• Karen Seiger

Mermaid Parade: A Day for the Big Mermaids To Come Out And Play

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2014

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2014_____


The Mermaid Parade was awesome!!!

My sister Andrea came to town to go to the Coney Island USA Mermaid Parade with me. Our grandfather loved Coney Island when he was a kid, and I have no doubt he would have loved the parade. He would have been shocked, of course, but he’d have loved it nonetheless.

There was so much creativity, and everybody in or watching the parade was 100% in the mermaid spirit. We also learned the secret to getting up close from Rhonda Kave, a true mermaid, as you can see below. If you’re nice, maybe I’ll share the secret with you next year.

Here are a bunch of photos. I focused on individual mermaids to see the details on their witty, handmade fishtails and baubles. Enjoy!

Rhonda has mermaid hair (Rhonda Kave of Roni-Sue's Chocolates)

Rhonda has mermaid hair (Rhonda Kave of Roni-Sue’s Chocolates)


She was wearing seaweed. He was wearing the Brazilian flag.

She was wearing seaweed. He was wearing the Brazilian flag.



Mr and Mrs Neptune Mermaid Parade - 2014-06-21 at 15-38-53

Mr. and Mrs. Neptune


Blue Hair Merman - 2014-06-21 at 15-41-31

Blue Haired Merman


Lost Beads at the Mermaid Parade

Lost Beads at the Mermaid Parade


Silver Mermaid and her Merpup

Silver Mermaid and her Merpup


Floating Jellyfish

Floating Jellyfish


My vote for Best Dressed at the Mermaid Parade

My vote for Best Dressed at the Mermaid Parade


Sailors were there too

Sailors were there too


Sea Monster

Sea Monster


Zombie Mermaid

Zombie Mermaid


Crabby Guy

Crabby Guy


Mermaid Parade Glitter

Mermaid Parade Glitter


Octopus Mermaid

Octopus Mermaid


Manta Ray - Mermaid Parade

Manta Ray – Mermaid Parade


Selfie: Roni-Sue and Me

Selfie: Roni-Sue and Me


Dancing Green Mermaid

Dancing Green Mermaid


Selfie with Sis and Roni-Sue (Andrea Seiger, Rhonda Kave, Karen Seiger)

Selfie with Sis and Roni-Sue (Andrea Seiger, Rhonda Kave, Karen Seiger)


Acrobat Jellyfish

Acrobat Jellyfish


Shake your fishtail!

Shake your fishtail!


Dancing Shellfish Mermaid

Dancing Shellfish Mermaid


Another beautiful dancing mermaid

Another beautiful dancing mermaid


Mermaid Chariot

Mermaid Chariot


Merman!

Merman!


Naked Cowgirl at the Mermaid Parade

Naked Cowgirl at the Mermaid Parade


My sister Andrea Seiger with Mermaid Earrings

My sister Andrea Seiger with Mermaid Earrings


Save the Seahorse Drawn Carriages

Save the Seahorse Drawn Carriages


Neon Orange Mermaid

Neon Orange Mermaid


Big Kiss - Mermaid Parade

Big Kiss – Mermaid Parade


Jumbo Shrimp Girl

Jumbo Shrimp Girl


My vote for Best Dressed at the Mermaid Parade

My vote for Best Dressed at the Mermaid Parade


Redheaded Zombie Mermaid

Redheaded Zombie Mermaid


Cotton Candy! At the Mermaid Parade

Cotton Candy Cloud – At the Mermaid Parade


Sole Train

Sole Train


FDNY at the Mermaid Parade - nice gig if you can get it!

FDNY at the Mermaid Parade – Nice gig if you can get it!


Coney Dogs - Merpuppies

Coney Dogs – Merpuppies


Fabulous Diva Mermaids

Fabulous Diva Mermaids


Allison Kave from First Prize Pies has mermaid just like her mom!

Allison Kave from First Prize Pies has mermaid just like her mom!


Strongman Mike Greenstein!!!

Strongman Mike Greenstein, son of The Mighty Atom and still pulling trucks with his teeth at age 93!


After the parade: Mermaids can only be out of water for so long.

After the parade: Mermaids can only be out of water for so long.


Mermaid Mementos

Mermaid Mementos


Dreamy Jellyfish Merman

Dreamy Jellyfish Merman


Mr and Mrs Neptune

Mr. and Mrs. Neptune


Mermaid Bus Anti-Fracking Party Bus

Mermaid Bus Anti-Fracking Party Bus


Blue Skies over the Mermaid Anti-Fracking Party Bus

Blue Skies over the Mermaid Anti-Fracking Party Bus


Mermaid Parade: The End

Mermaid Parade: The End


~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City

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