BROOKLYN - There are some construction projects and events on the roads and rails this weekend to be aware of in Brooklyn.

One major event this weekend is the 31st annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island. It takes place on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The parade festivities will occur on Surf Avenue between West 23rd and West 10th streets before it moves to the boardwalk.

Bridge Street between Willoughby and Fulton streets will be closed Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Alternate side of the street parking rules will be in effect throughout the weekend.