Despite Brazil’s heartbreaking loss in the 2014 World Cup, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate Brazil. All of the Brazilians and anyone who likes or wants to know more about Brazil and their culture are welcome to come out on Sunday August 31, 2014 beginning at noon for Brazil Day New York City, which takes place in an area of Manhattan known as Little Brazil on West 46th Street.
The festival was begun in 1984 in order for the estimated three hundred thousand Brazilians in the NYC/Connecticut/New Jersey areas to celebrate Brazil’s Independence Day. It has grown to attract over one million people from all over the world.
There will be different music throughout the day provided by Brazilian artists such as Tiago Abravanel, Saulo Fernandes, Carlinhos Brown, and Grammy award winning Ivete Sangalo. More in the lineup will be added as the time gets closer. Ivete Sangalo is currently the most popular female singer in Brazil with six albums released with her former band, Banda Eva, and currently seven albums released in her solo career. Also being popular in Brazil, she is most known for her powerful voice and her live performances.
Even though the event and concerts start at noon, it is highly recommended to come early as people want to get as close to the stage as possible. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Of course there will be plenty of food there, and to keep it Brazilian, there are several Brazilian restaurants including one of the sponsors of Brazil Day New York City, Emporium.
Labor Day weekend is always a big weekend in New York City with much to do aside from the usual tourist attractions. But for some authentic culture, music, and food during vacation in New York, head to Brazil Day.