ALLOVER5 Festival will take attractions to New York City’s 5 boroughs and bring together Brazilian food and literature

With events in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, the festival invites the Brazilian writers Ana Paula Oliveira, Ana Rüsche and Francesca Cricelli, as well as the translator and literary critic Caroline Micaelia, to take part in the public readings and talks. The events will be presented by Maurício Schuartz, lead of the TV show “Chefs na rua”, from Sony Brasil Channel. A few brazilian chefs will also be present, with them the pastry chef Lucas Corazza, the chocolatier Arcelia Galardo and Marcelo Nastari, author of the book “Grão-Vizir: your guide to herbs, spices and masalas”. [+ authors & chefs]


From 12 – 18 June 2017

Please, note that the program is subject to change,
and will be updated continuously up to the Festival.

June, 16th | Friday

Jimmy’s No 43

43 E 7th Street, East Village

Jimmy’s No. 43 is considered a spot for craft beer connoisseurs in New York. Jimmy Carbone curates an impressive beer menu of over 50 beers. Their kitchen take part of the “slow food movement”. The bar has also a backroom for events, which was transformed into a 1930s Jazz Club in Woody Allen’s latest film, “Café Society”.

Heartwarming poetry reading
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8 pm, 6/16 | Hosted by Caroline Micaelia and Mauricio Schuartz and with the presence of poets invited by Ediciones Pen Press the reading will be in three languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese.
The event will have the presence of the Argentine poets Mercedes Roffé (Pen Press), widely published in Latin America and Spain, Judith Filc, Silvina Lopez Medin, Nurit Kasztelan (Librería MiCasa) and Marta López Luaces from Spain.
Diya Reshamwala will give voice to the English version of the poems.
A Brazilian specialty will be made by the cuisine.
Capacity: 50 persons. Free of charge (drinking, eating or general purchasing non-inclusive), no registration needed.

June, 17th | Saturday

Smorgasburg Williamsburg

90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn

Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America, attracting 20,000-30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend to eat from 100 local vendors—Saturdays on the Williamsburg waterfront. Brooklyn Flea has grown into one of New York City’s top attractions. The flea offers furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as a tightly curated selection of jewelry, art, and crafts by local artisans and designers. Travel + Leisure, Country Living, Budget Travel, and Fodor’s have ranked the Flea one of the best markets in the U.S. and the world.


11am – 6 pm, 6/17 | Lucas Corazza in Smorgasburg

The pastry chef Lucas Corazza will present a sweet specialty for the festival with brazilian ingredients.



Ugly Ducking Presse

232 Third Street, E303, Brooklyn

Ugly Duckling Presse is a nonprofit publisher for poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists. UDP was transformed from a 1990s zine into a Brooklyn-based small press by a volunteer editorial collective that has published more than 200 titles to date. UDP favors emerging, international, and “forgotten” writers, and its books, chapbooks, artist’s books, broadsides, and periodicals often contain handmade elements, calling attention to the labor and history of bookmaking. UDP is committed to keeping its publications in circulation with our online archive of out-of-print chapbooks and our digital proofs program. In all of its activities, UDP endeavors to create an experience of art free of expectation, coercion, and utility.

3-6 pm | Ugly Duckling Presse Open House

ALLOVER5 team will be joining Ugly Duckling Presse at their place for an Open House with record playing, readings, some coffee and snacks. Also, the translator Maryam Monalisa Gharavi will be reading her translation of Waly Salomão’s poems. UDP books will be sold 50% off. UDP subscriptions will be sold too. Everyone is very welcome to join us all on this amazing meeting! Free of charge (drinking, eating or general purchasing non-inclusive), no registration needed.

June, 18th | Sunday

Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books

34 Carmine St, Greenwich Village

With their business philosophy implicit in the name, the Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books, sells quality books below half retail price and do not try to put others out of business. The bookshop, located in the heart of the West Village in Manhattan, have deals in highly curated art, philosophy, spirituality, music, fiction and a lot more topics. James Joyce, John Lennon, Aldous Huxley, William Blake, Jack Kerouac, Bob Dylan, Che Guevara and many others are among their offers.

10 – 11 am | An independent way to edit Facebook event

The poet Ana Rüsche invites Nurit Kasztelan (Librería MiCasa) and Matvei Yankelevich (Ugly Duckling Presse) for a conversation about the independent editing, editions and books – to be conducted inside the shop. Capacity: 10 persons. Free of charge (drinking, eating or general purchasing non-inclusive), no registration needed.

11:30 am – 1 pm | Poetic action: “A verse for your story”

The writers Ana Paula Oliveira, Ana Rüsche, Caroline Micaelia and Francesca Cricelli will present the performance “A verse for your story” on tables in front of the bookshop. They will translate a story told by the public into a verse in Portuguese. Free of charge (drinking, eating or general purchasing non-inclusive), no registration needed.


Roni-Sue’s Chocolates

148 Forsyth St, Lower East Side

Roni-Sue is a boutique chocolatier on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Crafted from organic rainforest grown cacao at MOHO Chocolate, co-owned by Roni-Sue in Belize, they create a special 60% dark chocolate for all of her confectionary work. At Roni-Sue’s they hand make a variety of confections – truffles, toffees, lollipops, caramel popcorns, pretzel treats, etc. each one remarkably delicious and playful. Established in 2007 by Rhonda Kave, Roni-Sue’s is a NYC treasure offering an assortment of treats as well as chocolate & candy makings classes and even hosting & catering parties in their unique event space.

