For the past twenty years the Brooklyn Three Kings Parade usually took place the first Sunday of January. However, this year winter storm Grayson brought ice and snow and negative 20 degree temperatures so the 21st Annual Brooklyn Three Kings Parade was postponed to January 21st. Assistant Principal Melvin Martinez PS 257 served as this year’s parade El Padrino (God Father), plus the parade was dedicated to the Families of Puerto Rico.
Local electeds and parade officials cut the ribbon and the parade began is sunny 50 degree temps. Local schools brought their bands and flags and music performers passed by on floats.
Making its second appearance in the parade was the BK Story Voyager. This purple mobile literacy engine is the flagship of St. Nicks Alliance’s NABE 3.0 initiative, which implements housing, education and workforce strategies to guide local residents living in poverty on a path to success.
Comparsa de Chinelos Guadalupana from Morelos Mexico twirled in their colorful costumes down the avenue. This yearly crowd pleaser precedes the Three Kings and their animal entourage of camels, ponies, donkeys, and goats.