Children’s Aid Celebrates Three Kings Day in East Harlem

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For many of the Latino children and families who participate in The Children’s Aid Society programs, the holiday season doesn’t end New Year’s Day. Three Kings Day is a celebration of the Biblical story of the three wise men that travel to visit baby Jesus and present him with gifts. This celebration is still widely observed within many Latino immigrant communities.

Thanks to El Museo del Barrio, this tradition is kept alive with the annual Three Kings Day Parade. For the fifth year in a row, Children’s Aid Early Childhood participants joined in on the fun. Approximately 80 parents and staff accompanied about 60 children from our East Harlem Center and P.S. 152, a Children’s Aid Community School in Washington Heights, in the parade where they were able to show off their handmade crowns and drums. “Everyone had a blast!” says Moria Cappio, Director of the East Harlem Center's Early Childhood Programs.