The Mermaid Parade Ball

All sorts of freaky worlds collide every year at Coney Island's annual Mermaid Parade. And photographer Eric M. Townsend was kind enough to provide us with some color from the Parade's afterparty last night at Childs Restaurant on the Boardwalk. More photo fun after the jump.

The Mermaid Parade Ball

The Mermaid Parade Ball

The Mermaid Parade Ball

The Mermaid Parade Ball

The Mermaid Parade Ball

The Mermaid Parade Ball

The Mermaid Parade Ball

The Mermaid Parade Ball

The Mermaid Parade Ball

The Mermaid Parade Ball

The Mermaid Parade Ball