Brazilian NYC

Brazilian NYC is centered in Little Brazil in Manhattan (West 46th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues), and Astoria, Queens around 36th Ave at 33rd St. Our biggest community is in Newark, New Jersey.

We make great soccer, music, fine art, architecture, and fashion. We drink cachaça and smile a lot. Brazilian Day and Brasil Summerfest are our big New York parties. Wednesday is Brazilian Night at Nublu in the East Village.

Exceptional Gego leads Sotheby’s Latin American Contemporary Art Auction

Columna Reticulárea (1969) goes on public view Saturday May 20 for auction Thursday, May 25, 2017

Phillips’ May auction of Latin American art also benefits Colombian FLORA

Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Mexican, and Venezuelan art on view Saturday-Wednesday, May 20-24 for auction Wednesday, May 24

FC Barcelona is looking for Copa del Rey silver

Watch the Copa del Rey final, Barcelona vs Deportivo Alavés, with the Penya FC Barcelona supporters club at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea, Saturday, May 27, 2017

SummerStage 2017 presents free concerts of great Latin artists in NYC parks

Free concerts of Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Cuban, French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, and Venezuelan music and dance at NYC parks in all five boroughs June 21 – August 25, 2017

Repertorio Español, Off-Broadway Repertory in Spanish

This week Repertorio brings back Argentine comedy La Fiaca. It also presents Dominican plays En el Tiempo de las Mariposas and En el Nombre del Salóme, and Spanish plays La Casa de Bernarda Alba and El Quijote, Tuesday-Sunday, May 23-28, 2017.

American Ballet Theatre Gala, Whipped Cream, & Giselle

Gala May 22, Whipped Cream May 23-24, and Giselle May 25-31 at the Metropolitan Opera House. Brazilian Principal Marcelo Gomes, May 30. Argentine Principal Herman Cornejo, May 31.

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe asks one of the big questions of our time

The Austrian-Jewish writer was one of the great international writers of the 1930s. When Europe self-destructed, he saved himself through exile in Brazil, but never stood up to Fascism. Opened May 12. Now playing at Lincoln Center Cinemas in the Upper West Side, Fri, May 19, 2017.

Basquiat sets records at Sotheby’s Spring Contemporary Art auction

Basquiat sets records for American artist, Black artist, and art since 1980 at Sotheby’s auction in the Upper East Side, Thu, May 18, 2017

Forro in the Dark is a Brazil Party

The hot Brazilian dance band released their new album Sandcastle in April, 2017. They open for Samba legend Elza Soares for the Red Bull Music Academy Festival at The Town Hall in Midtown, Fri, May 19.

Elza Soares is Samba Jazz, Rock, Disco, Punk, Hip-Hop, Pop, and Samba

The Red Bull Music Academy Festival brings the Brazilian legend to The Town Hall in Midtown, Fri, May 19, 2017

10,000 Dancers to Dance, Dance, Dance Parade

Dance for Peace from 21st and Broadway, to 8th Street, to Tompkins Square Park for an afternoon DanceFest Sat, May 20, 2017

Rio Market has the cure for Saudade

This Brazilian supermarket in the “Little Brazil” section of Queens has become a center for NYC’s Brazilian community

Paquito D’Rivera is a Jazz & Classical music giant

Paquito plays American Museum of Natural History in the Upper West Side, Sat, May 13, 2017

Frieze New York 2017, NYC’s big May contemporary art fair, is now slightly modern

Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, French, Guatemalan, Italian, Mexican, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, and Spanish galleries are showing at Randall’s Island, Fri-Sun, May 5-7, 2017

TEFAF New York Spring 2017 is NYC’s edition of TEFAF Maastricht

Brazilian, French, French-Canadian, Italian, and Uruguayan galleries show Modern & Contemporary art and design at the Park Avenue Armory in the Upper East Side, Thu-Mon, May 4-8, 2017

May Day or Worker’s Day is a public holiday in many Latin cultures

Celebrate Spring or Worker’s Day on May 1

Subrosa hits a May groove with Latin Jazz, Cuban Rumba, and Cuban Salsa

Latin bands most nights with live music for dancing Salsa Tuesdays and Saturdays

Throckmorton Fine Art is America’s leading dealer of Latin American Photography, and Pre-Columbian & Chinese Artifacts

Chinese Jades “Mythical Beasts – The Divinity of Dragons” through Apr 22. Argentine, Colombian, Cuban, Mexican, and Spanish work at the AIPAD Photography Show booth #500 Mar 29 – Apr 2, 2017

Assad Brothers are the best guitar duo in existence

The Brazilian-born Classical guitar duo play the 92nd Street Y, Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Fluxo: Funk Proibidão brings underground Hip-Hop from the Rio favelas to NYC

The Red Bull Music Academy Festival brings a Brazilian Rio favela party to Brooklyn, venue TBA, Sat, Apr 29, 2017

Tribeca Film Festival 2017 celebrates the power of storytelling

N.O.W. Showcase just announced! Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, Dominican, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish, and Venezuelan stories, Wed-Sun, Apr 19-30, 2017

Nublu is the East Village home of the “Nublu Sound”

East Village world Jazz nightclub and music collective with its own Nublu sound

Sebastião Salgado makes striking photographs of our changing planet

Kuwait is at Sundaram Tagore Gallery Chelsea, Mar 30-Apr 29. Genesis is at the dealer’s Madison Avenue gallery, Apr 1-29, 2017.

