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Debbie Harry and Chris Stein at the Made in New York Awards
Blondie will be Queen & King of the Mermaid Parade

(released 5/5/2017)

The 35th Annual Mermaid Parade is a gynormous art event held on Coney Island's Boardwalk. This year, the royalty of the parade will be Blondie. Queen Debbie Harry and King Chris Stein.

The celebration of ancient mythology and seaside rituals is a culmination of all five boroughs. The parade was founded in 1983 and is a New York holiday created by artists. The parade is supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This year, the parade will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017. You too can register to participate in the summer event here: #mermaidparade2017