GOYA FOODS, SOCIETY OF THE EDUCATIONAL ARTS (Teatro SEA) & THE HISPANIC FEDERATION CELEBRATE THREE KINGS DAY TO HONOR THE CULTURAL TRADITIONS OF ITS HISPANIC HERITAGE

Three Kings Day Celebration will be held at SEA Theater on Monday, January 6 at 3:00 p.m. (Open to the public)

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SECAUCUS, NJ, Jan. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Goya Foods, Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (Teatro SEA), and the Hispanic Federation celebrate Three Kings Day to honor the cultural traditions of its Hispanic heritage at Teatro SEA, located at 107 Suffolk Street, New York on Monday, January 6, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The day's festivities will include the enactment of the three kings, distribution of toys to 3,000 children and families, LIVE music and dance performances, along with snacks and drinks for the children and their families.  

The Christian holiday, also known as Twelfth Night or Feast of the Epiphany, ends the 12 days of Christmas. Many Hispanic communities in the United States and other cultures around the world celebrate Three Kings Day with parades and performances depicting the Biblical story of three kings following a star to find baby Jesus, while bringing gifts of frankincense, gold and myrrh.  

"Goya believes in the importance of maintaining Latin traditions and culture of our heritage," says Rafael Toro, Director of Public Relations at Goya Foods.  "Today, we honor a holiday that is celebrated by Hispanics and other cultures around the world and being a part of this event with Teatro SEA and the Hispanic Federation is our way of giving back to the community. It is also always great to be able to put a smile on kid's faces during the holidays!"

Every year, Goya participates in the Hispanic Federation's "A Christmas Miracle" toy drive to distribute over 5,000 toys to over 22 charities, churches and non-profit agencies throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.  In addition, Goya will sponsor Noche Latina at the Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and will donate 50 pounds of food to the Hispanic Federation for every point scored by the Nets during Monday night's game.
 
"We're thrilled to be holding our Three King's Day celebration for the twelfth year!" says Dr. Manuel A. Moran, CEO & Artistic Director SEA, Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. "We're very excited to be partnering with GOYA, Hispanic Federation and The Clemente once again to keep this tradition alive and to offer magic to the children on this special holiday!"

For more information about the event, please visit www.teatrosea.org
 
For more information about Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com. 
 
About GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America's largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures packages and distributes over 2,200 high-quality food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make them ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com
 
About SEA: Established in 1985, SEA (Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.), is the premiere Bilingual Arts-in-Education Organization and Latino Children's Theatre in the United States.  SEA has created and produced a combination of educational theatre productions and art workshops/programs specifically designed to examine, challenge and create possible solutions for current educational, social and community issues. Its internationally celebrated programs include school, outdoor, community and Main stage performances, workshops and residencies, among others, reaching over 75,000 children and young adults every year.  The organization, established by Dr. Manuel A. Morán, currently has offices in San Juan, New York, and Florida.  In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, SEA opened a brand new state-of-the-art performance space at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
 
About the Hispanic Federation:  The mission of the Hispanic Federation is to empower and advance the Hispanic community. The Hispanic Federation provides grants and services to a broad network of Latino non-profit agencies serving the most vulnerable members of the Hispanic community and advocates nationally with respect to the vital issues of education, health, immigration, economic empowerment, civic engagement and the environment.   For more information, please visit www.hispanicfederation.org.

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Natalie Maniscalco
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