Scenes from the Coney Island Mermaid Parade

One of the highlights of the New York City summer season -- the Mermaid Parade -- returned to Coney Island on Saturday and, once again, it was a glittery, ocular buffet. Men, women, children and pets came out in their tails, bikinis and body paint to celebrate the "ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside." Take a look at photos from the festivities by Melissa Spitz, below.

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade

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