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Queens Museum Passport Thursdays

  • Queens Museum New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Queens, NY 11368 USA (map)

New York's Queens Museum continues its tradition of Passport Thursdays this summer with free, outdoor film and dance festivals highlighting a different country each week. 

August 7: Brazil is represented by Batala NYC, an all-women Afro-Brazilian drum band, playing before O Mistério do Samba (The Mystery of Samba) a 2008 documentary about Portela, one of Rio's most revered samba schools.

August 14:  Cuba. The Cimarron Project brings the diversity of Afro-Cuban music and dance to its listeners, followed by the charming 2012 fiction film Habanastation about the unlikely friendship between two boys from different backgrounds.

Full details at the Queens Museum website.