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Ladies Day Out: Coney Island Mermaid Parade

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Ladies Day Out: Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Ladies Day Out: Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Time & Location

Jun 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

New York, Union Square, New York, NY 10003, USA

About The Event

Join The Camaraderie NYC for a quintessential NYC must-see affair. The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is the nation's largest art parade and one of New York City's greatest summer events.

A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 3,000 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride.

The Mermaid Parade was founded in 1983 with 3 goals: To bring mythology to life for local residents who live on streets named Mermaid and Neptune, To create self-esteem in a district that is often disregarded as “entertainment”, and to let artistic New Yorkers find self-expression in public.

Unlike most parades, this one has no ethnic, religious, or commercial aims. It’s a major New York holiday invented by artists! An American version of the summer-solstice celebration, it takes pride of place with West African Water Festivals and Ancient Greek and Roman street theater. It's features participants dressed in hand-made costumes and creates an artistic framework on which artists can improvise, resulting in the flourishing of frivolity, dedication, pride, and personal vision.

Dress up in your most imaginative and glittering attempt at a seaside-inspired costume and we'll head out with our girl group for a Summer's day in the sun, witnessing wild folk celebrating in bliss and having the time of our lives!

We will meet at Union Square at 11am travel together by subway to Coney Island.

We will be spectators - The Camaraderie NYC is not participating in the parade.

Your registration fee covers admin fees.

All transport, food and beverage will be pay-as-you-go.

Advanced registration required.

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