35th Annual Mermaid Parade at Coney Island


“I love the diversity, and dressing up; it brings all the weirdos out! I love weirdos. Weirdos are people who truly show their colors." -Nixie, from New York, N.Y.

We checked out the Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk Saturday afternoon for the 35th Annual Mermaid Parade. With over 3,000 people in attendance, mermaids, sea monsters, and other mythical creatures filled the two and a half mile boardwalk, unofficially announcing the kickoff of summer.


Photos and article by Kevin Sussy exclusively for The Afterglow

Kevin Sussyevents, queer, summer