The Clemente or Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center is a community cultural center in the Lower East Side (Loisaida). The former PS 160 public school building is the home of many cultural organizations.
Visit The Clemente
107 Suffolk St
(between Delancey & Rivington)
Lower East Side, Manhattan
(F)(M) or (J)(Z) to Delancey St – Essex St
Resident Organizations at The Clemente
- 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.
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.