Brazil in NYC: Experience culture right here through food, music and more

As the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are set to launch, New Yorkers (and the world) turn their sights to Brazil.

South America’s largest nation is a melting pot of people — African, European, Asian and indigenous — that presents a rich and colorful culture. While you may not be able to get a ticket down south, you can still have an authentic Brazilian experience right here in New York. Wander through Manhattan’s historic Little Brazil for a look into the expat community’s past, head to Queens for authentic food and dance to Brazilian beats in Brooklyn.

Ready, set, obá!

Steven Casale