World Cup 2018 Qualifiers continue, Brazil is through

The 2017 World Cup Russia is Jun 14 – Jul 15, 2018. South American qualifying continues Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Lygia Pape “A Multitude of Forms” is Jeitinho art [Review]

The first U.S. museum retrospective of one of the most important Brazilian artists of the 20th century is at the Met Breuer Mar 21 – Jul 23, 2017.

AIPAD Photography Show is America’s leading fine art photography fair

The fair opens at Pier 94 with a private viewing Wed, Mar 29. The show runs Thu-Sun, Mar 30 – Apr 2, 2017

David Rubenstein Atrium presents free weekly concerts

A discount ticket office and public space and that hosts free performances weekly on Thursdays and some Fridays

Lehmann Maupin

An established contemporary art dealer with several Latin artists that projects an international presence from Chelsea, Lower East Side, and Hong Kong galleries

New Directors / New Films presents emerging filmmakers in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, & Mexico

Emerging filmmakers from around the world at MoMA and Film Society of Lincoln Center, Mar 15-26, 2017

MoMA Museum of Modern Art

Major gift from the Cisneros Collection and founding of the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Research Institute transform MoMA into the center of Latin American art

Vik Muniz Brazilian Master Illusionist

The series Perfect Strangers is installed in the walls of the 72nd Street station of the Second Avenue subway. Vik goes abstract while staying true to his process with Epistemes a solo show of his new Handmade series at Sikkema Jenkins & Co in Chelsea, Feb 23 – Apr 1, 2017

ADAA Art Show 2017 hosts America’s top art dealers [Review]

Argentine, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, and Spanish artists are exhibited at the Gala Preview Feb 28 at the Park Avenue Armory. The show runs Mar 1-5, 2017

American Museum of Natural History

The world’s largest natural history museum with over 33 million specimens, some of which are displayed in 45 exhibition halls, along with a planetarium and a library.

Sotheby’s Latin American Modern Art auction is coming in May

Sotheby’s May and November auctions are pillars of New York City’s Latin American art market. The next auction is May 25, 2017.

Arrival wins an Oscar and Iranian director Asghar Farhadi speaks for us

French-Canadian sci-fi thriller Arrival was 2017’s only Latin winner at the Oscars on Feb 26, 2017

Carnival is a Global Latin Party that ends on Mardi Gras

The Septuagesima is Feb 12, but Venice Carnavale starts Feb 11. Rio Carnaval starts Feb 24. Barranquilla Carnaval starts Feb 25. The whole party ends on Carnival Tuesday (Mardi Gras), Feb 28, 2017.

Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated

Sotheby’s Armory Week auction includes Brazilian, Chilean, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Uruguayan artists Thu, Mar 2, 2017

Neon Bull is a beautiful ride (Review)

The Brazilian Cinema Tropical Award winner for “Best Feature Film” screens at the Museum of the Moving Image, Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Metropolitan Opera is America’s premiere opera company

Bellini’s Italian opera La Traviata opens, and Mexican tenor Javier Camarena stars in Bellini’s Italian opera I Puritani in the week of Feb 20-26, 2017

The Armory Show 2018 is NYC’s big international art fair

The next show is at Piers 92 94 Mar 8-11, 2018

Dance on Camera Festival 2017

The world’s longest-running dance film festival screens Cuban, Brazilian, and Venezuelan filmmakers at Film Society of Lincoln Center Feb 3-7, 2017

Nilko Andreas, world-Classical guitar and sweaty Rumba Flamenco Pop

The Colombian guitarist takes his Rumba Flamenco side project LaMar NYC to Communitea in Long Island City, Fri, Feb 3, 2017

Galerie Lelong

NYC gallery of Parisian contemporary art dealer Daniel Lelong represents several important Latin artists including Alfredo Jaar and Hélio Oiticica

Neighboring Scenes

Annual showcase of contemporary Latin American cinema co-presented by Cinema Tropical at Film Society of Lincoln Center Jan 26-31, 2017

It’s NYC Restaurant Week

Reservations open Jan 9 for prix fixe lunches and dinners at some of NYC’s best restaurants Jan 23 – Feb 10, 2017. If you miss out, you will have to wait until Jul/Aug.

