Today's Guest Bloggers: Los Tres Reyes Magos!
GASPAR: Felicidades, amigos! We are Los Tres Reyes Magos --- and today, we're guest-blogging in Blackwolf's Diary of Magecraft to celebrate our special day with all our friends at El Museo del Barrio and the Society for the Educational Arts/Los Kabayitos Puppet Theatre! Hi there, I'm Gaspar, King of Arabia.....
MELCHIOR: I'm Melchior, King of Mesopotamia! We're in an especially jolly mood this year, because it's Los Kabayitos' 25th Birthday --- and this afternoon, as we always do, we end our day in New York at our Teatro SEA home, where we share our gifts with the first 1000 kids who show up! There's photo ops, facetime with the three of us, the music of folk music group Los Pleneros de la 21, and just happiness in general!
BALTHASAR: And I'm Balthasar, King of Tarsus --- and our Parade at El Museo has three very special guests as our Honorary Three Kings; Lynda Baquero, veteran journalist for WNBC NewsChannel 4 HD; longtime Parade veteran, poet and playwright Jesus ("Papoleto") Melendez; and El Museo's former Executive Director, Julian Zugazagoitia. They'll be joined by live camels, kids from all over the Spanish Harlem, East Harlem and Hamilton Heights regions of Manhattan --- and, ay caramba! All the diversion and cool stuff happening can make things spin around in your head!
G: Si! So we're also gonna spend Sunday in Brooklyn --- and we'll be joined by urban merengue superstar Omega and hip-hopper Josie (La Gata) Carr, among others. We start this Parade around 2 p.m. along Meeker and Graham Avenues in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
M: 2011 is going to be a very jolly weekend for the three of us. But we wanted all our amigos to know what our plans for the Big Apple were, so that's why we're doing our thing here in the Diary of Magecraft and at the KringleQuest Group on Facebook, as well!
B: Yeah! We love adventure, we love children, and of course we remember the real reason for it all.
G: That's right --- that wonderful little Baby we paid solemn homage to in that ancient old stable, some 2000 years ago. Everything we Three Kings do we do in His wondrous honor.
G: Well, gentlemen --- shall we get this party started, then?
B: I second that proposal, sir!
M: Two thumbs up from me, Gaspar, ol' boy!
G: Good! Then let's wish our friends all the best of happy dreams no matter where they go! Sweet dreams, amigos!
ALL: Felices Pascuas a todos! Ole!