SEMI FORMAL EVENT
Grab your dancing shoes!!
Celebrando 2019 brings together Orquesta Trabuko, the hottest Salsa
band in Central Texas, and the folklore of Puerto Rico with special
Joaquin Nieves, Director of Guateque Ballet Folklorico,
Irvin Santiago, Cuatrista and Trovador from Morovis, and
Victor Rosado, Guitarrista from Corozal
performing with Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance company.
This year's festival debuts a high-energy Carnaval and a joyful estampa based on Puerto Rico's Juegos Infantiles! Enjoy Bailes de Salon including Danza, Pregones in Plena, and ALWAYS there will be Bomba -- bring your falda!
Always a family friendly event, enjoy youth performances by our own PRFDance students. Vendors offering handcrafted artesenia, jewelry, Puerto Rican souvenirs, artwork and more. Food and beverages from Chago's Caribbean Cuisine will be available for purchase.
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Also available at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and Chago's Caribbean Cuisine (cash only).
The Festival will take place at the Jewish Community Campus Ballroom, 7300 Hart Ln, Austin, 78731. Our Celebrando heritage project is made possible in part through funding and support by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
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This event will take place at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street 78702. Entrance is in back of building. This season's educational outreach is sponsored in part by the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and the Texas Commission on the Arts.
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FREE EVENT (donations appreciated).
Bring your beach chair & maraca! We will celebrate our 22nd birthday -- with a Picnic Bombazo under the trees! Come experience Boricua traditions, and dance bomba, plena, and Taino traditional dances in the grass! Bring the children to help us blow out the candles -- this cultural exchange also includes performances by our cultural center students, and Boricua souvenirs for sale, and other surprises. More details this summer.
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!! BRING YOUR BEACH CHAIR, PICNIC LUNCH & MARACA !!
The Puerto Rican Cultural Center - in partnership with the Texas State Parks & Wildlife -- are proud to host the 11th Anniversary Gathering celebrating Taino Heritage in Texas with the Concilio Taino Guatu Macu A Boriken at McKinney Falls State Park! More details coming next Fall!
PRFD's season of cultural outreach is sponsored in part with funding and support through the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. More information later this season.
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 Roberto Clemente memorabilia by Edwin Baez and his collector's grade display! Bring the kids! There will be door prizes!
Our Traditional Arts students will also be showcasing our music and dances for our annual Sembrando Herencia 2019 musical!
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.
Join Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance for our 17th original musical that brings history to life through community theater, featuring live music and dance, student and professional actors. Each year, our plays based in oral and documented history will pay tribute to our unsung heroes and share the important stories of our abuelos that never make the history books. Ask how you can be part of our community theatre productions! More details this Fall.
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Jurakan documents the last 120 years of Puerto Rico's history. It is narrated by 41 Boricua personalities of different professions such as: Danny Rivera, Mayra Santos Febres, Jacobo Morales and Maria Benedetti. Since 2018, Jurakan has reached 35 towns and cities, and more than 10K people in Puerto Rico and the United States.
The Austin screening will feature personal appearances by Rosa Emmanuelli Gutierrez, creative producer, and Gonzalo Mazzini, director! It will be followed by a panel discussion with distinguished and celebrated Boricuas living in Austin, including:
Hosted by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. This film is being shown for educational purposes to encourage dialog, and does not reflect the political views of this center.
Indigenous people love the Earth EVERYDAY! Join the Puerto Rican Cultural Center as we host the Concilio Taino Pueblo en Tejas, and Native American and Earth-Loving friends under the Grandmother Pecan Trees to share our Lifeways that honor the Earth!
Come learn about activities that you can do from your own backyard to help the Earth in this time of crisis.
Bring the kids, leave their electronics home! They will touch dirt, play ball, dance, face paint, eat icies, & more! The afternoon will feature activities for the whole family including:
Make My Day Ice will be there!
This celebration will take place outdoors (or indoors if rain) at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin 78702. Our entrance is in back facing the lawn, steps away from free parking.
Earth Day is sponsored in part by Good Water Texas Master Naturalists and TXDOT Environmental Division. Our season of cultural outreach is supported in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Standby for more Earth Day sponsor announcements.
Workshops in Dance or Song:
Workshops will include Carnival history and folklore demonstration and your choice of:
Workshops will culminate in a mini-carnival that you can present with us at the FREE picnic that follows - show off what you have learned!
See Facebook Invitation to keep up with the excitement!
4th annual PICNIC, RITMO y BAILE with special guests,
Joaquin Nieves & Irvin Santiago direct from Puerto Rico!
WHEN: April 14, 2019, 2pm-5pm (PICNIC)
WHERE: Puerto Rican Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin 78702
FREE EVENT - Donations Appreciated
Bring your beach chairs and falda! Come dance Bomba, Plena, and more under the Pecan Trees with special guests -- Joaquin Nieves, Director of Guateque Ballet Folklorico & Irvin Santiago, Cuatrista and Trovador from Morovis, Victor Rosado, Guitarista from Corozal -- and performances by Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance.
Our 4th annual community picnic will kick off our Celebrando 2019 heritage project that will culminate in a June Salsa & Heritage Festival. (see invitation below).
This project is made possible in part through funding and support by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
FREE EVENT - Donations appreciated!
Los Tres Reyes Magos are coming to Austin to celebrate Octavitas with us! They are bringing gifts for the kids! Come sing aguinaldos one last time! Enjoy performing company and student performances, and dancing for all!
Our Octavitas celebration will take place on Sunday, January 20, 2019, 2-5pm, 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.
This cultural outreach event is supported in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.