opener which is against the Staten Island Yankees. The night before (Friday, 6/19) will kick off Coney Island's summer fireworks series, which will happen every Friday through September 4. Friday night fireworks start at 9:30 PM and are shot off from the beach. There will also be fireworks after eight Saturday Brooklyn Cyclones games, plus fireworks on Thursday, July 2 which will also be after a Cyclones game. Full 2015 Coney Island fireworks schedule is below.



Coney Island Fireworks 2015 Schedule

~~Every Friday June 19 - September 4~~


Saturday, June 20 - BROOKLYN CYCLONES HOME OPENER - vs. Staten Island Yankees - Post-Game Fireworks

Saturday, June 27 - vs. Connecticut - Toy Story 20th Anniversary Night, Boy Scout Sleepover - Post-Game Fireworks

Thursday, July 2 - vs. Hudson Valley - Back to the Future 30th Anniversary - Post-Game Fireworks

Saturday, July 4- vs. Williamsport - Country Night - Post-Game fireworks

Saturday, July 11 - vs. Aberdeen - Star Wars Night - Post-Game Fireworks

Saturday, July 18 - vs. Vermont - Honeymooners 60th Anniversary Night, Princess & Pirate Night - Post-Game Fireworks

Saturday, August 1 - vs. Batavia - Honeymooners 60th Anniversary Night, Princess & Pirate Night - Post-Game Fireworks

Saturday, August 29 - vs. Aberdeen - Military Appreciation Night, Intern Boot Camp - Post-Game Fireworks

Saturday, September 5 - vs. Staten Island Yankees - Latin Music Night - Post-Game Fireworks