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We are the Ambassador of Puerto Rican culture in Texas and the Southwest.
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2020 Events & Performances

  • Sembrando Herencia 2020 - Pirates of Puerto Rico Return - in December 2020
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    The Pirates of Puerto Rico Return!
    Sembrando Herencia 2020 - 18th Original Play
    Coming in December!

    FACEBOOK LIVE PREMIERE - Free
    Donations appreciated to: OUR PAYPAL

    Our 18th original musical honors Pirata Cofresi (~1825) -- the last pirate of the Caribbean and Robin Hood of Puerto Rico -- who stole Island riches back from the Spanish galleons and shared them with the poor.

    Written by Tekina-eiru Maynard in English, Spanish, and Pirate, this production will combine live music, dance -- AND SWORD FIGHTING -- to honor Puerto Rico's Rebel-Hero! Enjoy original Bomba, Plena, Jibaro, and Taino music!

    Sembrando Herencia 2020 will be made possible in part by funding and support of Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by the MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. And by funding and support of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections and Huston-Tillotson Global Studies Initiative.

    We are grateful for support during this COVID time from the Federal Cares Act through National Endowment for the Arts, Humanities Texas, and the Texas Commission on the Arts; and season support from the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

    Reach our Hispanic community!
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  • Nature - It's about Relationship - with Taino & Friends, November 8, 2020, 2-4pm CST
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    Come with us on a Journey!

    Nature - It's about Relationship - with Taino & Friends,
    Sunday November 8, 2-4pm CST
    FREE - LIVESREAM EVENT

    Livestream will broadcast to our cultural center page:
    https://www.facebook.com/PRFDanceCC

    With climate change in progress and the coronavirus affecting the world, we are living through an unparalleled time. Generations ago, Indigenous elders prophesied that the destruction of the Earth’s environment would result in the arrival of new illnesses for which there was no medicine. Every day we witness how the lethal ways man treats Nature is manifesting in humanity!

    Our Ancestors knew that living in relationship with Ataabey / Mother Earth was important. Today, many worry about the Earth. From their homes they recycle, but they never step outside to truly develop a relationship. Recycling, as an example, is important but the real key is healing the rift between man and the Earth -- through RELATIONSHIP.

    Join Taino and Friends as we share why healing our relationship with Nature is important. We will share personal experiences, as well as ideas on how you can build a connection to the Earth.

    BRING YOUR MARACA, presentation includes Taino music!
    Special guest presenters include:

    As Within, So Without (The Kybalion) -- this universal truth is more timely than ever. We can rethink our lifestyle and reduce our footprint on the Earth. But they are like taking medicine to alleviate the symptoms.

    Fixing humanity's relationship with the Earth is really the heart of it.

    Our presentation is sponsored in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

    Taino & Friends are a community of spiritually-minded individuals representing world indigenous cultures who explore deep topics on the interconnectedness of spirit, nature, and humanity. Our members include Taino, Potawatomi, Mexica, Apache, Wixarika / Huichol, Druid, and others.



  • Social Gathering with Taino & Friends, Harvest Celebration - October 23, 2020, 7-8:30pm
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    Social Gathering with Taino & Friends
    Celebrating the Harvest!
    Friday, October 23, 7-8:30pm CST
    Free Virtual Activity - All are welcome!
    !! ASK FOR YOUR ZOOM LINK !!

    Bring your favorite refreshment and celebrate the weekend with a virtual visit with Taino and Friends.

    This social gathering we will share experiences -- and stories -- about the Fall Harvest of our lives! What did you plant this year? What grew? What blossomed? What died?

    When you trust Spirit (God) working in your life, it's important to pay attention to these signs! Come share experiences or ancestral teachings! Bring a poem! All are welcome!

    Bring your maraca, Tekina-eiru will bring her Taino flutes!

    Taino & Friends are a community of spiritually-minded individuals representing world indigenous cultures who explore deep topics on the interconnectedness of spirit, nature, and humanity. Our members include Taino, Potawatomi, Mexica, Apache, Wixarika / Huichol, Druid, and others. All are welcome!


  • Bomba! Legado Ancestral Continues - October 25, 2-4pm
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    Bomba! Legado Ancestral Continues
    October 25, 2020, 2-4pm
    FREE LIVESTREAM EVENT

    Donations appreciated to: PAYPAL LINK

    Have you always wanted to learn to dance Bomba?
    Join us for a lively GET-OUT-OF-YOUR-CHAIR and dance with:
    * Bomba master Pablo Luis Rivera, PhD
    * Master choreographer Raul de la Paz
    * Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance!

    LIVESTREAM EVENT - Facebook Link (day of):
    https://www.facebook.com/PRFDanceCC

    Legado Ancestral closing event will be 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.


  • Lockheed Martin - Hispanic Heritage Celebration, October 15, 2020
  • Our performing company was the closing presenter for Lockheed Martin's Hispanic Heritage month celebration (virtual event). We showcased the "History of Puerto Rico through Music and Dance" -- sharing the diversity of our heritage, Jibaro, Bomba, Plena music and dance, and indigenous Taino traditions.


  • Social Gathering with Taino & Friends, September 11, 2020, 7-8pm
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    Social Gathering with Taino & Friends
    Friday, September 11, 7-8pm CST
    Free Virtual Activity - All are welcome!
    To receive Zoom Link: inbox or email dance@prfdance.org

    Bring your favorite refreshment and celebrate the week's end with a virtual visit with Taino and Friends.

