Coney Island – Mermaid Parade
Annually a fantastic coterie of mer-denizens descend upon the Coney Island boardwalk to celebrate the beginning of summer.
The parade pays homage to the Coney Island Mardi Gras parades of the early 20th century. During this era, Coney Island was the primary amusement park destination for those in the New York area. Like the annual Village Halloween Parade, the Mermaid Parade evokes the artistic spirit of Mardi Gras.
The Mermaid Parade is the largest Art Parade in the United States.