Thursday, June 2, 2011

Time To Register for the Mermaid Parade!

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":

"Our Judges are paradigms of fine jurisprudence, and as such actively discourage all bribes. Having said that, in year's past there have been isolated incidences of bribery. And coincidentally it seems many of those proffering the best bribes seems to often go home with the top awards . . . And while our Judges certainly prefer a handmade objet d'art, they never turn their nose at a delicious baked good or a fine bottle of whiskey.

"And we're only supplying this info as a "fun fact" -- it is in no way a solicitation. And observers have noted that while the judges stand is often well equipped with bottles, it seems to often be short of cups and ice."

Photo by Raúl, Creative Commons license

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