• #InventoryTakes  


    September 6 – 29, 2016, 3:30-7pm Daily, Abrazo Interno Gallery

  • #desembarco  


    September 9 – 29, 2016, 3:30-7:00PM Daily, LES Gallery

  • #APuroTango  

    A Puro Tango

    September 15 – 25, 2016, 8:00PM , LATEA Theater

  • #BxBienniale  

    I am one of those people that...: Bronx Latin American Art Biennial

    October 4 – 27, 2016, 3:30-7:00PM Daily, Abrazo Interno Gallery

  • #WelcomeHome  

    Welcome Home: Strange Sun Theater's 2016 Fall Season

    October 20 – 30, 2016, Flamboyán Theater

  • #EscapeTheRoom  

    Escape the Room

    June 30, 2014 – June 30, 2016, Mon-Tue, 3-11pm / Wed-Thu, 1:30-11pm / Fri-Sun, 12-11pm, Los Kabayitos Theater

News Highlights

Join our Team! The Clemente seeks an Administrative Assistant to join our Staff

September 16, 2016

Join our team! The Clemente seeks an Administrative Assistant to join our Staff: General Office Tasks: -Answer and field telephone calls -Greet and direct visitors -Manage company calendar -Database management -Assist in the preparation of committee and board meetings -Respond to general inquiries about visual and performing arts event -Assist Senior Staff by responding to emails, drafting…

Clemente Resident Artist Linda Griggs curates group show at Lichtundfire, featuring Clemente Artist Allen Hansen and others

September 13, 2016

Chewing Tar curated by Linda Griggs - Group Show With Works by Jarrod Beck, Graham Caldwell, Ula Einstein, Augustus Goertz, Allen Hansen, Rick Klauber, Bernard Klevickas, Alex Markwith, Peter Patchen, Jonathan Peyser, Judy Richardson, Patricia Smith, Greg Stone and Christopher Stout. Exhibition Dates: September 11- October 23, 2016 Opening Reception: Sunday, September 11, 5:30- 8:30…

The Clemente seeks a new Executive Director

September 1, 2016

 Join our team! The Clemente seeks a new Executive Director. Please see our Job Posting below: The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, seeks a full-time Executive Director to champion the Clemente’s vision and mission, and develop and implement strategies that will grow and sustain the…

Clemente Resident Artist Elisabeth Condon featured at Lesley Heller Workspace

August 24, 2016

Elisabeth Condon: "Bird and Flower" September 7 – October 16, 2016 Opening reception: Wednesday, September 7, 6-8pm. Lesley Heller Workspace presents Bird and Flower, an exhibition of new paintings by Elisabeth Condon. This is the artist’s first solo show in New York in five years and her second with Lesley Heller Workspace. Condon initiates each canvas…

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  • The Flamboyan Theater was an exceptional performance venue for our performance. We are so grateful to the Clemente for your support!

    Margaret Elaine Plaza, National Arts Educational Collaborative

  • Thank you so much for opening your home to us for these 2 weeks. It has been such an amazing week so far! All your staff are so kind, helpful, and attentive. So thank YOU for leading an arts organization that truly takes care of its artists in residence.

    Yvonne H. Chow , H+ | The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory

  • The Clemente is a great cultural organization and I really really love all the people who work there and what you do is simply awesome. All the things I did will be helpful for my studies and my future job. I just wanna say THANK YOU for everything, thank you to Jan and Julio that said “yes” to my internship.


    Marika Covolo, Clemente Summer Intern

  • Thank you to everyone at CSV for your love, help and support. It truly takes a strong and supportive team to make a successful event. Last night’s Afro-Latino Crossroads show was amazing. We filled the house and shook the roof with the music and energy!!! I want to especially thank CSV for the smooth transition from curatorial proposal to live event.

    Mia Roman Hernandez, Visual Artist and Curator

  • Thank you so much for taking the time to show us around the wonderful Clemente Soto Velez Center. I was very impressed and inspired by your enthusiasm for and devotion to the building’s heritage and its importance for the local and international community. Thanks for all your hard work!

    Ricardo Rivera

  • You don’t know how my heart leaped when I passed by the center and saw the scaffolding GONE! It’s so beautiful! Seeing it restored is a magnificent experience! I’m so proud of all that has been accomplished…Thank you for ALL your contributions and hard work. I can’t get the picture of the New Center out of my mind..Thanks again!

    Carmen Tello

  • You guys really do have such a special place.I think it is such an amazing asset to the community!

    Dave Clark, Location Manager

  • The center is really great. I like the renovation, it’s wonderful to the people who live around there. Congratulations tho this amazing project.

    Teresa Viera

  • The Flamboyan Theater is a wonderful multi- purpose venue with everything you would wish for in an open theater space.

    Andreas Robertz, OneHeart Productions

  • We have held performances of our Resident Artist Program at The Clemente for 2 years. It has been the perfect venue for these performances. The administrative and technical staff have gone out of their way to make our time at The Clemente amazingly successful!!!

    Joe Stackell, Mabou Mines

  • Just a note of gratitude for the warm welcome to The Clemente.
    The staff has been wonderful, the community incredibly responsive. We appreciate more than I can describe being  a part of The Clemente familia.

    Hamilton Clancy, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

  • What a shining star this huge building has become!

    Marlis Momber, Renowned photographer who has chronicled the changes in cultural life on the Lower East Side for over three decades