by nycgo.com staff, 05/15/2012
Photo: Gareth Ferrari (via flickr)
Brazilian Day New York
The Brazilian Day festival is a spirited annual celebration of Brazil's Independence Day and the country's culture in New York City. Now in its 28th year, festivities include Brazilian music, dance, food and more (though the food isn't free, so don't forget to bring some cash if you want a literal taste of Brazil). The event, held from 11am to 5pm, features singers Luan Santana and Netinho and the band Exaltasamba. The main stage is located at Sixth Avenue and West 46thStreet, in the area known as "Little Brazil," but the festival extends over the surrounding 25 blocks and attracts more than 1 million people.