Brazilian’s barbecue, caipirinha and chocolate

4-8 pm, 6/18 | The chocolatier Arcelia Gallardo will talk about brazilian chocolates, with tasting. It will also be offered barbecue and caipirinha for the participants. There will have final speeches about the previous days and a short reading with the writers. Capacity: 40 persons.



June, 9th | Friday

The Bronx Brewery

856 E 136th St, Bronx

Bronx Brewery’s main focus is well-balanced ales, like the Belgian Style Pale Ale and the American Pale Ale. They also release special seasonal ales for a little variety.

Beer Tasting

3 pm, 6/9 | Mauricio Schuartz hosted the activity. Ana Rüsche, as beersommelier and writer, and pastry chef Lucas Corazza  made comments about the beers and about the program for the following days.

June, 12th | Monday

East Village, Greenwich Village and Lower East Side

They are neighborhoods on the Lower Manhattan that have been known as an artistic and bohemian places, the cradle of the modern LGBT movement, birthplace of both the Beat and ’60s counterculture movements. Now they remain very important with innovative and independent projects that maintain this curious spirit alive.

Literary walking tour

11 am – 2 pm, 6/12 | The writers team invited to the festival will visit some of the most interesting bookstores in West and East Village guided by Ana Rüsche, who will make comments about places and literary stories around this neighbourhood. Capacity: 10 persons. Free of charge (drinking, eating or general purchasing non-inclusive), no registration needed. A good pair of shoes would be fine. In case of heavy rain the activity will be canceled. The tour begins at 11:15 am. Meeting point: Christopher Park, near Christopher Street Station.


172 Allen St, Lower East Side, Manhattan

Bluestockings is a volunteer-powered and collectively-owned radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It carries over 6,000 titles on topics such as feminism, queer and gender studies, global capitalism, climate, environment, race and black studies.

Brazilian literature written by women in the last decades
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4-6 pm, 6/12 | Ana Paula Oliveira, Ana Rüsche, Caroline Micaelia and Francesca Cricelli will talk about literature written by women in Brazil in last decades with discussion questions elaborated by Raquel Parrine. The bilingual books will be presented in the occasion: “Moonless summer”, “Furiosa” and “16 poemas + 1”. The event will be organized as a conversation wheel so everybody who joins it will be able to ask questions, make statements and contribute to the discussion. Capacity: 20 persons. Free of charge (drinking, eating or general purchasing non-inclusive), no registration needed.

June, 13th | Tuesday


Fort Wadsworth – New York Harbor Parks

210 New York Ave, Staten Island

This historic park site now offers some of the best views of the harbor and New York City. Fort Wadsworth—part of Gateway National Recreation Area—has guarded the entrance to New York Harbor for over 200 years.

Brunch Picnic!

11 am – 2 pm, 6/14 | The writers team invited to the festival will visit Fort Wadsworth and make a picnic! Capacity: 10 persons. Free of charge (drinking, eating or general purchasing non-inclusive), no registration needed. In case of heavy rain the activity will be canceled. Meeting point: at the Fort Wadsworth Park Visitor Center.

Butter & Scotch

818 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn

Butter & Scotch is a bar in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. They pour delicious cocktails, serve indulgent desserts, and are owned and operated by women. #bitcheslovesprinkles

A political position called Translation
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8 pm, 6/13 | Caroline Micaelia and Francesca Cricelli invite the translator Idra Novey (Clarice Lispector, Paulo Henriques Britto) for a conversation about the political place of Translation in both developed and developing nations. Capacity: 10 persons. Free of charge (drinking, eating or general purchasing non-inclusive), no registration needed.

June, 14th | Wednesday


ARTO Studio Grasshopper

12 E 32nd St, 4th Floor, Manhattan

ARTO is a branding and design studio that creates strategic business solutions through an art and design approach. Grasshopper is a global advisory firm and hub for transformational ideas. A place where companies, non profits, foundations and entrepreneurs could find funding, reputation building partnerships and sweeping global communications support for ideas benefitting humanity.


Book presentation: A drink or two and books for dessert
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7:30-9:30 pm, 6/14 | Ana Rüshe, Ana Paula Oliveira and Francesca Cricelli will present their new works: “Furiosa” (poetry), “Moonless summer” (short stories) and “16 poemas + 1” (poetry), bilingual books. Poetry reading & brazilian drinks, canapé and finger food: an introduction to what the festival is all about. Capacity: 30 persons.




5-14 51st Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101

Alewife is a craft beer bar located in the heart of Long Island City. With 28 rotating draft lines featuring beers available in Long Island City from new, up & coming, local, hard-to-find and all around amazing breweries with the motto “no crap on tap!”. They have local wines available and gastro pub fare. The bar also serve cocktails and very good food.

Spicy books
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5 pm, 6/15 | Marcelo Nastari will talk about his new book “Grão-Vizir: the Alchemy of Herbs, Spices and Masalas” released by Carapaça Edições.
The writer Ivana Arruda Leite will read a text – at once surreal and grounded in stark reality, her stories offer poignant, touching, and at times shocking insight into the lives and minds of women in modern Brazil.
Débora Balardini from Group.BR will perform the monologue “Se Eu Fosse Eu”, an excerpt monologue from the show Inside the Wild Heart. The performance is conceived by Andressa Furletti and Debora Balardini and was inspired on Clarice Lispector’s work.
Capacity: 30 persons. Free of charge (drinking, eating or general purchasing non-inclusive), no registration needed. On Thursdays Alewife offers Three Course Thursday for $29.99, includes beer.