Coney Island\'s 35th Annual Mermaid Parade

All photos by Kimberly Ruth

Coney Island's 35th Annual Mermaid Parade

by Kimberly Ruth | Photoblogs | Jun 19, 2017

BTR visited Coney Island for the 35th annual Mermaid Parade Saturday. Unlike most parades, this one has no ethnic, religious or commercial aims. Its goals are to bring mythology to life for local residents, create self-esteem in a district that is often disregarded as “entertainment” and give artistic New Yorkers a public venue for self-expression. Despite the rain,  over 3,000 creative individuals participated in this year’s festivities.