46th St. between Sixth & Madison Aves.
Saturday, September 3, free, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The twenty-seventh annual Brazilian Day festivities takes place this weekend along 46th St. between Madison & Sixth Aves, one of the city’s best summer parties. The celebration of Brazilian independence begins on Saturday morning at 11:00 with Lavagem da rua 46, or the Cleansing of 46th St., with a parade and festival in Little Brazil with Netinho, Del Feliz, Showdi, and Orquestra Popular Da Bomba do Hemetério. But that’s just the appetizer for Sunday, when two stages, one at 43rd & Sixth, the other on 46th between Fifth & Madison, will be home to performances by Luan Santana, Exaltasamba, Batala Band, D-Snow, Hierofante Cia de Teatro, Formando Abara e o Grupo Capoeira Brasil NY, Gilbert Jr., Sonia Azul, Banda Tom de Deus, DJs, and many others, hosted by Serginho Groisman. Great traditional Brazilian cuisine, vendors, and arts and crafts booths will line the streets, which will fill up quickly — more than a million and a half attendees are expected, so you better not be allergic to rather large crowds.