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Who we are: Tails of Glory is a New York-based performance art troupe that performs each year at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. What began as a modest group of 6 friends doing a little dance routine in 2002 has evolved into a ensemble of 20— give or take a few from year to year. Though our individual lives have change dramatically over the last 18 years, we march on! With our devoted group of jailbait and banner bitches, we take Coney Island by storm each year on (or around) the summer solstice.

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At the 37th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade on June 22nd, 2019
The Tails of Glory place First for Best Marching Group!

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Photo: Scott Lynch

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Tails of Glory Present

With the moon in the seventh house and Jupiter aligned with Mars, the Tails of Glory have followed the warm ocean currents of the Gulf Stream to Coney Island once more to foster in the Age of Aquarium. The waters of Coney Island have been turbulent of late. Hostile ocean actors have tried to steal choice from the sea creatures, attempting to create an ecosystem that excludes and belittles certain ocean dwellers based on belief and appearance. Yet the mermaids remain hopeful that harmony and understanding can be restored, calming the tempestuous waters of Coney Island. They've come to let the sun shine in to warm the cockle shells of all who dwell on the boardwalk. The mind's true liberation awaits in the Age of Aquarium! Join the Tails of Glory on the journey so peace will guide the planets and love will steer the seas!

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