The Mermaid Parade -- which couldn't happen in 2020 for obvious reasons -- is a celebration of the season, creativity, nautical mythology, fertility, and letting ones freak flag fly. Around 3000 people took part in 2019, including 12 marching bands & lots of scantily clad sea creatures.
”We fool around a lot, but we recognize and empathize with the desperate situation of so many of our fellow humans. We want to do our part, and will be distributing at least half the proceeds of the Tail-a-Thon to a group of charities,” Mermaid Parade Organizers write.
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.
The 35th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade started off with some rain, but still brought 3000 revelers ready to let their freak flag fly. Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie presided over this year's festivities as Queen Mermaid and King Neptune.