All Hands On Deck! The Coney Island Mermaid Parade Is Back

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Cue glitter, fins and tails and get ready for the 36th annual celebration of all things naughty and nautical!

Since 1983 the Coney Island Mermaid Parade has been a cultural hit and consistently is one of Brooklyn’s biggest attractions. This year, the parade is kicking off on June 16 at 1 pm at Surf Avenue and W 21st Street.

There is a registration fee to march in the parade, but watching it is free. Depending on what you prefer,  you can join in the debauchery of the “artsy marchers” where clothing tends to be… optional or, the more family friendly march with kids. There’s even an antique car route. Prices vary depending on which route you take part in but all the details can be found on the Coney Island website.

Whether you’re participating or just watching, be sure to get decked out in your most sparkly sea inspired outfit!

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