The Coney Island Mermaid Parade, perhaps the nation's largest bacchanalia (and official opening of the Ocean), takes place Saturday, June 18, 2 p.m., rain or shine.The Mermaid Parade celebrates the sand, the sea, the salt air, the beginning of summer and Coney Island's mysterious mythology.
It's time to register, which you can do online here.
New: For the first time in parade history, the winners will be announced at The Mermaid Parade Ball.
Now, a stern note from the parade organizers about "bribery":
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