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."

HALLOWEEN PARADE!

On Friday, October 31st, Samba New York! will be hosting its 11th Anniversary Bateria Reunion at the NYC Village Halloween Parade. Visit the Bateria Rehearsal post on our Events page to find out how you can be a part of this massive batucada experience!

Shows

Shows

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.

Classes

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.

Trips

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.