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Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance with Mingo Flow

Upcoming Events & Performances

The Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center is the Ambassador of Puerto Rican culture in Central Texas and the Southwest.
Join our PRFDance Familia and be part of our close Puerto Rican Community!

Ongoing Events

2017 Events

  • 6th Annual Roberto Clemente Memorabilia Display - November 4, 2017, 10am-1pm

    FREE EVENT/DONATIONS WELCOME.

    Catch it! Like Roberto Clemente Did! Roberto Clemente was -- The Great One -- one of the greatest Puerto Rican baseball players of all time! Come enjoy a showing of Roberto Clemente memorabilia by Edwin Baez and Felix Luis Perez-Folch, eternal Clemente fans. Zulma Clementesoto, Clement's niece will be our special guest. Don't forget to bring the kids! There will be surprises -- and door prizes every hour!

    SO COME ONE COME ALL to the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, in Austin, Texas 78702. Our entrance is on back of the building, steps away from the free parking lot. Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance's community cultural outreach is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.



  • HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF CONTINUES
    LAST UPDATE: October 21, 2017

    The Puerto Rican Cultural Center has moved into the next phase -- helping our people who are arriving in the Austin area. Moving to Texas and need help? See our page on: Ministry of Relocation

    NEED A LIFE COACH? Necesita un Motivador de Vida?

    Tekina-eiru Maynard esta donando servicios de motivador para ayudar nuestra gente desplazado de la Isla por el huracan y llegando a Austin.
    Tekina-eiru is donating life coach services to our people displaced by the hurricane and arriving in Austin from Boriken.


    DONATION COLLECTIONS CONTINUE

    Donations of emergency supplies are currently being accepted by (Note: call them for current status):
    Chagos Caribbean Cuisine
    7301 N. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78752.
    Phone: 512-275-6013.
    See HelpingPuertoRico.org for more information.

    CULTURAL CENTER's HURRICANE RELIEF REPORTS:

    See Facebook live videos of our our center's relief efforts: VIDEO LINK

    WAVE 3 (Completed 10/21/2017)
    WAVE 2 (Completed 10/7/2017)
    Donations went to HelpingPuertoRico.org

    We contributed WAVE 2 & 3 emergency donations -- food, water, baby and hygiene items, etc -- to HelpingPuertoRico.org. They organized and end to end solution including 18 wheeler and private jet to get 20,000 pounds of Central Texas donations into the hands of those in need!

    WAVE 1 (Completed 9/30/2017)
    Enjoy the video from Utuado (supplies delivery!)

    THANK YOU greater Austin community who donated and volunteered to make WAVE 1 happen! After 5 days of collection, 2 days of sorting, and 3 days of loading onto a truck, hurricane relief donations of emergency items for Puerto Rico -- baby needs, food, medicines, and more (26 foot truck's worth!) -- are headed to the Texas coast, and will board private corporate planes for Puerto Rico and into the hands of waiting Island volunteers who will distribute to people in need (in areas not yet being served by government efforts). WAVE 1 was in collaboration with San Antonio (APRISA, Migdalia Aponte) and Charmed Wear (Maria) who organized a plan (from collection, transport, to Island receivers).

    Thank you TV News -- Spectrum, CBS, Telemundo, FOX7, Univision, KVUE -- and American Statesman/Ahora Si who brought visibility of the Boriken humanitarian crisis to the community at large. The results were an outpouring of donations greater than we ever imagined.


  • HURRICAN MARIA RELIEF & Taino Batu Ballgame Workshop - September 23, 2017, 11am-1pm

    Due to Hurricand Maria's devastation on our Island, this event has ALSO become a...

    BORIKEN HURRICANE MARIA RELIEF EFFORT

    Call for immediate -- need it now -- emergency supplies for Boriken. The Puerto Rican Cultural Center is collaborating with PR organizations in San Antonio (APRISA, Migdalia Aponte) & Florida (Puerto Rican & Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Jacksonville, Nancy Quinones. They have put together a well organized plan (collection, transport, Island receivers), and a list of needed supplies provided by the First Lady of Puerto Rico (through the Governor of NY).

    We will be collecting donated items listed below at our cultural center this *Saturday* from 11am-1pm. This hurricane relief effort will take place during the free Taino sports workshop that we had already in plan (details below). So come, donate, socialize, and learn!

