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New Roots Rock Band Performs at 3pm on Saturday May 23rd

on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:36

Ithaca Festival Retrospective at the New Roots Elevator Music and Art Gallery

on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 13:18


An exhibit dedicated to the art of the Ithaca Festival is on exhibit at the Elevator Music and Art Gallery at New Roots Charter School, 116 N. Cayuga St. (the Clinton House).

The exhibit, which looks back at the past 38 years of the festival, is entitled “Celebrating the Artist in Everyone,” with a display of posters, buttons, T-shirts, artwork and photos.

Learn about the history of this beloved Ithaca event, then head over to the downstairs gallery at CSMA, where artwork by 2015 Ithaca Festival Artist Todd Ayoung explores themes of social engagement, including this year’s festival theme,

TONIGHT! Spring Auction

on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 16:28
Join us for our Spring Auction with Live Music!
Friday May 8, 2015 7:00-8:30pm
Open to the Public


New Roots Students Become Teachers of Humanitarian Law

on Mon, 04/06/2015 - 17:37

Seniors Emily Feavearyear and Soren Mortensen had a novel idea for their required graduation project. They wanted to teach a class at their own school. Now they (and teacher Maria Gimma) are not only instructing their peers in a year-long elective, but they are also taking their knowledge and teaching skills to Ithaca High School (for Social Justice Week), to Wells College (Annual Activist Symposium) and Tomkins Community College this April 12th, and—they hope again—to Washington D.C.

First Friday Gallery Opening featuring Aubrey Hetznecker

on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 18:06
Opening Friday April 3rd 5 to 7:30 PM, 2015
April 3rd to 30th
What We Remember We Burry    

by Aubrey Hetznecker

Aubrey Hetznecker is an artist and educator currently residing in Ithaca, NY.  Aubrey received her BFA from Cornell University and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. This work explores the notion of interstitial spaces through the accumulation of repeated forms implying spatial and social relationships. These forms are in a state of transition, desiring to be actualized in space.

Intensive Week on Immigration

on Mon, 03/16/2015 - 19:02

In the spring and in the fall New Roots offers students week long "intensive" courses. In October, 2014 students in the Migrant Worker Intensive researched immigration law before participating in a migrant worker simulation. 

International Humanitarian Law at New Roots Charter School

on Fri, 03/13/2015 - 15:53

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Elevator Music and Art Gallery

on Fri, 02/27/2015 - 17:21

Opening March 6th, 2015

5pm to 7:30 pm
Kadie Salfi
Tippy Toe Dancers
I have been making art for thirty years and started using ballerina images in 1998. The iconic image of a ballerina with her grace, power, femininity and beauty are some of the reasons why I began using and still use the image of a ballerina today.
The Elevator Gallery for the month of March will be filled with my ballerinas ranging in size and shape. Every week I will make changes to the space: take pieces away, add some, hang high or low to add movement to these graceful dancers. 
Each canvas is a one of a

Game Night Pot Luck - Wed. February 11th 6-8pm

on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 21:13

Support Family & Children's Yogathon Fundraiser

on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 15:58

Family & Children's Services collaborates with New Roots Charter School in providing counseling to New Roots students. Help us help them by registering for their upcoming Yogathon! Click the poster for more information and to register.