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See jaw-dropping photos from the Mermaid Parade 2015

Thousands of spectators flocked to Coney Island's Surf Avenue to celebrate one of NYC's most iconic summer events

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The 33rd annual Mermaid Parade returned to Coney Island, ushering in the summer season in full force. More than 1,500 marchers from the five boroughs and beyond flocked to Surf Avenue disguised as mermaids, mermen and every mythological sea creature imaginable. The world's largest art parade was led by “Queen Mermaid” Julie Atlas Muz and “King Neptune” Mat Fraser. Check out our highlights in the photos below. And if you're looking for more outdoor fun, be sure to visit our list of the best things to do outside in New York.

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2015
Photograph: Filip Wolak

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