The 46th Annual Three Kings Day Parade by El Museo del Barrio on January 6, 2023




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El Museo del Barrio is delighted to present the 46th Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration! Returning to an in-person experience, the Parade’s theme this year is Entre Familia: Mental Health & Wellness of our Communities, giving space and focus to the importance of mental health and wellness, in light of national political and health occurrences these past few years.

Held in El Barrio (East Harlem), New York, the time honored Parade will begin at 106th Street and Park Avenue and end on 115th Street and Park Avenue. It will feature live music by Annette Aguilar & Stringbeans; BombaYo!; Fogo Azul Bateria Femenina, among others. Immediately after the Parade from 1:00 to 2:00pm, we invite parade-goers to come back to El Museo del Barrio for a live musical performance by Milteri Tucker and Bombazo Dance Co., a lively parranda by Pirate Troubadours, free gallery admission and more.

Three Kings Day Poster Art Illustration by Tanya Torres

This year’s Three Kings poster (shown above) was created by Puerto Rican artist and writer Tanya Torres. Through the use of bright colors, a lively setting, and personal references, Torres seeks to gift her viewers an image that conveys love, peace, and joy in the world.

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This year’s three Honorary Kings are PALOMA IZQUIERDO-HERNANDEZ, President/CEO, Urban Health Plan; PRINCESS NOKIA, MC, Singer, Songwriter, Style Icon, Actress, and Activist; DIOR VARGAS, Mental Health Activist. Our Madrinas and Padrinos are MINAA B., Writer, Speaker, Mental Health Educator; DJALI BROWN-CEPEDA, Founder, Nuevayorkinos; RICHARD “CRAZY LEGS” COLÓN, Dancer, Educator, Hip-Hop Pioneer; ROBERTO G. LEBRÓN, Assistant Attorney General, Office of NYS Attorney General Letitia James; VALERIE PADILLA, Founder, Valerie’s Women Empowerment; ALEJANDRA RAMOS RIERA, Playwright, Actress, Director; CHARLES RICE GONZALEZ, Co-Founder, BAAD!, The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance; SAM RIVERA, Executive Director, OnPoint NYC, MELANIE SANTOS, Holistic Wellness Educator; and DR. EDWIN TORRES, Family Nurse Practitioner, Montefiore Medical Center. Learn more about the honorees at

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8:30am – 10:30am | Kick-off Breakfast | El Café at El Museo del Barrio ~ Kick-off breakfast with Honorary Kings, Madrinas, Padrinos, and Elected Officials. Open to the public.

11:00am – 12:30pm | The Parade | El Barrio ~ Parade begins at 106th Street and Park Avenue and goes east towards Third Avenue. Marchers make a left on Third Avenue until 116th Street, ending at 115th Street and Park Avenue.

1:00pm – 2:00pm | Post-Celebration | El Teatro at El Museo del Barrio | RSVP  ~ The Celebration continues at El Museo del Barrio with a live musical performance by Milteri Tucker and the Bombazo Dance Company, a special parrandaperformance by Pirate Troubadours, free admission to Las Galerías and more! *Space is limited | Face coverings are required in all Museum spaces.

The festivities continue at El Museo after the Parade. RSVP for this Free Event at El Teatro in El Museo.

SPONSORS ~ El Museo del Barrio’s 46th Annual Three Kings Day Parade and Celebration is proudly supported by Ponce Bank, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA).

El Museo del Barrio, founded by a coalition of Puerto Rican educators, artists, and activists, is the nation’s leading Latino and Latin American cultural institution. The Museum welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of these communities through its extensive Permanent Collection, varied exhibitions and publications, bilingual public programs, educational activities, festivals, and special events.

The Museum is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street in New York City, and is open Thursdays to Sundays from 11:00am – 5:00pm. Reserve your timed tickets today.