TODAY   |  June 23, 2013

Recovered Coney Island celebrates with mermaid parade

The annual mermaid parade held in Coney Island was almost put on hold, due to Hurricane Sandy damage. Supporters and donors came together to make sure the show went on, donating funds to keep the seashell-covered mermaids marching. TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe reports.

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>>> certain clear signs of summer we've come to love. the heat, the humidity, and the scantily clad face painted sea shell covered mermaids who appear on coney island every year. but mainly the humidity. call it new york's comeback from superstorm sandy, coney island 's mermaid parade , going on 30 years now, organizers say it is naug naughtcally themed with interesting floats and interesting costumes and interesting makeup choices. but yont