Coney Island Mermaid Parade

June 18, 2011 by USA Post 

Coney Island Mermaid ParadeConey Island Mermaid Parade, The 28 annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade will take place this Saturday with celebrity attendees, lots of outlandish costumes and scantily clad participants. Not expected to be about 3,000 demonstrators heading for the seafront with push-pull fleet as they make their way west of Stillwell Avenue. Where the parade will dissolve at around 5:30 pm.

Designed by Coney Island USA in 1983, the first step for many summer events in New York has become a tradition beloved city of New York. The non-profit arts organized the parade in eccentric and funny tribute to Coney Island Mardi gras, which lasted from 1903 until 1954.

Those attending the parade usually show handmade costumes mermaid, but undermine the parade organizers consider “various creatures of the sea, the lighthouse occasionally wandering Coney Island amusement park postcards and antique cars, marching bands, drill teams, and the odd yacht pulled on the plane “tend to make appearances.

This year, King Neptune, Adam Richman native Brooklyn Vs The Travel Channel as a man. “Food” and Queen Mermaid Cat Greenleaf New York Emmy Award winning television show, “Talk Stoop Cat Greenleaf” shall act on procedures to be riding in the parade and attendance at the opening of the ocean for the summer, cutting through the tape representing the seasons, and throw the fruit into the Atlantic to appease the sea gods.

For the first time this year’s parade winners will be announced at the Mermaid Parade Ball, a post-parade meeting on the deck Oceanic Aquarium New York and the Aqua Theatre, where participants dressed in the parade and spectators parade will gather for live music acts and entertainment.

“The ball is an event that itself,” said executive artistic director Dick D. Zigun.

“What better place for a party after a parade mermaid New York Aquarium? New this year are allowing us to use the amphitheater of sea lions swimming and have sirens there, live music and the awards “.

Information on the ball information and the ticket can be found by clicking here.

From the municipalities take the D train, F, N or Q to Stillwell Avenue.

If you’re driving in, preparing for some serious traffic. The New York Aquarium and park parking lots have MCU and private lots can be found between Surf and Neptune Avenues and West streets, the streets 8 17 West.

More information about this year’s parade can be found on the official website.

The event begins at 2 pm rain or shine at the 21 West and Surf Avenue and runs east to West 10th Street.

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