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ARIZONA

Puerto Rican Social Club
P.O. Box 17551
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
(602)542-5984
pres: Samuel Colon

An Arizona organization dedicated to preserve the Puerto Rican culture and traditions


Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festivals of Arizona
4130 E. Van Buran St.
Phoenix,  AZ
480-593-2704


President - Jose A. Benitez    prccaaz@cox.net
VPres - Jose Morales josemorales@hispanicamericancentral.com

The Puerto Rican Day Parade & Festivals of Arizona was established in 2005 to create awareness and appreciation in Arizona of Puerto Rican culture and its contribution to the culture and society of the both Arizona and the United States.  
It does so by encouraging, promoting, coordinating, and participating in cultural events such as concerts, plays, art exhibits and parades throughout the State of Arizona.

http://puertoricandayparadefestivalofarizona.com/


Casa Borinken Social Club
4110 N. 58th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85031
623-329-1914 and 623-846-0934
http://www.casaborikua.com/

pres. Barry Gomez
vpres: Nydia Stuart

A place where we can gather and share homeland traditional culture, make new freinds, share information with each others and pass on our heritage to our children. Come Join Us,lets get to know each other. vpres: Nydia Stuart / Gomez vp_email: NYD43@aol.com comments: A place where we can gather and share homeland traditional culture, make new freinds, share information with each others and pass on our heritage to our children. Come Join Us,lets get to know each other.


Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce Association of Arizona
PO Box 2315
Chandler, AZ   85244-2315
480-593-2704
President - Jose A. Benitez Sr. - email
VPres - Luis Vega email

The Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce Association of Arizona was founded and incorporated in May of 2004 by Jose A. Benitez, native of Puerto Rico.
It seeks to establish its reputation as a leader in setting the pace for business growth in today's highly diversified market. Through its non-profit business model, programs will be established to support statewide economic and business development efforts.

The Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce Association of Arizona will deploy strong efforts to keep member businesses competitive and progressive by implementing many programs it will provide, to include seminars,
marketing consultations, leadership development, and networking opportunities.

Community development will be a strong focus of the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce Association of Arizona and individuals as well as organizations seeking to positively influence their neighborhoods will find the Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce Association of Arizona as a great platform upon which to improve their community.

www.prccaz.org


The United Puerto Rican Connection
4110 North 58th/Ave.
Phoenix, AZ   85031
623-329-1914
Pres - Don Barry Gomez, dongomez212@aol.com
http://www.theunitedpuertoricanconnection.com/

We are a Puerto Rican welcome wagon in Arizona. Providing many services to our people, thinking to relocate or already here living in our sunny state. We bring Puerto Rican families together. For more information call Don B.Gomez. Let's meet and have a cup of café.

CALIFORNIA

Marisa Montes
Children's Book Author & Speaker
www.marisamontes.com
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
Pres: Marisa Montes
VPres: David Plotkin

Web site dedicated to promoting children's books, children's writers, and the Puerto Rican culture.


Club Cívico Social Puertorriqueño, Inc.
P.O. Box 765
San José, CA 95106
408-286-4999
Pres: Franklin Collazo puertorros@hotmail.com

www.boricuas-ccsp.us
CCSP was founded in 1955 mainly to preserve our culture. We give out scholarships to local students and food vouchers to local needy families, among other things.


Western Region Puerto Rican Council
Post Office Box 2028
San Jose, CA   95109
888-200-1488
Pres: Jesus G. Roman sfboricua@hotmail.com

501(c)(3) public benefit/charity. Sponors scholarships, food for the needy and Día de San Juan cultural festival.


California Puerto Rican Parade Association
1700 West Victoria Avenue
Montebello, CA 90640
323-887-2804

Pres: Wilfredo Bonilla wbonilla@cprca.org

The CPRPA is the official Puerto Rican Parade Organization for California. We are dedicated to preserving and promoting Puerto Rican culture and assisting our fellow Puerto Ricans in the community.


Puerto Rican Association of Orange County
7361 8th Street, Unit #4
Buena Park, CA 90621
713-522-7815
Pres: Rosa M. Santos
VP: Linda Garcia

Our Mission is to create awareness and appreciation of the Puerto Rican culture and its heritage by encouraging, promoting, coordinating and participating in cultural events such as concerts, plays and art exhibits. It is also our mission to enhance the self-esteem of all Puerto Rican men and women (young and old) by promoting economic development, education and advancement. We encourage our young adults to realize their dreams and goals through education and hard work.


P.R.U.M.A.
Puerto Rican Union of Mutual Aid, Inc.

