More Photos: 2013 Mermaid Day Parade

Posted by The G on June 23, 2013 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.

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Mermaid Day Parade 2013

If you live in New York, you simply must experience the Mermaid Day Parade which is held on the first Saturday of each summer in Coney Island.  At the Mermaid Parade, you will see Mermaids, Mermen and all sorts of people lively sea-themed costumes.  New Yorkers love a good parade and this is the best of the bunch.  It seems to be the one time that people of all ages, genders, sizes and shapes get together and express their creativity and freedom and I love it!  Enjoy more photos from the 2013 Mermaid Day Parade.  If sea nudity offends you, turn back now and don’t say I didn’t warn ya!

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade 2013

Mermaid Day Parade 2013

King Neptune Judah Friedlander Queen Mermaid Carole Radziwill and Geoffrey Dicker

King Neptune Judah Friedlander Queen Mermaid Carole Radziwill and Geoffrey Dicker

 

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade 2013

Mermaid Day Parade 2013 – SEA MEN!

 

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Thanks again to the boys, girls, men, women and mermaids that allowed me to take photos of them!

Have a great summer!

xx

 

 

 

Photos: 2013 Mermaid Day Parade

Posted by The G on June 22, 2013 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.

Sea-BGB!

Sea-BGB!

Welcome Summer 2013!  If you live in New York, you simply must experience the Mermaid Day Parade which is held on the first Saturday of each summer in Coney Island.  At the Mermaid Parade, you will see Mermaids, Mermen and all sorts of people lively sea-themed costumes.  New Yorkers love a good parade and this is the best of the bunch.  It seems to be the one time that people of all ages, genders, sizes and shapes get together and express their creativity and freedom and I love it!  Enjoy some pictures from the 2013 Mermaid Day Parade, including King Neptune Judah Friedlander Queen Mermaid Carole Radziwill!  There might be a bit of sea-nudity, so if you easily get offended by such things, you are probably reading the wrong blog (ha!), but please proceed with caution.

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Rob and Geary!

Rob and Geary!

 

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

King Neptune Judah Friedlander Queen Mermaid Carole Radziwill

King Neptune Judah Friedlander Queen Mermaid Carole Radziwill

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

 

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

 

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

Mermaid Day Parade

 

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Mermaid Day Parade 2013 10

Stay tuned for more photos!

Mermaid Day Parade Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Posted by The G on May 2, 2013 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

Photo from Mermaid Day Parade

Photo from Mermaid Day Parade

One of the most fun New York events of the year is the Mermaid Day Parade which commences on the Saturday of the first weekend of summer in Coney Island.  Due to rising costs, it’s in danger of being canceled so they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign.  Here’s the full message, so please help if you can!

Dear Friends of the Mermaid Parade:I have two important announcements for you today:

1) Registration for this year’s Mermaid Parade is now open. Click here to register.

2) We do not know whether there will be a Mermaid Parade this year.

Don’t panic just yet-we have a plan. But first I want you to understand where we are and what we’re up against.

Our first parade back in 1983 had more participants than onlookers. It is because of you-whether you’ve been marching for years or are joining us for your maiden voyage-that the Mermaid Parade has grown into the largest arts parade in the country.

A Free Parade is Expensive

This year we face unprecedented challenges. As the crowds have grown over the past years, the city has begun imposing new regulations and restrictions that have sharply increased the cost of the event. On top of that, Hurricane Sandy, that malevolent sorceress, wreaked havoc on the Coney Island community. We as an organization, like many others, are still recovering from the damage. What this all means is that the Mermaid Parade now has a budget shortfall of $100,000. This is an impossible gap for a tiny non-profit arts organization like ours.

The Plan

On May 7th , we’ll be launching a “Save the Mermaid Parade” Kickstarter campaign to raise $100,000 for the Parade. We’ll be actively updating our website and sending out news and information as the campaign to “Save the Mermaid Parade” progresses.

Next week you will receive a link to our Kickstarter campaign. Once you have it, please spread the word. If we don’t meet our funding goal, there’ll be no parade.

Registration this year is more important than ever before, but we also need to ask for even more from you to preserve our beloved cultural institution. Be advocates. This is your parade – get on your bullhorns!

Sincerely,
Dick Zigun
Founder & Artistic Director
Coney Island USA

Aretha Franklin: Free Concert In Coney Island on August 4, 2011

Posted by The G on July 28, 2011 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

Photo by G.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklink is set to play a free concert in Coney Island on August 4, 2011.  This is going to be huge!  The show starts at 7:30 PM and is located at West 21st and Surf Avenue in Coney Island.  You can get there by subway or take the freeway of love.

Os Gemeos Mural in Coney Island

Posted by The G on June 21, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Os Gemeos.

Os Gemeos Coney Island Mural

Os Gemeos Coney Island Mural (Partial View)

Os Gemeos created a 60 foot long mural in Coney Island in 2005.  It’s quite amazing in person, though it’s starting to suffer from sun damage.  You can see this mural by hopping on the Q train and taking it until it ends.  When you get off, you’ll be in Coney Island, baby!

 

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