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Take Part in One of the Most Beloved Summertime Events, The Mermaid Parade

A completely original creation of Coney Island USA (the not for profit arts organization at 1208 Surf Avenue), the Mermaid Parade is the nation's largest art parade and one of New York City's greatest summer events.

This celebration 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.

The Mermaid Parade specifically was founded in 1983 with 3 goals: it brings mythology to life for local residents who live on streets named Mermaid and Neptune; it creates self-esteem in a district that is often disregarded as “entertainment”; and it lets artistic New Yorkers find self-expression in public. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

If you feel like escaping B' nai B'rith Queens Apartments in Flushing, New York for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, June 16, 2018—1:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Coney Island USA
1208 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11224

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