Brooklyn Bumblebee returned to Coney Island
for the June 2011 Mermaid Parade...To Protect.
June 2011 - Aaron Sagers
The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is the largest Art Parade
in the U.S. and the most fun summer event in NYC.
A Big Thanks for all who expressed concern...and for all the water!
Brooklyn-Bee wouldn't let 85 degree temps get in the way of fun!
- jimvid, at CIUSA.com
Please continue to send your photos of Brooklyn Bumblebee to:
- behaveprimitive, on Flickr
"All parade participants were in need of...protection..."
- Mansing, on Flickr
"This barrier seems stable...the parade can continue as planned..."
- Seth Bogdanove
"The evil Decepticons could be anywhere...I must remain vigilant!"
- see katie draw!, on Flickr
"A whirlwind of artistic expression & creativity...I must stay focused!"
- irene.ng, on Flickr
"Aaarrggh...I'd better closely monitor my engine's temperature..."
- locke, on Flickr
"Is there a problem here? Let me check it out...closely..."
The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is a blast!
This is where Brooklyn RobotWorks was born!
- Mark Ko
- Ruvi Leider, on Flickr
- dhyatt, on Flickr
"My mission is secret. I will have to confiscate your cameras!"
- AnubisAbyss, on Flickr
"Is my license plate centered?"
- Whiskeygonebad, on Flickr
"Look, a quarter!"
- Irene Ng + Irfanview filtering
- Sandy Chi, on Flickr
"Approaching stasis-lock, despite everyone's water...Boardwalk mission aborted..."
I was at redline!
- NY Post
Not bad for an old man, a human!
Actually, I trained for this like it was a marathon...it kinda was.
A special THANKS to FDNY EMS Unit 43V, and event staffer John L.
This was Bumblebee version 1 during the wet & wild 2009 Mermaid Parade.
I was starting to manipulate plastic, using household items...I knew that I wanted to go full-robot.
Constant comments about the 'Brooklyn' license plate - a minor detail - really got me thinking...
'Brooklyn' became my brand, my company!
...see, you never know where something minor can take you...
Brooklyn-Bee also protected the Spring 2011 'Wizard World' Big Apple Comic Con