The most fun time I had last year was at the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island. The event was fabulous. Hundreds of well-costumed paraders march in a revelry of Summer delight. My friends Jamie and Nicole introduced me to the parade and I vowed to return this year.
The 2012 Parade is next week (Saturday, June 23rd). I'll be there with my camera. If you're anywhere near New York, you definitely should make the effort to attend this. It was the best public event I've been to ever.
what is this parade exactly about? http://weallarequeens.blogspot.gr/ReplyDelete
The Parade is organized by artists and pays homage to the Mardi Gras parades that were held in Coney Island a hundred years ago. You can read about this event on Wikipedia:Delete
I love the guy on the bicycle and the mermaid smoking! You'll have fun again this year and can't wait to see your photos.ReplyDelete
These girls are beautiful, but damn, they have some guts letting it all hang out! Looks fun.ReplyDelete
Everyone there lets loose to an incredible degree. I've never seen so much skin in public. But, we are at Coney Island (which is a beach), it is Summer, and everyone feels festive.Delete
Looks like something pirates would like! Have fun. Take lots of pics.ReplyDelete
Okay! Last year I took 300.Delete
wow! how cool is that! I wish I could see it with my own eyes!ReplyDelete
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That looks like so much fun! My favorite movie when I was young was the Little Mermaid so I'd be all over this if I could be there!ReplyDelete
Wow, I've never heard of this festival! I've not been to anything like this, other than San Francisco themed festivals/parades. Looks like you will have a blast at this one! I love that pirate vest in the last shot! :) Enjoy your weekend.ReplyDelete
This looks like fun! Enjoy the parade and I will be coming back to see your pics. I have never heard of this parade. We don't have anything like this in Toronto.ReplyDelete
I remember the post from last year --- it reminds me a little of local Carnaval.ReplyDelete
But here it lasts 4 days.
I would totally go to this. Heck, I would probably be IN it.ReplyDelete
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Wow! Incredible, looks like such a blast. If I were in the area, I'd totally be there. I know you'll take lots of pictures and share them with us!ReplyDelete
Oh, man. If only I'd known two days ago. I just made plans for Saturday! Take lots of pics. I can't wait to see them!ReplyDelete