BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Thanks to Trump, the date Jan. 6 will forever live in infamy.
On a happier note, though, this Thurs., Jan. 6, in the East Village will see plenty of pint-size kings, shepherds and more parading toward St. Mark’s Church on Three Kings Day.
Yes, of course, the crazed Capitol rioters had their wacky mascot, the horned, fur-hat-wearing “QAnon Shaman.” But the Three Kings procession will definitely one up that — with real, life-size camels.
The event will kick off — or hoof off, at least for the camels — at 3 p.m. from Haven Plaza, at 11th Street and Avenue C, and head to St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, at 10th Street and Second Avenue.
At 4 p.m., there will be a performance of Angie Hernandez’s “Gift of the Magi” at St. Mark’s. That will be followed by a recognition ceremony for local leaders a.k.a. “Shining Stars,” followed by “gifts and goodies” for kids, courtesy of Henry Street Settlement.
“We’re going to have camels,” confirmed Frank Gonzalez of Loisaida Realty, who is helping organize the event along with Carlos “Chino” Garcia, director of CHARAS. Gonzalez said he believes the camels will be from a Pennsylvania zoo.