ACCDA Present at America’s Most Prestigious Art Parade

June, 21st 1 pmNew York time, the annual Mermaid Parade was held at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. The Coney Mermaid Parade started in 1983 and is one of the most prestigious entertaining parades in America. In the parade, people dress up as marine creatures or legendary figures, mermaids, marine monsters, Poseidon and also sailors. Creativities and passion can be seen everywhere in the parade.

 During the parade, people don't only dress up. They also sing and dance. There are bands and jugglers. And families walk around, enjoying their happy hour. The parade lasts for 3 hours and ends around 4 pm. It is said that the parade attracted more than 800,000 people all over the world.



New York City mayor Bill de Blasio joined the parade as a pirate who is the first mayor in history that ever dressed up for this parade. The Vice President of the American Chinese Commerce Development Association (ACCDA) Li Xiong joined the parade and enjoyed this special American entertainment culture in the summer sun.