i haven’t been out to coney island in a while, and this weekend is a perfect excuse as the weather is supposed to finally be decent (maybe) and it is time for the annual mermaid parade. this year’s king neptune is harvey keitel with his queen mermaid daphna (whoever she is) leading the way. started in 1983, the parade hosts lots of mermaid-like creatures, but it also seems like an excuse for a little bit of craziness in the clothing department (not much up top so be warned if you’re bringing your kids or just aren’t into that kind of thing).
and if you get bored with the parade, or it is just too crowded, there are plenty of other things to do and eat out by the seashore. see my mini guide below. starts this saturday, june 20th at 2 p.m. at west 21st street and surf avenue and runs along the boardwalk ending at west 15th street, coney island, brooklyn. see here for details.