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June 20th, 2008

BUBBLE BATTLE IN TIMES SQUARE: 6/21/8 @ 6:21PM. PLUS: MERMAIDS FOR RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT.

by John Coakley

Millions of bubbles will fill the air as folks converge in Times Sqauare for a bubble battle. Why? Why not? Apparently it’s loosely based on the Dr. Seuss Classic The Butter Battle Book. Bring your own bubble-producing device (the vendor on the corner of Spring and Broadway has cool almost copyright-infringing almost Mickey Mouse bubble guns for $5 a pop) and meet on the street closure at W 47th & 7th Ave. For kids of all ages, from 1-100.

By now, most of you already know about the Mermaid Parade, and longtime readers know that we love it here at the Journal. It’s a hoot for the whole family, as long as your family isn’t incredibly uptight and freaks out at the occasional flash of public nudity. Mermaids, mermen, Neptunes, carny folk, and the odd starfish parade down the Avenue as the public eats corn dogs and cheers them on. This year’s queen of the parade, Savitri D., will be doing things a bit differently by going on a hunger strike until Tuesday’s scoping meeting, which may very well determine just how comercialified the area is to become. According to her blog, she’s filling up on pizza right now in preparation. Smart lady.


Bubble Battle
Times Square (W 47th + 7th Ave.)
6/21/8 @ 6:21pm
Rain or shine. Free.

The 2008 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island
6/21/8 @ 2PM
1000 Surf Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Coney Island Scoping Meeting
6/24/8 @ 6 pm
Lincoln High School
2800 Ocean Parkway

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