• #CreativeTechWeek  

    Creative Tech Week

    April 29 – May 8, 2016

  • #Tragislasher  

    The Revenger's Tragedy and Bonesetter: A Tragislasher in Repertory

    May 11 – 22, 2016, Evening Performances at 8pm, Saturday and Sunday Matinee Performances at 2pm, Flamboyán Theater

  • #ClementeOpenStudios  

    Clemente Open Studios: Lost and Found

    May 20 – 21, 2016, Friday May 20, 2016 6-8pm (8-10pm Gallery Reception), Saturday May 21, 2016 2-6pm

  • #LatinoAmericans  

    Latino Americans: War and Peace

    May 18, 2016, 7:00PM, Teatro SEA

  • #EscapeTheRoom  

    Escape the Room

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

News Highlights

Sage and Coombe, Architecture Firm spearheading The Clemente's building renovations, win Architzer Prize

April 14, 2016

Congratulations to The Clemente's architecture firm, Sage and Coombe, whose Ocean Breeze Indoor Athletic Facility was chosen as the Jury's Pick for the 2016 Architizer A+ Awards in the Stadium / Arena Category. Learn more HERE

The Clemente will participate in LES Photo Walk on Sunday April 17, 2016, presented by Lesley Heller Workspace

April 6, 2016

The Clemente is pleased to participate in this year's LES Photo Walk taking place during the weekend of AIPAD Photography Fair, organized by Lesley Heller Workspace. Stop by studios #413, #501 and #505, and #509 for to see work by our participating artists. Fellow participating galleries include: Ashok Jain Gallery, Lichtundfire, Anastasia Photo, Y Gallery, Kristen Lorello, Lesley Heller Workspace, CENTRAL BOOKING, Muriel Guépin, Station Independent, Artifact, Marc…

Paul Adrian Davies Artist Talk set for Saturday April 2nd in the LES Gallery

March 24, 2016

Paul Adrian Davies, a long term resident of the Lower East side and a street photographer with over thirty years experience, will present an Artist Talk on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 4pm. The talk will be held in conjunction with his exhibition “PARADE” currently on show in The Clemente's LES Gallery. The talk will feature photographs from…

Upcoming Exhibitions from Clemente Resident Artist Linda Byrne

March 23, 2016

An installation by Clemente Resident Artist Linda Byrne will be featured in a pop-up exhibition with nine other artists at the Hewitt Gallery of Art at Marymount Manhattan College "Altered States" March 21 - April 7, 2016 Opening Reception:  Tuesday, March 29th  6-8pm  221 E.71st Street, between 2nd & 3rd Ave Upcoming Exhibitions:  "Vanishing Oceans…

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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