Mermaid Parade in Coney Island saved

Superstorm Sandy damage and financial fallout threatened to cancel the annual parade.

Superstorm Sandy damage and financial fallout threatened to cancel the annual parade. (5/30/13)

CONEY ISLAND - Despite a financial crisis, organizers of the annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island were able to raise enough funds to continue the tradition.

After Superstorm Sandy depleted city funds and washed away the parade headquarters, an online campaign received more than 1,200 donations to help save the parade.

Organizers say they are still receiving donations beyond their stated goal. The funds will be used toward next year’s parade.

The parade will be held on Surf Avenue on June 22.

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