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VIDEO: Mermaid Parade celebrates 36th year in Coney Island

June 18, 2018 By Paul Frangipane Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Mermaids and mermen of all types dressed up to strut in front of hundreds of thousands of Brooklynites. Eagle photos by Paul Frangipane
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Hundreds of thousands of people lined Surf Avenue in Coney Island on Saturday for the 36th annual Mermaid Parade that drew out waves of mermaids and other seafaring creatures in a summer celebration.

Considered the largest art parade in the country, the summer kick off featured pounds of glitter, body paint and unique costumes strutted in front of yelling crowds.

This year’s Mermaid Queen was singer Amanda Palmer with her husband Neil Gaiman donning the crown of King Neptune.

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A man covered in purple body paint ran up and down the street leading a pack of performers.

A woman skateboards past a crowd in front of the iconic Nathan’s Famous hot dog restaurant.


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