Samba New York!

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Mary Hoar, President

Untermyer Performing Arts Council


Samba New York!

7:00 p.m.  Saturday July 17th 2021 at Untermyer Park

Another free program presented by the Untermyer Performing Arts Council!

          The Untermyer Performing Arts Council will present Samba New York at 7 pm on July 17th at Untermyer Park. Untermyer Park is located at 945 North Broadway, Yonkers.  

Samba New York! is a world-renowned samba performance company dedicated to entertaining, educating, and uplifting people of all backgrounds with the exhilarating music and dance of Brazil.

Rooted in such styles as Carnaval samba, pagode, bossa nova, and capoeira, Samba New York! uses its unique cosmopolitan sensibility to bring the samba and other traditional Brazilian art forms into new and unexpected places.

Samba New York! has been called upon to represent Brazil for some of the world’s most prestigious companies and events — including ESPN’s 2014 Upfront at Broadway’s Minskoff Theater; Google’s 2017 YouTube Brandcast event alongside superstar Katy Perry; Peter Gabriel’s WITNESS Gala; Central Park SummerStage; and the 2017 New York Salsa Festival at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for over 25,000 fans. The company has been featured on such mass media as the Today Show, Good Day New York, CBS Early Show, the Dr. Oz Show, and TV Globo’s Jornal Nacional, Brazil’s most widely viewed nightly news program. Samba New York’s numerous other clients include Carnegie Hall; PepsiCo.; NIKE; Starbucks; SC Johnson; Macy’s; MAC; Bloomberg; Kraft Foods; People en Español; and the Secretaries of Tourism for the Brazilian States of Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, and Amazonas, among many others.

Staying true to its motto — “Live The Rhythm” — Samba New York! goes beyond ordinary performance and instruction by inviting people to make samba culture a transformational and fully integrated part of their lives, whether for one moment or a lifetime.

For more information, call the UPAC Artsline at 914-375-3435, visit our website at, or email us at

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to bringing free musical entertainment to the people of Yonkers.

Our events are admission free and open to the public.

This program, done in cooperation with Mayor Mike Spano and the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, is made possible by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government, the City of Yonkers, and Empire City Casino by MGM. Senator Shelley Mayer, Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins, Assemblymember Nader Sayegh and our generous supporters provide additional support for our programs.

For further information, please call the Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s Arts Line at 914-375-3435 or visit our website at  For updates, check our Facebook page at, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram or follow us on Twitter.


About Untermyer Performing Arts Council, Inc.

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council (UPAC) is an all volunteer organization devoted to sponsoring musical concerts, dance performances, art exhibitions, cultural festivals and much more. These admission free performances are held at beautiful Untermyer Park, the crown jewel of the Yonkers\’ park system, which overlooks the Hudson River and Palisades. UPAC has a commitment to promote programs representative of the variety of cultures and ethnic groups represented in the City of Yonkers and Westchester County. During the summer months, the \”Untermyer on Broadway\” series of Free events highlights the diverse ethnic mux that is Westchester – Polish, Ukranian, Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese cultures to name a few – with an eclectic variety of music, dance and orchestral performances, including those specifically designed for children. P.O. Box 49 Yonkers, NY 10702 (914) 375-3435

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council (UPAC) was formed in 1976 to promote the appreciation of the performing arts in Yonkers and beyond. UPAC’s mission was to foster and sponsor performing arts events at the historic Untermyer Park and other venues in Yonkers. UPAC is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization that relies on public grants and private donations. To ensure accessibility and welcome the broadest public audience, all UPAC events are free and open to everyone.

In keeping with UPAC’s “WorldFest 2014” theme, this summer’s series includes performances representing nations and regions from around the world including Italy, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Korea…to name a few. See the full schedule online at

In addition to its popular free summer performance series at Untermyer Park, a new program entitled “UPAC on the Road” was recently launched, with support from Arts Westchester to reach new communities and partner with a variety of neighborhoods, businesses and community organizations.

Now celebrating its 39th year, UPAC continues to grow and seek new ways to serve the residents of Yonkers and the surrounding region. The motto of the Untermyer Performing Arts Council can be summed up with three “E’s”…enlighten, educate and entertain.