WHEN: Saturday, Sept 01, 2012
Rain or Shine
Parade: 10am to 12pm
Festival: 12pm to 4pm
Free to participate, if you wish to be in the parade buy a
Please arrive by
10:00am for the line-up of the baianas, drummers, dancers
and participants with the official
Parade Route (Manhattan):
Start: Times Square & 46th Street
End: Madison Avenue & 46th Street
Festival: Madison Avenue & 46th Street
The Lavagem da 46 Rua or Cleansing of 46th street in
2012, much bigger and highly acclaimed, will feature
2012 Grand Marshal and new popular
folkloric festivities from various parts of Brazil. For
the first time in New York City, activities pertaining
genuinely to Bahia will take center stage and blend with
rhythms and cultural manifestations of several other
states of the Federation portraying rhythms of Maracatu,
Samba and Frevo.
“baianas” will be the main attractions of the Lavagem.
They will be dressed in white colors, adorned with beads
and carrying rosaries and flowers. They will also carry
white jars and vases filled with perfumed water,
energizing the various groups in the parade throughout
Little Brazil (46th Street).
This opening event of
the Brazilian Day will bring several attractions to the
stage to be located on 46th Street between Madison and 5th
Avenue. The audience will be introduced to dignitaries,
sponsors and representatives who made the event possible.
Then the stage will be opened to Brazilian bands,
featuring world renowned artists and local artists, samba
dancers, the exciting 5th annual pageant “Musa do
Brazilian Day,” in which the audience will be the judge.
There will be games for all ages.
To participate or
obtain more information about this event, please contact
the producer/general coordinator Silvana Magda by
telephone (917) 528-8151, or send an email to