Friday, June 21, 2013
The Mermaids Are Back!
Once a year, something magical happens in New York. It's my very favorite local event. The Mermaid Parade in Coney Island!
Organized by artists, the Parade is a celebration of fine weather, female beauty and fun. 70,000 people head to the historic area of Coney Island to watch those souls creative and courageous enough to dress up in amazing costumes. It's like a Halloween parade on steroids. The ingenuity -- and often skimpiness -- of the costumes are mind-blowing.
The Parade is tomorrow. This will be my third time attending. My first two visits resulted in me taking over 300 photos each outing. I posted my favorites here, here and here.
Every year there is a different Parade King and Queen. This year the King is Judah Friedlander and the Queen is Carole Radziwill. I'll post pictures on Sunday. Meanwhile, where is that sunscreen?? I knew I put it somewhere...
Have you ever heard of this Parade? Are there any annual parades you enjoy?