The Mermaid Parade

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The Mermaid Parade is Coney Island’s Right of Summer and it takes place on June 21, 2014. This year’s King Neptune is Dante de Blasio and Queen Mermaid is Chiara de Blasio. Dante and Chiara are Mayor Bill de Blasio’s children who will preside over the world’s largest art parade. The Mermaid Parade is fun way to bring in the Summer and it is also a judged art parade.

What Spectators Should Know

Start time: 1:00 PM

What will you see?: Classic Cars, Floats, Costumes, Lots of Colors, Lots of Skin and Mermaids!

The Parade Route:

* The Parade will start at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue
* The Parade will roll east to West 10th Street
* At West 10th Street the Parade will turn south towards the boardwalk
* Cars and Motorized Floats continue down Surf Ave. passing W. 10th Street and exit the parade.
* At the Boardwalk, the marchers and push-pull floats will turn west and head towards West 17th St.
* At Steeplechase Plaza, the Parade will disband.