Stepping off at 1pm today: the 36th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade! Get all the info you need on the annual beach-side Bacchanalia here. And, by way of mental preparation, check out the Coney Island section of Travalanche, featuring nearly 100 posts about New York’s storied seaside amusement district. One post in particular you might like to check out concerns the Mermaid Parade’s predecessor, the Coney Island Mardi Gras Parade. What’s new is old again! (Or something). Have a great day at the beach!