Sea Creatures Flock to Coney’s Mermaid Parade ’10

Sea-themed delirium strikes Coney Island.

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Saturday marked the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade, packing Surf Avenue with sea-themed delirium since 1983.
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Lefty Lucy waits to march.
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A participant waits to march in the 2010 Mermaid Parade.
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The Mermaid Parade began in 1983 and features participants dressed as mermaids and other sea creatures while paying homage to the former tradition of the Coney Island Mardi Gras which ran annually in the early fall from 1903-1954.
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Participants dance in the 2010 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island.
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The weather was great -- and the boardwalk was even better.
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Sarah Schmitt (L) and Majesty Desimone wait to march.
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Participants wait to march in the 2010 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island June 19, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
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The Mermaid Parade began in 1983 and features participants dressed as mermaids and other sea creatures while paying homage to the former tradition of the Coney Island Mardi Gras which ran annually in the early fall from 1903-1954.
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Tim King (L) gets painted while waiting to march.
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Dallas Johnson (L) and Devi Rasaili wait to march.
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Lefty Lucy waits to march.
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Participants wait to march in the annual festival.
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A participant waits to march in the 2010 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island June 19, 2010 in Brooklyn.
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