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 Sunday, May 3rd, we will be hosting our first ever "Queen of the Drums" dance contest during our Samba Party at DROM! The winner will receive a prize and get to march in front of our Drum Section at this year's Dance Parade and Halloween Parade. Any female samba dancers who would like to participate in the contest are invited to register by sending an email to Please include your full name, phone number, and a photo of yourself in samba costume.



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.