Poseidon's Parade 2015


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. 

When Is It?

The second annual Poseidon's Parade, a celebration of summer and the ocean, is on Saturday September 17th, and begins at 12 p.m, rain or shine.

Where Is It?

The parade will step off at Beach 106th Street in Rockaway Beach, on the newly-rebuilt boardwalk, ending at Beach 9th Street Plaza.

How Can I Participate?

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 $30 per float. Float registration includes 5 marchers in addition to the float. 

After the parade, kids and their families can celebrate in the "Under the Sea Lounge" at beach 95th street, with a DJ, face painting, hula hooping, the Parks Department mobile playground, crafts and other activities. 

What Are The Prize Categories?

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Best Block or Apartment Building
Best Bar or Restaurant
Best Group: Adult
Best Group: Children
Best Bike
Best Baby Carriage
Best Indvidual Marcher
Best Pet
Best Use of Recycled Materials
Best Overall Float