The Clemente or Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center is a community cultural center in the Lower East Side (Loisaida).
In the spirit of Clemente Soto Vélez, the former PS 160 public school building is the home of many cultural organizations.
Friday, September 30 , 2022
KELLY ST Open Street
Longwood, The Bronx
Saturday, October 1, 2022
EAST 115TH ST Open Street
“El Barrio” East Harlem
Sunday, October 2, 2022
“Loisaida” Lower East Side
Clemente Soto Vélez
The Center is named after Puerto Rican writer and activist Clemente Soto Vélez (1904-1993). He was a great mentor of artists.
The Clemente continues his mission by nurturing talent in the Lower East Side ~ one of New York’s great forges of culture.
Resident Organizations at The Clemente
The Clemente is the home of many community dance and theatre organizations. It’s the people’s house.
- Teatro SEA
- Teatro LATEA (Latin American Theater Experiment Associates)
- Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA)
- The Fantastic Experimental Latino Theater (FELT)
- Afro Brazil Arts ~ capoeira
- Dorrance Dance ~ tap dance
- Feraba ~ tap dance and West African dance
- Mark Degarmo Dance ~ dance for children
- Arts for Art ~ jazz arts
- ABC No Rio
- Artists Alliance Inc.
There’s a SalsaStories.tv pop-up salsa festival with a TV documentary screening, live band (The A Train), DJ Babaloo (@djbabaloo_nyc) photo exhibition and dance workshops by Piel Canela (@pielcaneladancers) in front of The Clemente (@theclemente) in the Lower East Side, Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 5-8pm. FREE salsastoriestv.com 🇧🇷🇵🇷