Index for Album Mermaid-2009: Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2009

Pictures from the 27th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Taken on June 20, 2009. It rained for the first half of the parade. The turnout was light. They almost doubled the route length. Also see prior parades.

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1 1:34 PM  I've just gotten off the subway 1:34 PM  I’ve just gotten off the subway.

2 1:45 PM  Inside the new staging area on W 21st St 1:45 PM  Inside the new staging area on W 21st St.

3 1:46 PM 1:46 PM

4 1:47 PM  Brooklyn’s Other Museum of Brooklyn wants to save Admirals Row in the Brooklyn Navy Yard 1:47 PM  Brooklyn’s Other Museum of Brooklyn wants to save Admirals Row in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It is now slated to be torn down for a supermarket.

5 1:48 PM  Brooklyn Bumblebee 1:48 PM  Brooklyn Bumblebee.

6 1:48 PM 1:48 PM

7 1:49 PM  This street is where the entrance is to the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus 1:49 PM  This street is where the entrance is to the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus. This is their first summer in Coney Island.

8 1:53 PM  As you can see it was rather crowded this year 1:53 PM  As you can see it was rather crowded this year. The street was narrower and people were bunched up at one end.

9 2:09 PM  Out on the parade route this monster truck ran the route backwards 2:09 PM  Out on the parade route this monster truck ran the route backwards. This is a Ford promotional vehicle for their Monsters On Mainstreet contest.

10 2:14 PM  Someone is walking away from the starting line 2:14 PM  Someone is walking away from the starting line.

11 2:14 PM  The parade starts 2:14 PM  The parade starts. I’ve positioned myself at W. 16th St.

12 2:15 PM  Dick Zigun leads the parade 2:15 PM  Dick Zigun leads the parade. He owns the Coney Island Side Show and is the "mayor" of Coney Island.

13 2:15 PM  The fellow on the left makes all the parades 2:15 PM  The fellow on the left makes all the parades, including the West Indian one and all the gay pride ones.

14 2:16 PM 2:16 PM

15 2:16 PM  Note the clown nose she is wearing 2:16 PM  Note the clown nose she is wearing. The circus was passing these out by the bucket full.

16 2:16 PM 2:16 PM

17 2:16 PM 2:16 PM

18 2:16 PM  Pink Inc 2:16 PM  Pink Inc. creates tension fabric structures. They come every year with new costumes. See last year.

19 2:17 PM  Pink Inc 2:17 PM  Pink Inc. again.

20 2:17 PM  The Roller Coaster 2:17 PM  The Roller Coaster.

21 2:17 PM 2:17 PM

22 2:18 PM 2:18 PM

23 2:18 PM 2:18 PM

24 2:18 PM 2:18 PM

25 2:19 PM 2:19 PM

26 2:19 PM 2:19 PM

27 2:20 PM  Blubbering Orthocone 2:20 PM  Blubbering Orthocone. Winner of First Place in Push Pull Float.

28 2:20 PM  Blubbering Orthocone 2:20 PM  Blubbering Orthocone. Winner of First Place in Push Pull Float.

29 2:20 PM 2:20 PM

30 2:20 PM 2:20 PM

31 2:21 PM 2:21 PM

32 2:21 PM  Suzanne Muldowney 2:21 PM  Suzanne Muldowney, better known as Underdog Lady.

33 2:22 PM  Pyrate Brotherhood 2:22 PM  Pyrate Brotherhood.

34 2:22 PM  Brooklyn’s Other Museum of Brooklyn wants to save Admirals Row in the Brooklyn Navy Yard 2:22 PM  Brooklyn’s Other Museum of Brooklyn wants to save Admirals Row in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It is now slated to be torn down for a supermarket.

35 2:22 PM  The Rude Mechanical Orchestra 2:22 PM  The Rude Mechanical Orchestra.

36 2:23 PM  The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus entered the parade this year 2:23 PM  The Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus entered the parade this year.

37 2:24 PM  I guess these instruments don't take well to water 2:24 PM  I guess these instruments don’t take well to water.

38 2:24 PM  Marty Markowitz is the Brooklyn Borough President 2:24 PM  Marty Markowitz is the Brooklyn Borough President. He loves to attend Brooklyn events.

