Zumba Fitness Glow In the Dark Party: New Year!!! New You!!!

    January 20, 2017 – January 20, 2016, 6:30PM - 8:30PM, Flamboyán Theater


    +1 Year of The Rooster

    January 26 – February 25, 2017, 6:00pm

  • #EscapeTheRoom  

    Escape the Room

    June 9, 2017 – June 30, 2016, Mon-Tue, 3-11pm / Wed-Thu, 1:30-11pm / Fri-Sun, 12-11pm, Los Kabayitos Theater


    Evolving: Justice Is Compassion / Not A Police State

    January 2 – 22, 2017

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+1 of The Rooster

January 26, 2017

+1 Year of The Rooster In a contemporary art world where trends are transnational and work reflecting a distinct provenance can be critically and commercially sidelined, how do artists from a country with such a rich and long standing art making tradition handle the tensions between heritage and international projection? +1/Year of the Rooster aims…

Evolving: Justice Is Compassion / Not A Police State

January 22, 2017

Evolving is AFA’s platform to showcase the NYC FreeJazz movement.  It focuses on the work of younger, forward thinking artists who are exploring a range of contemporary creative possibilities. Evolving includes music, dance and poetry performances, a visual art exhibit and panel discussions.  Email info@artsforart.org for more information. Event Details Evolving: Justice Is Compassion /…

Zumba Fitness Glow In the Dark Party

January 20, 2017

New Year!!! New You!!! Let's get ready to Sweat & Glow!!!! Desiree Dicupe & Veronica Caicedo presents A Glow In The Dark Fitness Party Zumba Master Class in the Lower East Side. Come dressed in White.....Wear Your glow in your dark lipstick & nail polish......Wear comfortable sneakers. We will be providing the black lights, glow…

Frames and Stretchers un-Vail-s a José Bedia

January 12, 2017

The Beginning Frames and Stretchers received a special call this holiday. It required us to take a little trip to Vail, Colorado to do an on site stretch and to install a massive José Bedia master piece for a very important art collector. It was an exciting and challenging journey to embark on in 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