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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 16 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 17th, 2017 at the 35th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade!

Tails of Glory Present

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!

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Tails of Glory take 2nd place in the 2015 Coney Island Mermaid Parade!

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