PO Box 489
Union City, CA 94587-496
http:// www.pruma.org
President: Tony Pagan- president@pruma.org
925-828-3014

Puerto Rican Union of Mutual Aid, Inc. was organized in May 1937 and incorporated July 7, 1937. Our motto is to "Advance with Progress". The Association was founded by a group of Puerto Ricans who came from Hawaii to the East Bay and wanted to create a benevolent organization to further their people. The purpose for the Association is to help other Puerto Ricans in the San Francisco Bay Area. We bring the Puerto Rican community together keeping the culture alive through our Jíbaro music and Puerto Rican food. We hold regular dances and raise funds for educational scholarships and other community benefits.

CONNECTICUT

Asociacion Club Puertorriqueño de Connecticut
P.O. Box 978
Bridgeport, CT 06605

Ed Rodriguez, President clubpuertorriquenoct@yahoo.com
Luz N Martinez, Vice-President luznm@snet.net


FLECHAS, Inc    [Fiestas de Loiza en Connecticut en Honor al Apostol Santiago)
153 Lloyd Street
New Haven, CT  06513
203- 777-5810
Pres - Yasmin Lopez-Moye
VPres - Fenny Taylor

A Puerto Rican cultural organization promoting the island's three cultural expressions through its fiestas (Santiago Apostol of Loiza; commemoration of Abolition of Slavery/March 22, its rich and diverse history, visual arts, dance, music,cuisine and many other eucational components.


Le Peintre Maudit
New Haven, CT 06513
Pres: Pedro Martín de Clet
email: pedro@snet.net
www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/p/pedro

Pedro Martin de Clet is a painter, son of Gregorio Kuilan Aguayo & Sonia Angelica Cruz Declet, both born in Puerto Rico. His fine art is for sale on his site.


Puerto Rican Parade of Fairfield County, Inc
P.O. Box 447
Bridgeport, Ct 06601-0477
203-335-4668
Pres: John O.Ortiz Jr Pres/ email: jortioli@msn.com
VPres: Eva Vazquez

The Puerto Rican parade of Fairfield County is celebrating it's 10 year .We are committed to serve the Puerto Rican community threw the conservation of the Puerto Rican culture and it's annual parade to be celebrated in the month of July. We have been providing outlets for the youth to express their Puerto Rican pride threw activities such as the Mr and Miss Puerto Rico pageant,the Little Mr and Miss pagent,our up coming art contest and other wonderful thing we have planned for the year. Please visit our web site to recive updated information. www.prparadeffldcty.org


ASPIRA of Connecticut,Inc.
1600 State Strret
BPT,   CT   06605 area code:
203-336-5762
Pres: Wilfredo Matos
VPres: Alma L. Maya,Executive Director

ASPIRA's mission is the leadership development and education of Puerto Rican Latinos and other minority youth.


Gerry Ruiz Cirino
Art Studio
PO Box 7547
New Haven,  CT 06519
203-901-3638
http://gerryruizcirino.com

Art studio of Puerto Rican artist, Gerry Ruiz Cirino, original oil paintings, watercolors, acrilic, pencil. ect.

FLORIDA

Puerto Rican Student Union
Valencia Community College
Orlando, Florida
407-928-0601

President: Abel Gonzalez
VP: Christian Mártir

The purpose of the Puerto Rican Student Union is to develop and promote awareness of Puerto Rican culture, identity and nationality. Furthermore, the Puerto Rican Student Union works to implement a voice for the Puerto Rican community both on and off campus by conducting events in the cultural, social, political, and educational spectrum.


Puerto Rican Cultural Parade of Tampa, Inc.
10802 W. Hillsborough Ave. #1607
Tampa, FL     33615
813-925-8010
Pres: Sandra V. Acevedo
VPres: Steve Santiago

It is the first Puerto Rican Parade and Folklore Festival established in the state of Florida since 1988. It promotes the beauty and richness of the Puerto Rican traditions and folklore. Our next event is on May 18, 2002.


Puerto Rican Professional Association of South Florida
PO Box 524288
Miami, FL  33152
305-581-9913
Pres: Chair - Raúl Duany Pres
rduany@profesa.org
www.profesa.org

Puerto Rico Cultural Center of South Florida
P.O. Box 6621
Miami, Florida   33152
305-819-3037 (Miami-Dade)
954-345-8328 (Broward - Palm Beach)
Pres: Jose A. Rodriguez
Pres. email: jose_5255@msn.com
VPres: Jose Luis Rodriguez
VP email: elgranpuma@hotmail.com

The Puerto Rico Cultural Center of South Florida (PRCC), founded in 1999, is an autonomous, nonprofit organization, incorporated in the State of Florida, wholly dedicated to the study, presentation, enrichment, preservation, and promotion of the values, traditions, and heritage of Puerto Rican culture. The PRCC serves the cultural interests of all Puerto Ricans in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. The PRCC is directly affiliated with the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, and is considered to be the Institute's legitimate and premier cultural representative in South Florida. As one of more than eighty cultural centers established by the Institute throughout Puerto Rico and four in the USA, this arrangement provides a continuous and fruitful cultural bridge between Puerto Rico and South Florida, enabling the PRCC to showcase our music, dance, cuisine, arts and crafts and all other aspects of life in Puerto Rico.


