Jurakan: Nation in Resistance

    June 15, 2018, 7:00 PM, Flamboyán Theater


    Vernacular Universalism* | Freemasonry in Haiti and Beyond

    May 25 – June 23, 2018, 3:30-7:00 PM, Abrazo Interno Gallery


    Making Room

    May 25 – June 23, 2018, LES Gallery


    Upcoming and Ongoing Events at Teatro SEA

    Ongoing until August 31, 2018, Teatro SEA


    Upcoming and Ongoing Events at LATEA

    Ongoing until June 30, 2018, LATEA Theater



    May 14 – July 14, 2018


    The Clemente Open Call

    March 14 – June 15, 2018

  • #EscapeTheRoom  

    Escape the Room

    March 24, 2017 – June 12, 2018, Mon-Tue, 3-11pm / Wed-Thu, 1:30-11pm / Fri-Sun, 12-11pm, Los Kabayitos Theater

News Highlights

Learn Film Making with Director David Capurso at FELT Theater

June 4, 2018

Dates: June 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2018 Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM Registration FEE: $300.00 (first come, first served basis) Call 212.228.3705 and visit www.felttheater.info for more This workshop will involve breaking down a script into a shooting script, a shot list, working with your cinematographer, how to approach a scene, blocking your actors…

Natural Proclivities at the Shirley Fiterman Center for the Arts

May 24, 2018

Check out what Clemente Artists Melanie Vote, Lisa Lebofsky, Rafael Perez, Elisabeth Condon and Inka Essenheigh are up to! The Shirley Fiterman Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Natural Proclivities, on view from May 24 through July 27, 2018. Curated by Kim Power and Melanie Vote Opening Reception: Thursday, May…

Annual Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration

May 20, 2018

New York's Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration is the nation's longest running festival celebrating Asian diversity and participation in community events. It is presented in collaboration with 120+ community organizations and representatives from eight countries. It is the nation’s most prestigious such event and dedicated to celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander identity.…

The ONE Festival 2018

April 23, 2018

  13TH Annual The ONE Festival “The storyteller alone holding the attention of the audience is the most basic and simple form of sharing the human experience.” The ONE Festival Mission:   The ONE Festival creates a platform in which the most diverse, and creative solo performers have an opportunity to showcase their talent.   The…

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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