Dante de Blasio has been named King Neptune while his sister, Chiara, will serve as Queen Mermaid. The 32nd Annual Mermaid Parade will take place June 21 along Surf Avenue.
While Coney Island is within the five boroughs, some New Yorkers have yet to take advantage of the beach and amusements right in their own backyard. The Wonder Wheel has been an institution for as long as skyscrapers have been part of New York’s skyline.
As many as 750,000 people are expected to attend the event which will feature Judah Freidlander from “30 Rock” as King Neptune and Carole Radziwell from the “Real Housewives of New York” as Queen Mermaid.
Organizers of the Brooklyn event raised the money they needed to hold this year’s event on June 22.
It’s being billed as a ten day gathering of the strange, the weird, the odd and the unusual.