Mermaid Parade

My friend Andrea and I met up with some friends at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. I missed this spectacle last year and was determined to be there this time around, and boy was I not disappointed one bit! It was AMAZING. One of the best things about New York City, hands down. 

The festival happens every year on Solstice, and draws from a myriad of influences: ancient pagan ritual, Wicker Man style costuming, drag queen fashion, and New York insanity. It's a joyful time with thousands of bizarre participants and onlookers. My kind of shindig!

I had a blast and got some memorable photos out of it, that's for sure. Enjoy!