• #hplus  

    H+ | Theatre of the Mind® {TOTEM®} "Sleeping Beauty" and "Love's Labour's Lost"

    January 29 – February 7, 2016, Performances on Friday-Sunday. Evening Performances at 6:30pm, Matinee Performances at 12:30pm, Flamboyán Theater

  • #movingstill  


    February 5 – 26, 2016, 3:30-8:00pm Daily , LES Gallery

  • #Colour  

    People Painted in Colours

    January 28 – February 25, 2016, 3:30-7:00pm Daily, Abrazo Interno Gallery

  • #90xArs  

    90x Arts Festival

    February 10 – 13, 2016, 7:00pm, Flamboyán Theater

  • #LatinoAmericans  

    Latino Americans: 500 Years of History

    February 17, 2016, 7:00pm, Teatro SEA

  • #CityLore  

    2016 People’s Hall of Fame Awards: Community Anchors

    February 27, 2016, 1-4pm , Flamboyán Theater

  • #EscapeTheRoom  

    Escape the Room

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

News Highlights

Nancy Friedemann-Sanchez Exhibition & Lecture at MONA

January 11, 2016

Clemente Resident Artist, Nancy Friedemann-Sanchez's work is featured in 'Travelers & Settlers,' currently on view at the Museum of Nebraska Art. The exhibition will run from Jan 9, 2016-April 3, 2016.  From the Artist:  I am currently creating a visual novel comprised of paintings, sculptures, objects and mixed media that together and in different voices…

Yiddish New York Festival and 'The Jew as the Other' featured in The Forward

December 28, 2015

The Clemente's current exhibition "The Jew as The Other" was featured in The Forward. Seth Rogovoy wrote "The exhibition, curated by Tine Kindermann, Deborah Ugoretz, and Yona Verwer, offered a sampler of provocative contemporary work in painting, photography, sculpture and video that explores aspects of Jewish identity and “otherness,” such as Kindermann’s monumental painting of Nathan…

National Endowment for the Arts Awards $10,000 to support The Clemente’s IberoAmerican Rotating Studio Residency Program

December 16, 2015

New York, NY--In its first 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) awarded more than $5 billion in grants to recipients in every state and U.S. jurisdiction, the only arts funder in the nation to do so. This month, the NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round…

Artists Alliance Inc presents Wojciech Gilewicz's "Cuboids" at Cuchifritos Gallery

November 20, 2015

Clemente Resident Arts Organization, Artists Alliance Inc presents Wojciech Gilewicz's "Cuboids,"  currently on view October 23 – November 29, 2015 at their Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space, located at Essex Street Market. "Cuboids," curated by Bartek Remisko, is comprised of three eponymous spatial, painted objects and a video. This autonomous film narrative combining painting and performative interventions reminds of…

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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