january, 2019

04jan11:00 am1:00 pmEl Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade11:00 am - 1:00 pm El Museo del Barrio, 2530 5th Ave, New York, NY 10037 Event Organized By: El Museo del Barrio

Event Details

42nd Annual El Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade

El Museo del Barrio’s Three Kings Day Parade draws a crowd of over 4,000 people, making it the largest celebration of its kind in New York State.

4,000 participants gather to celebrate Latin American culture in El Barrio. | Photo from elmuseo.com

4,000 participants gather to celebrate Latin American culture in El Barrio. | Photo from elmuseo.com

El Museo del Barrio’s traditional Three Kings Day Parade will be celebrating its 42nd anniversary Jan. 4th, 2019. The free and public festival celebrates the holiday of Dia de Los Reyes. In New York City’s East Harlem, the parade will encompass the same cultural rituals and activities as its Latin American and Puerto Rican counterparts. This celebration of Latin culture, complete with live camels, giant puppets, parrandas, and music, attracts nearly 4,000 people every year, elevating the parade to one of the most immense of its kind in New York State.

Families, school groups, local organizations, and local businesses participate in the parade each year. There are also hundreds of volunteers that accompany the school groups along the route and distribute crowns to the marchers in the Three Kings Day Parade. The march commences at 11:00 a.m. on 106th Street and Lexington Avenue and ends around 1:00 pm. on 115th Street and Park Avenue. A free “Parade Kickoff” breakfast will precede the events at 8:30 a.m. inside the museum.

Entertainment at El Museo del Barrio’s Three Kings Day Parade

Entertainment at El Museo del Barrio’s Three Kings Day Parade is an amalgamation of Latin American artists, musicians, and dancers. Among these performers granting attendees heightened exposure to Latin culture are Annette Aguilar & Stringbeans, a Brazilian-jazz band led by a percussionist who worked with the Grateful Dead, Yackez, a post-modernist luchador mask-clad dance and art/pop group, and BombaYo, an ancestral infusion of African traditions and Puerto Rican song and dance.

To participate in El Museo del Barrio’s Three Kings Day Parade, please register here by Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 by 5:00pm.

Parade Schedule

11:00am–12:30pm, El Barrio
Parade begins at 106th St and Park Ave and ends at 115th St and Park Ave featuring music by Los Pleneros de la 21, BombaYo, KR3TS, Annette Aguilar & Stringbeans, and more. El desfile comienza en la calle 106 y Park Ave y termina en la calle 115 y Lexington Ave con musica por Los Pleneros de la 21, BombaYo, KR3TS, Annette Aguilar & Stringbeans, y más.

1:00pm–3:00pm, 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 y entrada gratuita a Las Galerías.

Take Amtrak to El Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade

Experience the parade via Amtrak to Penn Station in New York City—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!

Time

(Friday) 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location

El Museo del Barrio

2530 5th Ave, New York, NY 10037

Organizer

El Museo del Barrio212-831-7272

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