• #ARoomOfOnesOwn  

    A Room of One's Own: An Exhibition

    July 1 – 28, 2016, Abrazo Interno Gallery


    Una Sola Voz

    June 27 – July 28, 2016, 3:30-7:00pm , LES Gallery

  • #ShakespeareInTheParkingLot  

    Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

    July 7 – 24, 2016, 8:00PM

  • #YoungDancemakers  

    Young Dancemakers

    August 3, 2016, 2:00pm, Flamboyán Theater

  • #FringeNYC  

    Fringe NYC

    August 12 – 28, 2016, Various

  • #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

Clemente Resident Artist Mark Power featured with Hans Witschi in “Witschi/Power” at frosch & portmann

July 21, 2016

frosch&portmann is pleased to present Witschi/Power. Faucets and Hoses, a duo  exhibition with New York artists Mark Power and Hans Witschi. The broader theme of our summer exhibition is water—more precisely, the hollow flexible or firm tubes used to convey the desired element. Hans Witschi’s faucet paintings cover the gallery walls, while all-white sculptures of different hoses by…

Reviving Virginia Woolf: “A Room of One’s Own” for Today’s Artists

July 13, 2016

Read the Full Article in Arte Fuse HERE. Reviving Virginia Woolf: “A Room of One’s Own” for Today’s Artists   by Jennifer Wolf, Arte Fuse  A Room of One’s Own, on view at the Lower East Side’s Clemente Center, strives to make contemporary, and visual, part of the twentieth century’s literary canon – the essay…

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Kick Off Featured in The Lo-Down

July 8, 2016

Read the full article in the Lo-Down HERE Top L-R: Kathleen Simmonds as Helena, Bardford Frost as Demetrius, Warren Jackson as Oberon. Bottom L-R: Kristiana Jarquin Moreland as Faerie, Catherina Nonis as Faerie, Serena Miller as Titania, Stephanie Spector as Faerie, Jarrod Bates as Quince, Drew Valins as Puck, Shelby Wong as Faerie. Photo by…

The Clemente featured in Where Traveler's List of 40 Notable Off-and Off-Off Broadway Theaters in NYC

June 17, 2016

40 Notable Off- and Off-Off Broadway Theaters in NYC BY KATIE LABOVITZ ON 06/16/16 A lot of people immediately equate NYC theater with Broadway. However, there are a wealth of Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway venues where some of the greatest theater in the city takes place—usually at a fraction of the price of a Broadway ticket.…

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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