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I'm Cancelling - Usual Suspect SNOW! - Celebrate Carnaval with Samba New York!

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Join me, other Baby Boomers and many, many Senior Citizen at a Concert:

I'm Cancelling - Usual Suspect SNOW!

Celebrate Of course on your own - ENJOY!

Carnaval with Samba New York!

Join us as we celebrate Carnaval with the exciting dance and percussion group, Samba New York! See a performance, hear Brazilian music, learn about the history of Carnival and Samba and learn some Samba steps with the dancers.

Samba is a Brazilian dance and musical genre ( utilizing various percussion instruments. Carnaval is the most famous Brazilian holiday, held during the Friday to Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Christian Lent. Variations in Carnival celebrations are observed throughout Brazil but all celebrations share the incorporation of Samba.

Philip Galinsky, the director of Samba New York! is a percussionist and ethnomusicologist specializing in Brazilian music. Dr. Galinsky has been lauded as one of the foremost educators of Brazilian percussion in the United States. Through Samba New York!, Dr. Galinsky has emerged as a leading Samba teacher in NYC, conducting regular courses for students of all levels, including the leaders of such groups as Phillybloco, Harlem Samba, and Batala NYC.

Please get there early!!!

Stop at a near by Wegmans Market for a snack and discussion after, around 4:30pm

Easy Directions: Take Rte. 9 South towards Manalapan and Freehold, NJ. Turn Right at ramp to Symmes Drive and see the P C Richards store across the street. Turn into the Library parking lot on the Right at the top of the small hill. The performance area is near the rear of the building. Restrooms and a coffee station are near by. Park in the back and take the steps into the building.

Headquarters Library

125 Symmes Drive

Manalapan, NJ 07726

Contact Information: 732-431-7220

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