Although the annual Three Kings Day Parade in Brooklyn was cancelled this year due to the pandemic, Woodhull Hospital is still commemorating the holiday at its facility.
Local elected officials will join event sponsors, community board members, patients and residents to celebrate the holiday later this afternoon.
Three Kings Day marks the biblical adoration of baby Jesus by the three kings, also referred to as the three wise men, who found the child by following a star across the desert for 12 days. They traveled by horse, camel and elephant to present baby Jesus with three symbolic gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh.
As part of the event, gifts will be distributed to pediatric patients and hundreds of children throughout the community.