CARMEN D. ONEILL - Artist
671 Biltmore Way, PH
Coral Gables, Florida  33134-7502
305-443-5916

CARMEN D.ONEILL, BORN AND RAISED IN PUERTO RICO HAS DEDICATED HER MOST OF HER LIFE TO THE PLASTIC ARTS. HER PAINTING ARE IN OIL AND ACRYLICS.


Puerto Rico Cultural Parade of Tampa, Inc
1620 Spinningwheel Drive
Lutz,  FL     33559
813-949-2048
Pres - Sandra V. Acevedo, saenterprise@netzero.com
VP - Wanda M. Santiago

The first Puerto Rican parade established in the State of Florida in 1988. Headquarters is in Tampa, Florida. The Parade and Folklore Festival is celebrated in the National Historic District of Ybor City every 4th Sunday of April. It attracts thousands of people during one-day event. Every year we present the most indegenous of the Puerto Rican folklore.

Hawaii

United Puerto Rican Association of Hawaii, Inc
UPRAH
1249 N. School Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

Angel Santiago-Cruz, Pres

Illinois

Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce of Illinois
http://www.PRCCI.com
Chicago, IL

Lorna Morales, Executive Director
Juan Soto, Treasurer


Grandeimage.com
1949 Ozark Parkway
Algonquin,  IL   60102
847-854-4755

Artist: Ricardo E. Sanz, rsanz88669@aol.com

Puertorican owned photography website offering fine art archival prints and stock images on Puerto Rico and other subjects.


Puerto Rican Parade Committee of Chicago
1237 N. California Avenue c
Chicago, Illinois 60622
http://www.prparadechicago.com

The Puerto Rican Parade Committee of Chicago is a not-for-profit organization for the Fiestas Patronales and Parade here in Chicago. We are also an organization involved with our hispanic community, we work with pageants, banquets and fundraisers to help our people.

MASSACHUSETTS

TALLER BORINQUEÑO
29 BROOKFIELD ST
LAWRENCE, MA 01843
978- 682-4143
Pres=Vanessa Espendez   email

Organizacion Cultural Juvenil fundada el 24 de agosto del 2000. Han participado en un promedio de 375 actividades dentro y fuera de Massachusetts. Recibieron reconocimiento como la Organizacion cultural juvenil del 2003 y del 2004 y su espectaculo anual ha estado nominado como el show cultural del año por varios años consecutivos hasta que la produccion Abriendo Caminos en el 2004 se consagro como el Evento del año


Criollo Clasico Music
26 The Hollow
Amherst, MA 01002
413-253-9639

Pres: Jose Gonzalez monchi@massed.net
VPres: Rene Gonzalez renegonzalez7@hotmail.com

Music Ensembles Criollo Clasico and Banda Criolla present concerts, school workshops and masterclasses highlighting the Cuatro and Jibaro/Bomba and Plena music of Puerto Rico. We also produce top quality recordings of Puerto Rican Music available at El Yunque, El Morro and at out website: http://members.tripod.com/~Lilor/index.htm


Festival Puertorriqueño de Massachusetts, Inc.
P.O. Box 366172
Hyde Park state: MA  02136
617-364-5761 x 2
Pres: Tony Molina
VPres: Breydamar Garcia

TALLER BORINQUEÑO
29 BROOKFIELD ST.
LAWRENCE, MA 01843
978-682-4143


Pres: LIZZIE ESPENDEZ
VPres: VANESSA ESPENDEZ

ORGANIZACION CULTURAL JUVENIL FUNDADA EN AGOSTO DEL 2000 Y HAN REALIZADO SOBRE 60 PRESENTACIONES CULTURALES INTERPRETANDO BOMBA, PLENA, DANZA, SALSA Y MERENGUE ENTRE OTROS, PERO FUE LA MAGISTRAL INTERPRETACION DE LA VIDA Y MUERTE DEL GRAN CACIQUE AGUEYBANA LO QUE LOS LANZO AL EXITO

