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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 17 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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Please join us on June 16th, 2018 at the with 36th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade
with Queen Mermaid Amanda Palmer and King Neptune Neil Gaiman!

Tails of Glory Present

Oyez, oyez! Herewith the tale of witchery, necromancy, and communion with the Devil that didst commenceth in the towneship of Salem in the yeare of our Lorde 1692. These accursed villaines didst wield their dark arts and sorcerys to bewitch and vex the townesfolk to engage in such grievouf moleftations as novel reading (gafp!), intemperanfe, and public gyration, and did raise their shrill voices in a manner that has much annoy'd those of good moral ftanding! These abominable wretches were sentenced to death by pyre for their bedevliment, and yet it seemeth that some of them would not burn! From the roiling sea upon the 16th day of June in the yeare 2018 the descendants of these vile witches shall emerge to cast spells afresh upon the masses at Coney Isle! The Tails of Glorye present: SALMON WITCH TRYALS!

10 years

Tails of Glory take 1st place in the 2016 Coney Island Mermaid Parade!

In the summer of 1776, revolution was brewing, as the young Americans struggled under British royal control, and yearned to be the ones who lived, who died, who told their own story. In the middle of a forgotten spot in Coney Island came an unlikely savior: a bastard, orphan, daughter of albacore and poseidon, who wanted to rise up and take her shot! She joined forces with other young revolutionaries like Heron Burr under the command of General Gill Washington to fight the British. After winning the war, Alexandra went into the room where it happens, helping pen the documents that would shape a young nation only to die too young in a brutal duel with her first friend, her enemy: Erin Burracuda. But, she is BACK in the greatest city in the world -- New York City -- for the 2017 Mermaid Parade. Tails of Glory Suffragettes present... wait for it... CLAMILTON!

10 years

10 years