Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade

I subscribe to the nonsense nyc email list powered by Laughing Squid. Nonsense NYC is a weekly email list sent by Jeff Stark of events for sort of underground, alternative and above ground events in the New York City area. They always list cool music events, warehouse and loft parties, burlesque events, critical mass rides, marching band parades, rooftop films and parties, walking tours, barefoot boogies and the like. A lot of their events are in the Williamsburg and Bushwick areas of Brooklyn and throughout Manhattan. It is a helpful compilation list of events, for I could never find about about these events without the help of their list. If you are in the New York City area or would be interested in subscribing to their list you can find them at nonsense nyc. Here is one of several listings of their events for today.

Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
2p; $free

After all these years, through rain and redevelopment, still the glorious York summit of New York's creatively inclined, from the half-assed to the heart-felt. Don't miss it. Paint yourself blue, put on a sailor hat, and -- they've probably been saying this for the last 20 years -- go before its too late.

***** Also on SATURDAY *****

The 5th Annual Mermaid Parade Ball

Inside the former Childs Restaurant, a colorful terra cotta and
stucco homage to the sea. Dress outlandishly or minimally for this
great party, a full night of live music, magic, and burlesque. The
Brooklyn musicians include rock mama Jill Cunniff, whose latest
album is inspired by Coney Island, the Shapes, Mighty Fine, the
Atomic Grind Show -- a musical 10-in-1 playing rock, jazz, blues, and
carnival music -- and Big A Little A. Burlesque performances by Bambi
the Mermaid, Bunny Love, Jo Weldon, Little Brooklyn, Tigger and
Dottie Lux, and sideshow magician Albert Cadabra. With DJ Jess of the downtown seedy club scene and DJ Xerox.

Childs Restaurant
Boardwalk and West 21st Street, Brooklyn
6p-midnight; $10 advance, $15 door supports Coney Island USA
Mermaid Parade Ball

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