La Familia Hispana, Inc.
PO Box 6550
Holyoke, MA   01041-6550
413-532-4496
Pres: Diosdado Lopez Pres
VPres: Carlos Vega
A non profit organization that foster the Puerto Rican / Hispanic culture, music, literature, and more in the Pioneer Valley for over 16 years. For more details see our webside www.lafamiliahispana.org

Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Inc.
38 School. St.
Springfield, MA 01105
413-737-7450
pres: Juan Gerena, Executive Director jgerena@prccma.org
vpres: Maribel Pena, Administrative Assistant - : mpena@prccma.org

LEAP Program - Latino Employment Assistance Program GED Preparation Program Youth in the age of 17 to 21 ESOL Program - English as second language


Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion
405 Shawmut Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
www.iba-etc.org
617- 927-1707

In 1968, a group of predominately Puerto Rican community activists successfully stared down the bulldozers of urban renewal and organized to gain control over the development of their neighborhood-- a seminal moment in the history of affordable housing, civil rights and community
organizing in the city of Boston. Today, Villa Victoria, the 435 unit housing community of 3,000 multicultural residents that they developed, remains an affordable housing oasis in Boston’s gentrified and affluent South End neighborhood, because of the efforts of Inquilinos Boricuas en
Acción (IBA).


Mission & Strategy
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) is a dynamic community building agency dedicated to increasing the social and economic power of individuals and families through education, economic development, technology and arts programming that builds safe, vibrant and culturally diverse
affordable housing communities.

MICHIGAN

Puerto Rican Student Association (PRSA)
291 E. Akers
E. Lansing, MI  48825
517-353-4780
Pres: David Torres Pres email: torresna@msu.edu
VPres: Isaias Delgadillo

The purpose of this org is to gather the puerto rican community together and enlighten many others of our culture and let them in on what our life styles are like, etc.

NEW JERSEY

Sociedad Cultural Borincana, Inc.
P.O. Box 6140
Paterson, NJ 07509
973-278-9545

Pres: Jose A Villalongo, Sr. Villalongo@aol.com
VPres: Ada Gonzalez   agonzalez@pccc.cc.nj.us

Grass root organization dedicated to promoting Puerto Rican culture, civic responsibility, and empowering youth.

Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Nation of Boriken
Attn: Cultural Affairs Committee
PO Box 210
Vineland, NJ 08360-0210 USA

Contact Resources:
Ms. Carmen Rivera, Director of Tribal Affairs
Phone # 856-690-1565
E-mail: tribal-affairs@taino-tribe.org
Web Site: http://www.taino-tribe.org

Our Tribal Nation Head of State:
Cacique Pedro Guanikeyu Torres, Tribal Chief
Phone # 856-207-8568
orocobix@taino-tribe.org
San Juan Bautista Parade, Inc.
P.O. Box 2908
Camden, New Jersey 08101

856-963-6023
Pres - Juan J. Gonzalez, Esq. - juangoesq@hotmail.com
VPres - Danny Montes - drmontes@camden.k12.nj.us

The San Juan Bautista Parade, Inc. was founded in 1957. The San Juan Bautista Parade, Inc. Scholarship Fund was founded in 1982. Every year we proudly celebrate our culture and traditions, with a variety of events and activities throughout the month of June, in the City of Camden, New Jersey and invite all surrounding communities to come join us.

Our Annual Parade & Concert takes place the last Sunday in June. This year it will take place on Sunday, June 26, 2005. For more information please contact the President or Beatrice Caraballo, Public Information Officer at (856) 503-7753 or email BeatriceCaraballo@msn.com.

NEW YORK

Boricua College
3755 Broadway
New York, NY   10032
email=hvelezcolon@boricuacollege.edu
212- 694-1000
President Dr. Victor G. Alicea

A private Liberal Arts College in New York City, Boricua College holds an Annual Latino Writers and Poetry Series, several art gallery openings, and sponsors a week of cultural activities celebrating Puerto Rican Heritage each year.


Puerto Rican/Hispanic Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 260118
Bellerose, NY    11426-0118
516-834-2511
Pres: Miguel J. Hernández    
email: prhgs@yahoo.com
VPres: Patricia Montalvo Lyman    
email: prhgs@yahoo.com

Founded in 1996, the PRHGS was established to enable Puerto Ricans, Hispanics and other interested persons develop and enhance their skills , knowledge and ability to conduct a competent genealogical search for their ancestors. In this regard, it sponsors conferences, seminars, training sessions and originates print and electronic publications, that are specifically designed to inform, train and otherwise educate people about genealogical investigation principals, methods and techniques.



