Celebrate King Neptune (Man v. Food host Adam Richman) and his mermaid queen (NBC New York’s Cat Greenleaf), as well as the throngs of semiaquatic (and seminaked) creatures, perched on floats and walking the streets of Coney Island during the Coney Island Mermaid Parade (W 21st St at Surf Ave to the Boardwalk at Stillwell Ave, Coney Island, Brooklyn; 718-372-5159, coneyisland.com; 2pm; free). Over-the-top under-the-sea costumes are de rigueur; smear a little glitter paint on your face and you’ll fit right in. (Check out our Coney Island guide for more things to do while you're in the area.) Stick around for the Mermaid Parade Ball (New York Aquarium, Surf Ave at 8th St, Coney Island, Brooklyn; coneyisland.com; 7pm; $25), featuring live music, burlesque performers and more.
I'll be sure to post links to some fintastic pics (if you happen to be there please send me a link or to your pictures or feel free to submit an entry)!!