39 2:25 PM  The NY Aquarium entered a float this year 2:25 PM  The NY Aquarium entered a float this year.

40 2:26 PM  Coney Island 2:26 PM  Coney Island, We Melt With You.

41 2:26 PM  Coney Island 2:26 PM  Coney Island, We Melt With You. Throwing beads to the crowds is growing in popularity. Of course this is a take off from the New Orleans Mardi Gras.

42 2:27 PM  Mystical Children 2:27 PM  Mystical Children. Winner of Third Place in Music Group.

43 2:28 PM   2:28 PM  "Devil With A Blue Dress." He can blow fire out the exhausts.

44 2:28 PM  Hot Rod Good Human I Scream truck 2:28 PM  Hot Rod Good Human I Scream truck. Winner of Third Place in Motorized Float

45 2:28 PM  Evans Georgopolous's 1931 Ford Model A Super Deluxe Roadster 2:28 PM  Evans Georgopolous’s 1931 Ford Model A Super Deluxe Roadster.

46 2:28 PM  A 1938 Packard 2:28 PM  A 1938 Packard.

47 2:29 PM  It started as a Chevrolet 2:29 PM  It started as a Chevrolet.

48 2:31 PM 2:31 PM

49 2:31 PM  Krewe of Ottos 2:31 PM  Krewe of Ottos, or The Octopus.

50 2:31 PM  ??'s Sushi 2:31 PM  ??’s Sushi.

51 2:32 PM 2:32 PM

52 2:32 PM 2:32 PM

53 2:32 PM 2:32 PM

54 2:32 PM 2:32 PM

55 2:33 PM 2:33 PM

56 2:34 PM 2:34 PM

57 2:34 PM  Mesmeralda the Mesmerizing Mermaid!!! Winner of Second Place in Best Mermaid 2:34 PM  Mesmeralda the Mesmerizing Mermaid!!! Winner of Second Place in Best Mermaid.

58 2:35 PM  The Arctic Frosty Polar Mermaids 2:35 PM  The Arctic Frosty Polar Mermaids.

59 2:35 PM  The Arctic Frosty Polar Mermaids 2:35 PM  The Arctic Frosty Polar Mermaids.

60 2:35 PM  The Arctic Frosty Polar Mermaids 2:35 PM  The Arctic Frosty Polar Mermaids.

61 2:35 PM  The Arctic Frosty Polar Mermaids 2:35 PM  The Arctic Frosty Polar Mermaids.

62 2:36 PM 2:36 PM

63 2:36 PM 2:36 PM

64 2:36 PM  The East Village Sea Monster Marching Band 2:36 PM  The East Village Sea Monster Marching Band.

65 2:37 PM 2:37 PM

66 2:38 PM 2:38 PM

67 2:38 PM  Sea Section 2:38 PM  Sea Section.

68 2:39 PM  Sea Section 2:39 PM  Sea Section.

69 2:39 PM 2:39 PM

70 2:39 PM  Zoltar Speaks 2:39 PM  Zoltar Speaks. Winner of First Prize in Motorized Float.

71 2:39 PM 2:39 PM

72 2:39 PM 2:39 PM

73 2:39 PM  Mermaids III 2:39 PM  Mermaids III.

74 2:40 PM 2:40 PM

75 2:43 PM  Out of work super models 2:43 PM  Out of work super models.

76 2:43 PM  Out of work super models 2:43 PM  Out of work super models.

77 2:44 PM 2:44 PM

78 2:44 PM 2:44 PM

79 2:45 PM 2:45 PM

80 2:45 PM 2:45 PM

81 2:46 PM 2:46 PM

82 2:46 PM 2:46 PM

83 2:47 PM 2:47 PM

84 2:48 PM 2:48 PM

85 2:49 PM  The The Brooklyn Brewery is a float regular 2:49 PM  The The Brooklyn Brewery is a float regular.

86 2:49 PM  A cute old motor home 2:49 PM  A cute old motor home. [who made?]

87 2:49 PM  The couple was ranting about Somalia 2:49 PM  The couple was ranting about Somalia.