National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, NYC Chapter
P.O. Box 338,  Murray Hill Station
New York,  NY     10156
nycnacoprw@aol.com
917- 753-5995
Pres=Michelle Centeno michellesfolly@aol.com
VPres=Lillian Ortiz   lillianortiz@msn.com

The Pulse of Puerto Rican Pride, NACOPRW, New York City Style is a non-partisan, non-profit tax exempt organization whose mission is to advance the full participation of Puerto Rican women in the mainstream activities of society. To promote full participation of Puerto Rican women in the economic, social and political life of the mainland United States and Puerto Rico. To protect the privileges and interests of Puerto Ricans and other Hispanics. To inquire into civic abuses and to seek reformation thereof. To liaison with appropriate governmental bodies to protect our rights. To coalesce with other national, state and local organizations in furthering common goals. To develop good citizenship. To foster a healthy interest in the civic affairs of the community. To establish and maintain a network to serve the membership. To promote Puerto Rican women in their roles as leaders in their various chosen fields of endeavor. To enrich our members through educational workshops, training seminars, lectures and the dissemination of information.


Joseph A. Burgos, Jr.
Puerto Rican New York Artist
Brooklyn, New York

AGNER@webtv.net:

Artist Joseph A. Burgos, Jr.
Born: Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.
Present Residence: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Media: Pencil, Charcoal Drawings and Acrylic Colors.

Paintings: Puerto Rican Flag, Christopher Columbus, Eugenio Maria de Hostos, Julia de Burgos, Pablo Picasso and other historical figures.

Creations: Right Angle Cube, Model Flying Saucer, U.S. Space Station and Room Model.
Large Sculptural Work: 9 foot Robot.
Contributing Scale Model Creations: Tepee, Spanish Ship, Volcano, Airplane.

Burgos Art Exhibitions
http://www.angelfire.com/movies/thewizard/1.html and
http://community.webtv.net/AGNER/BURGOSARTEXHIBITIONS

Invitation to Exhibit
Contact: AGNER@webtv.net


Bobby González
Taíno Lecturer, Teacher, Story-Teller and Poet
Bronx, New York
email:  BOBBYGUNO@aol.com
http://www.bobbygonzalez.com

EL MAESTRO
CENTRO CULTURAL Y EDUCATIVO

PRESIDENTE: PONCE LASPINA email
VICE-PRES: CARLOS "TATO" TORRES - email

700 ELTON AVENUE ( 2DO PISO)
BRONX, NEW YORK 10455
TEL. (718) 585-6753

* EL MAESTRO ES DEDICADO AL PROCER PONCENO: DR.PEDRO ALBIZU CAMPOS. TRABAJAMOS EN LA CULTURA ( TALLERES DE BOMBA Y PLENA). PRESENTACIONES EN VIVO DE TODO EL FOLKORE P.R.
CONFERENCIAS..VIDEOS.CELBRACIONES PR. COMPARTIMOS ESPACIO CON EL GYM DE BOXEO JUAN LAPORTE.



Pregones Theater

571- 575 Walton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451
718-585-1202
Pres: Rosalba Rolon rrolon@pregones.org
VPres: Alvan Colon Lespier (acolonlespier@pregones.org) and Jorge Merced

A theater organization dedicated to produce theater with live music, rooted in Puerto Rican artistic expressions. Pregones' musical plays are in Spanish, in English and bilingual. Its programs include a national Touring Program which has taken to company in more than 300 cities. In NY the programs include Main Stage productions, a Visitin Artist Series and a wide variety of workshops and training.


El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
NYC - 10029
212.831.7272
e: info@elmuseo.org
http://www.elmuseo.org/

La Sociedad Cultural Mayagüezana, Inc.
351 W. 24th Street
New York, NY   10011
(212) 675-0784
Pres: Prof: Andres Irizarry Falto
email: Irifal@aol.com
VPres: Mr. Francisco Crespo

A non-profit civic and cultural organization dedicated,
for the last 25th years, to unifying our hometown
people from Mayagüez, in New York City.


Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund
99 Hudson Street; 14th Floor
New York, NY 10013-2815
(212) 739-7400
Fax: (212) 431-4276
E-Mail: info@prldef.org
Website: http://www.iprnet.org/IPR/

Hispanic Genealogical Society
Murray Hill Station, P.O. Box 818
New York, NY  10156
212-340-4659
Pres: Jorge Camuñas
email: president@hispanicgenealogy.com
VPres: Chaz Fourquet
email: webjefe@hispanicgenealogy.com

comments: Have you ever wondered about your ancestors? How did they live and work in days long passed? Who were your great-grandparents? Was your family really "una familia" in Puerto Rico? These are questions we ask ourselves but just don't know how to begin to find the answers. Most second and third generation Puerto Rican Americans know very little about their own cultural history, and much less about their family history. Genealogy is the study of this history, the search of one's family lineages. Who knows? You may be related to or descended from Roberto Clemente, Luis Muñoz Marin, Albizu Campos, maybe even Cofresí the pirate, or Cristóbal Colón!

The Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York is involved in many projects to help beginner researchers find their way through the various resources available to them as more and more Latinos are searching for their roots.


Association of Latino Speakers
85  4th Avenue, Suite 3JJ
New York state: NY 10003
212-353-9114

Pres: Alberto O. Cappas
Pres email: ACSpeakers@aol.com
VPres: Leo Lozada
VP email: Lozada@pipeline.com

Association of Latino speakers is an organization of lecturers and speakers composed of Latino poets, writers, community leaders, community activists, and educators and others. We market and promote our speakers to give presentations at colleges, universities, government, and to fortune 500 companies. Our mission is to educate and inform the general public about the Latino presence and Latino talent in the United States.


Herencia Yaucana Pro-Festival del Cafe en Nueva York
P.O. Box 605
New York, NY  10458
917-337-4153

Pres: Iris James-Aponte Jcti69@aol.com
VPres: Jose (Pichiche) Camacho Jcti69@aol

Non-for-profit organization that main goal is to Rescue, Promote and maintain our Puerto Rican culture and traditions. Transmite this to the younger generation and give other members of the community a understanding who are we and where do we come from.


Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños
695 Park Avenue, E1429
New York, NY    10021
212-772-5686
Director, Felix V. Matos Rodriguez   Felix.Matos.Rodriguez@hunter.cuny.edu

The Centro is the only university based research center dedicated to the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States.


Puerto Rican Festival Inc.
P.O. Box 10008
Rochester, NY   14610
585-234-7660

The Puerto Rican Festival Inc. is a non-profit 501 c3 organization established in 1968, whose mission is to foster unity amongst all people by celebrating and sharing the culture, arts, and language of the Latino community. The Puerto Rican Festival Inc. is recognized as the oldest and largest ethnic Latino festival in Upstate New York.

Pennsylvania

Taller Puertorriqueño
2721 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19133
(215) 426-3311 voice (215) 426-5682 fax
tallerpr@libertynet.org
Web information--www.libertynet.org/tallerpr


Huellas Latinas Dance Group
48 Prospect Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
717-393-4739
pres: Edalmira Rivera edalmira@comcast.net
vpres: Geisha Rodriguez lixanka@aol.com

We are a dance company of girls ranging in age of 5 and up. We perform at local events and parades as well as out of state events. We have participated for the Annual Philadelphia Puerto Rican Parade and the Trenton Puerto Rican Parade and other out of state parades and events. We always opened for performances. We are a non-profit organization ran by volunteers of the parents of the performers and my sister and I. We represent Latin America and its culture and dances but mostly perform typical Puerto Rican dances like Bomba y plena. We also love merengue.

Puerto Rico (Cultural only please)

BALLET FOLKLORICO RAICES PUERTORRIQUEÑAS INC.
BDA. PASARELL,SECTOR,
LAS CASITAS # 22 CALLE 9
COMERIO,  P.R. 00782
787-875-3681
Pres: NYMIA E. RIVERA   BAILARIN0111@AOL.COM
VPres: ENRIQUE(KIKO)COLON SCOOBY011@AOL.COM

BALLET FOLKLORICO FUNDADO EN EL 1983, HA REPRESENTADO A NUESTRA ISLA EN DIFERENTES,FESTIVALES Y PARADAS,EN N.Y. Y CLEVELAND OHIO,CONSTA CON 20 BAILARINES, NUESTRO MAYOR AHNELO ES EL DE LLEVAR NUESTRA CULTURA Y FOLKLORE PUERTORRIQUEÑO A NUESTROS HERMANOS BORICUAS QUE ESTAN FUERA DE SU ISLA Y TODOS LOS LATINOS EN LAS DIFERENTES CUIDADES DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS,NUESTRO ESPECTACULO SE COMPONE DE SEIS,DANZA,BOMBA,PLENA Y BAILABLES DE MUSICA POPULAR QUE NO ES NECESARIAMENTE FOLKLORICA PERO SI PUERTORRIQUEÑA EJEMPLO: MUSICA DE RAFAEL HENANDEZ,PEDRO FLORES,CESAR CONCEPCION ENTRE OTROS. YA HAN PASADO MAS DE 7 GENERACIONES POR ESTE BALLET Y ESTA QUE HOY OFRECEMOS ES LA # 7, ESPERAMOS QUE PODAMOS LLEVAR NUESTRA MUSICA AUTOCTONA A NUESTROS HERMANOS BORICUAS.


