Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Born and raised in Hawai'i, I’ve spent the better part of my life dedicated to the ocean that surrounds me. This is why President Obama's recent expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Sanctuary off the coast of northern Hawaii, means so much to me.
I have voyaged thousands of miles of open ocean by canoe, guided by the sun, stars and swells, practicing the art and science of Polynesian wayfinding and navigation. This tradition and legacy of wayfinding goes back centuries in my culture. We have worked hard to bring it back from the point of extinction, and perpetuate it as a means for understanding our environment, our history, our culture, our future and our world.
On long voyages, surrounded by the vast blue ocean, we come face to face with the Hawaiian concept of “mālama ” -- or “caretaking.” My ancestors learned long ago that if they took care of their canoe and each other, they would arrive safely at their destination.
On islands, as on the canoe, we care for each other and our resources, and work together to protect that which is sacred and fragile -- our Island Earth.
As I sail around the world, I’ve gotten a glimpse of what can happen to special places if they are not protected. Initiatives like the expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument help us perpetuate and build upon more than a hundred years of protection efforts by thousands of people in our community and around the globe. Thanks to their work to advocate for protection of this area’s cultural and ecological resources and thanks to President Obama, Papahānaumokuākea will become the largest marine protected area on earth. This is a step in the right direction at this crucial time for Island Earth.
Ours is a blue planet, and the health of our Island Earth and her people is dependent on the health of the ocean. If climate change and protection of biodiversity and wildlife are part of the biggest challenge of the 21st century, then ocean protection is the strongest solution.
The expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Sanctuary will help keep our waters safe -- improving ocean resilience, helping the region's distinct physical and biological resources adapt, and creating a natural laboratory that will allow scientists to monitor and explore the impacts of climate change on these fragile ecosystems.
Join me in celebrating the work of those who stand for and work to mālama our precious honua, those who are caring for our Island Earth.
Aloha Pumehana,
Nainoa Thompson


Consulate General of Brazil in New York
Culture & Education

  Welcome to the inaugural edition of the monthly newsletter of the Consulate General of Brazil in New York!

  Elaborated with the intention to strengthen the communication with the Brazilian and international communities in the region, this newsletter will hopefully become a focal point for the dissemination of all activities 'Brazil-related' in the States of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.   

  Every month, the newsletter will showcase a selection of cultural and academic events as well as educational opportunities.

  Please forward this newsletter to your Brazilian friends and friends of Brazil. Obrigado(a)!

 What: Exhibition “Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist”
Where: Jewish Museum
When: May 6 – September 18
What: Installation  Gamboa II, by Beatriz Milhazes  
Where: Jewish Museum
When: May 6 – September 18

What: “O Brasil”: Brazilian Cinema. “Restless Love”,  California” , “The Second Mother” and  “Campo Grande”. 
Where: Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI)
When: August 19 - September 9
Where: Newark City Hall and other locations
When: August 30 - September 9  

What: Brazilian Day New York 
Where: 46 Street – Little Brazil
When: September 4
What: Concert “The Genius of the Burle Marx Family”, with compositions of Walter Burle Marx
Where: Jewish Museum – Scheuer Auditorium
When: September 8

WhatExhibition “Silence of the Music”, “Os Gêmeos”
Where: Galery Lehmann Maupin
When: September 8 – October 22
Opening Reception:  September 8 
Where: Brazilian Endowment for the Arts (BEA)
When: September 8
Where: Fenstein’s /54 Below
When: September 10
What: Lenine
Where: B.B King – Blues Club @ Grill
When: September 16
What: Bibi Ferreira in “4 X Bibi” sings Edith Piaf, Amalia Rodrigues, Carlos Gardel and Frank Sinatra
Where: The Symphony Space
When: September 20 and September 23
WhatDona Onete – Brazilian Songs of the Amazon
Where: CUNY Graduate Center  - Elebash Hall
When: September 27

What198th Annual Meeting of the New York Academy of Sciences
Where: NYAS
When: September 15

What: NYU's Kalman Silver - Engaging Latin America, Building Democracy
Where: NYU, KJ: CC Auditorium
When: September 16

What- Monthly Meeting: PUB-NY (Pesquisadores e Universitários Brasileiros em Nova York) 
Where: (To be confirmed)
When: (To be confirmed)

What: Monthly Meeting: PUB-Philly (Pesquisadores e Universitários Brasileiros em Filadélfia)
Where: (To be confirmed)
When: (To be confirmed)

What: Business Meeting with Pro-Amazon Action Association
Where: Baker &McKenzie LLP
When: September 7



In order to make our agenda as comprehensive as possible, please let us know about any Brazil-related event you would like to see posted on future editions of this newsletter. You can reach us by email (below).   E-mails will be considered up to a week  before the newsletter's release date (1st day of each month).                                                                                                                                                        


