Costumed crustaceans flock to marine march

Go, fish, go!: Hunts Point kicked off summer by wading through the neighborhood at the 11th annual Fish Parade on Saturday, June 21. Parade-goers marched from Riverside Park to Barretto Point Park, where a festival was set up on the shores of the East River with music, vendors and art workshops.
Photos by Silvio Pacifico

Hunts Point kicked off summer by wading through the neighborhood at the 11th Annual Fish Parade on Sat., June 21. Parade-goers decked out in marine garb marched from Riverside Park to Barretto Point Park, where a festival was set up on the shores of the East River with music, vendors, and art workshops. Modeled after Brooklyn’s Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the Bronx’s seawater-themed celebration — far superior! — was founded in 1993. It’s been fishy in the right way ever since.

Liz Martinez, with her daughters Izobella and Julliette, sells hats and T-shirts at Barretto Park.
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Lia Vega, right, and Victoria Arguinzoni with their latest catch.
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They’re making the parade rounds: Congressman Jose Serrano (center) joins this summer’s Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parde royalty Jose Figueroa, first prince; Iris Soto, second princess; Queen Vanessa Rosa; junior Queen Samira Falu; Teen Queen Tatian Falu; Bernice “Luna” Torres, first princess; and Edwin “Wrath” Feliciano, second prince.

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Earnesto Nunez stops at Teofilo Cascillo’s stand for a quick snack.
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