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Octavitas 2012
Celebrating Puerto Ricans in Central Texas

On January 22, 2012, 2-5pm, Austin celebrated Las Navidades one last time, as the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and Cultural Center honored Linda Irizarry-Crockett for her contribution to our community.

Approximately 200 from our community, as well as cultural tourists from Houston to Dallas, came to enjoy our traditional Octavitas celebration that kicked off our 15th year with parranda sing-alongs, dancing, and antojitos Boricuas by our event sponsor -- Chago's Caribbean Cuisine -- who brought comida criolla for all to enjoy!

The Whos-Who from Central Texas -- including representatives from Sociedad Cultural Hispanoamericana (Killeen), Borinqueeers Motorclub (Austin), Producer of Noticiero Telemundo (Austin), Los Hijos de Boriken Motorclub (Dallas/Killeen), and others -- enjoyed honoree Linda Irizarry (gracious as always!) accept PRFDance's 1st Annual Award recognizing Puerto Ricans in Central Texas!

This Octavitas featured artists exhibitions, including a display of Lucy Llera's artwork dedicated to beloved cultural themes of Puerto Rico, Bobby Thomas-Cano's Taino Blanco Arts, yummy desserts from Dey's Delicious Creations, and of course, traditional to contemporary music and dance -- Bomba to Reggeaton -- by the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance performing company and youth!

About Linda Irizarry Crockett: She is currently the Media/Marketing & Special Events Coordinator at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. She is dedicated to exposing Latino talent and provides a venue to present their performances. She sees the MACC as a place for generations to come to learn about their heritage and what it means to be a Latino in America.

Octavitas Celebration!

Artesania & Outdoor Festival!



Honoring Linda Irizarry!

Youth celebrate with Reggeaton!

Can't wait until next year!

See Photo Album for other past performances and events!

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
Phone: +1.512.251.8122      Email: dance@prfdance.org          Web: www.prfdance.org     
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