Saturday, September 19, 2015
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
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The Poseidon's Parade is a family-friendly art parade that encourages creativity and artistic expression. It is the work of the Rockaway Mermaid Brigade, the locally-run float that has represented the peninsula at the annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island. After winning best motorized float two years in a row – and having a blast for many, many other years – they decided, with support from community board 14 and the Parks Department, to bring a parade across the bay.
Participants can march solo, with a group, on a float or on a bike. Prizes will be awarded in different categories highlighting the most creative, seaside and ocean themed costumes.
Online registration is encouraged, and costs $5 for individual marchers, and $10 per float.
After the parade, kids and their families can celebrate in the "Under the Sea Lounge" with a DJ, face painting, hula hooping, the Parks Department mobile playground, crafts and other activities.
The parade will step off at Beach 106th Street in Rockaway Beach, on the newly-rebuilt boardwalk, ending at Beach 95th Street Plaza.