Planetapéia will attend this year's Brazilian Day in NY
Now it's official. The Association Recreative and Cultural Planetapéia received the official invitation from the Brazilian Day organization to attend this year's event in New York (United States). As a result, Locopéia will pass through the streets of the Big Apple on August 31 and September 1.
Locopea has 3.6 tons will be shipped to the United States. Picture: Clio Luconi
"During the event we will be honoring the cultural tradition of Oktoberfest in Blumenau, a city in Southern Brazil, and its important contribution to Brazilian culture in general," said on the letter the president of the Brazilian Cultural Center, João de Matos.
The document also details how it will be the participation of one of the vehicles of Planetapeia. On the 31st, Locopéia and a group of approximately 40 people will make a two-hour parade through the city's central streets, through Times Square and 5th Avenue. Already on September 1st, the day of the event itself, the group and Locopéia will be based at 46th Street, where the stage for the concerts is set up.
Now with the official "ok" of the organization of the event, they will follow the procedures to take the heavy vehicle of 3.6 tons shipped. The Blumenau group also goes after sponsorships to become present in the 20th country since the group was founding in the 1980s.
About the Brazilian Day
The event has existed for 34 years in New York on the Sunday preceding Labor Day in the USA. The party currently closes 25 blocks. In 2013, according to data from the New York Police Department (NYPD), about 1.5 million people attended the event, filling an area of 25 blocks all day. In this way, Brazilian Day consolidated itself as one of the biggest popular events in New York and the biggest Brazilian event outside Brazil.
Source: Pancho/NSC - Published: 17/05/2019