Brooklyn Mermaid Parade

Brooklyn Coney Island Mermaid Parade
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - Every year, on the last Saturday of June, the streets of Coney Island come alive with the vibrant and colorful Brooklyn Mermaid Parade. This annual tradition has been celebrated for over three decades, bringing together locals and tourists alike to revel in the creativity and uniqueness of the Brooklyn community.

The Mermaid Parade is a celebration of art, culture, and individuality, unlike any other parade in the world. Participants dress up in elaborate costumes inspired by sea creatures, mermaids, and other nautical themes, with many choosing to cover themselves in glitter and body paint. The parade also features colorful floats, live music, and dance performances, creating a carnival-like atmosphere that is both magical and surreal.
The parade began in 1983 to celebrate the beginning of summer and honor the mythology of the mermaid. The event was founded by artists and activists, and it quickly became a staple of the Brooklyn art scene. Today, the parade attracts thousands of participants and spectators from all over the world, and it has become an essential part of the city's cultural calendar. 
The Mermaid Parade is more than just a spectacle - it celebrates diversity and inclusivity. Participants come from all walks of life, and the parade has become a platform for marginalized communities to express themselves and celebrate their identities. In recent years, the parade has also become a way to raise awareness for environmental issues, with many participants using their costumes to draw attention to ocean conservation and other related causes.  

The parade route stretches along Surf Avenue and the boardwalk, ending at the beach, where participants and spectators alike can enjoy a dip in the ocean. The parade is followed by a beach party, with food trucks, live music, and other festivities that continue long into the night.  
The Brooklyn Mermaid Parade is a truly unique and unforgettable experience, and it is not to be missed. It is a celebration of creativity, individuality, and community, and it serves as a reminder of the power of art and culture to bring people together.

Mermaids left their GPS at the bottom of the sea and need directions or just to chat with a friendly NYPD officer.

Another mermaid is talking to her friends using her mobile "shell phone".

Broadway Show performance at the boardwalk of Coney Island.

She stole my heart. Sorry lady, cannot breathe underwater, it's not you, it's me.

No wonder I'm scared of clowns. Love this guy! Very friendly.

Who are you, guys?

Oy, vey!


Jack Sparrow from POC and Nelisandre (the Red Woman) from GOT

Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy 3? Amazing Costume and performance.

Filling up Instagram accounts with bright content!

My favorite performers and showstoppers, from under the sea

unstoppable girls!

this is a real Mermaid

Nice costumes

Egyptian theme in this mermaid's costume. Cleopatra, I guess

The Mermaid boardwalk parade was accompanied by the ocean waves rolling out foamy water on the beach sands

The press is in action with non-stop clicking camera sounds

Ladies in red

Jumping and Leaping

natural mermaids, as is

calmness and graceful moves from the east

Group of performers with claws and smiles

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