Neighborhood Highlights

Must-See Coney Island

by staff, 05/28/2013

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  • Mermaid Parade and Other Special Events
    The Mermaid Parade has sent nautically (and often scantily) clad ladies and gents in colorful, over-the-top floats down the boardwalk since 1983 in a joyous celebration of New York City spirit and individualism. Music, antique cars and an abundance of mermaids always make the event a memorable one. This year's king and queen are comedian Judah Friedlander and journalist Carole Radziwill.

    Other special events to watch for this summer at Coney Island include Friday-night fireworks on the boardwalk and Flicks on the Beach, a series of free outdoor movie screenings presented by Rooftop Films and NYC & Company (the parent organization of

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