New York Brazilians to Drown Their Sorrows and Raise Money for a Good Cause


Annette Miñoso
Afro Brazil Arts
(212) 677-2203

Afro Brazil Arts’ Summer Party to Ease Brazil Fans’ Pain

New York, NY: Brazil’s National Soccer Team did not live up to expectations during their quarterfinal World Cup match. In the first half hour, the team was down by 5 points against Germany. This huge upset is heartbreaking for fans who see their team with national pride. Thankfully, Brazilians in New York City have an opportunity to support Capoeira, another Brazilian sport, help spread their culture and show their national pride.

Afro Brazil Arts, a non-profit youth organization that uses capoeira to teach children and young adults throughout New York City leadership skills, Brazilian culture and mindful physical fitness, will have their annual summer party on Wednesday July 9 at Leftfield’s, 87 Ludlow Street from 7:00pm – 9:30pm. The party will feature live drummers, a raffle for free capoeira and music lessons, and happy hour priced drinks. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door.

Capoeria, a martial art that combines dance, acrobatics and music, is Brazil’s true national sport[1]. It was developed in Brazil by African descendants in the 1700s and incorporates many native Brazilian influences.  Afro Brazil Arts has brought capoeira to public schools and community centers for the last 25 years as a means to inspire achievement and promote community in the Lower East Side and the East Village.

Proceeds from the Summer Party will benefit the Afro Brazil Arts’ new studio and Young Scholars program.

About Afro Brazil Arts: Afro Brazil Arts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire achievement, leadership and community through capoeira made accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Our programs include capoeira classes in schools and at the New York Capoeira Center, Brazilian dance and music performances, and training programs for teachers and teaching artists. For more information on Afro Brazil Arts, please go to

Information on children’s and adult classes can be found at

Leftfield is located at 87 Ludlow Street between Broome St & Delancey St. (212) 677-1100

[1] Comment made by Brazilian president Getúlio Vargas (1951-1954)

Afro Brazil Arts Annual Summer Party

Is the World Cup making you crave some more Brazilian culture?

Come to Leftfield in the Lower East Side for the Afro Brazil Arts Annual Summer Party on Wednesday, July 9. Come early for a free capoeira lesson and demonstration starting at 7 pm, live music and a raffle for lessons and other prizes.

Happy hour drink specials will be available from 7 pm until 9:30 pm.

Proceeds will benefit the Afro Brazil Arts’ New York Capoeira Center Renovation Project and our Young Scholars program.

Leftfield NYC, 87 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
Wednesday, July 9, 7 pm-9:30 pm

Tickets: $10 admission or $20 admission + 4 raffle ticketsPurchase tickets online.

* The raffle will include capoeira gear, private lessons, and a custom beriambau cabaça by Solomon Ariranha Nadaf.

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