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Mermaid Parade 2014, Coney Island
Photograph: Filip Wolak Coney Island Mermaid Parade

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The beloved annual Mermaid Parade is a no-go this year, but its organizers hope to make a virtual splash with a mock telethon called the "Tail-A-Thon" that will include live and prerecorded appearances by this year’s Queen Mermaid, playwright Lynn Nottage (Ruined), as well as folk icon Arlo Guthrie, counterculture badass Mojo Nixon and rockers Ben Gibbard, Jesse Malin and Glenn Mercer. The participants will fish for donations to support Coney Island USA and as well as BRIC, CASES, Salt and Sea Mission, WOW Café Theatre, Salt and Sea Mission and the Lorraine Hansberry Statue Initiative.



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