QuintalFest February 2017
Feb 5

QuintalFest February 2017

A weekend for the CAQ USA community and guests to gather and enjoy: capoeira rodas, guest teachers, Brazilian movies, drumming, samba, maculelê, food and drinks.

Stay tuned for details coming soon. 

Dec 4


A weekend for the CAQ USA community and guests to gather and enjoy: capoeira rodas, guest teachers, Brazilian movies, drumming, samba, maculelê, food and drinks

Tickets for the whole weekend: $80/$40 CAQ Members, or per-event pricing for general public/members listed below

Friday, December 2
7-9pm - Roda - $20/$10 CAQ members
9:30pm - Capoeira Videos - $20/$10 members

Saturday, December 3
12:30-2pm - Drumming with Everton Isidoro/Maculelê - $20/$10
3:30-4:30 pm - Maculelê -$20/$10
4-6pm - Regularly-Scheduled Capoeira Classes
6-8pm - Roda - $20/$10
8-9:30pm - Samba & Brazilian Dance Class with Quenia Ribeiro
9:30pm - Brazilian Movie Screening: Orfeu Negro

Sunday, December 4
12:30-2pm - Drumming/Samba - $20/$10
2-3pm - Maculelê - $20/$10
3-5pm - Roda - $20/$10
5pm - Potluck

RSVP on Facebook

10:00 am10:00


Be a sponsor of CapoeiraThon to raise funds for our Afro Brazil Arts Capoeira Festival 2016! CapoeiraThon is a five hour capoeira roda (circle) from 10 am to 3 pm in Washington Sq. Park. The adults and children from our Capoeira Angola Quintal academies around the country will participate.

Afro Brazil Arts (ABA) is a non-profit organization inspiring fitness, leadership and community through capoeira made accessible to people of all ages and abilities. For almost 30 years, ABA has introduced thousands of youth each year to the art and benefits of capoeira.

Capoeira Angola Quintal (CAQ), under the leadership of Mestre Ombrinho, teaches our brand of Mindful Capoeira to adults and children in various locations around the US.

ABA Capoeira Festival is a week long annual festival featuring capoeira mestres and teachers from around the world, culminating in a grand performance and graduation ceremony for the adults and children of CAQ. Your generous donations will help sponsor our event. Please download the event information and donation form here, or you can donate online here

6:00 pm18:00

Tropical Drum, Dance & Healing Arts Festival

Brazilian Drumming, Thai Massage & Maculele Intro Classes
Sunday, April 24, 2016

6:00–6:30pm: Thai Massage Class with Al Turner (pictured above)
6:30–7:00pm: Brazilian Drumming Class with Amarildo “Popó” Costa(pictured below) 
7:00–7:30pm: Maculelê (Afro-Brazilian Stick Dance) Class with Mestre Ombrinho

All levels welcome! No experience necessary. Please join us and bring friends for a festive celebration of Tropical healing, dance and music arts. Wear your favorite comfortable dancing clothes.

$10 per class / $20 for all classes / Facebook Event RSVP




12:30 pm12:30

Children's Festival and Community Roda

The CHILDREN'S CAPOEIRA FESTIVAL is Saturday, January 30th. Following the event, we are hosting a roda for CAQ and our friends in the capoeira community. Following there will be a FARM TO TABLE BUFFET in our other studio to enjoy healthy snacks, to mingle and to share in the capoeira excitement.

Saturday January 30, 4:00 - 6:00pm (maybe later)
$20 / $10 CAQ NYC members

Saturday, January 30
12:30 - 1:15   age 3 *
1:15 - 2:00     age 4 & 5 *
2:00 - 3:00     age 6 - 8
3:00 - 4:00     age 9 - 12

* we are splitting the age groups so ALL the parents and families can fit comfortably in the room.

Following the adult roda, there will be a FARM TO TABLE BUFFET. 

The event is a friend and fund raiser to support our programs in the NYC schools. More info to follow.

Roda & Workshops with Mestre Gulliver
Nov 15

Roda & Workshops with Mestre Gulliver

Please join us for the following Special Events with Mestre Gulliver of Capoeira Angola Palmares.

Extended Roda with Mestre Gulliver
Friday, November 14
7:00 - 9:00pm
$10 - donation

Workshops with Mestre Gulliver
Saturday, November 15
5:00 - 6:00pm - up to dark green cords
6:00 - 7:00pm - green-yellow & up

Paulo Aires, “Mestre Gulliver”, is a certified Master artist and teacher of Capoeira Angola by Norival Moreira de Oliveira, “Grande Mestre Nô”, the internationally renowned head of Grupo Capoeira Angola Palmares and has continually trained in this art for over thirty years.

Under the tutelage of Mestre Nô, Mestre Gulliver has taught children and adults in the United States and worldwide for the past eighteen years. He frequently gives workshops on the history, culture, and practices of Capoeira Angola. In 2001, he moved to New York in order to promote and make accessible the teachings and traditions of the art of Capoeira Angola. Today, Mestre Gulliver promotes the art by working with cultural, community, and social centers.

Mestre Gulliver is an internationally recognized performance artist and has represented Capoeira Angola Palmares in several events, including the Nike Playoff Festival in New York City, New York’s Guggenheim Museum, the Festival of Sacred Music in Greece, the Capoeira Angola Palmares International Forum in London, and most recently on a national tour with BahiaTursa, the official tourism Agency of Bahia, Brasil.

