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Photos: 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade (slide show)

Artsy broods cheered for nautical-themed floats and crazy costumes at Saturday’s Coney Island Mermaid Parade, then celebrated at the Boardwalk Bubble Battle.

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Mermaid Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Mermaid Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Mermaid Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Mermaid Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Mermaid Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Mermaid Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Mermaid Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Mermaid Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Mermaid Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Mermaid Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Mermaid Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Mermaid Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Mermaid Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Mermaid Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Mermaid Parade 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Bubble Battle NYC 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Bubble Battle NYC 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Bubble Battle NYC 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Bubble Battle NYC 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Bubble Battle NYC 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Bubble Battle NYC 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Bubble Battle NYC 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Bubble Battle NYC 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Bubble Battle NYC 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Bubble Battle NYC 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Bubble Battle NYC 2013

  • Photograph: Luciana Golcman

    Bubble Battle NYC 2013

Photograph: Luciana Golcman

Mermaid Parade 2013

New York’s most unique (and photogenic) summer event brought folks from all corners of culture to the city’s edge on Saturday, June 22 at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Back with a vengeance nearly eight months after Hurricane Sandy, the annual summer solstice celebration went off without a hitch and featured the usual dose of nautical nuttiness: glittery costumes, neon body paint and twirling revelers made for a perfect day to herald Coney Island’s favorite season. Throughout the day, we spotted kids and families donning their beachy best, from scales to chiffon. Scroll through our photos (and watch our video, below) to see what went down during the parade and afterwards, where an enormous Bubble Battle took over the boardwalk.


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