Engineers distribute toys for Three Kings Day in East Harlem

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Photo Courtesy of Ben RussellOn Wednesday, January 6th, the Hispanic community celebrated Three Kings Day. No one who takes this celebration more seriously than the children and families at The Children’s Aid Society’s East Harlem Center.

Seventy-five children and their families took part in the evening of dinner, dancing and art. Keeping with the theme of the day, children decorated crowns with glitter and jewels. Since camels were the preferred method of transportation for the three wise men, many in attendance constructed and decorated paper camels.

The highlight of the evening came when toys were given to the children by the New York Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Ten members, including the Chapter’s President Edward Montenegro (pictured), joined the evening's festivities and, thanks to the toys, quickly became the most popular people in the room. Almost as soon as the gifts were in the children’s hands, the engineers were fast at work helping the little ones assemble their new toys. Everyone had a wonderful time; A future engineer may have been born that evening too!