El Barrio’s internationally renowned musicians Los Pleneros de la 21 bring to life a long-standing, heart-warming tradition from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, “Las Parrandas Navideñas.” Musicians and singers travel around the neighborhood, surprising hosts and visitors with festive aguinaldos, and traditional Bombas and Plenas in a holiday celebration for all to enjoy.
For this special family event, LP21 are proud to feature the children, parents and student members of their Bomba & Plena Community Workshops (BPCW) as additional performers throughout the afternoon.
2:30pm – 3:30PM: Casa Azul, 143 E. 103rd Street (at Lexington Ave)
The Parranda begins with endearing music and maraca-making workshops for families at Casa Azul, where participants will be able to learn songs and build the instruments they can play throughout the Parranda stops in El Barrio.
8:30pm: Camaradas El Barrio, 2241 First Ave (at E. 115th St)
The Parranda ends at neighborhood hot spot Camaradas El Barrio, who will welcome parranderos with a taste of coquito, the Puerto Rican holiday beverage!
Other locations to be announced.