The Lavagem da 46 Rua or Cleansing of 46th street in 2012, much bigger and highly acclaimed, will feature honor guests and new popular folkloric festivities from various parts of Brazil.
Activities pertaining to the State of 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.
The traditional “baianas” will be the main attraction 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, games involving crowd participation and the exciting 5th annual pageant “Musa do Brazilian Day,” in which the audience will be the judge.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept 01, 2012
Rain or Shine
Parade: 11am to 12pm
Festival: 12pm to 4pm
Free to participate, if you wish to be in the parade buy a T-Shirt. Go HERE
Please arrive by 10:00am for the line-up of the baianas, drummers, dancers and participants with the official T-Shirts.
Parade Route (Manhattan):
Start: : Times Square & 46th Street
End: Madison Avenue & 46th Street
Festival: 46th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenue
TICKETS: Free to participate, if you wish to be in the parade buy a T-Shirt at www.lavagemdarua46ny.com
Activities: Free Shows, food stands with typical northern dishes (moquecas, acarajes, abaras, vatapa) also artesian crafts, paintings and everything that the Northeast of Brazil and Brazil as a whole has to offer.
To participate or obtain more information about this event, please contact the producer/general coordinator Silvana Magda at (917) 528-8151, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org