Index for Album Mermaid-2006: Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2006

Pictures from the 24th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Taken on June 24, 2006. The rain stopped before the parade. There were a few drops during the parade, and then just after the March to the Sea was over it poured. This was the first parade with my new camera. I had the equivalent of a 27-300 zoom lens. A much better range for a parade than the 24-85 I was using before. Also see 2005 Pictures. (Original resolution pictures are behind web sized ones.)

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1 1:38 PM 1:38 PM.  I started taking pictures in the Marcher’s Staging Area on W. 10th St.

2 1:38 PM 1:38 PM

3 1:39 PM 1:39 PM.  The Lionfish Warrior. He won third in the Best Neptune category.

4 1:39 PM 1:39 PM

5 1:39 PM 1:39 PM

6 1:40 PM 1:40 PM

7 1:40 PM 1:40 PM

8 1:40 PM 1:40 PM

9 1:41 PM 1:41 PM

10 1:42 PM 1:42 PM.  The Mer-mateys. They won third in the Judge’s Choice category. Nicholas Lindsey of the Mer-mateys won third in Time Out New York Kids’ Best Little Neptune.

11 1:42 PM 1:42 PM.  Bride + Grouper.

12 1:43 PM 1:43 PM

13 1:44 PM 1:44 PM

14 1:45 PM 1:45 PM

15 1:52 PM 1:52 PM

16 1:52 PM 1:52 PM

17 1:53 PM 1:53 PM.  The Trashbag from Global Warming Tsunami? If so, he won second place in the Best Neptune category.

18 1:53 PM 1:53 PM

19 1:55 PM 1:55 PM

20 1:56 PM 1:56 PM

21 1:56 PM 1:56 PM

22 1:56 PM 1:56 PM

23 1:56 PM 1:56 PM

24 1:56 PM 1:56 PM.  Sea Men.

25 1:56 PM 1:56 PM

26 1:56 PM 1:56 PM

27 1:58 PM 1:58 PM

28 1:58 PM 1:58 PM.  Burlesque performer Little Brooklyn and her boyfriend.

29 1:59 PM 1:59 PM

30 2:02 PM 2:02 PM

31 2:02 PM 2:02 PM

32 2:24 PM 2:24 PM.  The parade begins on Surf Ave. I could have stayed a little longer in the staging area.

33 2:25 PM 2:25 PM.  Astroland Amusement Park. Home of the world famous Cyclone rollercoaster in Coney Island, NY.

34 2:27 PM 2:27 PM.  The Manhattan Samba Band. New York’s longest-running authentic Brazilian samba drum ensemble.

35 2:27 PM 2:27 PM.  Rockaway Artists Alliance.

36 2:27 PM 2:27 PM.  Rockaway Artists Alliance.

37 2:28 PM 2:28 PM.  Brooklyn Brewery.

38 2:28 PM 2:28 PM

39 2:28 PM 2:28 PM

40 2:29 PM 2:29 PM

41 2:29 PM 2:29 PM.  Tiki Island.

42 2:29 PM 2:29 PM.  Tiki Island.

43 2:29 PM 2:29 PM.  Tiki Island.

44 2:29 PM 2:29 PM.  Gotham Girls Roller Derby.

45 2:30 PM 2:30 PM.  1958 Cadillac Coupe DeVille - Pasquale Giustino. It won Best in Show.

46 2:31 PM 2:31 PM.  1965 Malibu SS - Vinny Santamaro. It won Best Modified Post-1965.

47 2:31 PM 2:31 PM.  1931 Ford Model A - Evans Georgopoulos. It won Coolest Convertible. Note rumble seat.

48 2:32 PM 2:32 PM.  1948 Chevy Fleetmaster - Anthony Wright. It won Oldest Car. [But the 1931 Ford is older!?]

49 2:32 PM 2:32 PM.  1948 Chevy Fleetmaster - Anthony Wright.

50 2:34 PM 2:34 PM.  Chevrolet 3100 pickup truck.

51 2:35 PM 2:35 PM.  1956 Chrysler New Yorker - Bill Reynolds. It won Best Original Pre-1965.

52 2:37 PM 2:37 PM

53 2:37 PM 2:37 PM

54 2:38 PM 2:38 PM

55 2:39 PM 2:39 PM.  Silent Movie Mermaids.

56 2:39 PM 2:39 PM.  Silent Movie Mermaids.

57 2:40 PM 2:40 PM.  Genevieve from Two Subs and a Squid.

58 2:40 PM 2:40 PM.  Genevieve from Two Subs and a Squid. It won first place in the Best Mermaid category.

