Friday, January 6, 2012

New York Three Kings Parade Parade 2012 Live Stream, NYC Harlem El Museo Del Barrio Feed

New York Three Kings Parade Parade 2012 Live Stream, NYC Harlem El Museo Del Barrio Feed

The famous Three Kings Day Parade is an iconic colourful and festive Christmas affair that fills the streets of Spanish Harlem every year on the Epiphany festival, 6 January, also known as Twelfth Night.

This live feed is in Harlem for Three Kings Day

Event information:

The observance of the Epiphany had its origins in the Eastern Christian Churches and was a general celebration of the manifestation of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. It included the commemoration of his birth; the visit of the Magi ("Wise Men", as Magi were Persian priests) to Bethlehem; all of Jesus's childhood events, up to and including his baptism in the Jordan by John the Baptist; and even the miracle at the Wedding of Cana in Galilee. It seems fairly clear that the Baptism was the primary event being commemorated.

Epiphany is celebrated by both the Eastern and Western Churches, but a major difference between them is precisely which events the feast commemorates. For Western Christians, the feast primarily commemorates the coming of the Magi; Eastern churches celebrate the Baptism of Christ in the Jordan.

The Three Kings Day Parade in the largely Hispanic neighbourhood of East Harlem New York is organised by Latin museum of art El Museo del Barrio. It starts at 10am from the corner of 106th Street and 5th Ave and terminates at 106th St and 5th St. The parts of the three kings are usually played by local community celebrities and figureheads, who lead the parade for a good two hours around ten or 12 city blocks. The walk is followed by a programme of storytelling, music and toy distribution.