    Here's the list:

    MAIN EMERGENCY ITEMS
    Baby and adult diapers
    Baby food and formula
    Female hygiene items
    Mosquito repellent
    BATTERIES (bunches)
    First Aid items
    
    ADDITIONAL ITEMS:
    Water
    canned foods with ring openeners
    snacks
    non-perishables ready to eat
    blankets
    towels
    men/women/children underwear (new)
    general hygiene items (shampoo, soap,
    toothpaste/brushes...)
    
    battery operated fans
    phone chargers...
    cleanup products/items
    
    HURACAN RELIEF & TAINO WORKSHOP - BATU & AREYTO
    https://www.facebook.com/events/501146020240561

    FREE EVENT. DO YOU LOVE SPORTS? On September 23, 2017 come learn the ancient Taino ballgame of Batu! Sports lovers of all ages will enjoy playing the 1,000 year old ceremonial ballgame that introduced Europeans to the rubber ball! In the days of our Ancestors, to settle differences, Batu substituted for war. Yes, warriors on the opposing team forfeited their lives.

    The Taino are the indigenous people of Puerto Rico. This fun day of ballgame and tradition will welcome warriors from El Concilio Taino in Tejas who will teach the game. This time of sharing will also teach the traditional gritos Taino supporters shout to encourage their teams, and an Areyto (a lesson on Taino dance) to open the ballgame!

    FREE TO THE PUBLIC. This workshop of true Taino tradition will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017, 11-1pm at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery St (entrance in the back).

    This Taino heritage workshop heralds the annual visit of the Concilio's Cacike Cacibaopil Veguilla from Boriken (date TBD) which will include public events. This educational outreach is sponsored in part with funding and support by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

  • 20th Annniversary Celebration - September 10, 2017, 2-5pm
    Facebook Invitation
    here

    Bring your lawn chairs and refreshments!
    (FREE EVENT, donations appreciated)

    Join us as we celebrate 20 years -- with a picnic and free performance event under the trees! Come dance salsa, bomba, and plena in the grass! Performances by Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and other surprises. Bring the children to help us blow out the candles! "The Cuban Corner" food truck from Belton will have food for sale!

    Our 20th anniversary celebration will take place under the grandmother Pecan Trees at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Sunday, September 10 from 2-5pm! (If it rains, it will be moved indoors.)

    This season's cultural outreach is sponsored in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and the Texas Commission on the Arts.



  • Taino Areyto Workshop - Dance, Music and Song, Sept 2, 2017, 11am-3pm


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    NOTE: We are collecting items essentials for Hurrican Harvey evacuees. Contact us if you would like to help!

    FREE EVENT. Bring your lawn chair and picnic lunch!! Come learn and participate in the traditional dance, music and song of the indigenous Taino from Boriken (Puerto Rico).

    This educational outreach on Taino heritage is hosted by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery St (entrance in the back). It is presented in collaboration with the Concilio Taino Guatu Ma-cu A Boriken - Pueblo en Tejas, and heralds the annual visit of the Concilio's Cacike Cacibaopil Veguilla from Boriken on October 7-8, 2017. This day of sharing is sponsored in part with funding and support by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

    Watch this space for additional Fall for workshops in authentic Taino traditions, including the ceremonial ballgame of Batu.


  • Celebrando 2017 - Salsa & Heritage Festival - June 10, 2017, 6:30-11pm (Show @7pm)


    ADVANCE TICKETS:
    BUY ONLINE TICKETS
    Facebook: Invite Here

    Celebrando 2017 - Salsa & Heritage Festival (Austin)
    Fiesta de Cuerdas, The Guitar & Her Grandsons
    Ballroom - JCC Austin, 7300 Hart Ln, Austin, 78731
    Saturday, June 10, 2017
    Doors open at 6:30pm (Show @ 7pm)
    SEMI-FORMAL EVENT

    Find your dancing shoes!! Come celebrate Puerto Rico's love for the Spanish guitar and her grandsons -- Cuatro and Tiple -- with special guests:

    This elegant, semi-formal event also features folklore performances by Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance, salsa dancing with Orquesta Trabuko, handcraft artisans, and comida criolla for sale by Chago's Caribbean Cuisine.

    TICKETS:
    Adult tickets: $15.00 in advance ($20.00 day of the show).
    Child tickets(ages 3-12) are $5.00.
    Children 2 & under are FREE.

    BUY TICKETS ONLINE: https://casita.prfdance.org/celebrando2017

    TICKETS ALSO ON SALE at Chago's Caribbean Cuisine (**cash only**)

    SPONSORSHIP THANKS & OPPORTUNITIES

    The Celebrando 2017 heritage & festival project is made possible through funding and support by the Junior League of Austin, Texas Commission on the Arts, Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Promotions by Mingo TV. Join our sponsors through...

    BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

    Are you looking for customers? Reach our Hispanic Market through our largest event of the year. Ask Dr. Maynard (dance@prfdance.org) about BIG SPONSORSHIP opportunities. Or, advertise in our printed program: http://prfdance.org/AdSpace.OrderForm.htm

    ARTISAN VENDORS
    Only a few spots left!
    Artisans of handcraft, painted or sculpted arts & crafts
    ARTISAN APPLICATION: http://prfdance.org/flyers/Celebrando2017.VendorAgreementRose.pdf



  • Workshop on Puerto Rican Music y Flamenco Dance, April 9, 12pm-2pm

    Workshop Registration - Register for the workshops Invitation - Invite yourself and your friends!

