Sigh. Whats more brooklyn than Coney Island? Probably the Beastie Boys (RIP Adam Yauch), just a shout out. Its one of my favorite summer time festivals and probably one of the most beautiful in the world! It seeks to celebrate the pop culture glamour that was Coney Island in its heyday.
The event was founded in 1983 back when the C.I. had a bad reputation, it was created by Dick. D Zigun (a yale graduate ya’ll #fancy) in order to celebrate the gorgeous post-war and pre-war cultural pop culture life of the area, and it did more than that! It became a Brooklyn institution in its own glorious right! It’s a summer tradition for many N.N.Yers (native new yorkers duh) and is a staple of the teeming cultural bohemia of NYC! We love this festival because it gives everybody a chance to get creative and wild, so were posting some pics from all over the web showing how Brooklyn, for lack of a better word, gets down! here’s some inspirational photos of awesomeness! TO get YOU geared up with awesome costume ideas! Amazingly chill! It really is something inexplicably beautiful!
(Ps i always go dressed like a mime, I don’t know why)
Follow @girlnyc a New York City based photographer for more awesome photos, and ask him if you can buy one of his beautiful prints!
Follow @218press for their awesome and i mean awesome collection of photos about post 9-11 subcultures and their transformative aspects.
Here’s @DMJHernandez creating heavily on her mermaid Parade Costume 2014
Buy the 218 press book Parades, Parties, and Protests.
Bye bye bye for now y’all! (more of that 20th century pop culture vaudeville)
For some more historic minded photos check out timeoutnewyork.com
Check out more mermaid muses by #mermaidparade on instagram!
1st picture from @solar_fever