In the past 10 years, I have been a spectator twice and marched in two Mermaid Parades in Coney Island. I love it. I am lucky enough to have a friend in burlesque who put together a group of marchers in 2012, and she and I marched together a team last year with Miss Coney Island 2013.
The 2014 Mermaid Parade is tomorrow, and it is the first year that I am physically in NYC and not attending. Instead, I will be sitting in a classroom in downtown Brooklyn, frozen from the intense air conditioning.
The Mermaid Parade in its 32nd year, and if you want to check it out for yourself go HERE. It’s something every New Yorker should attend before they die!