Photos: Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2019
Since 1983, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade has always been the official start of summer for many in New York City. Thousands of people march down the street wearing their best costumes while hundreds of thousands of folks watch in awe. Last year's parade featured nearly 850,000 people gathering to witness an amazing event in the sun.
Today, the 37th annual parade took place, and it delivered with colorful costumes, floats, and performances. Coney Island native Arlo Guthrie and his sister Nora graced everyone at the parade as King Neptune and Queen Mermaid.
You can check out our photos from the event below. While the parade might be over, there's still plenty to do at Coney Island this summer. Head here to check out their upcoming events.