The El Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade is a New York City holiday tradition.
The giant puppets of the Three Kings Day Parade by El Museo del Barrio are a.
Three Kings Day is the day when most Hispanic children receive their holiday gifts. You’ll see many wide-eyed little ones carrying the gift the Three Kings left for them overnight.
41st Three Kings Day Parade 2018
The 41st El Museo del Barrio Three Kings Day Parade is Friday, January 5, 2018 from 11 am – 12:30 pm.
This year’s parade celebrates Freedom Fighters who have made significant contributions to the Latin community.
106th St & Lexington
115th St & Park Ave
Register to march in the Parade at www.elmuseo.org/three-kings-day. Anyone can march.
40th Three Kings Day Parade (2017)
The 40th Annual Three Kings Day Parade by El Museo del Barrio starts at 106th St and Park Avenue at 11am. It ends at 115th Street and Lexington Avenue.
La Marqueta Fiesta
From 12-1pm, there is traditional Puerto Rican music and food at La Marqueta, 1590 Park Avenue at 115th Street.
Live Music at El Museo
From 1-2pm, there are musical performances and free admission to the galleries at El Museo itself.
There will be live music by Brazilian Jazz artist Annette Aguilar & The String Beans, Puerto Rican folk band Los Pleneros de la 21, and Hip-Hop duo Yackez (Larissa and Jon Velez-Jackson).
39th Three Kings Day Parade (2016)
The 39th Annual Three Kings Day Parade at El Museo del Barrio starts at 106th and Lexington at 11am. It ends at 115th Street and Park Avenue. There are musical performances and free admission to the galleries at El Museo itself.
Children can meet the Three Kings and receive a small gift at Teatro SEA in the Lower East Side from 3-5pm at 107 Suffolk Street, Suite 202. This event is free.
Three Kings Day 2015
New York City’s big Three Kings Day event is the Three Kings Day Parade organized by El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem. The parade starts at 106th and Lexington at 11am. The parade route goes up Third Avenue, turns west at 116th Street and ends at 12:30pm at Park Avenue and 115th Street. The celebration continues at El Museo del Barrio from 1-2pm with live music by Pablo Mayor and friends and free admission to the galleries. This year’s parade is dedicated to the late director of the museum, Jack Agüeros (1934-2014).
Teatro SEA, a wonderful bilingual children’s theatre, is giving a Three Kings Day performance in the Lower East Side.
Three Kings Day 2014
Three Kings Day in New York City is most associated with New York’s Puerto Rican community. In the Puerto Rican tradition, children leave fresh grass or hay under their beds for the king’s camels and awake to find presents.
El Museo del Barrio (originally a Puerto Rican art museum) holds an annual Three Kings Day Parade in East Harlem with live camels, puppets, parrandas and dancing. Parrandas are a carnival-like street parade. In 2014, the parade runs from 11am-12:30pm
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights near Columbia University holds a craft workshop for families.
Teatro SEA, New York’s Latino children’s theater company also holds a celebration in the Lower East Side.