New York's Own Samba School
Samba New York! is a leading center for Brazilian samba culture in New York City, offering shows, classes in drumming and dance, and guided music trips to Brazil. The Estado do São Paulo, on of Brazil's most prominent newspapers, recently praised Samba New York! as "the most famous and active 'school of samba' in New York City."


On Saturday, September 5th, Samba New York! will be hosting its Brazil Independence Day Samba Party at DROM...the last Samba Party of the year! Featuring Dance Instructor and MC Danielle Lima, DJ Anderson Trindade, and the Samba New York! Drum Section under the leadership of Director, Philip Galinsky. Only $10 at the door! Prospective drummers who would like to join our Bateria at the event are invited to register for our July/August Bateria Rehearsal course. See the Events page for more details.



Featuring our band of high energy drummers and dazzling Brazilian dancers, Samba New York’s professional Show Group will uplift your guests by bringing the exhilaration of Rio Carnaval to your next event!

Read more about our shows.


Samba New York! has emerged as NYC’s premier training ground for samba percussionists, offering high quality instruction and unique performance opportunities for samba enthusiasts of all levels.

Read more about our classes.


Cristo - Rio de Janerio

Samba New York’s Director, Philip Galinsky, Ph.D., leads a cultural immersion trip to the capital of samba — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — during Carnaval.

Find out about our upcoming Samba Study Trip.