Theater: Fundraising Gala for "Inside  the Wild Heart"- Oct. 6
MusicLuiz Simas Trio – Oct. 8
Movie“Under the Clouds”– Oct. 14
Music Planet Hemp–   Oct. 15
Music: “The Seventh Seal: Opera”- Nov 10/12
Seu Jorge –          Nov 11/12


Scholarship: CAPES Post Doctoral Scholarship
Scholarship: CAPES Doctoral Scholarship
Scholarship:Fulbright Brasil
Postgraduate Programs Programs of International Quality Offered by Brazilian Universities                                                                                                                                                

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Note: The Consulate General of Brazil in New York is not responsible for the events or services listed in this newsletter. Although we do our best to ensure that all the information is accurate, we suggest that you confirm the event with the organizers. This is not a comprehensive calendar - the information published is provided by individuals and organizations that reach out to the Consulate.


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Celebrating 100 years of national parks:
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service -- and Americans are celebrating at parks around the country. Part of this celebration is thanking the men and women who conserve these natural and cultural places.
Here at the White House, we're honoring a National Park Service that cares for a park a little closer to home -- the White House grounds.
The National Park Service has been taking care of the White House grounds since the 1930s -- all 18 acres of it -- and many of these staff have served here for over 35 years.
Watch the National Park Service talk about what it’s like to work at the White House, and read their stories of service:
Don't forget -- national parks across America are free this weekend, so get outside and explore.
Happy 100th Anniversary, National Park Service!

Senate leaders purposely left important work unfinished -- like filling the Supreme Court vacancy -- when they left for a seven-week recess. But their vacation is coming to an end. Now's the time to make our voices heard. Commit to put the pressure on Senate leaders -- tell them it's not too late to hold a fair hearing and an up-or-down vote for Judge Merrick Garland. Add your name.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

                            bRAZILIAN- AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, INC

                            BRAZIL AND ARGENTINA: IS IT TIME FOR                   U.S. INVESTORS TO GET BACK IN THE WATER?

              Ambassador Ana Cabral Petersen, Consul General of Brazil in New York.

James Rosenstein

Executive Director at Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce

Monday, August 29, 2016

Brazil Week in Newark 2016 

Brazil Week is a week that celebrates the Brazilian Independence and promotes the Brazilian culture, tourism, and business in the USA through a series of activities.

" Brazil Week in Newark", will shed light on the ethnicity, four states in Brazil which upholds the African traditions.

The Exhibition will display the ethnic and cultural wealth of the states of Bahia, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco and Rio de Janeiro also explore the tourist and economic potential of these states.

There will be a fine arts display of the Brazilian Artists Rene Nascimento, Antonio Oliveira Filho, Veronica Martins and Jani Sault.
The event will also feature displays of the typical clothes of ethnic folklore of these states through artistic and cultural exhibitions, musical performances, dance, lectures and workshops.

In addition, "Brazil Week in Newark" will feature handicrafts and cultural manifestations of their cities.

Exhibition duration: August 30th to September 9th
Hours: 9am to 4pm
Opening Ceremony and Cultural Performance:
August 30th, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Venue: Newark City Hall
Address: 920 Broad St, Newark, New Jersey 07102

Carnival Parade and the Contest "Samba Queen"

As part of the celebrations of Brazilian Day Newark 2016, a Carnival parade and a Samba Queen contest will feature samba dancers performing at Ferry Street. A panel of judges formed of artists, press professionals and the public will elect the Samba Queen 2016.

The presentation of the candidates and the Carnival parade will take place on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 1 p.m.

Local groups and artists like Batala Band, Samba New York, and the Silvia's Dance Company will parade along with the dancers, showing Carnival rhythms from several parts of  Brazil.

It will be a triumphant momente will bring the spirit of Bahia and the Brazilian Northeast to Ferry Street, in the center of the Brazilian community in Ironbound, and spread joy and samba all around."

The public can participate by bringing their costumes and dance along with the artists, in an anticipation of the famous Brazilian Carnival.

Brazilian Day Newark 2016

Two days of music, dance, arts & crafts, exotic food, samba,capoeira e cultural performances with local artists and  special guests from Brazil.
There will be booths for vendors and sponsors present, also wide variety of Brazilian cuisine and everything that Brazil as a whole
has to offer. 
Date: September 3 and 4, 2016
Time: 10AM TO 11:00PM
Casa Nova Parking lot Ferry Street, Newark ,NJ 07105

For more information, please contact Silvana Magda.       Email:   Tel: (917) 528-8151

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Silvana Magda / Brazil Week, PO BOX 129, NY, NY 10185

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Football September 1, 2016 (7 p.m.)

