University at Albany

Era Uma Vez


Era Uma Vez (Portuguese for 'Once Upon a Time') is a joint project of the the Portuguese Program of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University at Albany, the Portuguese program at the College of Saint Rose, and the Brazilian community in and around Albany.

The goal is to help children whose parents come from Portuguese-speaking countries develop the Portuguese language and gain knowledge and appreciation for Luso‑Brazilian culture with storytelling, readings of children’s books, children’s songs, traditional Luso-Brazilian games for children, and other activities.




children's books in Portuguese


children listening to story


child reading