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Organizers Cancel The 2021 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

The Statement:
Dear Friends of Coney Island USA:

It is with sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 2021 Mermaid Parade.

When we set the September date, we hoped that the Parade, the largest art parade in the nation and a point of civic pride for Coney Island, would represent a return to normalcy. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is not finished with us quite yet.

The Parade draws hundreds of thousands to Coney Island every year, including large numbers of children, many crowding onto mass transit for the ride out to Stillwell Avenue. It is the centerpiece of the CIUSA calendar, and we are very proud of the positive impact that the Parade has on our Coney Island community. However, the risks to our sponsors, patrons, community, and our wonderful staff—who have risen to every challenge—were too much to bear.
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Hot Dog Eating Contest @ Nathan’s Famous Coney Island

Competitive Eaters from everywhere will vie for the Mustard Belt by eating as many Nathan’s Famous hot dogs as they possibly can. Once again this will be a publicly attended affair as vaccinations continue to happen and the pandemic slowly gets put behind us (we hope at least). If you are there in person be sure to order up a couple for us and then visit the beach.

Hot Dog Eating Contest @ Nathan’s Famous Coney Island

Competitive Eaters from everywhere will vie for the Mustard Belt by eating as many Nathan’s Famous hot dogs as they possibly can. The pandemic has forced this to be a virtual event with limited media attendees this time around so you folks at home should just hit the grocery and get some Nathan’s to eat along in the relative safety of your own environment.

Hot Dog Eating Contest @ Nathan’s Famous Coney Island

Competitive Eaters from everywhere will vie for the Mustard Belt by eating as many Nathan’s Famous hot dogs as they possibly can. Don’t forget to order some up yourself while you are there watching the spectacle since you cannot pass this up at all. Then go to the beach.

Hot Dog Eating Contest @ Nathan’s Famous Coney Island

Competitive Eaters from everywhere will vie for the Mustard Belt by eating as many Nathan’s Famous hot dogs as they possibly can. Don’t forget to order some up yourself while you are there watching the spectacle since you cannot pass this up at all. Then go to the beach.