Little Brazil is on 46th St between Fifth & Sixth Ave. Brazilian NYC’s big celebrations are Brazilian Day and Brazil SummerFest. Oscar Niemeyer was the lead architect of the United Nations headquarters. The Bossa Nova at Carnegie Hall concert in 1962 popularized bossa nova around the world. The New York Cosmos soccer team peaked when Pelé played for them in 1975-77.
Brazilian Festivals in NYC
Brazilian Day on Labor Day Weekend and Brazil SummerFest in July or August are New York City’s big Brazilian celebrations.
Sunday, September 1, 2019
LITTLE BRAZIL, NYC ~ Celebrate Brazilian Independence with food, drink, live music and lots of Brazilians on Sixth Avenue at 46th St.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
EAST HARLEM, NYC ~ The Caribbean Cultural Center hosts a Pan-African cultural festival and street fair around East Harlem Art Park on 120th St between Lexington and Third Ave
August 12-18, 2019
HELL’S KITCHEN, NYC ~ U.S., Argentine, Brazilian, Costa Rican, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Puerto Rican and Spanish films, a social media influencers conference and a tribute to John Singleton
Saturday, August 3, 2019
BUSHWICK, Brooklyn ~ Brasil SummerFest closes another great season with Baile Funk, the party music of Rio favelas. Batekoo, Omulu and Marginal Men will make da bunda (bootie) shake at Elsewhere Rooftop.
Sunday, July 21, 2019
LOWER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ Brazilian food, drinks, music, artisanal products and fun. Free and for all ages. Legal!
Fri-Sat, July 12-13, 2019
DOWNTOWN, Brooklyn ~ Mariachi Flor de Toloache and José Alberto “El Canario” headline this festival of concerts, talks and food from the African diaspora
FLATIRON, UNION SQUARE, EAST VILLAGE, NYC | Sat, May 18, 2019 | Dance parade & festival | African, Bolivian, Brazilian, Cuban, Dominican, Ecuadorian, Mexican, Panamanian, Puerto Rican & Spanish dances
LINCOLN CENTER; Wed-Sat, Apr 17-20, 2019; Ballet dance audition ~ The best ballet shows in NYC are the Finals, Gala Performance & International Dance School Festival
A few legends and a new crop of the year’s best Brazilian music.
Multiple Venues in Manhattan & Brooklyn
July 29 – August 12, 2018
Madison Square Garden
Friday – Sunday
January 5-7, 2018
Brazilian New York City
Little Brazil is on 46th St between Fifth & Sixth Avenue, but most of us live in Astoria, Queens or Newark, New Jersey.
Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer was the lead designer of the United Nations headquarters. He also designed the Brazilian capital Brasilia.
MURRAY HILL, NYC
EAST VILLAGE, Nightly, Wed Nublu Classic Brazilian night ~ Late night underground experimental world jazz clubs. Young and fun without attitude.
This Brazilian supermarket in the “Little Brazil” section of Queens is a center of NYC’s Brazilian community
Brazilian New Yorkers
EAST VILLAGE, NYC ~ Live music by New York City’s leading Brazilian forro band. It’s Brazil night at Nublu.
Tue-Sat, Oct 10-Nov 16, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ Like a phoenix, the renowned Brazilian sculptor and photographer recreates objects lost in the Brazilian National Museum fire, from their own ashes at Sikkema Jenkins
Wed-Sat, Apr 10, 12, 13, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ New York City’s African-American classical ballet company honors founder Arthur Mitchell (1934-2018) at New York City Center
The Brazilian opera singer and American Jazz singer reprise the collaborations of Frank Sinatra and Antônio Carlos Jobim
Fri, June 10, 2016 at 8pm
These Brazilian artists have performed in New York City.
Saturday, June 26, 2021
SALVADOR, Bahía, Brazil ~ June 26, 1942
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Brooklyn ~ The child and teen stars, among the most popular Brazilian singers ever, celebrate their 30th Anniversary of television with a Nossa História Tour at Barclays Center
Thursday, January 16, 2020
The Town Hall
The Brazilian samba star and actor visits with a friend. Anat Cohen & Choro Aventuroso open.
Thursday, August 1, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ The multi-talented, Latin Grammy-winning Brazilian singer-songwriter of MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) plays a free acoustic concert at the David Rubenstein Atrium
Saturday, July 27, 2019
CENTRAL PARK, NYC ~ One of the elders of MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira) brings the sounds of Pernambuco in Northeast Brazil to Brasil SummerFest at Central Park SummerStage
FORT GREENE, BROOKLYN; Fri-Sat Apr 12-13, 2019; Multi Grammy & Latin Grammy winner, Brazilian pop legend ~ Famous for 1960s Tropicália movement
Three artists from Bahia showcase the rich variety of Brazilian music.
Central Park SummerStage
Sunday, August 5, 2018
This Brazilian collection is a like a good museum of modern, post-war and contemporary art.
Hauser & Wirth
Tuesday – Saturday
April 26 – July 27, 2018
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday
April 10 – 14, 2018
Tuesday – Saturday
March 8 – April 14, 2018
Tarsila was deeply engaged in the 1920s Paris Cubist art scene. Back home she created a modernism that could only be Brazilian. Then she evolved a social consciousness that is a hallmark of the great Brazilian artists of the 20th century.
MoMA in Midtown, Manhattan
February 11 – June 3, 2018
September 29 – November 5, 2017
515 West 26th St, Chelsea
September 7 – October 14, 2017
Central Park Summerstage
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Classical guitar duo
92nd Street Y
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Saturday, April 29, 2017
INTERVIEW ~ The living legend debuts “4 x Bibi” with the best of Piaf, Rodrigues, Gardel, and Sinatra at Symphony Space September 20 & 23, 2016
One of Brazil’s great romantic bossa nova singers
Blue Note Jazz Club
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
June 6 – 8, 2016
One of Latin America’s major dance companies makes its Joyce debut.
Tuesday – Sunday
May 3 – 8, 2016
A photographic love story of the people and landscapes of Bahia, Brazil.
Throckmorton Fine Art
Midtown East, Manhattan
January 14 – February 27, 2016
BALLET HISPÁNICO, UPPER WEST SIDE, November 10, 2015 ~ International Brazilian choreographer Fernando Melo discusses his “Untitled” World Premiere for Ballet Hispanico at the Apollo Theater
EDELMAN ARTS, UPPER EAST SIDE, May 29-July 13, 2013 ~ 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.
An interview with Rodrigo Santoro on his latest film, Heleno, a powerful human drama about the passion, decadence and destruction of Heleno de Freitas.
A film about the passion, decadence and destruction of the first global sports star, Brazilian footballer Heleno de Freitas, opens December 7.
Monday, September 7, 2020
SÃO PAULO, Brazil September 7, 1821
January 6, 2021
WEST & CENTRAL AFRICA, CUBA, BRAZIL, AFRICAN DIASPORA
Fri-Tue, February 21-25, 2020
Saturday, February 29, 2020
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
The world’s biggest Carnival festival is a bucket list experience of rehearsals, balls, parades and street parties.
Saturday, June 12, 2021
BRAZIL and the diaspora
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Puerto Rico, New Orleans
Celebrate midsummer (or midwinter) by gathering with family around bonfires on the eve of Saint John the Baptist’s birth