5:00 PM17:00

Monkey Night - February 2019

  • 107 Suffolk Street #309 New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)
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Monkey Night (aka Parent’s Night Out)

Saturday, February 2nd from 5-8pm
Fee: $50 / $40 in advance / $30 sibling

Your child(ren) will enjoy 3 hours of fun activities led by our teaching artists featuring a giant obstacle course, live music, dance, games, a movie, pizza, popcorn, smoothies and more!

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1:00 PM13:00

Children's Festival & Graduation

Children's Festival & Graduation
February 10th
New York Mindful Capoeira Center (107 Suffolk St. # 309)
featuring Capoeira performance with guest masters plus your child(ren) will receive their first/next cord!
Families Bake Sale in 307 to benefit Studio Beautification & New Supplies 

1-2pm: Ages 3 & 4
2-3pm: Ages 5 to 7
3-4pm: Ages 8 to12
4-5pm: Teens

Fees: in advance: $40/child, $30/additional sibling in program 
at the door: $50/$40 each additional sibling
includes child’s cord and admission for entire family

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to Feb 11

Winter Capoeira Festival


FridayFeb. 9
7-9:30pm - Roda
SaturdayFeb. 10
2-3pm, 3-4pm & 4-5pm - Capoeira Workshops
6-8pm - Roda
8:30pm - Potluck Dinner & Archival Capoeira Videos
Sunday. Feb. 11th
11am-1pm - Berimbau Making Workshop
1-2pm - Berimbau Playing Workshops (Level I & II)
2-4pm - Roda

Single Workshop: $20 / $10 CAQ Members
Single Roda: $20 / $10 CAQ Members
Entire Weekend (paid in advance): $80 / $40 CAQ Members
Entire Weekend (at door): $120 / $60 CAQ Members
Berimbau Making Workshop: $100 in advance / $120 at door (We need to make sure everyone gets all the materials & tools!)

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Two Public Capoeira Performances
2:00 PM14:00

Two Public Capoeira Performances

Join us for our Capoeira Festival Performance featuring the New York MIndful Capoeira Center and special guest Master Capoeiristas and Drummers

  • Maculelê - warrior stick dance
  • Drumming - with Everton Isidoro & friends
  • Capoeira Roda (circle) with Mestres

Sat. June, 10, 1:00pm 

Sun., June 11, 2:00pm

$10 adults/$5 children <- Preorder tickets online

Location: Flamboyán Theater at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, New York City

Video clips from previous performances below:

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Capoeira Performance & Children's Graduation
1:00 PM13:00

Capoeira Performance & Children's Graduation

1:00 - 1:45 Capoeira Performance

1:45 - 2:30 Children's Graduation 

2:30 - 3:00 Cord Awarding & Photos

3:00 - 3:30 Bake Sale

fee: $40 - includes admission for immediate family and child's cord - Prepay online here

You may pay $40 and/or you may raise the money from our CapoeiraThon

All families will be given 4 tickets (valued at $10 each) for you and/or your child to sell. The tickets admit guests to see the performance at 1:00pm.


We are hosting a 5 hour capoeira roda (circle) on Sunday, May 28 to raise funds for our Festival and for our Teen Program. You and/or your child are invited to raise money for the CapoeiraThon whether you participate or not. If people give $10 or more, they can get a ticket to see the Performance on Saturday, June 10. All families will get a CapoeiraThon packet with info.

Capoeira Performance

Maculelê Warrior Stick dance featuring the mestres and our Macuelê children

Percussion by master percussionists

Capoeira games with the mestres

Children's Graduation

Your child will play visiting guest mestres and capoeira teachers to culminate their practice

Cord Awarding & Photos

All children will receive their first/next cord. Opportunity to photograph our children, the mestres and our community together!

Bake Sale

Please bake something Yummy and Nutritious to donate for our bake sale! Let me know what you plan to bake/bring. Thank you!


Teens? Teen will be graduating Sunday from 1-2pm. fee: $40. Teens can also participate in the event all day Saturday and Sunday.

What if my child cannot be there Saturday, June 10? Your child can come Sunday 1-2pm (best) or we will award them their cord in class the week following the event.





Contact Mestre Ombrinho


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to 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

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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

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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




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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.

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Roda & Workshops with Mestre Gulliver
to 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.

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Banjos and Berimbaus Barn Event
to Oct 12

Banjos and Berimbaus Barn Event

  • Dorothy and Clayton Charles Barn (map)
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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!!!!


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Afro Brazil Arts Annual Summer Party
7:00 PM19:00

Afro Brazil Arts Annual Summer Party

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.

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to 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!

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Back Yard Community Festival and Batizado

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!

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