Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center Celebrates Reopening This Weekend

Clemente Soto Velez’s shining new facade.

In case you haven’t noticed, the scaffolding covering Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center (CSV) on the corner of Suffolk and Rivington streets, has come down after 18 years!  To celebrate the beautiful new facade of this 1898 former public school building, CSV has planned three-days of reopening festivities this weekend that include the annual Borimix celebration of Puerto Rican culture, building tours, theater and dance performances and exhibitions.

Friday’s Borimix celebration features a performance by the legendary “Afro-Puerto Rican” music group Los Pleneros de la 21. On Saturday, visitors can see artists’ work first hand at CSV’s open studios, or enjoy a cocktail celebration and let loose at the Salsa dance party. Sunday’s “Family Day” features workshops, live music, and “A 3 Voces” by resident children’s theater troupe Teatro SEA.

CSV Reopening / 107 Suffolk Street11/16 – 6-11PM; 11/17 – 3-11PM and 11/18 – 12-5PM / For more information: Please call 212-260-4080 x11