NOT The Mermaid Parade

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Mermaid Parade Royalty

We are proud of our long line of esteemed Mermaid Parade Kings and Queens. Long may they reign over the official start of summer, Coney Island and Coney Isl-o-philes everywhere! 

YearKing NeptuneQueen Mermaid
1st 1983Al MottolaAlison Gordy
2nd 1984Joe FranklinJeanne Becker
3rd 1985Dan LurieSandra Frankel
4th 1986John BradshawNoni
5th 1987Henry SternBarbara Walz
6th 1988Michael WilsonPhoebe Legere
7th 1989David SmallsElana Iguana
8th 1990Mr. FashionWendy Wild
9th 1991El VezLynda Barry
10th 1992Richard EaganDaisy Eagan
11th 1993No KingKaren Duffy
12th 1994Jose GutierrezRosemary Di Pietra
13th 1995Spyro PoulosShut-Up Shelly
14th 1996Fred KahlKiva Kahl
15th 1997Ron KubyJennifer Miller
16th 1998David ByrneWorld Famous Bob
17th 1999Curtis SliwaQueen Latifah
18th 2000Rabbi AbrahamKatya Kahl
19th 2001Hector Camacho Jr.Kembra Pfahler
20th 2002Marty MarkowitzToni Senecal
21st 2003Bill EvansKate Duyn
22nd 2004MobyTheo Kogan
23rd 2005David JohansenKarmen Guy
24th 2006Abel FerraraBambi the Mermaid
25th 2007Adam SavagePatti D'Arbanville
26th 2008Reverend Billy TalenSavitri Durkee
27th 2009Harvey KeitelDaphne Keitel
28th 2010Lou ReedLaurie Anderson
29th 2011Adam RichmanCat Greenleaf
30th 2012Jackie "The Joke Man" MartlingAnnabella Sciorra
31st 2013Judah FriedlanderCarole Radziwill 
32nd 2014Dante de BlasioChiara de Blasio
33rd 2015Mat FraserJulie Atlas Muz
34th 2016Carlo A. ScissuraHailey Clauson
35th 2017Chris SteinDeborah Harry
36th 2018Neil GaimanAmanda Palmer
37th 2019Arlo GuthrieNora Guthrie
38th 2020Jeremy O. HarrisLynn Nottage