In celebration of the Feast of the Epiphany, Senator Jeff Klein, along with Assemblyman Marcos Crespo and Councilwoman Annabel Palma, hosted a Three Kings Celebration at Sack Wern Houses and Clason Point Gardens and another celebration at Holy Cross School .
night, residents gathered at Sack Wern Houses to enjoy dinner, beverages, dessert, and holiday fun. Children in attendance received special toys, such as art sets, doctor kits, stuffed animals, toy cars, puzzles, sporting equipment and board games.
The following day, Senator Klein, Assemblyman Crespo, and Councilwoman Palma hosted another celebration at Holy Cross School. Over two hundred attendees enjoyed lunch, dancing, face painting, a bounce house, spin art and more. At the conclusion of the event, all children received a special toy.
“I am thrilled to join with our family, friends, and community members as we celebrate Three Kings Day. This weekend, we witnessed a tremendous display of community spirit as we gathered to commemorate this special holiday and enjoy each other’s company. I wish everyone health, joy, and prosperity in the New Year,” said Senator Jeff Klein
“It is an honor to once again join Senator Klein, as we celebrate this joyous holiday season, provide toys and joy to hundreds of kids and more importantly to celebrate our respective faiths while keeping our cultural traditions alive and well,” said Assemblyman Marcos Crespo.
“Three Kings Day, otherwise known as the ‘Feast of the Epiphany’ is a special holiday within the Latin American community that commemorates the biblical adoration of baby Jesus by the Three Wise Men or Kings. This past weekend, I partnered with my colleagues Senator Jeff Klein, and Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, in retelling the story of the Three Kings, while giving out toys to children of the Sack Wern & Clason Point sections of my district, as well as the Holy Cross School. As with the Christmas holiday, this is a time for giving, and I am pleased that we were able to sustain such an important theme into this special holiday,” said Councilwoman Annabel Palma
Three Kings Day honors the biblical story of the Three Kings, also known as the Three Wise men, who followed the star of Bethlehem to bring gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to baby Jesus.