Saturday marks the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade, packing
1. Coney’s Back! (sort of)
The last few Parades unfolded under the dark spectre of Astroland’s shuttering. Now, with
2. Awesome Royals
It will cooperate: Expect sunny skies and temperatures around 83. This matters when you’re wearing a clamshell bra, people.
4. There’s an App for That
Yep. You can download the free Mermaid Parade app and vote for your favorites via the virtual People’s Prize Voting Booth on your iPhone.
5. (After-)Party With the Animals
The 8th annual Mermaid Parade Ball, the official after-party of the Mermaid Parade, goes down this year at the New York Aquarium's Oceanic Deck.
6. MTA Mermaids (see above)
Few things say "summer in NYC" like the sight of revelers riding the subway in head-to-toe blue makeup, or fishtail trains, or starfish nestled in their pink wigs, or Neptune pitchforks. This is why you live here.