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

 

 

 

Must See Art: Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy: “Rebel Dabble Babble”

Posted by The G on June 21, 2013 under Artsy Fartsy, Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Paul and Damon McCarthy.

Rebel Dabble Babble

Rebel Dabble Babble

The summer of Paul McCarthy in New York continues with a must see exhibit at the Chelsea location of Hauser & Wirth in Manhattan.  Collaborating with his son (!!!!),  the 18th Street gallery has been transformed by their joint exhibit “Rebel Dabble Babble.”  The giant gallery features a mock ‘behind the scenes’ look at the alleged relationships that took place during the making of the movie “Rebel Without A Cause.”  What you will see as you enter the gallery are movie theater sized projections of different scenes of sex acts, arguments, love fests and lots of disturbing images that will stick with you long after you’ve left the exhibit. The gallery was not fond of the use of photography, so let me try and set the scene for you:  In the center of the gallery, the “movie sets” reside and on the walls of the gallery and inside the sets, the scenes, not in chronological order, are projected.  When you get to the back room, you see a ton of still photos from the movie that the McCarthy’s have made.

Rebel Dabble Babble

Rebel Dabble Babble

Actor James Franco is in some of the scenes, playing James Dean– naturally.  If you click to enlarge the second photo, you will see him shoving something up another guy’s ass!   This exhibit is not for the squeamish or easily offended, and as I am neither of those things, I loved this exhibit and recommend you open your mind and check it out as well!  These pictures do not do justice to the experience you will have in person, so make sure to visit Hauser and Wirth, located at 511 West 18th Street in Manhattan.

Rebel Dabble Babble

Rebel Dabble Babble

Here’s the rundown of where you can see all the Paul McCarthy exhibits during the summer, and I encourage you to check them out!  “Rebel Dabble Babble” runs through July 26, 2013.

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Folsom Street East Festival 2011 – A Pictorial (NSFW)

Posted by The G on June 19, 2011 under The G Spot | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.

The Folsom Street East Festival, 2011

Yesterday, June 18, 2011, I went to Coney Island’s Mermaid Day Parade. The theme is sea creatures and celebrates the beginning of Summer so people of all shapes and sizes dress however they want.  I go every year as it’s a one day festival where people are so free.  You see quite an eye full at the Mermaid Day Parade.  But by comparison to the Folsom Street East festival which was held a mere 24 hours later, the Mermaid Day Parade looked like Disneyland and my boundaries about what it means to be free have been pushed out a lot further.  It was really incredible.  Primarily a celebration of the gay leather/fetish/kink community, the festival brought out the good, the bad, the thin, the fat and the drop dead gorgeous.  Some people were dressed up in costumes, some were not, but one thing was abundantly clear – nobody was passing judgment on another’s sexual desires!  The event was really such an inspiration.  I hope more people can get their acts together to stop spreading hate and start spreading the love.  You can get involved at Open Love New York’s official website.  The photos that follow are a random sample of some of the things I saw today.  Again, it pushed my threshold of what I thought was being free to new levels and if these pictures offend you in any way, don’t you think it’s time you asked yourself why, when there are so many problems in the world, this kind of thing bothers you?  Some of the pix you’re about to see have partial nudity, so if you have a closed mind that you can’t pry open even for a few moments, don’t read on.  Also, stay tuned for a special “Folsom Street East” Hotties post coming soon!  Special thanks to all those that posed for me!

Folsom Street Fair

Folsom Street Fair (with Homo Riot Sticker in the background)

Code of Conduct. Click to enlarge!

I really enjoyed rule #4:  “Even with consent, no demo or “scene” involving blood or other fluids will be permitted.”

Open up and see more (NSFCMP – Not Safe For Closed Minded People) pix after the jump.

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More Pix From the 2011 Mermaid Day Parade

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Photos by G.

Mermaid Day Parade 2011

The 2011 Mermaid Day Parade

In case you missed the first set of pictures from the 2011 Mermaid Day Parade, click here!

Aladdin Sane. A lad insane?

You can see pictures from last year at this link.

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10 Photos From The 2011 Mermaid Day Parade

Posted by The G on June 18, 2011 under Street Art | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.

Mermaid Day Parade 2011

Mermaid Day Parade 2011

The Mermaid Day parade in Coney Island in New York celebrates the coming of summer.  Held on the first Saturday of the summer each year, people come in from all over New York to rejoice and celebrate that we’ve all made it through another year.  I’ve been coming to the Mermaid Day Parade since I moved to New York (except one year where it rained) and it’s really an event that you can’t miss.  Everyone is so free.  You see people of every size, shape, color, sexual preference, economic background and kinky fetish all in one spot.  Even if it’s only for a few hours once a year, everyone gets along!  It’s really wonderful to experience because as we all know too well, “the real world” can’t get its act together and get over their petty differences to realize we are all renters for a very short time on this planet of mystery.  Overall, I think this year has not been as good as previous years.  It’s obvious to me that the great depression of 2011 that we are in is seriously ruining everyone’s good mood.  It’s very sad.  But if the people can still pull together to have an event such as the Mermaid Day Parade, there’s still hope.  Now enjoy 10 of my favorite photos!  Thanks to everyone that posed.  You all worked it!

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