The 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 30— give or take a few from year to year. Though our individual lives have change dramatically over the last 20 years, we march on! With our devoted group of Bait, we take Coney Island by storm each year on (or around) the summer solstice.
Fresh from the tropics of Miami, an ensemble cast of silver foxes with silver tongues brought their hilarious hijinks and flowing muumuus to the sunny boardwalk of Coney Island. The Tails of Glory present: Golden Gills. We were delighted to celebrate our 20 year anniversary marching in the 40th annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade!
For 20 years, Coney Island has been the home away from home for all the Tails of Glory mermaids from around the country. We are eternally grateful to the good folks at Coney Island USA who have been the driving force behind the Mermaid Parade for the last few decades (as well as the Museum, Sideshow and other events for which Coney Island is famous).
Like many organizations, CIUSA has been hit hard by the pandemic. If you are able, please consider donating to them. CONEY ISLAND 4EVA!