    Do you enjoy being out in Nature? In this social hour we will share experiences -- and stories -- on how spending time in nature, gardening etc, has been a wonderful way to reduce stress during this unprecedented time in history. Come share your experiences! All are welcome!

    Bring your maraca, Tekina-eiru will bring her Taino flutes!

  • Legado Ancestral: Puerto Rico-Mexico - Dos Culturas un Sonido - September 6, 2020
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    Ancestral Legacy: Puerto Rico-Mexico - Two Cultures One Sound.
    Legado Ancestral: Puerto Rico-Mexico - Dos Culturas un Sonido
    September 6, 2020, 6pm


    A LIVE PREMIERE EVENT !!
    Free event on Facebook Live
    Donations appreciated to:
    http://paypal.me/PuertoRicanCulturalC

    We honor our Ancestors with an exciting cultural exchange between Puerto Rico and Mexico. Interviews and performances feature special guests direct from Puerto Rico and Mexico including:

    Legado Ancestral will be 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.


  • So, You Want to Start a Business? with Corey Tabor, July 30, 2020, 11:30am-1pm
  • So, You Want to Start a Business?
    Presenter - Corey Tabor, MML, CPLC
    Business Counselor, BiG Austin

    Thursday, July 30, 2020 11:30-1pm CST
    FREE WEBINAR (RSVP Required)
    Email: dance@prfdance.org to receive zoom access.

    Have you been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and are realizing that working for someone else may not be sustainable for your long-term future? Are you passionate about a field of work and have a skill set that you would like to transition into your own business? Would you like to find a way to create more passive income?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you! You will learn the practical steps you need to start and sustain a successful business including the mission, money, and motivation you need to excel.

    This free virtual webinar is hosted by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. RSVP by email is required to receive zoom access. HURRY - Email dance@prfdance.org to reserve your spot. (Attendance is limited to 100 people).

    This workshop is sponsored by the City of Austin in partnership with BiG Austin, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

    BIOGRAPHY - Corey Tabor, MML, CPLC

    Corey Tabor is an dynamic speaker, life coach, author, and nonprofit leader. He currently serves as the Founder and President of III (Triple I) Coaching, a firm that informs, instructs and inspires through speaking, coaching, publishing. He has created and led various programs for churches and nonprofits. He currently serves as a Business Counselor with BiG Austin and Development Director for Family Restoration Coalition. He earned his B.S. in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters of Ministry Leadership from Rockbridge Seminary. He lives in the Manor, Texas with his wife April and their two children, Anaia and Charis. For more information go to www.coreytabor.com.



  • 3rd Earth Day Celebration (Live-Stream) with Taino & Friends - April 19, 2020, 2-5pm

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    !! BRING YOUR MARACA !!

    Earth Day Celebration (Live-stream) with Taino & Friends
    April 19, 2020, 2-4pm CST / 3-5pm ET
    Family-friendly & Free event!

    TWO WAYS TO JOIN US !!

  • Join us on Zoom (Upto 100 people)
    https://zoom.us/j/96003827585

  • Join us on Facebook Live on our page:
    https://www.facebook.com/PRFDanceCC

    Join the Puerto Rican Cultural Center as we celebrate Earth Day, LIVE-STREAMED straight to your living room! Indigenous and Earth-Loving friends will share music, stories, presentations, and activities for the whole family. Come learn why it's important to love and care for the Earth!

    Familiy-friendly presentations will include:

    Earth Day is supported in part by Good Water Texas Master Naturalists, and TxDOT—Environmental Affairs. It is sponsored in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Our season cultural outreach is sponsored by the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.



    Noche de Bohemia with Cuatrista Gabriel Munoz
    Also featuring THE ELIUD BAND & PRFDance Musicos.
    Puerto Rican Cultural Center
    February 29, 2020, 6-9pm
    Admission Donation $25
    DONATE THRU PAYPAL: https://www.paypal.me/PuertoRicanCulturalC

    Join us as we bring another loved tradition to Austin -- a Noche de Bohemia!

    Noche de Bohemia is traditionally an intimate evening filled with ballads and traditional music. Cuatrista Gabriel Munoz was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico, and has been playing since he was 14. He is coming to Austin to play and sing for our own Noche de Bohemia.

    Joining Gabriel Munoz be the local ELIUD BAND and the musicians of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center performing company. It will be a romantic evening of Bolero, Jibaro, Afro-Boricua music, as well as original music in Taino, Jibaro, Bomba, and their Fusion. There will be appetizers and excellent company!

    All donations will go towards supporting the many programs of the cultural center. To reserve a seat, send a donation of $25 per person THROUGH PAYPAL to dance@prfdance.org. Or, use this handy link:

    PAYPAL LINK: https://www.paypal.me/PuertoRicanCulturalC

    Donations will also be accepted at the door, but don't wait -- seating is limited! We are a 501C3, your donations are tax deductible!

    Come and join us for this wonderful evening of culture, community and friendship. Our Noche de Bohemia will take place 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. 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.

    Keep up with the excitement on the Facebook invitation.



  • 13th Annual Octavitas with Los Reyes Magos - January 19, 2020, 2-5pm

    FREE EVENT - Donations appreciated!

    Puerto Ricans are joyful people because our holidays start in November and last until end of January!

    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 19, 2020, 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 Sons of Boriken MC, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.



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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 Mara Tekina-eir Maynard
    Puerto Rican Cultural Center
    Cultural Center Address: 701 Tillery Street #13 (or #A-13), Austin TX 78702-3738 (Map & Directions)
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