Here are some photos from the benefit for Mermaids of New York, the documentary film by Ilise Carter and Mica Scalin. The MC and the raffle ticket sellers showing one of the prizes, a framed photo of mermaids by Thomas Daniels (photographer extraordinaire!) "The Lady Aye" did some sword swallowing for us, I peeked through my fingers, I have to admit. The mermaid burlesque performances were a treat that my blurry photos only partially capture. The audience cheered! Lavalier, the band that did the film score, played two sets. The music is wondeful and we await their CD. The documentary is being screen, possibly as I sit typing this, at the Coney Island Film Fest.