Comite Fiesta De Reyes Inc
HC-59 PO BOX 6263
Aguada, PR  00602
787-252-1037
pres: Wilson Vega

Non-for-profit organization that main goal is to rescue, promote and maintain our Puerto Rican culture and traditions. Transmite this to the younger generation and give other members of the community a understanding who are we and where do we come from.

TEXAS

Asociación Boricua de Dallas, Inc.
P.O. Box 740784
Dallas, TX 75374-0784
pres: Rafael Gutierrez
vpres: Jose G. Galarza

The "Asociación Boricua de Dallas, Inc." was founded in 1981 and it was officially incorporated as a non-profit organization in the State of Texas in 1985. It's mission is to promote, foster and celebrate the Puerto Rican culture and heritage. With that mission in mind, the association works toward becoming the leading organization within the Puerto Rican community in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.


Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance, Inc.
Dr. Ana Maria Maynard, Director
15228 Quiet Pond Court Austin, Texas 78728
Phone: 512-251-8122
Email: dance@prfdance.org
Website: www.prfdance.org

Sociedad Herencia Puertorriqueña
Alba M. Correa, President
Puerto Rican Heritage Society
P. O. Box 460206
San Antonio, Texas 78246

sociedadherenciaprsa@yahoo.com

http://www.sociedadherenciaprsa.org

The Sociedad Herencia Puertorriquena, or Puerto Rican Heritage Society, is a non-profit 501-C-3 women's organization established in San Antonio in 1984 with the main purpose of maintaining our Puerto Rican heritage and cultura alive in San Antonio. The objectives of the Group is to promote, observe and maintain the Puerto Rican cultural values in San Antonio through cultural, educational and artistic activities, to encourage in our community knowledge and pride in our cultural heritage and identity, to honor distinguished Puerto Ricans for their accomplishments, to aid Puerto Ricans in need through scholarships, and to encourage members to participate in civic affairs. Every two years the Society presents a Puerto Rican Festival, featuring artisans who come directly from Puerto Rico to show their work, kioskos offering varied Puerto Rican dishes and arts and crafts, and latin music.

This year the Festival will be held at La Villita Assembly Hall on 19 Nov, 2006 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 PM.


CLUB DAMAS DE PUERTO RICO
PO Box 33234
San Antonio, TX   78265
210-655-7858
Pres: DIGNA CANALES lcanales2@netzero.com
VPres: SYBEL PICI  spici@aol.com

Founded in March, 1978, Club Damas de Puerto Rico (CDPR) has established a strong legacy of cultural and civic involvement in San Antonio, Texas, while promoting our proud Puerto Rican heritage. CDPR annually commemorates the anniversary of the discovery of Puerto Rico with a Gala Ball and a proclamation issued by the City of San Antonio designating the 3rd week in November as "Puerto Rico Week in San Antonio". CDPR is a non profit organization that supports various charitable institutions in San Antonio and donates over 500 community volunteer hours per year. CDPR also awards an annual academic scholarship to a college-bound student of Puerto Rican heritage. CDPR has distinguished itself in San Antonio through sponsorship of community events including "Fiestas Patronales Celebrando el Día de San Juan"- a family style picnic that includes participation from other Latin American organizations in San Antonio. We host a bi-annual "Gala Debutante Ball" where young ladies of Puerto Rican descent are formally introduced into society, and "Las Octavitas"- an annual celebration marking the end of the Feast of Epiphany.


Puerto Rican Organization of Student Leaders
University of Texas at San Antonio
6900 N. 1604
San Antonio, TX    78249
210-313-1648
Pres: Mario A. Tanchez Pres tanchezmario@hotmail.com
VPres: Sonimar Villegas VP sonimarv@msn.com

Our organization is open to all in order to spread and educate the riches of Puerto Rico and its history, culture, music, and art.


Escritores Puertorriquenos en el Extranjero
website : http://dennisestrada.50megs.com/
San Antonio, TX    78247
Pres: Dennis Estrada Pres email: airborenrn@aol.com

El proposito de esta pagina es crear un grupo de apoyo que se adapte a nosotros, a nuestras necesidades especiales....los escritores puertorriquenos modernos que nos encontramos fuera de la isla. Tambien quiero compartirla con los escritores contemporaneos que alli se encuentran.De esa manera podremos compartir recursos, motivaciones, critica entre nosotros mismos y asi ayudarnos mutuamente, ya que a veces el respaldo que recibimos de la isla es muy poco. Esta es la mejor manera de crear un red y mantenernos en contacto. Estamos siempre abiertos para nuevas ideas y sugeencias. Nuestro proposito es mejorarnos continuamente y ayudar a otros. En la seccion de Autores invitados, te daremos la oportunidad de publicar aqui tu poema y ensayo corto.

