Friday, January 6, 2017
11:00am | El Barrio

Our favorite time of the year is upon us! Enjoy live camels, colorful puppets, parrandas, music and dancing on this magical day. In honor of the 40th anniversary, we celebrate the parade’s long trajectory history and roots by honoring individuals who have made significant contributions to the Latino community. The parade route begins on 106th Street and Lexington Avenue and ends on 115th Street and Park Avenue. Immediately after the parade, join us at El Museo for some live music, and free admission to Las Galerías.

¡Nuestra época preferida del año está a punto de llegar! Disfruten camellos reales, marionetas coloridas, parrandas, música y baile en este día mágico. En honor a los 40 años del desfile, celebramos la larga historia que ha tenido y sus raíces en El Barrio, como también en la ciudad de Nueva York. Honraremos a individuos que han hecho contribuciones significativas para la comunidad latina. La ruta del desfile comienza en la calle 106 con la avenida Lexington y termina en la calle 115 con la avenida Park. Inmediatamente después del desfile, acompáñenos en El Museo para música en vivo y entrada liberada a Las Galerías.

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

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, La Marqueta Retoña, Acacia Network, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation.
Celebra el final del desfile con música y comida tradicional de Puerto Rico. Patrocinado por la Concejal Melissa Mark-Viverito, La Marqueta Retoña, Acacia Network, y la Corporación para el Desarrollo Económico de la Ciudad de Nueva York.

1:00pm–2:00pm, El Museo
The festivities continue at El Museo with live music and free admission to Las Galerías.
La celebración continúa en El Museo con música en vivo así 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 40th 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, email volunteers@elmuseo.org.


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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.


Come celebrate Three Kings Day with El Museo! Together, we will learn about the traditions of this celebration that include Taíno and Caribbean influences as well as the unique way the holiday has been shaped by the identity of el Barrio and its community. During this interactive program, we will explore the stories, music, and art of the holiday, in addition to our engaging 14 foot puppets. Recommended for grades PreK-5, and aligns with New York State Common Core Standards. Visit are available December 5, 2016 to January 27, 2017.

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; Eileen Reyes-Arias Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs; Martiza Carmona Friends of the Highline; Jaliz Albanese and Karla Ruiz, Teachers College.

The 40th Annual Three Kings Day Parade is made possible thanks to the generous support of New York YankeesTahl Propp/Manhattan North ManagementCon EdisonMount Sinai Health SystemNielsenBlumenfeld Development Group and Harlem RBI.

Media Sponsorship provided by Diario de Mexico, Telemundo 47 / WNJU and WXTV Univision, UniMas Nueva York, Univision Radio (X96.3 and Wado1280).

In-kind support is generously provided by Positive Workforce and the NYC Parks Department.