88 2:50 PM  The Somalia crowd again 2:50 PM  The Somalia crowd again.

89 2:50 PM  The Somalia crowd again 2:50 PM  The Somalia crowd again.

90 2:50 PM  The Liberty Sunset Garden Center 2:50 PM  The Liberty Sunset Garden Center.

91 2:53 PM 2:53 PM

92 2:56 PM 2:56 PM

93 2:57 PM 2:57 PM

94 2:57 PM 2:57 PM

95 2:57 PM  The Brooklyn Bombshell Review 2:57 PM  The Brooklyn Bombshell Review. Winner of First Place in Judges Choice.

96 2:57 PM  The Brooklyn Bombshells? 2:57 PM  The Brooklyn Bombshells?

97 2:57 PM 2:57 PM

98 2:58 PM 2:58 PM

99 2:58 PM  He's a regular 2:58 PM  He’s a regular. See him last year.

100 2:58 PM  The Uptown String Band came from Hulmeville 2:58 PM  The Uptown String Band came from Hulmeville, PA.

101 2:58 PM  King Neptune Mr 2:58 PM  King Neptune Mr. Harvey Keitel and his Queen Mermaid Daphna.

102 2:58 PM  The King and Queen again 2:58 PM  The King and Queen again.

103 2:59 PM 2:59 PM

104 2:59 PM  That's a pole dancing bicycle 2:59 PM  That’s a pole dancing bicycle, but no one is dancing on the pole.

105 2:59 PM 2:59 PM

106 2:59 PM  Reverend Billy 2:59 PM  Reverend Billy

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 3:02 PM 3:02 PM

112 3:04 PM  That's Rabbi Abraham Abraham of the Coney Island Ice Breakers in the pedicab 3:04 PM  That’s Rabbi Abraham Abraham of the Coney Island Ice Breakers in the pedicab. Pedalling is Bob Stewart.

113 3:05 PM 3:05 PM

114 3:05 PM 3:05 PM

115 3:05 PM 3:05 PM

116 3:05 PM  Dancing Stormtrooper (in a thong) 3:05 PM  Dancing Stormtrooper (in a thong). Winner of Second Place in Neptune group.

117 3:05 PM 3:05 PM

118 3:05 PM 3:05 PM

119 3:06 PM 3:06 PM

120 3:06 PM 3:06 PM

121 3:06 PM  Sexcamaids 3:06 PM  Sexcamaids, Sirens Of The Sex World. A regular parade entry. Winner of First Place in Marching Group.

122 3:06 PM  A Sexcamaid 3:06 PM  A Sexcamaid.

123 3:07 PM  Sexcamaids 3:07 PM  Sexcamaids, Sirens Of The Sex World. A regular parade entry. Winner of First Place in Marching Group.

124 3:07 PM 3:07 PM

125 3:07 PM 3:07 PM

126 3:09 PM 3:09 PM

127 3:09 PM 3:09 PM

128 3:09 PM 3:09 PM

129 3:09 PM  They are stingrays 3:09 PM  They are stingrays.

130 3:10 PM  They are stingrays 3:10 PM  They are stingrays.

131 3:12 PM 3:12 PM

132 3:12 PM 3:12 PM

133 3:13 PM 3:13 PM

134 3:13 PM 3:13 PM

135 3:13 PM 3:13 PM

136 3:13 PM  Splashdance 3:13 PM  Splashdance. Winner of Third Place in Marching Group.

137 3:14 PM 3:14 PM

138 3:14 PM  MC Hammerhead Sharks 3:14 PM  MC Hammerhead Sharks.

139 3:16 PM  T 3:16 PM  T.M.L.M. - T.B.G.B.

140 3:17 PM 3:17 PM

141 3:19 PM  The Rocky Horror Fisher Show 3:19 PM  The Rocky Horror Fisher Show.

142 3:19 PM 3:19 PM

143 3:19 PM 3:19 PM

144 3:20 PM  The Brooklyn Cyclones 3:20 PM  The Brooklyn Cyclones.

145 3:20 PM  The Brooklyn Cyclones 3:20 PM  The Brooklyn Cyclones.