59 2:41 PM 2:41 PM.  Gleny for Mayor. Gleny is the fellow on top in front with the green legs.

60 2:41 PM 2:41 PM.  Atlantis City Lights. They won second in the Motorized Float category.

61 2:42 PM 2:42 PM

62 2:42 PM 2:42 PM.  Kopali Organics.

63 2:44 PM 2:44 PM.  Kopali Organics. They could have washed the bus!

64 2:44 PM 2:44 PM

65 2:44 PM 2:44 PM

66 2:45 PM 2:45 PM

67 2:47 PM 2:47 PM.  Mystical Children. They won third in the Motorized Float category.

68 2:47 PM 2:47 PM.  Mystical Children.

69 2:48 PM 2:48 PM.  Mystical Children.

70 2:50 PM 2:50 PM.  Sideshow creator Dick Zigun, the unofficial Mayor of Coney Island.

71 2:50 PM 2:50 PM.  Samba New York.

72 2:51 PM 2:51 PM.  Behind the banner is Sandy the Seagull, the Brooklyn Cyclones mascot.

73 2:51 PM 2:51 PM

74 2:52 PM 2:52 PM

75 2:52 PM 2:52 PM.  Facing away with the red hair is Tigger. Tigger was crowned at the Miss Exotic World pageant this year as best boylesque artist - male burlesque performer.

76 2:52 PM 2:52 PM.  And Tigger is now on the left with his arm in front of his face. The mermaid at right is Dirty Martini, another burlesque performer.

77 2:52 PM 2:52 PM

78 2:52 PM 2:52 PM

79 2:52 PM 2:52 PM

80 2:52 PM 2:52 PM

81 2:52 PM 2:52 PM.  Mermaid Kate’s Ocean of Origami. They won third in the Push Pull Float category.

82 2:53 PM 2:53 PM.  Pink Ink Design.

83 2:53 PM 2:53 PM

84 2:54 PM 2:54 PM

85 2:54 PM 2:54 PM

86 2:54 PM 2:54 PM

87 2:54 PM 2:54 PM.  The Gowanus Wildcats Drill Team. A drill team composed of 8- to 16-year-old girls from the Gowanus Houses. They won second in the Marching Group category.

88 2:54 PM 2:54 PM

89 2:55 PM 2:55 PM

90 2:55 PM 2:55 PM.  Milo from the East Village Baby Posse. They won second place in the Time Out New York Kids’ Best Little Neptune category.

91 2:55 PM 2:55 PM

92 2:56 PM 2:56 PM

93 2:56 PM 2:56 PM

94 2:57 PM 2:57 PM.  Suzanne Muldowney, better known as Underdog Lady.

95 2:57 PM 2:57 PM

96 2:57 PM 2:57 PM

97 2:57 PM 2:57 PM

98 2:57 PM 2:57 PM.  The Little Mermaids from the Bling-Bling Mermaids. They won first place in the Time Out New York Kids’ Best Little Mermaid category. See their fund raising effort for GOSH (Great Ormond Street Hospital).

99 2:58 PM 2:58 PM

100 2:58 PM 2:58 PM

101 2:58 PM 2:58 PM

102 2:58 PM 2:58 PM

103 2:59 PM 2:59 PM.  The Mambo Mermaids. They won third in the Marching Group category.

104 2:59 PM 2:59 PM.  One of the Mambo Mermaids.

105 2:59 PM 2:59 PM.  The Mambo Mermaids.

106 2:59 PM 2:59 PM.  The Mambo Mermaids.

107 2:59 PM 2:59 PM

108 3:00 PM 3:00 PM

109 3:00 PM 3:00 PM

110 3:00 PM 3:00 PM

111 3:00 PM 3:00 PM

112 3:00 PM 3:00 PM.  The East Village Sea Monster Marching Band.

113 3:00 PM 3:00 PM.  The East Village Sea Monster Marching Band.

114 3:01 PM 3:01 PM.  A women in The East Village Sea Monster Marching Band.

115 3:01 PM 3:01 PM.  A fellow in The East Village Sea Monster Marching Band.

116 3:03 PM 3:03 PM.  He was giving rides to some of the young spectators.

117 3:06 PM 3:06 PM

118 3:07 PM 3:07 PM.  This fellow walks in every parade. Don’t miss the parrot on his head.

119 3:08 PM 3:08 PM.  Coney Island Ice Breakers.

120 3:09 PM 3:09 PM.  Rabbi Abraham Abraham of the Coney Island Ice Breakers.

121 3:09 PM 3:09 PM.  Coney Island Ice Breakers.

