Index for Album Mermaid-2011: Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2011

Pictures from the 29th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Taken on June 18, 2011. The weather was lovely. I used my external flash. When it was a little overcast they produced high quality pictures. I took 314 pictures. 220 made it here. This year they let the marchers off too quickly and didn't space their starts. The parade bunched up when they reached the judging stand and caused long delays further back along the parade route. I had the classic cars in front of me for almost an hour. I noted prize winners where I could. These winners I wasn't able to identify. If you know, please e-mail (link at bottom). Also see prior parades. Original-size pictures are behind the web-sized ones.

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Number Thumbnail Caption Number Thumbnail Caption
1 1:44 PM  Mayor Marty Markowitz and his wife Jamie 1:44 PM  Mayor Marty Markowitz and his wife Jamie. I was friendly with him until he supported Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project. 2 1:48 PM  Inside the staging area before the parade starts 1:48 PM  Inside the staging area before the parade starts.
3 1:48 PM 1:48 PM 4 1:49 PM  Is this Simone? If so 1:49 PM  Is this Simone? If so, she won second place in the Little Mermaid category.
5 1:51 PM 1:51 PM 6 1:57 PM  Miss Coney Island Leftovers 2011 1:57 PM  Miss Coney Island Leftovers 2011
7 1:58 PM 1:58 PM 8 2:10 PM  Some of the burlesque dancers 2:10 PM  Some of the burlesque dancers. Bambi The Mermaid is on the right.
9 2:15 PM  Is this a known dragon? 2:15 PM  Is this a known dragon? 10 2:15 PM  They were turning the float around 2:15 PM  They were turning the float around.
11 2:15 PM  He is a regular at every parade where costumes can be worn 2:15 PM  He is a regular at every parade where costumes can be worn. 12 2:16 PM  The actual start of the parade 2:16 PM  The actual start of the parade. Dick Zigun, with the bass drum, is at the far right.
13 2:16 PM 2:16 PM 14 2:16 PM 2:16 PM
15 2:16 PM 2:16 PM 16 2:16 PM 2:16 PM
17 2:16 PM 2:16 PM 18 2:16 PM  The King Neptune and Queen Mermaid 2:16 PM  The King Neptune and Queen Mermaid. This year they were Adam Richman and Cat Greenleaf.
19 2:17 PM  Marty Markowitz now in the parade 2:17 PM  Marty Markowitz now in the parade. 20 2:17 PM  The Coney Island Polar Bear Club 2:17 PM  The Coney Island Polar Bear Club.
21 2:18 PM 2:18 PM 22 2:18 PM 2:18 PM
23 2:18 PM  The Jambalaya Brass Band 2:18 PM  The Jambalaya Brass Band. They received Honorable Mention in the Music Group category. 24 2:19 PM  A mascot for the Brooklyn Cyclones 2:19 PM  A mascot for the Brooklyn Cyclones.
25 2:21 PM 2:21 PM 26 2:21 PM  The burlesque dancers 2:21 PM  The burlesque dancers, now in the parade. Bambi The Mermaid is on the right.
27 2:21 PM 2:21 PM 28 2:21 PM  Bambi The Mermaid is on the far right 2:21 PM  Bambi The Mermaid is on the far right.
29 2:21 PM 2:21 PM 30 2:21 PM 2:21 PM
31 2:22 PM  Luna Park's float 2:22 PM  Luna Park’s float. 32 2:23 PM 2:23 PM
33 2:24 PM  No 2:24 PM  No. 019 34 2:24 PM  One of the fish bikes from the New York Aquarium 2:24 PM  One of the fish bikes from the New York Aquarium. They won third place for sea creature.
35 2:24 PM  The New York Aquarium 2:24 PM  The New York Aquarium. 36 2:25 PM 2:25 PM
37 2:25 PM 2:25 PM 38 2:26 PM 2:26 PM
39 2:26 PM 2:26 PM 40 2:26 PM  No 2:26 PM  No. 035
41 2:27 PM  No 2:27 PM  No. 035 42 2:28 PM  A star float 2:28 PM  A star float. Is this a character?
43 2:29 PM  No 2:29 PM  No. 086 44 2:29 PM  Brooklyn for Peace 2:29 PM  Brooklyn for Peace.
45 2:31 PM  Brooklyn Bumblebee 2:31 PM  Brooklyn Bumblebee. 46 2:31 PM  The end of Brooklyn for Peace and the start of the Hungry March Band 2:31 PM  The end of Brooklyn for Peace and the start of the Hungry March Band. They won first place in the Music Group category.
47 2:31 PM 2:31 PM 48 2:31 PM  The Hungry March Band 2:31 PM  The Hungry March Band.
49 2:31 PM  The Hungry March Band 2:31 PM  The Hungry March Band. 50 2:32 PM  The Hungry March Band 2:32 PM  The Hungry March Band.
