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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The month of June is almost over, but the ‘festas juninas’ keep coming, and this weekend there are perhaps more taking place than at any other time. So we’ve rounded...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Everyone has heard of Rio’s Carnival, but fewer perhaps are aware of Brazil’s Festas Juninas (June Festivities) which play a big role every year in the country’s winter party calendar. The...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Once again celebrating the best of African and Afro-Brazilian culture and heritage, the Back2Black festival returns to Rio this weekend, at the city’s prestigious Theatro Municipal (Municipal Theatre) starting Friday,...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This weekend Cariocas and other locals will gather on Rio's streets to pay tribute to Saint George (São Jorge, in Portuguese), one of the city's favorite saints in the lead-up...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Casa do Jongo, an award-winning Afro-Brazilian cultural center located in the neighborhood of Madureira, in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro, has reopened after briefly closing for...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Military Police (MP) in Rio de Janeiro will suspend vacations to ensure 12,752 police officers and 1,393 vehicles are employed to guarantee public safety for the New Year's Eve...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For those who want to make the most of the last days in 2017, Rio is the right place to be. Before 2018 arrives the city offers diverse options for...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last Monday, December 18th, Brazil's National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) announced they would be a new sponsor of Rio's 2018 New Year's celebrations. According to Riotur, the public...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On December 31st, prestigious entertainment group Cafe de La Musique will promote a New Year's Eve party at Sociedade Hípica Brasileira (Brazil's Horse Society), in Lagoa. Selected international and Brazilian...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last Friday, November 24th, Rio's City Hall announced the program for Copacabana's 2018 New Year's Eve party. Considered one of the best and biggest New Year's Eve celebrations in the...
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