Zeemeerminnenparade : the Mermaid Parade 1

Every year since 2010, in the Dutch Scheveningen, a seaside town, a fishing village in the Hague district, inspired by the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, they celebrate the Zeemeerminnenparade, the Mermaid Parade.   Celebrated by environmental groups , political parties and schools from primary to college the parade takes place on June 21 (Midsummer festival) and draws attention to clean seawater. The Mermaid Parade celebrates the […]


Debbie Egan Chin for the NY Daily News

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Inspired by turn of the century Mardi Gras Parades, every year the people of New York turn out in grand mermaid style to celebrate the Summer Soltice at the “Coney Island Mermaid Parade”! An art parade, it brings hundreds of thousands of people to the amusement area in a single day.  Founded by Dick Zigun, the […]

Mermaid Portfolio Workshops

Merfriends! I cannot tell you how excited I am to stumble across this little treasure.  For all you lovelies who dream of flipping your fins for the cameras, check out the Mermaid Portfolio Workshops coming up Summer of 2015! From their Facebook page: “An amazing trip for Mermaids Building their Portfolios. Our Workshop will provide […]

Mermaid Portfolio Workshop

Photo by Arthur Drooker


For my fellow mermaids… written by David Graver “Among the many wondrous gatherings we’ve explored in our Conventional Wisdom series—a trek through unique conventions across the US with photographer Arthur Drooker, as he prepares for a photography book on the subject—nothing is quite like Merfest. This costumed celebration of the mythological mermaid is run by […]