Monthly Archives: May 2013

Save Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade!


After damage sustained during Hurricane Sandy, Coney Island’s fabulous Mermaid Parade may not be around to herald in the summer of 2013. Fortunately, Coney Island USA is running a Kickstarter and we can all chip in!

From their campaign page:

The Mermaid Parade is artists, it’s community, it’s Brooklyn weirdos, it’s people flying in from all over the world and, most importantly, The Mermaid Parade is YOU. Every year since 1983, it has enabled artistic New Yorkers to find self-expression in public. It’s an American celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, and it showcases over 1,500 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs, kicking off the summer with incredible art, an entrepreneurial spirit and unflagging Coney Island pride.


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