This past Friday, El Museo del Barrio hosted the 47th Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration in the streets of El Barrio (East Harlem). 👑🐪🎉
This year’s theme, Tradiciones: Keeping Our Stories Alive, celebrated our narratives through the time-honored tradition of storytelling through the arts. 🎨
We had the great pleasure of honoring local leaders who have made lasting impacts on our community. To learn more about our Honorary Kings, Madrinas and Padrinos, visit elmuseo.org/3K2024.
Our annual Three Kings Day celebration welcomed thousands of students from the neighborhood and beyond, as well as hundreds more who joined us along the Parade route from their windows and the sidelines. Congratulations to Samara Community School in the Bronx for winning our banner contest and thank you to each school and student who created a banner!
A special thank you to the many artists and musicians who participated in this year's Parade, including Annette Aguilar & Stringbeans, BombaYo!, Fogo Azul NYC, Aurora & Zon del Barrio, Wabafu Garifuna Dance Theatre, Los Pleneros de la 21, the PS/MS 57 Marching Band, and our extraordinary host Rhina Valentin!
A big shout out to our sponsors the New York Yankees and Ponce Bank with additional support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
And finally to El Museo’s dedicated staff for all of their hard work to make this day memorable for so many. And, to the Three Kings Day Steering Committee for their ongoing support and counsel.
See you next year!
📸 by Michael Palma Mir