Yesterday, in spite of the dreary weather, the Mermaid Parade rolled along Coney Island's Boardwalk, officially welcoming the summer. This year, King Neptune was actor Harvey Keitel (his wife Daphna was his queen); the Daily News reports the 70-year-old said, "As Mel Brooks said, 'It's good to be the king.'"

Here are just some of the great photographs our readers took.