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June 16, 2018
Coney Island USA
Coney Island USA's annual Mermaid Parade is a celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 3,000 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride. The parade highlights Coney Island Pageantry based on a century of many Coney parades, celebrates the artistic vision of the masses, and ensures that the summer season is a success by bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the amusement area in a single day. 2018's Queen Mermaid and King Neptune are Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman.
Address: 1208 Surf Ave.
Coney Island, NY 1pm
Coney Island USA operates a multi-arts center in a landmark building in the heart of Coney Island. We produce and present programming in three unique venues: the Coney Island Museum, Sideshows by the Seashore and the Shooting Gallery/Arts Annex. Serving both New York City and an international community that includes visitors to Coney Island and enthusiasts of various cultural forms, our signature activities include the Mermaid Parade, the Coney Island Circus Sideshow, the Coney Island Museum, Coney Island Film Festival and new theatrical work. - See more at: http://www.coneyisland.com/about-coney-island-usa#sthash.bzH4t5ha.dpuf
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