Banjos and Berimbaus Barn Event
Oct 12

Banjos and Berimbaus Barn Event

  • Dorothy and Clayton Charles Barn



Saturday Schedule:
9am van leaves NYC
1pm van arrives Lancaster PA
2:00 Event Starts
Walking Tour of the Homestead
3:00 Campfire starts
3:30 Music Workshops by Anthony Tarugo Or Clarence
5:00 Cleason High Family arrives.
Sharing of how to play Capoeira instruments with High Family AND OTHERS
2nd Tour of the Homestead
6:00 Music by High Family
7:00 Capoeira Music and Roda 
Combining and sharing of music traditions and song
YOYO Time can happen anytime
Overnight sleep over
Sunday Schedule:
Sleepy morning wake up roda 
Coffee Brewing Singing
Steel Cut Oatmeal with a ton of healthy toppings
10:30 Pack up sleeping bags etc
12:00 on the Road back to NYC

A RODA OF RHYTHM AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS!!! Mark your calendars for October 11 only 30 DAYS UNTIL THIS INCREDIBLE DAY IN THE COUNTRY!! Let's hope for good weather and beautiful fall colors! Bring a berimbau and drum if you have any for our music workshops! Also if you want to teach a song bring song sheets anything from Bluegrass Gospel to Capoeria to Motown and beyond!!!!


Afro Brazil Arts Annual Summer Party
7:00 pm19:00

Afro Brazil Arts Annual Summer Party

  • Leftfield NYC

Is the World Cup making you crave some more Brazilian culture?

Join us at Leftfield Bar (87 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002) for the Afro Brazil Arts Annual Summer Party on Wednesday, July 9, from 7-9:30pm. Come early for a free capoeira lesson and demonstration starting at 7 pm, live music and a raffle for lessons and other prizes.

Happy hour drink specials will be available from 7 pm until 9:30 pm.

Proceeds will benefit the Afro Brazil Arts' New York Capoeira Center Renovation Project and our Young Scholars program.

Tickets: $20 admission + 4 raffle ticketsPurchase tickets online or at the door.

* The raffle will include capoeira gear, private lessons, and a custom beriambau cabaça by Solomon Ariranha Nadaf

Join the event page on Facebook

Can't attend the event? Please contribute to our IndieGogo capital campaign for our new space.

Aug 31



Sundays in July & August 2014 from 3PM
Bring berimbaus and pandeiros
Bring food & drink to share

Sunday, July 6 - Fort Tilden Park Beach
5 train to Flatbush Ave./Bkln. College
Q35 bus to Riis Park Beach
walk on the trails or along the beach til you find CAQ folks being awesome!
Of course invite friends!!!
See you there!

Beach locations may change!

Jun 8

Back Yard Community Festival and Batizado

  • New York Capoeira Center

Oi Galeira! Its time again to have the Back Yard Community Festival and Batizado with Capoeira Angola Quinal. We gather again to play capoeira, sing, train, and celebrate the accomplishments of all of the students here in New York.  Clear your schedules and join us for an awesome week of workshops, fun, and most of all Rodas Rodas Rodas!

This year we are having two special international guests.  All the way from Italy, we have Contra Mestre Federico, and from Florianópolis we have Contra Mestre Kiko.  Both recently just graduated to Contra Mestre, are students of Mestre Nô, and are very accomplished capoeiristas.

We have an awesome schedule lined up.  We will be hosting workshops of all kinds from special sequences, take downs, chamadas, caxixi making*, and much more!

Keep an eye out! we will be posting the Batizado schedule soon.

*Caxixi workshops require an additional $10 for materials.  Caxixis are limited to one per person.


All Workshops & Batizado - $225 / $175 (Early Bird)

Friday, Weekend & Batizado - $150 / $125 (Early Bird)

Weekend & Batizado Only - $125 / $100 (Early Bird)

Saturday Workshops Only - $100

Batizado Only - $35 

Register Here!

Apr 20

Workshops with Mestre Ombrinho & Contramestre Graveto

Join us for a series of sequencia training so awesome, out-of-control, transformative, it could only have been created by Mestre Ombrinho & Contra Mestre Graveto!

Part l - angola game sequencias
Sat. 3 workshops
9:00 - 10:00am
10:00am - 11:00am
11:00am - 12:00pm

Part ll - sao bento grande sequencias
Sun. 3 workshops
4:00 - 5:00pm
5:00 - 6:00pm
6:00 - 7:00pm 

All workshops are unique
Take one or all
All levels welcome
Fee: $20/workshop
All day: $50
Both days: $75



Outdoor Roda (March 30)
2:00 pm14:00

Outdoor Roda (March 30)

As the weather gets warmer and the sun takes over again, we will have our first roda of the year outdoors.

Join us!!!

+Sunday, March 30
+2:00 - 4:00PM
Tompkins Square Park

Bring instruments
wear training pants (any color)
and any CAQ t-shirt

Also bring picnic items to share as we will picnic on the lawn following the roda.

+Sunday classes are cancelled.

If it rains, we will have a roda in the studio.