Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sea of Love

Today I send my deepest gratitude and thanks to all who attended, performed, volunteered, and donated their time and money to Mermaid Lagoon. In one evening (in a small 150 capacity venue) we were able to raise over $2,000 for the Ocean & her creatures. Under a nearly full moon surrounded by thunder clouds, we danced, sang, and pounded our hopes and dreams into the earth and sky. We remembered the things that tie us to the sea and celebrated them: the sirens' call, the friendship of dolphins, the ancient mysteries of the deep, and the salt water pumping through our veins. We ARE the ocean caught up in little bags of flesh. By saving the sea, we save ourselves.
Along with two big checks that will be sent to The Oceanic Preservation Society & The Defenders of Wildlife, we also raised a boatload of awareness across all of New York City. Time Out New York featured us in print with a big picture & write up, and Veronica Varlow made the cover of The Williamsburg Courier with an article by The Brooklyn Paper that went out to every local newspaper in the borough. Bust magazine featured us on the front page of their website, and there was even a mention in the New York Post a few days before the show. In short: everyone in New York City knew that there were mermaids gathering at the House of Yes in solidarity with the sea. The word got out that even here, in a concrete jungle of iron and steel, we will not sit idly by while the lifeblood of our planet is decimated and destroyed.

For those of you that missed the show, it was covered by The New York Examiner, with lots of beautiful photos. Also, thanks to my friend and awesome camera man Ben Cain, parts of Mermaid Lagoon were captured in HD. Enjoy, and when you watch Mamma Ocean, please sing along....


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