Wednesday, January 6, 2010

☞ SEE: The Three Kings Parade Plus Camels

For those who missed out on it, the Three Kings Day Parade had East Harlem thumping today with drumbeats and had camels walking about. This parade, in its 33rd year, was sponsored by El Museo del Barrio and is really a cultural event that is way more New York than most of the mainstream tourist traps that the city throws on Holidays. Giant paper mache costumes of the three kings were extraordinary this year with guys on stilts maneuvering the king's every move. Live music was provided but an amazing drum group from one of the local schools and floats include traditional performers from South America. Of course, the big draw to the hoards of kids that were off from school today were the three camels that walked the course of the East Harlem blocks. Starting at 11:00 AM, the parade wound around ten blocks and returned to its origin at El Museo del Barrio. Seriously, this parade feels a lot more local and a lot more fun since the medium size crowd was easy to get through. Check out additional photos of the parade on the Harlem Bespoke facebook site later in the day. Read about this special Latin American holiday in our past post: LINK. All photos by Ulysses

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