The 2020 Rosendale Mermaid Parade
will be held on
Sunday, August 16th from 1-2PM
at The Widow Jane Mine
in Rosendale, New York, U.S.A.
The Rain Date will be Sunday, August 23rd
Admission will be $5.00 donation per person
Cash at the Gate. ALL proceeds will benefit
The Century House Historical Society.
The Fourth Rosendale Mermaid Parade will be a great way to gather community and raise funds for the Historical Society that maintains and protects The Widow Jane Mine. Link HERE to see our past Facebook event The entry fee will be payable in cash ONLY at the property gates of The A.J. Snyder Estate. Gates will open at noon.
For the latest news, you can also click this text to Join the Rosendale Mermaid Brigade! Get friends and family to sponsor your participation which supports the Century House Historical Society and the Widow Jane Mine.
Join us on Sunday, August 16th - any time from 12pm - 2pm at the Century House Historical Society on Route 213 in Rosendale, New York, U.S.A. There are picnic areas if you get there early and you can get picnic snacks by stopping at the Rosendale Farmer's Market on the way! Gates will open at 12:00. Eveyone will have time and space to socialize and snack while we gather to march. At 1pm (or something like it) we will march from the lower part of the property by the lake, past the carriage barns and up the steep hill, then down into the amazing splendor of The Widow Jane Mine. The Rosendale Improvement Association Brass Band And Social Club will be leading the charge. This Band was the FIRST organization to support this parade and they have been practicing songs about water since March of 2015.
To the men out there...no fear! It is not necessary to attend dressed as a mermaid. You can wear no costume at all, carry an umbrella with streamers and be a jelly fish, or come as anything you enjoy as an undersea theme.
Anyone wanting to be involved, please e mail Duffy using the information on the contact us page or the Facebook Mermaid Brigade group page. Thank you!
Coney Island Mermaid Parade...we are sorry! We now know that the Coney Island Mermaid Parade was the first. In fact, the citizens at Coney have the largest Art Parade in the nation. When we named this event the Rosendale Mermaid Parade...we did not intend to steal the name. We thought we were being clever . When you have a parade with mermaids in it, what else are you supposed to call it? We also needed to raise $250,000 in gap funding to rebuild the Town Pool we maintain for our children. In the event that we receive a Cease and Desist from the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, we will call this event Rosendale Mermaid (something else). If you are from Coney Island and you are reading this...it was an accident. We are a mountain town of 6000 souls and we had never heard of a Mermaid Parade other than our own. Please forgive us!