Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Friday, January 6th, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, The 40th anneal Three Kings Day Parade in East Harlem,  beginning at East 106th Street and 3rd Avenue.  The 40th Annual Three Kings Day Parade sponsored by El Museo Del Barrio will walk down the blocks of East Harlem next week so don't miss out on catching a glimpse of Melchor, Caspar and Balthazar followed by a parade which includes several camels strolling up Third and Lexington Avenue.  More details about this royal local event can be found on the El Museo site: LINK

El Día de los Reyes is the Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus in Latin countries and tradition has it that those children who leave their polished shoes under their beds (in preparation for the arrival of the kings of Europe, Arabia and Africa) will receive gifts the next day.  In Puerto Rico, the custom manifest itself as leaving hay in a box under the bed to feed the camels.  Come early to check out the crowds, costumes and various floats since the route is only for about a dozen blocks and the entire parade only last for an hour and half.

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