We’re just three days away from what will most likely be the largest (and most politicized) Coney Island Mermaid Parade to date, and the organizers of the southern Brooklyn staple are calling out for volunteers.

The event, which takes place this Saturday, June 20, relies on over 150 volunteers each year. Volunteers oversee registration, check-in, merchandise, crowd control, wrangling, surveys, holding signs and hustling the crowd. “Volunteers will be handsomely rewarded with generous sunshine (mother nature abiding), salt air, and hilarious company (as well as the much-coveted volunteer t-shirt!),” organizers wrote in their e-mail to us.

To register, request a volunteer form at MermaidParadeVolunteer@yahoo.com.

What: Coney Island Mermaid Parade
When: Saturday, June 20, 2009
Where: Volunteer Check-In will be at 21st St & Surf Ave
Volunteer Coordinator: Katie McMahan
Assistant Volunteer Coordinator: Jesse Davis
Contact: MermaidParadeVolunteer@yahoo.com

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  • Anonymous

    Your post made me curious to know what other word than mermen could be used to describe the male counterpart for ‘mermaid’.

    Here’s what comes up in dictionary searches:
    merfolk and triton

    I thought of this one: mermale. What do you think?

  • bill w

    Mergents
    Merlads

  • Anonymous

    Your post made me curious to know what other word than mermen could be used to describe the male counterpart for ‘mermaid’.

    Here’s what comes up in dictionary searches:
    merfolk and triton

    I thought of this one: mermale. What do you think?

  • bill w

    Mergents
    Merlads