the mermaid parade, volume 1

This past weekend, prostate a whole host of fanciful creatures performed for approximately one zillion spectators at this year’s Mermaid Parade. Always well-covered by photographers drawn to its bright costumes and zany characters, order the annual Coney Island spectacle was even more massive than than I remember this year, aided by beautiful weather and balmy skies.

Lots of FTLOB photographers trekked out to the shore for the meet-up event, and I can’t wait to share some of their best shots. I encourage you to check back all week for more, and feel free to browse the Flickr pool if you’d like to get a head start!

Without further ado, here’s the first installment of photos from the 2010 Mermaid Parade!

Untitled, by Barry Yanowitz (also featured on Brownstoner!):

“Basking in the Afterglow,” by yjmarigold and “Hustler” by poor.humble:
Basking in the AfterglowHustler

“Lovelies,” by poor.humble:

Untitled, both images by ifotog:
Mermaid Parade 2010 - 6Mermaid Parade 2010 - 3

“Sandy Warhols,” by Barry Yanowitz:
Sandy Warhols

june meet-up: mermaid parade!

Now that June is here, physician we are excited to announce the details of the next For the Love of Brooklyn meet-up! If you’ve never made it out to Coney Island for the annual Mermaid Parade – this is your chance!

Come one, case come all, and prepare to be amazed by the costumes and floats that make up the nation’s largest art parade and one of New York City’s most beloved events. This year, Lou Reed will be presiding as King Neptune, and the belle o’ the ball Queen Mermaid will be Laurie Anderson. We’ll meet up a half hour or so before the parade to try and score a good spot along the route, and leave plenty of time afterwards to grab a bite and a cold drink along the boardwalk! Can’t wait to see you there!

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Date: Saturday, June 19th
Time: 1:30pm
Location: In front of the Shore Theater, at Surf and Stillwell Ave (map)
Via MTA: N / Q / F / D to Coney Island – Stillwell Ave

For a taste of the awesomely bizarre event that is the Mermaid Parade, check out these great shots below!

“The Greatest Show on Earth, 2009,” by Genial23:
The Greatest Show on Earth, 2009

“Mermaid Parade, 2008,” by Genial23:
Mermaid Parade, Brooklyn, 2008