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Coney Island. Mermaid Parade

USA | Thursday, 24 June 2004 | Views [761]

Mermaid Parade, Coney Island © Lillylilla / Flickr.com

Mermaid Parade, Coney Island © Lillylilla / Flickr.com

A completely original creation of Coney Island USA, the Mermaid Parade is the nation's largest art parade and one of New York City's greatest summer events.
Founded in 1983 by Coney Island USA, The Mermaid Parade celebrates the sand, the sea, the salt air and the beginning of summer, as well as the history and mythology of Coney Island, Coney Island pride, and artistic self-expression. The Parade is characterized by participants dressed in hand-made costumes as Mermaids, Neptunes, various sea creatures, the occasional wandering lighthouse, Coney Island post card or amusement ride, as well as antique cars, marching bands, drill teams, and the odd yacht pulled on flatbed.

La parade des Sirènes se tient chaque année à Coney Island [New York]. Elle célèbre le sable, la mer, l'air salé et le début de l'été. C'est surtout une occasion pour les habitants de Coney Island d'exprimer par là un certain art du dressing! Venue avec une amie, je restais tout l'après-midi à faire des images de ces 'mermaids' aussi surprenantes les unes que les autres...

Tags: coney island, costumes, mermaid parade, new york, shore, street, us

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