Special holiday gift at El Puente

Special holiday gift at El Puente

The music! The dancing! The nativity!

For one night only, El Puente celebrated Three Kings Day at the Grand Street Campus (850 Grand St.) on January 10, with performances by Teatro El Puente, El Puente’s Dance Ensemble, a short film by the group’s Community Health and Environment Institute, and of course, an appearance by the Three Magi themselves.

Produced by Maribel Lopez and written and directed by Teatro El Puente’s Dominic Colon and Annie Marino, the colorful play tackled the theme of environmental justice and the challenges of climate change that residents face in Williamsburg.

“It gives me great pleasure to note that our community is taking pride in traditions of the past, while building a neighborhood for the future,” said Council member Diana Reyna (D-Williamsburg).

A 20-minute video written and filmed by students opened the show, which featured dance performances choreographed by Rozz Nash and Arkadiusz “E-Roc” Lesniak in a set designed by artists Crystal Bruno, Clara Waloff, Joe Matunis, Rolando Almonte and Alfred Cervantes.