Best Freaks-Come-Out-To-Play Event (2008)

Mermaid Parade at Coney Island

Most parades in the city are put together to celebrate a holiday or to show pride in something. The MERMAID PARADE AT CONEY ISLAND, held every June (next year\'s the 20th!), is simply an excuse for Brooklynites to dress up like sea creatures—everything from ornate Poseidon gear to seashell pasties and nothing else. It\'s ridiculous, low-budget, and almost entirely without commercial or political content. And come on: Is there anything in the world cuter than a little girl in a lobster suit?


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