Archive for January, 2009

I love Queens

Sunday, January 4th, 2009


Why should I be shy about admitting it?

The Times has a terrific slideshow of color photos titled Queens in Color by Queens native Joel Sternfeld, which focuses on the immigrant influences in Queens. For a very different view, check out Queens in Black and White by Frank Gohlke.

(The photo above is my own, and not at all representative of the quality of their work.)

First parade of the year: Día de reyes

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

parade kings

Manhattan’s 32nd annual Three Kings Day parade runs from 11 am to noon on Tuesday, Jan. 6. The route begins on Third Avenue, going from 106th Street to 116th; across 116th to Lexington Avenue, then back down to 112th; and across 112th to Park, where it winds back up to La Marqueta Plaza at 115th. (Re-routing is possible under certain weather conditions. I hope the camels don’t get too cold.) You can still register to participate through Jan. 2.

On Saturday, Jan. 10, El Museo del Barrio‘s Three Kings Day celebration features “live parrandas by Eddie Alicea y Su Trio de Epoca, and theatre play inspired by the Mexican tradition of pastorelas.” The free party will be from 3 to 5 pm at the museum, 1230 Fifth Ave at 104th St.