This past weekend marked the 37th annual mermaid parade in Coney Island, New York. The Mermaid Parade traditionally takes place on the Saturday closest to the Summer solstice, June 21, regardless of weather. 

This is my 3rd mermaid parade to photo and has become one of my favorites , although it’s not a typical parade and it’s mainly people dressing up in some type of sea costume and having a good time . Unfortunately for me it is the most difficult to get to. Coney Island is about an hour subway trip from Manhattan as well as my hour drive to manhattan to begin with .

This years ” King and Queen ” were Arlo Guthrie and his wife .

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Written by steveedreff

Steve Edreff is a photographer who is currently located in New Jersey and normally works out of New York City. Currently Steve has holds New York City Media pass as well as being a contributor to Getty Images and Istock. With the media pass Steve has been a photographer on hand for most parades and media events throughout NYC. The his preference is doing photoshoots with different style dancers , he also has photoed at New York Cities fashion week , photoshoots with Mrs. New Jersey, New York, Vermont , and Pennsylvania. Along with the photography , he has created an independent magazine "Street Views" that includes dancers and traditional style photography.

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