Where To Go And What To Expect Celebrating A Brazilian Carnival In NYC

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The Year Only Begins After Carnival

New York City is known to be the home for many Brazilians. And no matter where they are: what do Brazilians do when it’s Carnival? They put on their favorite costume and party hard!

Carnival festivities are one of the biggest celebrations for Brazilians — “the year only begins after Carnival,” a true Brazilian always says. The festivities officially begins this Friday, and it lasts until Tuesday — it’s a 5-day celebration of intense partying and no work, but usually is more like a week-long party.

Brazil was colonized by Portugal, and the first Carnival festivities in Brazil happened around 1723 with the Portuguese immigrants introducing the Entrudo, when people used go on the streets soaking each other with buckets of water. Carnival is celebrated in several towns throughout Brazil, but Rio de Janeiro is considered the Carnival capital of the world. Many of foreign visitors are expected to arrive this week, especially in Rio de Janeiro.

Carnival In New York City: O Maior Grande Do Mundo

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New York City is considered American’s melting pot with all its diversity— it’s a commonplace to meet people from different countries everywhere one goes. According to the New York International’s website, seven percent of the entire U.S. Brazilian population lives in New York City — the majority of the U.S. Brazilians lives in Florida, where it has a warm weather like in Brazil. New York City is also the favorite place as a vacation destination for many Brazilian tourists.

Whereas it’s Carnival season, Brazilians, who were not able to catch a flight and travel to the motherland to enjoy the festivities there, get together to celebrate it in here, in the best Brazilian style that they can do it.

So, are you a Brazilian feeling a little bit homesick and don’t know where to go during Carnival festivities? Or are you a curious about it and want to check it out how do Brazilians party during this season? Grab your favorite costume and check these parties out! Don’t forget to order the best Brazilian drink: a caipirinha — a delicious drink made with cachaça, sugar and lime.

1. Brazilian Carnival NY

When? Feb. 6 at 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Where? Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd street, Astoria, NY

Tickets: $59 (only allowed to enter with costume), $79 (allowed to enter without costume), $80-90- tables

More info at: Brazilian Carnival

Music: Live band “Turma do Samba,” Samba dancers show and DJ Bruno Goiano

Here is a promotional video of the upcoming event!

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Brazilian Carnaval NY 2016

2. Miss Favela

When? Feb 6, at 2 p.m.

Where? 57 S 5th street, Brooklyn, NY

More info at: Miss Favela 

Music: Live music

Reservation Required: Expect Great food, lots of dancing by your tables, and an authentic Brazilian vibe.

3. Brazilian Carnival 2016: Kick-off party

When? Feb. 13th at 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Where? OPIA lounge, 130 E. 57th Street & Lexington Ave, New York

Tickets: $15

More info at: Facebook 

Music: DJ Ronald Zee — Brazilian music, Latin Pop, Merengue, Salsa, etc. and Samba dancer show — First show at 12:30 a.m.

Specials: Caipirinhas $7 from 11p.m. to 12 a.m. Party Favors will also be available.

Dress code: Chic, colorful outfit. Masks are welcomed as well.

4. Acadêmicos do Ponto Verde Carnaval 2016


When? Feb 13th at 9 p.m.

Where? Case Royal at 58 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Tickets: $20 at Eventbrite

More info at: Facebook

Music: Peter Azen | Luiz Santos | Levanta Dyfunto | Gui Machado

Specials: $6 caipirinha | caipirosca | tecate | Leblon shot from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.

More Specials: When buying the ticket, you get a free drink when you buy a drink at Beco Bar a anytime

Dress code: Costume is mandatory

Now Enjoy This Colorful Video Of The Unbeatable Rio Carnival!

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