146 3:20 PM  The Brooklyn Cyclones 3:20 PM  The Brooklyn Cyclones.

147 3:20 PM  The Brooklyn Cyclones 3:20 PM  The Brooklyn Cyclones.

148 3:21 PM 3:21 PM

149 3:21 PM  The East River Bottom Dwellers 3:21 PM  The East River Bottom Dwellers.

150 3:21 PM  The East River Bottom Dwellers 3:21 PM  The East River Bottom Dwellers.

151 3:22 PM 3:22 PM

152 3:23 PM  Gotham Girls Roller Derby 3:23 PM  Gotham Girls Roller Derby.

153 3:23 PM  Gotham Girls Roller Derby 3:23 PM  Gotham Girls Roller Derby.

154 3:23 PM 3:23 PM

155 3:23 PM 3:23 PM

156 3:23 PM 3:23 PM

157 3:23 PM  Brooklyn Bumblebee 3:23 PM  Brooklyn Bumblebee.

158 3:24 PM  Roller Derby Warriors 3:24 PM  Roller Derby Warriors.

159 3:25 PM  Roller Derby Warriors 3:25 PM  Roller Derby Warriors.

160 3:25 PM 3:25 PM

161 3:25 PM  Mermaid Enigma 3:25 PM  Mermaid Enigma. Winner of Third Place in Push Pull Float.

162 3:25 PM 3:25 PM

163 3:26 PM  Coney Island Dancers 3:26 PM  Coney Island Dancers. This ended the parade.

164 3:36 PM  I walked over to the boardwalk where the parade's finish line now is 3:36 PM  I walked over to the boardwalk where the parade’s finish line now is.

165 3:38 PM  The finish line 3:38 PM  The finish line.

166 3:40 PM  The Uptown String Band leads the King and Queen 3:40 PM  The Uptown String Band leads the King and Queen.

167 3:42 PM  King Neptune and Queen Mermaid 3:42 PM  King Neptune and Queen Mermaid.

168 3:43 PM 3:43 PM

169 3:43 PM 3:43 PM

170 3:45 PM 3:45 PM

171 3:45 PM 3:45 PM

172 3:46 PM  Him again 3:46 PM  Him again.

173 3:47 PM 3:47 PM

174 3:48 PM 3:48 PM

175 3:50 PM 3:50 PM

176 3:51 PM 3:51 PM

177 3:52 PM  Sexcamaids 3:52 PM  Sexcamaids, Sirens Of The Sex World. Winner of First Place in Marching Group.

178 3:52 PM  Sexcamaids 3:52 PM  Sexcamaids, Sirens Of The Sex World. Winner of First Place in Marching Group.

179 3:52 PM  Sexcamaids 3:52 PM  Sexcamaids, Sirens Of The Sex World. Winner of First Place in Marching Group.

180 3:53 PM  Sexcamaids 3:53 PM  Sexcamaids, Sirens Of The Sex World. Winner of First Place in Marching Group.

181 3:55 PM 3:55 PM

182 4:00 PM 4:00 PM

183 4:01 PM 4:01 PM

184 4:01 PM 4:01 PM

185 4:03 PM  Looking down at the sea there is a crowd gathering 4:03 PM  Looking down at the sea there is a crowd gathering.

186 4:05 PM  The Rude Mechanical Orchestra 4:05 PM  The Rude Mechanical Orchestra.

187 4:05 PM 4:05 PM

188 4:10 PM  Looking back at the boardwalk 4:10 PM  Looking back at the boardwalk.

189 4:18 PM 4:18 PM

190 4:19 PM 4:19 PM

191 4:20 PM 4:20 PM

192 4:21 PM 4:21 PM

193 4:21 PM 4:21 PM

194 4:30 PM  Zoltar Speaks again 4:30 PM  Zoltar Speaks again. Winner of First Prize in Motorized Float.

195 4:30 PM  The awards are just finishing up 4:30 PM  The awards are just finishing up. Dick Zigum is holding up the key. After this they cut ribbons for each season and make an offering to the sea. I did not stick around for it this year. (I was getting cold.)

196 4:33 PM  The world famous Cyclone roller coaster 4:33 PM  The world famous Cyclone roller coaster.


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