March of the Mermaids
There is nothing that says summer more loudly, perhaps brashly, than Coney Island in Brooklyn. And on the first day of Summer, the day of the annual Mermaid Parade, a merfriend and I took the streets to join the masses of scantily-clad seamen and women, including New York City mayor and family.
Hoards of onlookers lined the streets.
Iconic Coney Island draped in Freak Flags.
Creatures from the Black Lagoon.
So many intricate, beautiful costumes
A mango on a stick break at the seashore
Nearing the end, we were very tired mermaids.
My self-crafted top was a success…
…as well as my fishing lure and fish tank jellyfish accessories! What a fun, Brooklyn day!