122 3:12 PM 3:12 PM

123 3:13 PM 3:13 PM

124 3:13 PM 3:13 PM

125 3:15 PM 3:15 PM

126 3:15 PM 3:15 PM

127 3:17 PM 3:17 PM

128 3:17 PM 3:17 PM.  Admiral Bruce’s Marching Kazoo Band.

129 3:19 PM 3:19 PM

130 3:21 PM 3:21 PM

131 3:21 PM 3:21 PM.  Starting from the right, in the pushcart is the most heavily tattooed man Lucky Diamond Rich (King Neptune for the parade), then Bambi the Mermaid (Queen Mermaid for the parade). Then Bunny Love with the white wraparound. The fellow with his skin painted white and red hair appears to be actor Corey Feldman.

132 3:21 PM 3:21 PM

133 3:22 PM 3:22 PM

134 3:22 PM 3:22 PM.  Great Small Works Tigris and Euphrates River Boat. They won first in the Push Pull Float category.

135 3:22 PM 3:22 PM.  Great Small Works Tigris and Euphrates River Boat.

136 3:22 PM 3:22 PM.  Great Small Works Tigris and Euphrates River Boat.

137 3:22 PM 3:22 PM.  Great Small Works Tigris and Euphrates River Boat.

138 3:23 PM 3:23 PM.  Rock singer Lisa Lightning. Also see Lisa Lightning Band.

139 3:23 PM 3:23 PM.  Lisa Lightning again.

140 3:23 PM 3:23 PM

141 3:23 PM 3:23 PM

142 3:23 PM 3:23 PM

143 3:24 PM 3:24 PM

144 3:24 PM 3:24 PM

145 3:24 PM 3:24 PM

146 3:24 PM 3:24 PM

147 3:25 PM 3:25 PM

148 3:25 PM 3:25 PM

149 3:25 PM 3:25 PM

150 3:26 PM 3:26 PM.  The Kostume Kult’s Cirque du SeaLei. It won second in the Music Group category.

151 3:26 PM 3:26 PM

152 3:27 PM 3:27 PM

153 3:27 PM 3:27 PM.  The Kostume Kult’s Cirque du SeaLei. Scroll over to see all the picture.

154 3:28 PM 3:28 PM.  The Kostume Kult’s Cirque du SeaLei.

155 3:28 PM 3:28 PM.  The Kostume Kult’s Cirque du SeaLei.

156 3:29 PM 3:29 PM

157 3:29 PM 3:29 PM

158 3:29 PM 3:29 PM

159 3:30 PM 3:30 PM

160 3:30 PM 3:30 PM

161 3:30 PM 3:30 PM

162 3:31 PM 3:31 PM.  The Dinettes?

163 3:31 PM 3:31 PM

164 3:32 PM 3:32 PM

165 3:32 PM 3:32 PM

166 3:32 PM 3:32 PM

167 3:32 PM 3:32 PM.  The Rude Drowned Mechanical Orchestra. They won first in the Music Group category, and second in the Judge’s Choice category.

168 3:32 PM 3:32 PM.  The Rude Drowned Mechanical Orchestra.

169 3:33 PM 3:33 PM.  The Rude Drowned Mechanical Orchestra.

170 3:33 PM 3:33 PM

171 3:33 PM 3:33 PM

172 3:33 PM 3:33 PM

173 3:33 PM 3:33 PM

174 3:33 PM 3:33 PM

175 3:33 PM 3:33 PM

176 3:34 PM 3:34 PM.  Burlesque performer Little Brooklyn and her boyfriend.

177 3:34 PM 3:34 PM

178 3:34 PM 3:34 PM

179 3:34 PM 3:34 PM

180 3:35 PM 3:35 PM

181 3:35 PM 3:35 PM

182 3:36 PM 3:36 PM

183 3:36 PM 3:36 PM

184 3:36 PM 3:36 PM

185 3:36 PM 3:36 PM

186 3:36 PM 3:36 PM

187 3:36 PM 3:36 PM.  This woman was seen later in the day dancing on St. Mark’s Place behind the Cooper Union.

188 3:37 PM 3:37 PM

189 3:38 PM 3:38 PM.  Tara Lynne. She used to be associated with the late Meow Mix.

190 3:38 PM 3:38 PM

191 3:38 PM 3:38 PM

192 3:39 PM 3:39 PM.  Tara Lynne leading what? band.

193 3:40 PM 3:40 PM

194 3:40 PM 3:40 PM

195 3:40 PM 3:40 PM.  Chicken of the C.

196 3:40 PM 3:40 PM

197 3:41 PM 3:41 PM.  The Lionfish Warrior. He won third in the Best Neptune category.

