2015 Mermaid Parade, Coney Island, New York 

Highlights from this year’s Mermaid Parade @ Coney Island. June 20, 2015.

A little bit of rain never hurt any of this sea-life! Even with the on and off mist there was still such an enthusiastic crowd. Beyond the regular boardwalk eats (Hello, Nathans!) and window shopping, this year’s Mermaid Parade boasted another treat – the Coney Art Walls!  A new addition to Coney Island, the Art Walls are a dream come true. Shipping Containers turned works of art, turned Smorgasburg-food-truck-eats, this was a diamond in the rough while traipsing around Surf Ave!  Artist installations from Shepard Fairey/Obey, Buff Monster, Lady Aiko, and more create the perfect atmosphere for photos, eating, drinking, and hanging in the sun!

Although the Mermaid Parade has come and gone this year, I definitely recommend going to Coney to check out the Coney Art Walls & Smorgasburg. Just don’t forget to ride Janelle’s favorite Bumper Cars or the Cyclone!


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