Afro Brazil Arts
The New York Capoeira Center (NYCC) is an internationally-known academy where children and adults learn to play mindful capoeira seven days a week, year-round. NYCC is the headquarters and Lower East Side home of Capoeira Angola Quintal (CAQ), the Portuguese name for our group. CAQ has a nationwide presence, with academies in Boston, San Francisco, Upstate New York, and North Carolina. Our teachers travel throughout the world to participate and teach in capoeira festivals and performances. The head instructor at the New York Capoeira Center and founder of Afro Brazil Arts is Mestre Ombrinho (Master Michael Goldstein). With over 31 years practicing capoeira and over 24 years experience teaching, he is the first North American Capoeira Master and the creator of Mindful Capoeira. Afro Brazil Arts (ABA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization inspiring achievement, leadership, and community through capoeira made accessible to people of all ages and abilities. ABA operates the New York Capoeira Center and runs the Capoeira Fitness and Leadership Program at local schools. We offer classes 7 days a week and put on events, parties, and performances throughout the year.