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A Manhattan Parade Celebrates a Latinx Holiday Tradition

This Friday, El Museo del Barrio hosts the 42nd Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration, with live music, improv, dancing, and more.

People dancing at the Three Kings' Day Parade (2013) (image via Timothy Kraus's Flickrstream)
People dancing at the Three Kings Day Parade (2013) (image via Timothy Kraus’s Flickrstream)

This Friday, El Museo del Barrio will hold their 42nd Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration to honor the individuals who have made significant contributions to the Latinx community. The celebration will include camels, puppets, music, dancing, and more.

The parade begins at 11am on 106th Street and Lexington Avenue and ends at 115th Street and Park Avenue, with music by Los Pleneros de la 21, BombaYo,  Annette Aguilar & the Stringbeans, and others. Then, from 1pm to 3pm, the party continues at El Museo with free admission to The Galleries. At El Museo festival, guests can enjoy an improv performance by Teatro 220, along with more live music throughout.

And lest we forget, Three Kings day isn’t only for Latinx communities, as adherents to Eastern Christian churches (Greek, Russian, etc.) and members of the Oriental Orthodox communion (Armenian, Coptic, Syriac, Ethiopian, etc.) continue their holiday celebrations during the same period. It’s never a bad time to celebrate.

When: Friday, January 4, 11am–3pm
Where: 106th Street and Lexington Avenue to 115th Street and Park Avenue, and El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, East Harlem, Manhattan

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