Friday, June 22, 2012

:: Tee Minus 24 Hours and Counting until the 30th Mermaid Parade!! - SUMMER IS HERE

"Strike Up the Band" - Mermaid Parade 2009

I'M ALL A FLUTTER MY FAVORITE DAY OF THE WHOLE CALENDAR YEAR IS ALMOST HERE; Images of mine from the past few years can be found on my Flickr Photostream • Mermaid Parade (2009 - 2011)

The parade participants seek to appease the sea gods and guarantee safe and sunny months of swimming. The Mermaid Parade was founded in 1983 by Coney Island USA, the not-for-profit arts organization. It is a marine-themed, eclectic free-for-all as people dress up as everything from near-naked mermaids to Greek gods. "the Mermaid Parade pays homage to Coney Island's forgotten Mardi Gras which lasted from 1903 to 1954, and draws from a host of other sources resulting in a wonderful and wacky event that is unique to Coney Island." Saturday marks the 30th anniversary of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade and has been held every summer since 1983. A big THANK YOU to the Parades Founder Dick Zigun • (@DickZigun) on Twitter.


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