The 31st Anniversary Coney Island Mermaid Parade (2013 Photos)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

On June 22, 2013, The ‎31st Anniversary of the Mermaid Parade was held at the historic Coney Island park where nearly five hundred thousand people showed up to few people dressed up as mermaids and other sea creatures.

Author and reality TV star Carole Radziwill was named Queen Mermaid this year, while comedian Judah Friedlander was named The King Neptune.
Also at attendance were LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Kristen Taekman from The Real Housewives of New York season 6 on Bravo network and the Naked Cowgirl
Founded in 1983 by Coney Island USA, the not-for-profit arts organization that also produces the Coney island Circus Sideshow, the Mermaid Parade pays homage to Coney Island’s forgotten Mardi Gras which lasted from 1903 to 1954, and draws from a host of other sources resulting in a wonderful and wacky event that is unique to Coney Island.
Not even Hurricane Sandy could halt the annual Mermaid Parade!
Let’s get to the pictures of the most creative people in New York.
All photographs by staff photographer Yoni Levy of Photography by Yoni.
The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade  (Photo by Yoni Levy)

The 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
(Photo by Yoni Levy)

All photographs by staff photographer Yoni Levy of Photography by Yoni.

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