Photograph the Coney Island Mermaid Day Parade - Staging Area

  • June 21, 2014 · 10:15 AM
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I'm setting up two meetups for the Mermaid Parade. This one is for the group members who want to pay the $20 fee and get access to the staging area for behind the scenes shots.  

About the Event

The Mermaid Parade is the largest art parade in the nation. A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 1,500 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride. The parade highlights Coney Island Pageantry based on a century of many Coney parades, celebrates the artistic vision of the masses, and ensures that the summer season is a success by bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the amusement area in a single day.

The MERMAID PARADE specifically was founded in 1983 with 3 goals: it brings mythology to life for local residents who live on streets named Mermaid and Neptune ; it creates self-esteem in a district that is often disregarded as “entertainment”; and it lets artistic New Yorkers find self-expression in public.

Important Information About the Meetup

The cost for a pass for the photography area is $20 and you can purchase your ticket from here:

We'll meet at the location and can go in together as a group.

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  • Eileen

    Does anyone have NYPD credentials? If so, is that a must for this parade?

    May 23, 2014

    • Greg

      Hi Eileen, You do not need NYPD credentials according to the FAQ on the site. You just need to order the $20 fee to get a pass to go in.

      June 20, 2014

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