El Museo Del Barrio
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Three Kings Three Kings' Day Parade

On Tuesday, January 6th 2004, El Museo del Barrio offers local residents and all of New York City its 27th Annual Three Kings' Day Celebration. This holiday is the most festive of the Nativity Season in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Latin America. It is a time to rejoice with family, friends and community in the spirit of giving and renewal by enjoying time honored traditions, lively music, festive costumes, lights, and good food. El Museo's celebration is multifaceted with a dynamic parade led by the Three Kings through the streets of El Barrio (East Harlem). Please join local residents, the general public, New York City school children and their teachers in this special celebration. All are invited to join the celebration alongside the Three Kings, camels, sheep, horses, tall puppets, and inspirational music makers. Advance registration is REQUIRED for group participation of the parade and theater program. Please contact: 212-660-7144 or ThreeKings@elmuseo.org.

In response to the growing enthusiasm and interest in participating in El Museo del Barrio's 27th Annual Three Kings Day Parade, El Museo has enhanced its celebration. On January 6th, 2004, in our Teatro Heckscher, The Legend of the Three Wise Kings and the Bright Star, will be presented free of charge to participating organizations and school groups. There will be a Tech Rehearsal open to the general public on Sunday, January 4th, 2003, at 2pm.

This musical pageant illustrates a contemporary take on the legend of the Three Kings and their journey to Bethlehem. This presentation re-tells the story of the Three Wise Men as it has been celebrated in the Caribbean for centuries. Choreographed by Sandra Rivera, the performance will include dancers, musicians, and storytellers; accompanied by musician Quique Santiago and friends. Join us in this festive celebration.

It is important that groups arrive early, at 9:00 am to REGISTER and receive a position in the parade line up. Those schools/organizations that have registered with tickets will be offered an earlier position in the parade line-up and in the theater procession. Those groups that arrive for registration on the day of the parade will be lined up immediately after pre-registered groups. However, it is important to arrive early to guarantee your group's position in the line-up.

The Three Kings Day Parade starts at 10am from the corner of 106th Street and 5th Ave, will follow the traditional parade route, (please see map) and will terminate at 106th Street and 5th at 11:30am. Please be advised that the parade route may be re-routed on the day of the parade in the event of inclement weather.

We greatly appreciate your cooperation. We look forward to celebrating this festive holiday with you and your students.

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