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Mermaid Parade

Portraits From Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

Erica Simone | Posted 06.22.2016 | New York
Erica Simone

The parade is always held in such outrageous spirit, with costumes mainly inspired by the sea (and nudity), and with people of all colors, shapes and sizes. It's typically a blinding medley of color, craft and total craziness.

Diversity In Picture Books

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 10.29.2016 | Books
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.

I'm Going to Make You a Beef Sandwich, or If You'll Excuse Me While I Install This Toilet

Timothy Braun | Posted 05.22.2016 | Travel
Timothy Braun

As my new plumber opened a box filled with porcelain pieces I learn he is from Chicago, and a Bears fan. He spends the season in what he calls "The Bus", an old '74 school bus in the parking lot of Solider Field, and has invited me and my dog to the Windy City for tailgating.

Take A Walk On Brooklyn's Wild Side

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 06.21.2014 | Weird News

From Greenpoint to Bay Ridge (yes, Bay Ridge) the topic of gentrification has sparked a lot of debate in Brooklyn. But despite the fear that luxury co...

Things To Do At 68: The 31st Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade!

Sandi Bachom | Posted 08.24.2013 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

It was midnight before my very first (and the 30th Annual) Coney Island Mermaid Parade when I discovered I was going to have to wear a costume if I intended to film it. "You can't look normal," a friend said. "Be a pirate!"

PHOTOS: Mermaid Parade In Coney Island!

| Posted 06.23.2013 | New York

By Claire Oliver, Daniel Jumpertz and Jess Wisloski CONEY ISLAND — Sea creatures both mythological and biological promenaded along Surf Avenue S...

CARTOONS: A Seriously Epic Mermaid Day Parade

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 07.30.2013 | New York

As Coney Island's longstanding summer tradition struggles to continue in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a cartoonist looks back at one seriously epic Me...

Elizabeth Kuster

Fearless Body Image: Lessons From The Mermaid Parade (PHOTOS, VIDEO) | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living

Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade -- the ecstatic annual gathering of scantily clad folks who aren't afraid to w...

Just For Fun: A History of Mermaids In Pop Culture

TresSugar | Posted 08.27.2011 | Women

Maybe it's the Summer beach weather, the new Little Mermaid ride opening at Disneyland, or the fact that the Coney Island Mermaid Parade took place la...

Last Summer At Coney Island: An Essential Film and a Love Letter to Brooklyn

Sal Nunziato | Posted 08.19.2011 | New York
Sal Nunziato

As a Brooklyn boy, my interest in Aronson's film is deep-rooted. I began watching this film with skepticism, but just 5 minutes into this glorious documentary, my skepticism was out the door.

WEEKEND AGENDA: Music, Mermaids And Picasso

| Kevin St. John | Posted 08.17.2011 | New York

It's that part of summer where lavish roof-top parties along with the funky odor of dead fish begin to work their strange, strange spell. So to help ...

Michael McLaughlin

Beauties And The Beach: Behind The Sequins And Sand At The Mermaid Parade (PHOTOS) | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

The Mermaid Parade in New York City's Coney Island is like a cross between Mardi Gras and Christmas: The huge crowd wears wild and outrageous costumes...

Coney Island Mermaid Parade Turns Political

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Men in drag and scantily-clad women strolled down Brooklyn's Surf Avenue this past Sunday in Coney Island's annual Mermaid Parade. Lou Reed and wife...

We Need Bloggers!

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Huffington Post continues its local coverage with the help our Citizen Journalism Unit. To join the local reporting team and receive advance assignmen...