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Mermaid Parade Plus Coney Island Sunset and Evening Photo Walk on June 22nd

Join us at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. For those who want to do so, we can stay through sunset and into the evening. This is a J-L-J event (Join us Leave us Join us as you can). Though the parade begins at 1:00 P.M. beginning at 11:00 A.M., we will be meeting in front of the staging area street blockade/registration area at Surf Avenue and West 21st Street (see Map below).

RJ will have a 5" x 11" sign with [orange letters] Photo Walks [blue letters] and Meetup [red letters]. It will be clipped to the flap of his saddle bag camera case. He will also be wearing an orange vest, and straw hat. At night he will have a blue light stick hanging on lanyard. This event is being shared with several of RJ's Meetup groups.

To get into the staging area you will need to purchase a photo pass. Last year they were $5. This year they are $20. The tent you purchased them in was one block further west on West 21st Street. Last year the pass also allowed you to be in the reviewing area. As pictured, RJ is inside and behind the street blockade in the staging area.

Help Save the Mermaid Parade at: Kickstarter Mermaid Parade Different Pledge Amounts have different rewards. RJ selected the $100 level for one of 90 limited edition prints.

Staging Area/Photo Pass [$20] - Pre Purchase at:

Press Pass has to be obtained from the NYC Police Department:

Mermaid Ball Tickets:

Please let RJ know you are at the parade by giving him your RJAdventures Registration Ticket [see below]. Also email him your cell phone number and exchange them with each other attendee so you can stay connected. Exchanging cell phone numbers will allow late attendees to find us, and for all of us to stay in contact with each other. In some areas, such as around the rides, there is no or very limited cell phone service.

Public Transportation: Train to NYC, then Q Subway Train to Coney Island. Walk down 21st Street to Surf Avenue.

Mermaid Parade Info:

Following this event upload your photos here:

Last Two Year's Photo Albums:

*Registration Ticket: To allow RJ to verify which of our members attend, there wiil be a free Eventbrite Registration ticket for all of our members and their guests having a yes R.S.V.P. When you arrive please find and give RJ your ticket/s. If you attend the event without having received a ticket, please find RJ to let him know you are a member of our group.

Print this Event Registration and Give it to RJ:

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  • William

    Nice day for shooting the Mermaid Parade. Had a nice time hanging out with RJ. Great experience!

    July 12, 2013

  • H. U.

    I reached there late, after 1pm. Such a large crowds but I had opportunity to take some good shots. Will be sharing some pics sometimes this week.

    June 23, 2013

  • Alan P.

    Anyone know of any good locations to get a good close up view of tonights supermoon?

    June 23, 2013

  • RJ

    Although it was not advertised, it seemed as though those who paid the $25 to have a staging photo pass bracelet were also allowed to walk along the parade route in front of the barricades. Had I have known this, I would have posted it.

    June 23, 2013

  • Sam

    I agree with Jerry, I too am debating getting a pass for the staging area. I think I will take a pass on it this time. However, I will be along the parade route.

    June 22, 2013

  • jerry

    Will we be spending a lot of time in the staging area? Debating on buying passes...

    June 11, 2013

    • RJ

      You really do not need to go into the staging area. At $5 the pass was alright. Now that it is more, I do not think it is necessary.

      June 11, 2013

    • jerry

      Thanks for the info RJ. We may not be able to get there in time for the parade, as my son has to work last minute. We will try and make the sunset walk or hopefully earlier.. Hope everyone has a great day, will be looking forward to seeing everyones shots!

      June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone coming from Hoboken/Jersey City area?

    June 20, 2013

  • linda

    Just realized, my camera is out for repairs. Hopefully next time.

    June 17, 2013

    • Joe A.

      May I suggest renting a camera body.

      June 17, 2013

  • Joe A.

    I will be the with the South Jersey Photo Meetup Group. May I also suggest the N train and not the Q. The N is more of an express train and takes about half the time.

    June 16, 2013

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