About BORIKEN Cultural Center

Welcome to the BORIKEN Cultural Center.

We keep the spirit of Puerto Rico alive in the Twin Cities! We have brought people together to celebrate and preserve our cultural traditions through art, music, dance and sport. 

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

The organization was founded in 2019 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 the BORIKEN Cultural Center you can take advantage of something more than music. We also offer a variety of sports and physical activities, as well as opportunities to learn traditional Puerto Rican crafts and cultural activities. The community engagement of the BORIKEN Cultural Center helps young people develop a sense of identity, which we believe is essential for their future success.

Reyes Magos - Parranda Boricua
Fall Program - Plena Music Classes

Celebrating our Parranda with the Reyes Magos

Fall Youth Program Showcase.

Supporters, volunteers, and board members of the BORIKEN Cultural Center also advocate for the promotion and encouragement of programs that help create a culturally diverse society. That is why our organization has been successful in its work and is considered a pillar within the Latino community in Minnesota. 

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

BORIKEN Performing Group & GTCYS in the celebration of Latin American Music and Culture.