July 9, 2020
As seen in ArtNews in June 2020, Eight New York City–based arts organizations have formed the Latinx/POC Arts Legacy Consortium in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The consortium—comprised of the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, Bronx Documentary Center, Caribbean Cultural Center and African Diaspora Institute, El Museo del Barrio, Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, The Clemente…
June 4, 2020
On June 1st, we lost Marta García, a clear and lucid voice for the Puerto Rican and Latinx mission of the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center. Born in 1945 in Guayama, Puerto Rico, Marta was a committed activist, and journalist, who always used her considerable intellectual powers, creativity and passion to imbue her work full…
February 19, 2020
Hello everyone, Museum of the City of NY invites you to an upcoming public program, Puerto Rican Activism from New York to San Juan - and Beyond, on Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 pm at the MCNY. This program accompanies Activist New York, the ongoing exhibition on histories of New York City activism I curate at the…
February 7, 2020
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!
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!
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.
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