    Announcing special workshops on Puerto Rican music & Flamenco dance, part of our Celebrando 2017 Heritage Project on the Spanish Guitar and her Grandsons!

    Enjoy special guest maestros, workshop details below:

  • Orlando Laureano - master musician of Puerto Rico's native instruments, cuatro and tiple, direct from Boriken
  • Flamenco guitarist Alejandro Pais Iriart and dancer Illeana Gomez, directors of La Juerga Flamenco.

    !!! PUERTO RICAN MUSIC WORKSHOP !!!

    The Spanish Guitar and her Grandsons
    with Orlando Laureano.

    Bring your guitars, cuatros, guiros and voices! This community workshop will include both demo and hands-on learning! The Spanish guitar was introduced to our Island in the late 15th century and embraced by country folk in our remote central mountains. Along with the guitar, our Island descendants (tiple, cuatro and bordonua) were the backbone of the rural mountain Jibaro music. They also were part of salon orchestras that played European classical dance music for the city elite. Workshop will include:

    !!! FLAMENCO DANCE WORKSHOP !!!

    Flamenco Music, Dance and Communication
    with Illeana Gomez & Alejandro Pais Iriart

    Flamenco is an art form from Andalucia, Spain that has been forged as a result of the cultural influences that the region has had for 1000Â’s of years. This art is most clearly expressed through its cante (song), baile (dance) and toque (guitar playing).

    This community workshop will focus on flamenco as social and cultural practice. In this basic class we will learn some essential dance properties such as body posture, and basic steps; as well as identify essential musical elements, thus creating a basic vocabulary necessary for participation. By understanding its unique vocabulary and respecting common social elements of communication, students will be able to experience the art form as a fluid conversation between participants.

    !!! WORKSHOP DETAILS & COST !!!

    These workshops will take place on April 9, 2017 (12pm-2pm) at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. Register for the workshops through this Workshop Registration WORKSHOP REGISTRATION LINK SAVE 30% when you preregister - discounted price $35. Workshop normal price - $50 on day of event.

    These workshops are part of the Celebrando 2017 Heritage project which also includes:

    The Celebrando 2017 heritage project is made possible in part through funding and support by the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department!



  • 2nd annual Picnic, Ritmo y Baile, April 9, 3pm-6pm


    Picnic Invite on Facebook! Picnic, Ritmo y Baile with Special Guests!!

    FREE EVENT. Bring your lawn chairs, picnic lunch, and water for the 2nd annual Picnic under the PECAN TREES at the PUERTO RICAN CULTURAL CENTER. April 9, 2017, 3pm-6pm. Enjoy Special Guests:

    What's a Boricua picnic without music and dance?
    Bring your instruments & leave your shoes home!

    This informal, community picnic is part of the Celebrando 2017 heritage project, made possible in part through funding and support by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

  • Octavitas with Los Reyes Magos - January 22, 2017, 2-5pm

    The Reyes Mago are coming to Austin to celebrate Octavitas, Jan 22, 2017, 2-5pm. Come enjoy the last Parranda in Texas -- and don't forget the kids! The Reyes always bring gifties!

    Come enjoy dancing for all, a Parranda (holiday) sing-along, company performances and more at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, in Austin, Texas 78702. Entrance is in the back of the building, steps away from free parking. Here are directions.

    Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance's community cultural outreach is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.


  • Bomba Solo Dance Workshop, January 9, 16, 23 & 30, 6-7pm

    [ Ask about our Bomba Drumming and Song workshops. ]

    Do you dream of dancing an amazing Bomba solo in front of the drum? In this special, 4-week workshop we will teach the fundamentals of Bomba dance and create a personalized solo just for you!

    Dates: January 9, 16, 23, & 30, 6-7pm
    Time: 6-7pm
    Location: Puerto Rican Cultural Center
    701 Tillery Street, Austin TX 78702

    Save 25% today! Advance registration is only $45 (regular price $60). Register online today through paypal: payments@prfdance.org

    HURRY, SPACE IS LIMITED!

    Workshop will be presented by Tekina-eiru Maynard, PRFDance Director & Choreographer.



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    We hold the banner high for Puerto Rico everyday!
    Thank you in advance for your donation of any size!!

    For more information:
    Dr. Ana María Tekina-eirú Maynard
    Puerto Rican Cultural Center
    Cultural Center Address: 701 Tillery Street #13, Austin TX 78702-3738 (Map & Directions)
    Mailing Address: 15228 Quiet Pond Court, Austin TX 78728-4555
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