- Posted June 23, 2012 by
Brooklyn, New York
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Coney Island-Mermaid Parade
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
Participants dressed in hand-made costumes walk down Surf Ave and continued on the famous Coney Island Boardwalk.
This celebration pays homage to Coney Island’s Mardi Gras which lasted from 1903 to 1954.
The parade is followed by the Mermaid Ball so that participants and spectators can get together for cocktails and watch burlesque and sideshows acts.