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Weekend Picks: Coney Island Mermaid Parade, more

2009 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island

2009 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island Credit: 2009 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island (Getty Images)

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade - the annual over-the-top ocean-themed extravaganza - returns with what's sure to be a cavalcade of sparkly, skimpy and seriously spectacular costumes. (Sat., 2 p.m., FREE, starting at W. 21st St. and Surf Ave., coneyisland.com)

Photoville is a celebration of all things photography - with exhibitions, lectures, nighttime projects (plus food trucks and beer), taking over Brooklyn Bridge Park. (Fri.-July 1, various hours, Brooklyn Waterfront btwn DUMBOand Atlantic Ave., photovillenyc.org)

Step outside the movie theater this weekend with the outdoor short film festival Tropfest New York, which this year is being hosted by none other than Hugh Jackman. Musical performances are also being sprinkled throughout the day. (Sat., 3 p.m., FREE, Bryant Park, 40th to 42nd sts. btwn Fifth and Sixth aves., tropfest.com)

The Governors Ball Music Festival is taking over Randall's Island this weekend (yes, you read that right - the fest got too big to fit on Governors Island), with performances by artists including Beck, Fiona Apple and Santigold. (Sat.-Sun., 11:45 a.m., $95 and up, Randall's Island, governorsballmusicfestival.com)

A bevy of fab local indie designers - including Samantha Pleet, Dusen Dusen and "Project Runway" winner Gretchen Jones - join together to sell their clothing and accessories under one roof during the Bring It to the People Pop-up Shop. (Sat., 11 a.m. and Sun., noon, FREE, Soho Lofts, 52 Mercer St., bringittothepeople@ gmail.com) 

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