About Boriken Cultural Center

Welcome to the Boriken Cultural Center.

We keep the spirit of Puerto Rico alive in the Twin Cities! For 30 years,  we have been bringing people together to celebrate and preserve our  cultural traditions through art, music, dance, and sports. 

BORIKEN Cultural Center is a St. Paul based non-profit organization  whose mission is connecting traditional Puerto Rican culture, arts, and music to families in Minnesota. 

The organization was founded in 1993 and has served hundreds of  Minnesota youth, adults and organizations since its inception. The  organization has carried out its mission primarily by developing and  executing enriched educational experiences for youth involving the  study and performative nature of drums, dance, and songs. Focusing  on Afro-Puerto Rican music and Native Taino arts. The organization’s  vision surrounds creating a community that inspires and empowers  families through Puerto Rican culture, arts, dance, and music. 

At BORIKEN Cultural Center you can take advantage of more than just music. We also offer a variety of sports and physical activities, as well  as opportunities to learn about and participate in traditional Puerto  Rican crafts and other cultural activities.  The community engagement of BORIKEN Cultural Center assists youth  develop a sense of identity, which we believe is essential to their future  success.

Reyes Magos - Parranda Boricua
Fall Program - Plena Music Classes

(left) Celebrating our Parranda with the Reyes Magos,  (above) Fall Youth Program.

BORIKEN Cultural Center supporters, volunteers and board members also  advocate the promotion and fostering of programs that help create a  culturally diverse society. It is for this reason that our organization has been  successful in its work and considered a pillar within Minnesota’s Latino  community. 

So come on by and join us as we celebrate the beauty and diversity of Puerto  Rico’s culture. Wepa! 

BORIKEN Performing Group & GTCYS in a celebration of Latin American Music and Cultural.