51 2:32 PM  The Hungry March Band 2:32 PM  The Hungry March Band. 52 2:32 PM 2:32 PM
53 2:32 PM 2:32 PM 54 2:33 PM  Miss Angler's Primary School 2:33 PM  Miss Angler’s Primary School.
55 2:35 PM 2:35 PM 56 2:35 PM  In lime is Suzanne Muldowney 2:35 PM  In lime is Suzanne Muldowney, better known as Underdog Lady.
57 2:35 PM 2:35 PM 58 2:35 PM  No 2:35 PM  No. 049
59 2:35 PM  Rapid T 2:35 PM  Rapid T. Rabbit and Friends! 60 2:35 PM  No 2:35 PM  No. 078
61 2:36 PM 2:36 PM 62 2:36 PM 2:36 PM
63 2:36 PM  Is this a known character? 2:36 PM  Is this a known character? 64 2:37 PM  Poseidon 2:37 PM  Poseidon, No. 055.
65 2:37 PM 2:37 PM 66 2:37 PM  Fins of Fury 2:37 PM  Fins of Fury, Tails of Glory. They won first place in the Marching Group category.
67 2:38 PM  Fins of Fury 2:38 PM  Fins of Fury, Tails of Glory. 68 2:38 PM  Fins of Fury 2:38 PM  Fins of Fury, Tails of Glory.
69 2:39 PM  Fins of Fury 2:39 PM  Fins of Fury, Tails of Glory. 70 2:39 PM  Fins of Fury 2:39 PM  Fins of Fury, Tails of Glory.
71 2:39 PM  Metrocard Couple and the start of A Flock of Seagulls 2:39 PM  Metrocard Couple and the start of A Flock of Seagulls. 72 2:39 PM  A Flock of Seagulls 2:39 PM  A Flock of Seagulls.
73 2:39 PM  A Flock of Seagulls 2:39 PM  A Flock of Seagulls. 74 2:40 PM 2:40 PM
75 2:41 PM  Marine Antoinettes? 2:41 PM  Marine Antoinettes? 76 2:41 PM 2:41 PM
77 2:42 PM 2:42 PM 78 2:42 PM 2:42 PM
79 2:43 PM  The East Village Sea Monster Marching Band 2:43 PM  The East Village Sea Monster Marching Band. 80 2:43 PM 2:43 PM
81 2:43 PM 2:43 PM 82 2:43 PM 2:43 PM
83 2:43 PM 2:43 PM 84 2:43 PM  Brooklyn Butterfly Mermaids (Mermaid Metamorphosis) 2:43 PM  Brooklyn Butterfly Mermaids (Mermaid Metamorphosis)
85 2:44 PM  Spl-Asss-H starring Tom Wanks and Darry Hand Job 2:44 PM  Spl-Asss-H starring Tom Wanks and Darry Hand Job. 86 2:44 PM  They had a second banner facing backwards 2:44 PM  They had a second banner facing backwards.
87 2:44 PM 2:44 PM 88 2:44 PM 2:44 PM
89 2:44 PM  International Mermaids 2:44 PM  International Mermaids. 90 2:44 PM 2:44 PM
91 2:44 PM  Ultimate Warrior 2:44 PM  Ultimate Warrior. 92 2:45 PM  NYC Wintermaid 2011 2:45 PM  NYC Wintermaid 2011.
93 2:45 PM 2:45 PM 94 2:45 PM 2:45 PM
95 2:45 PM  The Rude Mechanical Orchestra 2:45 PM  The Rude Mechanical Orchestra. They won second place in the Music Group category. 96 2:46 PM  Norse Maids 2:46 PM  Norse Maids.
97 2:46 PM  Norse Maids 2:46 PM  Norse Maids. 98 2:46 PM 2:46 PM
99 2:46 PM  Sea Haw and the Sea M? Honkeys 2:46 PM  Sea Haw and the Sea M? Honkeys. 100 2:47 PM  Reverend Billy 2:47 PM  Reverend Billy
101 2:47 PM  Sexcamaids 2:47 PM  Sexcamaids, Sirens Of The Sex World. A regular parade entry. They won Judge’s Choice plus second place in the Marching Group category. 102 2:49 PM  Sexcamaids 2:49 PM  Sexcamaids, Sirens Of The Sex World.
103 2:49 PM  Sexcamaids 2:49 PM  Sexcamaids, Sirens Of The Sex World. 104 2:52 PM  Sexcamaids 2:52 PM  Sexcamaids, Sirens Of The Sex World.
105 2:52 PM  Sexcamaids 2:52 PM  Sexcamaids, Sirens Of The Sex World. 106 2:52 PM 2:52 PM
107 2:52 PM 2:52 PM 108 2:53 PM  Coney Island 2:53 PM  Coney Island. No. 202.
