• #ClosedParadise  

    Closed Paradise

    October 1 – 30, 2015, 3:30-7:00pm Daily, Abrazo Interno Gallery

  • #nightmarenyc  

    Nightmare Horror Show: New York's most terrifying theater festival

    October 7 – 31, 2015, Various, Flamboyán Theater

  • #EscapeTheRoom  

    Escape the Room

    Ongoing until June 30, 2016, Los Kabayitos Theater

News Highlights

Studio Kudos receives eight American Design Awards

October 2, 2015

Congratulations to our design partners, Studio Kudos on receiving eight 2015 American Graphic Design Awards from GDUSA!

Graffiti Artist YesOne Paints Before a Live Audience at The Clemente

August 3, 2015

Read the full article in The Lo-Down here  This story was written by Lower East Side resident Max Rovo.  On Wednesday evening, the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative (LESPI) invited the legendary Bronx graffiti artist, YesOne, to transform the courtyard of the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center on Suffolk St. It was part of “Street…

The New York Times calls Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's As You Like It "A fine welcome to a funky new home"

July 14, 2015

Read the New York Times's Ken Jaworowski's full review of As You Like It HERE  -- I’ve rarely been so happy to see a messy play. Last year, 20 seasons after it first began, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot lost its Lower East Side home when the municipal lot it had commandeered was closed for…

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot and The Clemente featured in The Wall Street Journal

July 8, 2015

Read the article by Pia Catton below or find the full article at the Wall Street Journal HERE  -- Shakespeare in the Parking Lot didn’t just find a spot: Now it is double-parked. The free outdoor performance series that for nearly 20 years turned a gritty Lower East Side municipal lot into a stage, Shakespeare…

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  • 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