Some 3,000 artists and performers took part this year, with about 800,000 spectators lining the streets.
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Well, if this is what you’re into, you’ll have to check out the nation’s largest art parade, The Mermaid Parade.
Hundreds of thousands of spectators gathered for the 32nd annual event in Coney Island Saturday.
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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.
The annual Mermaid Parade stepped off on Coney Island Saturday – after organizers saved the event from the threat of being canceled.
The weather Saturday was perfect for a summer kickoff, and nearly eight months after Superstorm Sandy, this season has very special meaning.
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 want to stage a Coney Island Mermaid Parade this year, but they have warned it will not happen if they can’t raise the needed funds.
Annabella Sciorra was the Queen and Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling, was the King for the 2012 Mermaid Parade on Saturday at Coney Island.
The 28th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade will take place this Saturday with celebrity attendees, plenty of bizarre outfits and scantily-clad participants.