The Children's Aid Society Celebrates Three Kings Day (Dia de los Reyes)

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Contact: Ellen Lubell, The Children’s Aid Society, (w) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-854-6864 Emily Crossan, The Children’s Aid Society, (w) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742 Head Start Children March in Annual Parade; School Children Host Festive Dinner - EXCELLENT HOLIDAY PHOTO OP - When: Friday, January 5, 2007 Parade – 11:00 a.m. Dinner – 6:30 p.m. What: Preschoolers from The Children’s Aid Society’s East Harlem Center’s Head Start program will participate in El Museo del Barrio’s 30th annual Three Kings Parade. Approximately 50 children will be joined by their families and Children’s Aid Society staff as they march in this East Harlem holiday tradition. Where: The parade begins at El Museo del Barrio, 105th Street and Fifth Avenue, at 11:00 am. ***** What: A special annual dinner celebrating Three Kings Day will be given for parents and their children from The Children’s Aid Society’s adult program at The Mirabal Sisters Campus, three middle schools in Washington Heights. Costumed Three Kings and about 200 holiday revelers will attend the dinner, which includes gifts for the children. Children will also have the chance to make crowns commemorating the Three Kings. Where: The Mirabal Sisters Campus (M.S. 319, M.S. 324, M.S. 321) 21 Jumel Place at 168th Street Washington Heights Three Kings Day is an important holiday in many Latino communities. The Children’s Aid Society was founded in 1853. It is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving more than 150,000 of New York’s neediest children and their families with a network of services that includes community schools, neighborhood centers, camps, adoption and foster care services, teen pregnancy prevention, education, health and recreation. For more information, please call 212-949-4938 or visit The Children's Aid Society