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Navidad Criolla Three Kings Parade in El Barrio is Tomorrow The camels are back! El Museo del Barrio is thrilled to announce that El Barrio community members together with government officials have rallied to save the camels. Mayor Michael Bloomberg will lead Tuesday’s parade together with the Three Kings and some 1,500+ children. This morning, Commissioner Guillermo Linares of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs came to El Museo’s aid by identifying a possible donor, local developer Atlantis Management Group, to help fund the camels. At the same time, local Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito and East Harlem activist Gloria Quinones made a heartfelt appeal to the neighborhood and raised additional funds. Together, these donations mean that the Three Kings will once more march with their camels (and sheep!) through El Barrio. “This is a gift in the true spirit of the Three Kings—the community saw our need and came to our aid,” states Julian Zugazagoitia, director of El Museo del