We started off the day with a trip to a local flea market, lots of vintage stuff for sale, unfortunately the purchase of anything big was restricted due to baggage allowance. Much to DH's delight.
Then on to Coney Island to watch, The 2010 Mermaid Parade......... held every year to herald mid-summer Solstice, everyone gets dressed up in fancy dress and parades along the sea front. They were some terrific costumes, which were mostly hand made. The atmosphere was great, and people were happy to stand and pose for photographs. The weather was glorious too, which made the day even more special.