109 2:53 PM  They are dancing to their shadow 2:53 PM  They are dancing to their shadow. 110 2:54 PM  Various books with sea themes 2:54 PM  Various books with sea themes. No. 196.
111 2:54 PM 2:54 PM 112 2:54 PM  The ConferenceBike is arriving 2:54 PM  The ConferenceBike is arriving.
113 2:55 PM 2:55 PM 114 2:55 PM 2:55 PM
115 2:57 PM 2:57 PM 116 2:57 PM 2:57 PM
117 2:58 PM 2:58 PM 118 2:58 PM 2:58 PM
119 2:59 PM 2:59 PM 120 2:59 PM 2:59 PM
121 3:00 PM 3:00 PM 122 3:02 PM 3:02 PM
123 3:02 PM 3:02 PM 124 3:02 PM  Hotsy Totsy Canal ? 3:02 PM  Hotsy Totsy Canal ?
125 3:03 PM 3:03 PM 126 3:03 PM  She does look pregnant 3:03 PM  She does look pregnant. I believe this to be Jax and her Figi Fetus which won 2nd place in the Sea Creature category.
127 3:04 PM 3:04 PM 128 3:04 PM  No 3:04 PM  No. 236.
129 3:04 PM 3:04 PM 130 3:04 PM  No 3:04 PM  No. 262
131 3:04 PM  No 3:04 PM  No. 287. 132 3:05 PM  PearlieMae 3:05 PM  PearlieMae.
133 3:05 PM 3:05 PM 134 3:05 PM 3:05 PM
135 3:05 PM  No 3:05 PM  No. 259. 136 3:05 PM  No 3:05 PM  No. 259.
137 3:06 PM 3:06 PM 138 3:06 PM  Fire Gypsy 3:06 PM  Fire Gypsy. Unique fire performances. Mermaid + underwater performer.
139 3:06 PM  Coney Island Ice Breakers 3:06 PM  Coney Island Ice Breakers. Rabbi Abraham, RIP won the third place in the Neptune category. Bob Stewart’s face is behind the American flag. 140 3:07 PM 3:07 PM
141 3:07 PM 3:07 PM 142 3:07 PM 3:07 PM
143 3:08 PM 3:08 PM 144 3:08 PM  NY Pin Up Club 3:08 PM  NY Pin Up Club.
145 3:08 PM  No 3:08 PM  No. 336 and Fin Noir to the left. 146 3:08 PM  Fin Noir 3:08 PM  Fin Noir.
147 3:09 PM 3:09 PM 148 3:09 PM 3:09 PM
149 3:12 PM  No 3:12 PM  No. 395. 150 3:13 PM   3:13 PM  "Devil With A Blue Dress" is a regular attender. He can blow fire out the exhausts. At this point the parade jammed up and stopped with the classic cars in front of me.
151 3:17 PM  An MG TD from the early 1950s 3:17 PM  An MG TD from the early 1950s. Or this is a TD2000 replica. If I were to own a classic car this would be the type I’d like to have. 152 3:29 PM  A 1949 Ford 3:29 PM  A 1949 Ford.
153 3:35 PM  A custom roadster 3:35 PM  A custom roadster. 154 3:46 PM  A Porsche Boxster 3:46 PM  A Porsche Boxster. This is the car I’d like to drive. The best handling car out there.
155 3:51 PM  Miss Joplin 2011 and Mermaids of Oz 3:51 PM  Miss Joplin 2011 and Mermaids of Oz. As the cars were all stopped, some marchers passed them. 156 4:00 PM 4:00 PM
157 4:02 PM  A couple guys on a Segway 4:02 PM  A couple guys on a Segway. 158 4:11 PM  After an hour the cars started moving 4:11 PM  After an hour the cars started moving. Soap Box Derby 2010.
159 4:12 PM  A DeLorean outfitted for the Back To The Future movie 4:12 PM  A DeLorean outfitted for the Back To The Future movie. 160 4:12 PM  A DeLorean outfitted for the Back To The Future movie 4:12 PM  A DeLorean outfitted for the Back To The Future movie.
161 4:13 PM  Mouse's 4:13 PM  Mouse’s "Good Human I Scream" truck. 162 4:17 PM  Coney Island Craft Lagers 4:17 PM  Coney Island Craft Lagers.
163 4:17 PM 4:17 PM 164 4:17 PM  Miss Coney Island Leftovers 2011 4:17 PM  Miss Coney Island Leftovers 2011
165 4:18 PM  Coney Island Craft Lagers 4:18 PM  Coney Island Craft Lagers. 166 4:19 PM  Smuttynose Brewing Co 4:19 PM  Smuttynose Brewing Co.
