Friday, May 31, 2013

Save the Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Here's a worthy Kickstarter project we've just discovered. The Mermaid Parade is an annual event that happens on Coney Island, New York. The problem is that Hurricane Sandy did a lot of damage to the boardwalk and the surrounds and has created near insurmountable problems for organisers this year who need to raise some money fast to keep the tradition going. The parade itself is filled with mermaids and mermans, Neptunes and Poseidon's galore. Here's a bit of background...
The Mermaid Parade is artists, it’s community, it’s Brooklyn weirdos, it’s people flying in from all over the world and, most importantly, The Mermaid Parade is YOU. Every year since 1983, it has enabled artistic New Yorkers to find self-expression in public. It’s an American celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, and it showcases over 1,500 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs, kicking off the summer with incredible art, an entrepreneurial spirit and unflagging Coney Island pride.
The project has reached its funding goal but there are still four days left on the campaign so if you can dig up a few dollars to help, we're sure it will be greatly appreciated.

This year's Mermaid Parade is scheduled for 22 June 2013.

As for us, we're going to have to make a special trip there one day. It's officially now on our bucket list.

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