10 miles NW
Watch the New York Giants play the New England Patriots in a pre-season game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Discount tickets $35.
Tennis tournament September 1 - 11, 2016 (begins Aug. 29)
8 miles east
Watch the world’s best players compete under the open sky at the U.S. Open Tennis Championship at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows.
Champagne Sunset Cruise September 1 - 12, 2016 (also Aug.) 2.4 miles SW

The Champagne Sunset Cruise includes 1.75 hours of views and a glass of champagne or other beverage on Yacht Manhattan, leaving Chelsea Piers (Pier 62).Discount tickets $35.
Jazz festival

September 1 - 30, 2016
1 mile NW
Generations in Jazz Festival has performances every night at Dizzy’s Club at 60th & Broadway. Tickets.
Cocktail show September 1 - Oct. 7, 2016 (also Aug.)

2.8 miles south
Your ticket to The Imbible includes 3 craft cocktails plus a comic romp through the history of spirits and cocktails at SoHo Playhouse. Discount tickets $39 to $49.
New show by Cirque du Soleil September 2 - 24, 2016 0.6 miles SW

Paramour tells the story of a young actress torn between love and art in the glamorous world of Golden Age Hollywood with acrobatics, music, and dance at Lyric Theatre. Discount tickets $45 to $75.
Free Summer Movies
September 2 - 30, 2016 (begins in May)
NYC locations
Free Summer Movies are shown evenings at NYC parks in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx..
Art fair
September 3-5 and 10-11, 2016
2 miles south
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit features 120 artists on the sidewalks of University Place. Repeats in May. Free.
Blue Man show york/about-showSeptember 3 - 25, 2016 (also Aug.)
2.3 miles south
Blue Man Group puts on an exciting show combining comedy, theater, music, and special effects at Astor Place Theatre. Discount tickets $51.
Renaissance fair
Renaissance fair
September 3 - Oct. 2, 2016 (weekends)
Travel one hour north to 16th century England to see knights joust, mingle with costumed minstrels, shop in an artisan market, play games, and watch shows atNew York Renaissance Faire.
Brazilian Day
September 4, 2016

Brazilian Day [sound] is a lively festival celebrating Brazil’s independence with music, dance, and food in 25 blocks of Little Brazil near West 46th Street. Free.
Mets baseball
September 4 - 25, 2016
8 miles east
Watch the New York Mets play a game at Citi Field.
Show-tunes festival
September 5, 2016 (1 p.m.)
19 miles south
Hear great songs from stage and screen at Elsie Festin Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk.
Baseball in the bar
September 5 - Oct. 2, 2016 (also Aug.)
8 miles north
Watch the Yankees play from air conditionedMohegan Sun Sports Bar, with giant windows, high-def TV, and a bar selling drinks and pub fare. Discount tickets $30.
September 7 - 23, 2016 (begins May 16)
NYC locations
Enjoy outstanding music, comedy, theater, dance, lectures, and films during SummerStagein city parks. The (mostly) free concerts are popular, so arrive early..
New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week
September 8 - 15, 2016
YC locations
Top models, photographers, and designers attend invitation-only events that unveil spring collections during New York Fashion Week. Repeats in Feb.
Honey Week

September 12 - 18, 2016
NYC locations
Celebrate the honeybee with dinners, cocktails, tours, tastings, and workshops during NYC Honey Week.
Film festival
September 14 - 18, 2016
4 miles north
Harlem International Film Festival shows features, documentaries, shorts, youth projects, and animated works, and it includes panel discussions and awards.
Coffee festival
September 16 - 18, 2016
1.5 miles south
Choose a three-hour session to attend the inauguralNew York Coffee Festival, for tastings, exhibits, demos, and live music at the 69th Regiment Armory.
Oktoberfest in Central Park
September 17, 2016 (SOLD OUT)
1.2 miles north
Enjoy German beer and food with live music at theSteuben Parade Oktoberfest at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. Sells out fast.
Brunch cruise circles Manhattan
September 17 - 25, 2016 (10 a.m. weekends)
2.4 miles SW
Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise offers three hours of views as you circle Manhattan Island in a classic 1920s yacht and eat a buffet brunch with a complimentary beverage, departing from Chelsea Piers (Pier 62).Discount tickets $56.
New cars

New cars
September 18 - 24, 2016
4 miles south
See the latest cars outdoors at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan during Motorexpo. Free.
Book festival
September 18, 2016
5 miles south
Brooklyn Book Festival includes a lively book market, author readings, and panel discussions for one day at Borough Hall in Brooklyn, plus a preceding week of literary events throughout the borough. Free.
Horse show

September 21 - 25, 2016
0.7 miles north
Watch show jumping and exhibition acts, with a family day on Sept. 25 at Central Park Horse Show in Trump Rink at Central Park.
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