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Tom Callan - Artist

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'Street Photography' is how Brooklyn Heights photographer Tom Callan describes his work.   Before moving to New York over 25 years ago, Tom studied with Fred Ritchin, former editor of the New York Times Magazine, at the Maine Photographic Workshop.   His photos have appeared on the front page of the New York Times as well as in the pages of the NY Daily News, NY Post, Newsday, Village Voice, Spy Magazine and numerous other publications.   A native of Massachusetts, Tom has worked as a stringer for United Press International and the Associated Press.   He graduated from Boston State...more
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Coney Island Mermaid Parade

The Mermaid Parade celebrates the sand, the sea, the salt air and the beginning of summer, as well as the history and mythology of Coney Island, Coney Island pride, and artistic self-expression. The Parade is characterized by participants dressed in hand-made costumes as Mermaids, Neptunes, various sea creatures, the occasional wandering lighthouse, Coney Island post card or amusement ride, as well as antique cars, marching bands, drill teams, and the odd yacht pulled on flatbed. Each year, a different celebrity King Neptune and Queen Mermaid rule over the proceedings, riding in the Parade and assisting in the opening of the Ocean for the summer swimming season by marching down the Beach from the Boardwalk, cutting through Ribbons representing the seasons, and tossing fruit into the Atlantic to appease the Sea Gods. In the past, David Byrne, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Queen Latifah, Ron Kuby, Curtis Sliwa, Moby, David Johansen and Harvey Keitel have graced our shores, presiding over the assembled masses. The Parade is followed by the Mermaid Parade Ball, a post-parade gathering where costumed parade participants can get together with each other and parade spectators to listen to live music, enjoy cocktails and watch burlesque and sideshow acts performed bysome of New York City's hottest performers. http://www.coneyisland.com/mermaid.shtml

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