FORO DE DISCUSIONES El foro de discusiones sera nuestro punto de contacto para compartir ideas e informacion.


Ballet Folklorico Boriken
26 Granburg Circle
San Antonio, TX  78218
21-828-7821

Olga E. Custodio, Director    ocustodio@aol.com
http://hometown.aol.com/boriken98/folkdance.html


Ballet Folklorico de Puerto Rico "Primor Caribeño"
2530 Briar Ridgre Dr. #37
Houston, Texas 77057
Pres=Janh Jemel Matias Ramirez Jmatias@houstonisd.org

Folkloric Dance Company


Nuestras Raices
5263 Galacino
San Antonio, TX   78247
210-590-8546

President: Jesus Calzada nuestraraices@msn.com
VPres. : Audrey Calzada

This dance company was created by Olga "Ongui" Chavez in Killeen Texas in 1995. She wanted to provide a venue for our youth who were born or raised away from the island and knew little of our culture. When Ongui returned to Luquillo, Puerto Rico, the group ended. It has recently been resurrected in San Antonio by her son, and Co-Founder of the Non-Profit organization, Jesus "CJ" Calzada and his wife Audrey R. Calzada. Our focus is on Puerto Rican Folkloric dance. We are a youth dance group ranging in ages from 7 to 18. Our mission remains the same - to provide a venue for our children to learn more about our culture and history.


Puerto Rico in Houston, Inc.
8150 Bent Meadow Dr.
Converse, Texas   78109
210-662-0981
Pres: Idalia C. Ortiz

Promote Puerto Rican culture and values in Bexar County. Founders of the Sounds and Dance of Puerto Rico Festival at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hermann Park Houston.


EL BORICUA
A monthly cultural publication and website
Ivonne Figueroa, Editor & Gen. Mgr.


Organización Cívico-Cultural de Puertorriqueños en El Paso, TX
5137 Prince Edward Avenue
El Paso, TX 79924
915-877-2884
Lydia Diaz, President nefd2918@earthlink.net


A civic-cultural organization dedicated to make known and keep alive the values of our Puerto Rican heritage and tradition, to promote cultural and artistic activities, to come to the aid of our fellow Puerto Ricans in times of need, and to stimulate civic participation in our community. Our Activities are fundraising functions for Scholarships for Puerto Rican students.

Valentine's Day Dance
Labor Day Weekend - Puerto Rico Festival
October - Puerto Rican of the Year & Awards Banquet
Discovery Day Dance


Puerto Rico Restaurant
11040 Montwood, Ste 602
(SW Corner of Lee Trevino and Montwood, behind grocery store)
El Paso, TX 79936
915-590-2002

Don Tito's Cafe Latino
110 E. Franklin Avenue
(downtown El Paso)
El Paso, TX 79901
915-351-1780

Puerto Rican Student Association
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX   77840
pres: Johnaida Carrasco johnaida@yahoo.com

The Puerto Rican Student Association was founded in 1975 on the Texas A&M University campus. We are here to promote our culture and become a "home away from home" for many of our fellow Puerto Rican students. We celebrate our culture with events such as Puerto Rican Week in November and we are also participate in the International Student Association. We also get involved in the community with many of our fellow Puerto Rican families. We teach the campus about our culture through different events.

Washington D.C.

Raíces de Borinquen Folkloric Dance Group
Washington, DC
Nydia Ocasio, Managing Director
Phone 301-455-7971
email: Nydia@raicesdeborinquen.org
website: www.raicesdeborinquen.org

The Group’s mission is to promote the appreciation and preservation of our Taíno Indian, Spanish, and West African roots and culture through the performance of Puerto Rican folkloric dances and music, particularly in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. We represent, teach, and disseminate our rich culture by dancing traditional Puerto Rican musical genres such as "la Bomba", "la Plena", "la Danza", and "el Seis".

WASHINGTON (State)

Coereba Society/Sociedad Coereba
7336 16th Ave. SW
Seattle, WA   98106
206-768.8827
Pres: José J. Placer
email: jplacer@coereba.org
VPres: Doug W. North
http://www.coereba.org

Environmental nonprofit based in Seattle, WA, whose mission is to educate about nature and its conservation in the Puerto Rico region and the wider Caribbean.

 

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