Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Coney island will be having its 30th Anniversary Mermaid Parade on June 23. The Mermaid Parade is lots of fun to shoot. You'll be amazed by the colorful costumes and creativity that comes out. It's almost like the East Coast version of a Burning Man event but without any burning men and a lot less nudity. Besides the parade, there are also lots of of other things to shoot from the fun house to the amusement park, the arcade, run down buildings, Nathan's famous hot dogs, cotton candy of every color, the beach and of course sunset at the beach.

The parade is at 2pm but the festivities will continue past sunset. I set the meet for 1:00pm to allow us all to meet and find a spot to shoot from.

This is one you really don't want to miss!

You can add me to your Twitter or Facebook and message me through those or call me to find out exactly where we are at when you get there. It is crowded and may be a challenge to stay together. That's perfectly fine. Continue shooting even if we get separated and enjoy the festivities. I will send out my cell phone number to those who RSVP yes the day before the meet and I will do it again on the day of the meet just in case there are any last minute shutterbugs looking to join us.

 

We'll meet on Surf Avenue and W.15th Street on the Nathan's side of the street at 1:00pm

The weather will be 87 degrees, hot and sunny. Please don't forget to wear sunblock and comfortable walking shoes. Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water.

 

For more info about the parade, visit http://www.coneyisland.com/mermaid.shtml

 

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  • Saj

    From my experience last year, Coney Island was a dead zone for my AT&T iPhone in terms of reception. Especially on the boardwalk.

    June 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I did do that. I even sent out a reminder Friday. I did everything I could in the short amount of time I had to take over the meet up. I got phone calls from other members. IDK what happened there.

    June 25, 2012

  • Saj

    @Daniel - In the past, I've always sent out my cell number only to members attending the meet the day before and on the day of the meet, just in case there are some last minute sign ups for the meet. It helps the members reach us, should the venue be crowded or should they run late or get separated from the group. It's good practice. @Will - Man, I miss shooting with you. I can't wait to see the shots you got. See you at a meet soon.

    June 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    ahh Will! It would have been good to see you again.

    June 24, 2012

  • WILL

    I was there but just did not find the group when I arrived, probably a little late. Nevertheless, I had a great time, met tons of people, and stayed quite late. Viva the Mermaids and their mermaid like onlookers. Cheers.

    1 · June 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just wanted to thank those who came out. We had a late comer who found the group that morning. She met up with us and we all had a nice time shooting the parade. I've posted up some photos I took of those in the Parade and those who watched. If there was a problem, it'd be too many people stopping us from drinking beer and Nathan's. We gotta BOYB next time! lol

    1 · June 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry you didn't get to meet up with us Allan. I did my best to make sure everyone knew where we were meeting up at. I got there about 30 min before the scheduled time; and we moved on from in front of Nathan's at about 1:40 PM. Hey there's always next time, right?

    1 · June 24, 2012

  • Abbu H.

    The Mermaid parade was very entertaining.Its also provided several photographic opportunities.

    June 24, 2012

  • Saj

    Try uploading them to Shutterbugs Flickr page. Maybe Meetup.com is having problems.
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/nysbugs/

    June 23, 2012

  • Allan E.

    Have tried to Add Photos a number of times from today's Mermaid
    Parade, but function not working. Unable to press on Select File to
    Access Jpeg file.

    June 23, 2012

  • Kathleen

    So sorry i didnt make it today i didnt know how to reach you to inform you. I am sure i misses a great time.

    June 23, 2012

  • Allan E.

    I loved shooting the Mermaid Parade today. Unfortunately, I was unable
    to locat Daniel or other Shutterbug members. If I had his cell# I'm sure
    I would have hooked up with Daniel and the group. Next time. But I
    Was very happy with this Meetup selection, and will post some photos I
    Was able to capture.

    June 23, 2012

  • Saj

    Sitting at home, wishing I could've made it to this. I know it's still going on as I write this but I'm recovering from the end stages of a week long flu. Hope everyone enjoyed this. Daniel, thanks for taking over this meet.

    June 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are inform of Nathan's 8 feet from the surf ave street sign. I am a tall bald guy in a white shirt

    June 23, 2012

  • Jahmila R.

    so excited to come! :)

    June 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I saved a pretty large JPEG file of a map of the area, into the description. It contains train information, meet up location, and the start and stop locations of the parade, including surrounding streets. Contact me if you have any questions.

    June 20, 2012

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