198 3:41 PM 3:41 PM

199 3:42 PM 3:42 PM.  Sea Men.

200 3:43 PM 3:43 PM

201 3:43 PM 3:43 PM

202 3:44 PM 3:44 PM.  Push Cart New York, New York’s only push cart drill team.

203 3:44 PM 3:44 PM.  Push Cart New York, New York’s only push cart drill team.

204 3:45 PM 3:45 PM

205 3:45 PM 3:45 PM.  3 Little Mer-Maids.

206 3:46 PM 3:46 PM.  Just to the right of the 160 is the woman in #22. A little more bashful here.

207 3:46 PM 3:46 PM

208 3:46 PM 3:46 PM

209 3:46 PM 3:46 PM.  Native American Mermaid. They won second in the Push Pull Float category.

210 3:47 PM 3:47 PM

211 3:47 PM 3:47 PM.  Fishtails from the Crypt. They won first in the Marching Group category.

212 3:47 PM 3:47 PM

213 3:47 PM 3:47 PM.  Fishtails from the Crypt.

214 3:47 PM 3:47 PM.  This fellow has a studio on Ludlow St. and a website at Zito Gallery.

215 3:47 PM 3:47 PM.  Fishtails from the Crypt.

216 3:48 PM 3:48 PM

217 3:48 PM 3:48 PM.  Fishtails from the Crypt.

218 3:49 PM 3:49 PM.  Fishtails from the Crypt.

219 3:49 PM 3:49 PM

220 3:50 PM 3:50 PM.  Ruby’s Bar and Grill. They are a historical landmark between Stillwell and 12th on the Boardwalk.

221 3:50 PM 3:50 PM.  The prettiest of the day, IMO. She’s a photographer that wants to become a photojournalist.

222 3:51 PM 3:51 PM

223 3:53 PM 3:53 PM

224 3:56 PM 3:56 PM

225 3:56 PM 3:56 PM

226 3:57 PM 3:57 PM

227 3:58 PM 3:58 PM

228 3:58 PM 3:58 PM

229 3:58 PM 3:58 PM

230 3:58 PM 3:58 PM.  Sleeps with the Fish. Note his concrete shoes. He won first in the Best Sea Creature category.

231 3:58 PM 3:58 PM

232 3:58 PM 3:58 PM

233 4:01 PM 4:01 PM

234 4:03 PM 4:03 PM.  Martian Mermaids.

235 4:04 PM 4:04 PM

236 4:05 PM 4:05 PM

237 4:05 PM 4:05 PM

238 4:05 PM 4:05 PM.  That’s a chef and his lobster.

239 4:05 PM 4:05 PM

240 4:06 PM 4:06 PM

241 4:06 PM 4:06 PM

242 4:07 PM 4:07 PM

243 4:07 PM 4:07 PM

244 4:08 PM 4:08 PM.  The end of the parade. That’s the Hungry March Band in the rear.

245 4:11 PM 4:11 PM

246 4:12 PM 4:12 PM.  See what cotton candy can do.

247 4:18 PM 4:18 PM.  Shoot The Freak is a popular boardwalk attraction where one can shoot paintballs at a padded fellow. See the "freak" behind the shield.

248 4:22 PM 4:22 PM.  This fellow appears to be actor Corey Feldman.

249 4:22 PM 4:22 PM

250 4:28 PM 4:28 PM

251 4:29 PM 4:29 PM

252 4:30 PM 4:30 PM.  Back at the reviewing stand they are wrapping up.

253 4:41 PM 4:41 PM.  The March to the Sea begins. Bambi the Mermaid is the one in leopard. She was Queen Mermaid for the parade. Bunny Love is to her right.

254 4:48 PM 4:48 PM.  There are four ribbons to cut, one for each season. The thermometer is supposed to go up as we make it through the seasons. Bunny Love again.

255 4:48 PM 4:48 PM.  The Hungry March Band.

256 4:52 PM 4:52 PM.  There are two more seasons to go.

257 4:55 PM 4:55 PM.  I skipped Spring so I could get a good spot for Summer.

258 4:55 PM 4:55 PM

259 4:56 PM 4:56 PM

260 4:57 PM 4:57 PM.  Note the baskets of fruit. They are an offering to the sea. Somehow the temperature went down. Bambi the Mermaid is holding the scissors.

261 4:59 PM 4:59 PM

262 4:59 PM 4:59 PM.  Note the piece of fruit flying.

263 5:01 PM 5:01 PM.  The rain is starting. By the time I got to the subway it was really coming down.


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