Mermaid Parade 2019 Photos (Mildly NSFW)

I had the pleasure of attending the 37th Annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island today.

What a joy it was!

The weather was perfect, the people were friendly and the outfits were lively. I couldn't stay for the whole parade, but even so, I took plenty of fun photos during the festivities.

Here are a few of my favorites:


On the N-train, en route to Coney Island.

On the N-train, en route to Coney Island.


The crowds arrive at Stillwell Avenue station.

The crowds arrive at Stillwell Avenue station.


Texting directions to a friend on the corner of Surf Avenue.

Texting directions to a friend on the corner of Surf Avenue.


Make way for Ursula, the Sea Witch.

Make way for Ursula, the Sea Witch.


The Mardis Gras Krewe arrives with a brass band.

The Mardis Gras Krewe arrives with a brass band.


A couple of mermen join the festivities.

A couple of mermen join the festivities.


Here come the Pink Ladies!

Here come the Pink Ladies!


New York’s very own World Famous Bushman.

New York’s very own World Famous Bushman.


A friendly mermaid aboard the “Protect Foreskins” float.

A friendly mermaid aboard the “Protect Foreskins” float.


A party bus idles, waiting to join the parade.

A party bus idles, waiting to join the parade.


A veteran mermaid and a first-timer.

A veteran mermaid and a first-timer.


Turning down 21st Street, this family asked for a portrait.

Turning down 21st Street, this family asked for a portrait.


Even undersea royalty needs chapstick from time to time.

Even undersea royalty needs chapstick from time to time.


I’m pretty sure this gentleman wasn’t in costume.

I’m pretty sure this gentleman wasn’t in costume.


Thanks for looking!