Will Brazilians keep dominating the Professional Bull Riders?

2016 event winner Paulo Lima and seven other top Brazilian bull riders are looking to win the PBR season opener at Madison Square Garden Jan 6-8, 2017

Hispanic Heritage Month

The United States celebrates our Hispanic heritage from September 15 – October 25

Brazilian Day New York

Save the date for the biggest Brazilian festival outside Brazil on Sun, Sep 3, 2017

Brazilian Independence Day

Brazilian New Yorkers celebrate Brazilian Independence Day on September 7. Many also celebrate at Brazilian Day New York on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend.

Winter JazzFest

Keep your cool in January at this Village Jazz marathon during APAP. It sells out every year. Thu-Tue, Jan 5-10. The Jazz marathons are Fri-Sat Jan 6-7, 2017.

Gaucho

South American cowboys in Argentina, Uruguay, and the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul

New York Jewish Film Festival

26th annual New York Jewish Film Festival by the Jewish Museum and Film Society of Lincoln Center is January 11-24, 2017

Christie’s Latin American Art

Christie’s auctions Latin American Art in May and November.

Latin Grammys

The 17th Annual Latin Grammys were Thursday, Nov 17, 2016. “La Bicicleta” by Carlos Vives and Shakira won Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Fellow Colombian Manuel Medrano won Best New Artist. Mexico and Brazil had the most wins. Colombia and Argentina were right behind.

American Ballet Theatre Fall Season

Latin artists Roberto Bolle, Herman Cornejo, Marcelo Gomes, Alexandre Hammoudi, & Luciana Paris perform at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, Oct 19-30, 2016

Bibi Ferreira, the Grand Dame of Brazilian Stage

INTERVIEW ~ The living legend debuts “4 x Bibi” with the best of Piaf, Rodrigues, Gardel, and Sinatra at Symphony Space September 20 & 23, 2016

The Latin in New York Fashion Week September

New York Fashion Week September is Thursday-Friday, September 7-15, 2017

Brazilian Consulate New York

Provides legal and cultural services to Brazilians in New York City and tourists planning to visit Brazil

Fall for Dance Festival 2016

Four world-class dance companies per show for $15 at New York City Center Sep 26 – Oct 8, 2016

Fleur Seule

Relive all the romance and glamour of the 1940s through Swing, Jazz, and Ballroom music from around the world. Fleur Seule plays Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park Wed, June 29, 2016.

Angelica de la Riva

The Brazilian opera singer and American Jazz singer reprise the collaborations of Frank Sinatra and Antônio Carlos Jobim
Sheen Center
Fri, June 10, 2016 at 8pm

Rosa Passos

One of Brazil’s great romantic bossa nova singers
Blue Note Jazz Club
June 6-8, 2016 at 8 & 10:30pm

Copa América Centenario

The South American soccer championship celebrated its centennial in the USA June 3-26, 2016. Chile defeated Argentina to become champions. Chile will represent South America in the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2017.

Blue Note Jazz Festival

Annual June Jazz festival features top Jazz and Latin artists
Multiple venues
June 1-30

São Paulo Dance Company

One of Latin America’s major dance companies makes its Joyce debut
Joyce Theater
Tue-Sun, May 3-8, 2016

New York Festival of Song

Compositora: Songs by Latin American Women featuring soprano María Valdés and baritone Efraín Solís
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8pm

Latin Libraries in NYC

Italian, French, Spanish, & Portuguese Libraries in New York City

Christian Cravo: 25 Years

A photographic love story of the people and landscapes of Bahia, Brazil
Throckmorton Fine Art
January 14 – February 27, 2016

Neighboring Scenes: New Latin American Cinema

Contemporary Latin American cinema showcase
Film Society of Lincoln Center
January 7 – 10, 2016

Review: Ballet Hispanico answers the question “If Walls Could Speak”

Ballet Hispanico presented its first evening-length commission, the world premiere of Fernando…

Fernando Melo discusses his “Untitled” Ballet Hispanico World Premiere

International Brazilian choreographer Fernando Melo discusses his “Untitled” World Premiere for Ballet Hispanico at the Apollo Theater

Contemporary Brazil ~ Baroque Roots

A Brazilian community art exhibit and fashion show at the United Nations.

Paulo Laport

Paulo Laport’s paintings are like a crystal ball. At a glance it’s just a piece of glass, but when you stop and look inside, images appear like magic.

Heleno Movie Review

A universal story, masterfully told, elegantly shot & brilliantly acted by Rodrigo Santoro. A film of passion, decadence and destruction.

Rodrigo Santoro ~ Heleno

An interview with Rodrigo Santoro on his latest film, Heleno, a powerful human drama about the passion, decadence and destruction of Heleno de Freitas.

Heleno

A film about the passion, decadence and destruction of the first global sports star, Brazilian footballer Heleno de Freitas, opens December 7.