March of the Mermaids

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.

DSC_0064Hoards of onlookers lined the streets.

DSC_0087Iconic Coney Island draped in Freak Flags.

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DSC_0041Creatures from the Black Lagoon.

DSC_0044So many intricate, beautiful costumes

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A mango on a stick break at the seashore

DSC_0101Nearing the end, we were very tired mermaids.

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My self-crafted top was a success…

IMG_8669…as well as my fishing lure and fish tank jellyfish accessories! What a fun, Brooklyn day!