Brooklyn’s 20th Annual Three Kings Day Parade
It’s very wise to celebrate our area’s Latin American community. Once again Brooklyn’s yearly Three Kings Parade fought the January cold with bright costumes, dancing, music, and the warmth of community, which includes a hearty participation from local schools.
This year marked the 20th year this parade took to the streets. Radames Millan, the Parade’s president and founder started the parade to pay homage to community and celebrate Latin American tradition via the story of the Three Kings, which is about the delivery of good news, hope, and faith.
This year’s Parade Padrino was Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez.
Making its first appearance in the parade this year was the BK Story Voyager. This purple mobile literacy engine in bus form also became a shelter from the cold for some of the student marchers at the end of the parade.
Council Member Antonio Reynoso was seen helping organize the marchers all along the route. Other parade officiaries: Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Dep. Brooklyn Borough President Diana Reyna, District Leader Tommy Torres, Evelyn Cruz (Community Coordinator for CW Velázquez ), and Radames Millan (the Parade’s president and founder).
Also the forces of Community School District 14 came together to support the Three Kings Parade. “We thank all our principals, APs, teachers, staff, and of course our beautiful kids that helped make our 20th annual parade a success,” said Tommy Torres.
Another highlight was another appearance by the Comparsa de Chinelos Guadalupana from Morelos Mexico, who twirled in their colorful costumes down the avenue. And of course the Three Kings were on the final float led by a group of sheep, llamas, camels, and donkeys.