Entertainment De Blasio teens to lead this year's Coney Island Mermaid Parade Dante and Chiara de Blasio on November 5, 2013. Photo Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images By IVAN PEREIRA firstname.lastname@example.org @IvanPer4 May 29, 2014 1:15 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email The city's first siblings will be leading the parade of costumed summer revelers during this year's Mermaid Parade. The organizers of the June 21 celebration at Coney Island announced Thursday that Dante and Chiara de Blasio are this year's King Neptune and Queen Mermaid. The teens, who are 16 and 19 respectively, were chosen because of their popularity among the city's youth, according to Coney Island USA founder Dick Zigun, who has been organizing the parade since 1983. "King Neptune and Queen Mermaid represent the young adults of New York City who are the next generation of visitors to Coney Island," he said in a statement. Past King Neptunes and Queen Mermaids included Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Queen Latifah, Judah Friedlander, Carole Radziwill, Harvey Keitel and Dapne Keitel. By IVAN PEREIRA email@example.com @IvanPer4 Ivan has been a staff reporter with amNewYork since May 2012 and covers breaking news, politics and enterprise stories. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.