Wednesday, January 6, 2016
11:00am – 12:30pm
El Barrio

Our favorite time of the year is upon us! Enjoy live camels, colorful puppets, parrandas, music, and dancing on this magical day. This year, we celebrate our youth and those that devote their life towards their social and economic well-being. The parade begins at 106th St. and Lexington Ave. and ends on 115th St. and Park Ave. After the parade, join us at El Museo for a musical performance, and free admission to Las Galerías.

Nuestra temporada favorita está aquí! Celebra este día mágico con nosotros, y disfruta de camellos, títeres coloridos, parranda, música y baile. Este año honoramos nuestra juventud y aquellos que han dedicado su vida hacia su mejoramiente social y economico. El desfile comienza en la calle 106 y Lexington Ave y termina en la calle 115 y Park Ave. Después del desfile, te invitamos a El Museo en donde habrá música en vivo, asi como entrada gratuita a Las Galerías.


Families, community members, organizations, school groups, and local businesses are encouraged to participate. Early registration is strongly recommended. To Register for the 39th Annual Three Kings Day Parade, click here.


More than 5,000 people participate in our Three Kings Day Parade each year! Our volunteers accompany school groups along the route, distribute crowns to parade participants during the parade, and engage with children, families, and our general audience throughout the parade route.
To volunteer, kindly email  volunteers@elmuseo.org.


Teach your students more about Three Kings! Teachers and educators are encouraged to utilize our Resource Guides in the classroom, and engage students in a fun learning exercise. For the Three Kings Resource Guide, click here.

SUPER SABADO: ¡Parranda!

Celebrate las fiestas with El Museo! Our Super Holiday inspired activities include crown-making, a lively parranda sing-along, and a concert by the inspiring music of El Sistema.
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Plan a group visit and learn about the traditions of this festive holiday which celebrates the story of the three wise men. Learn more about the Three Kings story and tradition as well as how the holiday is celebrated in Latin America, the Caribbean and East Harlem through our Three Kings santos de palo, nativities, puppets, and costumes. Recommended for grades K-3, and aligns with New York State Common Core Standards. Visit are available December 3, 2015 to January 30, 2016.

Navideño: Three Kings and Nativities from El Museo’s Permanent Collection | This special exhibition will lead to and coincide with one of the most important popular traditions in many Puerto Rican and Latin American cultures, Three Kings Day, celebrated on January 6. Since 1978, El Museo del Barrio has commemorated Día de los Tres Reyes by organizing a community parade through East Harlem. This exhibition highlights some of the Three Kings and Nativity-related objects from El Museo’s permanent collection.
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The 39th Annual Three Kings Day Parade is made possible thanks to the generous support of Nissan FoundationNew York YankeesCon EdisonMount Sinai Health System, and Harlem RBI.

Media sponsorship provided by WXTV UnivisionUniMas Nueva YorkUnivision Radio (X96.3 and Wado1280).

This project is supported with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer, and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

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