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WE THREE KINGS

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In Latin American countries, Three Kings Day, or Día de los Reyes, bears many resemblances to Christmas, even though it shows up a bit late to the holiday party — in January. There’s caroling — mostly the Bethlehem-based stuff — and children who leave their shoes outside the bedroom the night before awake to find candy and toys left inside them by the three visiting kings. But the main event is the local parades, and New York has one of its own. El Museo del Barrio’s 38th Annual Three Kings Day Parade, honoring the late Jack Agüeros, marches along 10 blocks with costumed participants, live camels, giant puppets, and bands. After the colorful procession, the museum will offer free admission and live music by Pablo Mayor.

Tue., Jan. 6, 11 a.m., 2015