The 45th Annual Three Kings Day will be celebrated virtually, with some in-person programs in El Barrio this year, with the fitting theme: Samos el Cambio: Protecting the Environment for Future Generations, honoring the work of those who call on us to sustainably steward our environment, and help foster cultural transformation through community empowerment and artistic expression. The Event also takes into consideration the health and safety of the community by celebrating on-line, and presenting a series of activities spread out over several weeks.
Kicking-off the Event, Three Kings Day Stories + Music on Thursday, January 6th from 11am to Noon ~ Live on YouTube. Hosted by Victor Cruz’s animated character TITA, join in for a fun-filled morning and to learn about Three Kings Day, the treasured cultural celebration observed in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the diaspora. The program will feature storytelling and performances by Teatro SEA, and a live performance by Los Pleneros de la Cresta direct from Puerto Rico. Be sure to bring your crowns and instruments to join the fun! To RSVP, click Here.
From 3:00-5:00pm, come and celebrate in-person for the Three Kings Day Celebration 2022 with El Museo and comedian Suni Reyes! Join in for an afternoon featuring our Honorary Kings, Madrinas and Padrinos, along with a live performance by Kinto Zonó, an 11-piece ensemble group dedicated to keeping the musical traditions of Puerto Rico alive, and more surprise guests! Due to COVID, capacity in El Teatro is limited. RSVP strongly recommended. First-come, first-served. Proof of vaccination and ID required for all visitors age 5 and older to enter the museum. Face covering is also required. To RSVP, click Here.
El Museo del Barrio’s 45th Annual Three Kings Day (Hybrid) Celebration is made possible thanks to the generous support of Con Edison; New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor, the New York State Legislature, and New York State Senate. The Parranda’s lead sponsor is Ponce Bank.
Currently on view, En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican Experience, 1973-74 and Popular Painters & Other Visionaries ~ both on view to February 27, 2022.