167 4:20 PM  S 4:20 PM  S.S. Tam? 168 4:20 PM  Brooklyn's Other Museum of Brooklyn wants to save Admiral's Row in the Brooklyn Navy Yard 4:20 PM  Brooklyn’s Other Museum of Brooklyn wants to save Admiral’s Row in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
169 4:22 PM  Studio 54: Golden Age of Disco Mermaids 4:22 PM  Studio 54: Golden Age of Disco Mermaids. They won second place in the Motorized Float category. 170 4:22 PM  Studio 54: Golden Age of Disco Mermaids 4:22 PM  Studio 54: Golden Age of Disco Mermaids.
171 4:24 PM  Studio 54: Golden Age of Disco Mermaids 4:24 PM  Studio 54: Golden Age of Disco Mermaids. 172 4:26 PM 4:26 PM
173 4:26 PM  Brooklyn Brewery 4:26 PM  Brooklyn Brewery. 174 4:27 PM 4:27 PM
175 4:30 PM 4:30 PM 176 4:30 PM 4:30 PM
177 4:31 PM 4:31 PM 178 4:31 PM  The other photographer crouches on the ground to get an unnatural 4:31 PM  The other photographer crouches on the ground to get an unnatural "arty" photo.
179 4:32 PM 4:32 PM 180 4:32 PM 4:32 PM
181 4:32 PM  The Rockaway Artists Alliance 4:32 PM  The Rockaway Artists Alliance. 182 4:32 PM 4:32 PM
183 4:33 PM 4:33 PM 184 4:33 PM  Indaculture band 4:33 PM  Indaculture band.
185 4:34 PM  The Rockaway Artists Alliance 4:34 PM  The Rockaway Artists Alliance. 186 4:36 PM 4:36 PM
187 4:38 PM  Marni Halasa (a professional skater) skating as IceTina: Cosmic Queen 4:38 PM  Marni Halasa (a professional skater) skating as IceTina: Cosmic Queen, Snow Maid of the Arctic (actual ice skating). It won first place in the Motorized Float category. 188 4:38 PM  No 4:38 PM  No. 504.
189 4:38 PM  No 4:38 PM  No. 504. 190 4:40 PM  Poleriders 4:40 PM  Poleriders. They won third place in the Push-Pull Float category.
191 4:42 PM  Poleriders 4:42 PM  Poleriders. 192 4:42 PM  Poleriders 4:42 PM  Poleriders.
193 4:43 PM  Boat on a trailer No 4:43 PM  Boat on a trailer No. 511. 194 4:44 PM 4:44 PM
195 4:45 PM  Mer Beasty Pageant 4:45 PM  Mer Beasty Pageant. No. 507. 196 4:45 PM 4:45 PM
197 4:45 PM 4:45 PM 198 4:45 PM 4:45 PM
199 4:46 PM  3rd Runner Up 4:46 PM  3rd Runner Up. 200 4:46 PM  What bus? 4:46 PM  What bus?
201 4:46 PM 4:46 PM 202 4:47 PM 4:47 PM
203 4:47 PM 4:47 PM 204 4:47 PM  Gleny 4:47 PM  Gleny.com’s Short Bus. It won third place in the Motorized Float category.
205 4:48 PM  Gleny 4:48 PM  Gleny.com’s Short Bus. 206 4:50 PM  The Official & Original Kings of the Boardwalk Parties ends the parade 4:50 PM  The Official & Original Kings of the Boardwalk Parties ends the parade.
207 5:00 PM  A view of the boardwalk looking towards Luna Park 5:00 PM  A view of the boardwalk looking towards Luna Park. 208 5:05 PM 5:05 PM
209 5:07 PM  A boa constrictor 5:07 PM  A boa constrictor. 210 5:07 PM 5:07 PM
211 5:07 PM 5:07 PM 212 5:11 PM 5:11 PM
213 5:27 PM  After the parade these is a ceremony where they cut ribbons for each season and make an offering to the sea 5:27 PM  After the parade these is a ceremony where they cut ribbons for each season and make an offering to the sea. First is Autumn. 214 5:28 PM  Then Winter 5:28 PM  Then Winter.
215 5:29 PM  They are about to cut the Spring ribbon 5:29 PM  They are about to cut the Spring ribbon. 216 5:29 PM  The Spring ribbon was just cut 5:29 PM  The Spring ribbon was just cut.
217 5:30 PM  Summer got a bit more crowded 5:30 PM  Summer got a bit more crowded. 218 5:33 PM  From the jetty looking at the beach 5:33 PM  From the jetty looking at the beach.
219 5:34 PM  From the jetty a closer up of the crowd making the offering to the sea 5:34 PM  From the jetty a closer up of the crowd making the offering to the sea. 220 5:53 PM  The world famous Cyclone roller coaster 5:53 PM  The world famous Cyclone roller coaster.

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