The Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2013

“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up” – Pablo Picasso

I guess that’s why I love the Mermaid Parade…growing up has not gotten in the way of wonder here…

Not even Hurricane Sandy could stop Mermaid Parade ! After a fundraising effort, thousands of people came out to take part in the first post-superstorm Mermaid Parade along Surf Ave. in Coney Island. It’s part-fantasy, part-escapism, but all real. The festival is a wild celebration of the imagination, combining all the eccentricities  and all the joys of artistic self-expression 

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