Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mermaids Need You

If you've ever wanted to be a mermaid's valet, or a mermaid for that matter, read on. Thanks to Katie and Jesse for the word.

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is looking for volunteers!

Would you like to march in the parade as a banner holder or marshal? Or serve as a standing marshal and watch the entire parade go by? We need you!

We’re also looking for volunteers to work with registration and merchandise. And we need a hearty crew to set-up the parade bright and early and pack it in at the end of the day.

Concerned about feeling alone in the Mermaid Parade crowd? Bring a friend! We’ll do our best to place you together (or as far apart as possible if desired).

It takes over 150 volunteers to keep the parade afloat. We need you! To volunteer please email and we’ll send you a registration form.


What: Coney Island Mermaid Parade
When: Saturday, June 20, 2009
Where: Volunteer Check-In will be at 21st St & Surf Ave
Volunteer Coordinator: Katie McMahan
Assistant Volunteer Coordinator: Jesse Davis

About the Mermaid Parade:
A completely original creation of Coney Island USA, the Mermaid Parade is the nation's largest art parade and one of New York City's greatest summer events. The Mermaid Parade celebrates the sand, the sea, the salt air and the beginning of summer, as well as the history and mythology of Coney Island, Coney Island pride, and artistic self-expression. The Parade is characterized by participants dressed in hand-made costumes as Mermaids, Neptunes, various sea creatures, the occasional wandering lighthouse, Coney Island post card or amusement ride, as well as antique cars, marching bands, drill teams, and the odd yacht pulled on flatbed.

About Coney Island USA:
Coney Island USA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation based in the amusement park area of the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn New York. In existence since 1983, Coney Island USA has developed and produces a number of different programs including some of New York City's best loved summer programming, such as the Mermaid Parade and the Coney Island Circus Sideshow. Coney Island USA also operates the Coney Island Museum and produces Ask the Experts, Burlesque at the Beach, the Coney Island Tattoo and Motorcycle Festival, Creepshow at the Freakshow, and the Coney Island Sideshow School. Coney Island USA also produces the Coney Island Saturday Night Film Series and the Coney Island Film Festival in association with

For more information:
To register to VOLUNTEER:
Mermaid Parade website:
Mermaid Parade Volunteer Facebook page:
To register to MARCH in the Parade:
Coney Island USA:

Thanks to Karla Harscheid for the photo.

1 comment:

Kenmeer livermaile said...

Mermaid parades. I had no idea such wonders existed.

O brave new world!



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