Dear Shaded Viewers,
I’ve been attending the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island just about every year since the late ’80s (when I was nothing more than a mere minnow). Even in this era of hyper gentrification, the event still maintains its extremely DIY creative energy and anti-corporate attitude. It’s the perfect way to spend the solstice, welcoming the start of pagan summer—even if this year, the weather was a bit chilly and drizzly….like summer in Scotland.
At one point, things starting getting very Fellini-esque…
See what I mean?
Little Edie made a surprise visit to the boardwalk…her revolutionary costume of the day.
I wish the New York subway was this magical every day….