Just so you know, The Mermaid Parade is June 25th this year. http://www.coneyisland.com/mermaid.shtm
That might be too early for some of you who are teaching, but I figured I'd mention it.
Looking back in earlier entries, I don't think I need to sell anyone on NYC, but here's a small bonus- Depending on how many ppl are coming, I can offer up my house in queens for a clothing swap. I've got a decent free shit pile that you ladies can peruse. I've also got a front yard and a back yard, should the swapping be uncontainable by the house itself. heh.