As you may know, JoiWalk 2020 was going to be part of the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island.
The Coney Island Mermaid Parade, originally scheduled for June 20, is not happening on that date this year. Coney Island USA director Dick Zigun, one of the parade’s main organizers, says that he’s still hopeful about postponing the parade until later in the season. “There will be some version of the Mermaid Parade,” he said, “ideally a real parade in the street later this summer. If not, then maybe a virtual online parade.”
But it seems unlikely that NYC beaches will open at all this summer, with Park Department employees being told to “prepare for every scenario,” including fully closed beaches, and Mayor Bill de Blasio saying they currently “do not have a plan to open the beaches,” as reported in the Brooklyn Vegan.
This is a real bummer for the summer! But our health and safety is what is most important, and even if the beaches are open this summer, gathering in large groups may still be uncomfortable, if not dangerous, for many of us so JoiWalk 2020 will have to wait until 2021. We are all very disappointed, but we will continue our mission to spread love while we dream of the days when we will be able to frolic by the sea again.
So hold on to your seashell bikini tops, sequins, and pasties...JoiWalk 2021 is fast approaching!
At Joitoyz, our motto has always been to "Stay in & Play", so now, if you are looking for new ways to self pleasure during our self quarantine, head on over to JoiToyz.com, A little self-care could go a long way towards boosting your spirits while you're safe at home.
Please be safe and stay healthy!
In the meantime, check out pictures from the Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2019.