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This weekend's best events: Mermaids, Katy Perry and more

Sirens of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Sirens of the Coney Island Mermaid Parade Credit: Getty

Mermaid Parade: Polish up your scales and head out to Coney Island on Saturday for the 29th Annual Mermaid Parade. The more outlandish-looking, the better, for marchers and spectators alike. (Saturday, 2 p.m., Surf Avenue, Coney Island,

Brooklyn Cyclones Opening Day: The Cyclones take on the Staten Island Yankees in their first home game of the season. (Saturday, 6:30 p.m., MCU Park, 1904 Surf Ave., Coney Island,

Katy Perry: The bubblegum pop princess brings her "California Dreams" tour to the East Coast. (Friday, Nassau Coliseum; Sunday, Prudential Center,

Come Out and Play Festival: The COaP Festival will turn the city into a playground, hosting street games that include old favorites and new inventions. The fun kicks off this weekend and goes all summer. (Saturday through July 16, various locations,

BAM Cinemafest: This two-week film festival celebrates the best of contemporary indie filmmaking. Each screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film's director. (Friday through June 26.,


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