39TH ANNUAL THREE KINGS DAY PARADE


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

11:00am | El Barrio

FREE ADMISSION!


Our favorite time of the year is upon us! Enjoy live camels, colorful puppets, music, and dancing on this magical day. This year, we celebrate our youth and those who devote their lives to the social and economic well-being of young people.

¡Nuestra temporada favorita está aquí! Celebra este día mágico con nosotros, y disfruta de camellos, títeres coloridos, música y baile. Este año honramos nuestra juventud y aquellos que han dedicado su vida hacia su mejoramiento social y económico.



PARADE SCHEDULE 

11:00am – 12:30pm, El Barrio
The parade begins at 106th Street and Lexington Avenue and ends at 115th Street and Park Avenue. El desfile comienza en la calle 106 y Lexington Avenue y termina en la calle 115 y Park Avenue.

12:00pm – 1:00pm, La Marqueta
Celebrate the end of the parade with traditional Puerto Rican music and food. Sponsored by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and La Marqueta Retoña. Celebra el fin del desfile con música y comida tradicional de Puerto Rico. Patrocinado por la Presidenta del Consejo Municipal, Melissa Mark-Viverito y La Marqueta Retoña. 

1:00pm – 2:00pm, El Museo
The festivities continue at El Museo with live music and free admission to our galleries. La celebración continúa en El Museo con música en vivo, así como entrada gratuita a nuestros galerias.



MARCH WITH US!

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.



VOLUNTEER

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.



LEARN WITH THREE KINGS DAY


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.



JOIN THE FUN!


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. Learn More >



PLAN A GUIDED VISIT

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.
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SPECIAL EXHIBITION

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. Learn More >



FRANCISCAN MONKS: 3 KINGS DAY PARADE


A special mention must be made to Rafael Morales and Peter Quiñones who as proud members of El Museo, have participated in the parade for more than 25 consecutive years. With their support and commitment, El Museo has celebrated 37 successful years of this magical parade.




THREE KINGS DAY STEERING COMMITTEE

El Museo del Barrio would like to thank the following Steering Committee members for their tireless efforts and steadfast dedication to this year’s Three Kings Day Parade celebration: Diana Ayala, Office of NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; Leenda Bonilla, Partnership for Parks; Jason Cruz, Office of Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez; Roberto G. Lebron, Office of the Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman; Christine Licata, Casita Maria, Inc.; Alberto Minotta, ProyectoBBRAVO; Emily Parkey, DREAM Charter School/Harlem RBI; Eric Rivera, Office of Senator Jose M. Serrano; Alicia Rodriguez, Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly, Inc.; Joe Rogers Jr., Total Equity Now; Nina Saxon, Office of New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer; Taina Traverso, Taina Touch Enterprize, Inc.; Carmen Vasquez, Community Advocate; and Danielle Weisbrot, Boys & Girls Harbor, Inc.



THREE KINGS DAY SPONSORS

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The 39th Annual Three Kings Day Parade is made possible thanks to the generous support of Nissan FoundationAssociated SupermarketsNew York YankeesCon EdisonFrancisco X. GonzalezTahl Propp/Manhattan North Management, Mount Sinai Health System, NBC EntertainmentBlumenfeld Development Group, The New York Academy of Medicine 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.

Additional support provided by The New York Police Department – especially the 23rd Precinct and Terrence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center.