• #Belly  


    May 25 – 27, 2016, Flamboyán Theater

  • #ArtsForAll  

    Arte Pa' Mi Gente: Arts for All Festival

    June 10 – 26, 2016, 6:30pm , Parking Lot

  • #ClementeOpenStudios  

    Clemente Open Studios: Lost and Found

    May 20 – 21, 2016, Friday May 20, 2016 6-8pm (8-10pm Gallery Reception), Saturday May 21, 2016 2-6pm

  • #LineageDance  

    Ceiling in the Floor

    June 4 – 5, 2016, Flamboyán Theater



    May 22 – June 23, 2016, 3:30-7:00pm, LES Gallery

  • #MabouMines  

    Mabou Mines 2015-2016 Resident Artist Program

    May 30 – June 3, 2016, Various , Flamboyán Theater

  • #capoeira  

    Capoeira Festival

    June 11 – 12, 2016, Flamboyán Theater

  • #EscapeTheRoom  

    Escape the Room

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

News Highlights

Spicy Witch Productions featured in Bedford and Bowery

May 23, 2016

A Pair of Slasher Plays Carved by Bloodlust and Feminism A Pair of Slasher Plays Carved by Bloodlust and Feminism MAY 16, 2016BY KAVITHA SURANA When you think about classic horror flicks, the word “feminism” probably doesn’t jump out at you– those blood-bathed scenes are usually dominated by hot young women, running around helpless and…

Summer Renovations

May 23, 2016

The Clemente underwent a renovation to its parking lot (also known as La Plaza), our summer-stage for many events and festivals. Our renovation is only one part of our continuing efforts to better serve our neighborhood and our city by offering an open space for artists and families alike to enjoy good weather and art.…

Sage and Coombe, Architecture Firm spearheading The Clemente's building renovations, win Architzer Prize

April 14, 2016

Congratulations to The Clemente's architecture firm, Sage and Coombe, whose Ocean Breeze Indoor Athletic Facility was chosen as the Jury's Pick for the 2016 Architizer A+ Awards in the Stadium / Arena Category. Learn more HERE

The Clemente will participate in LES Photo Walk on Sunday April 17, 2016, presented by Lesley Heller Workspace

April 6, 2016

The Clemente is pleased to participate in this year's LES Photo Walk taking place during the weekend of AIPAD Photography Fair, organized by Lesley Heller Workspace. Stop by studios #413, #501 and #505, and #509 for to see work by our participating artists. Fellow participating galleries include: Ashok Jain Gallery, Lichtundfire, Anastasia Photo, Y Gallery, Kristen Lorello, Lesley Heller Workspace, CENTRAL BOOKING, Muriel Guépin, Station Independent, Artifact, Marc…

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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