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Spaghetti Dinner April 30th

on Wed, 04/15/2015 - 15:44

Local Artist Khalil Bey visits New Root's Art and Social Change Class

on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 18:36

2014-15 Civic Leader Fellows

Khalil Bey

Khalil Bey is an Ithaca-born, self-taught artist best known for his colorful pastel portraits of African-American lifestyles, prominent leaders and big-eyed, hopeful children. His project, Arts in Motion, aims to advance art awareness within the Ithaca community. Arts in Motion workshops foster artistic growth in cultural expressions, build confidence, broaden individual perspectives, and encourage academic discipline. 

The goal of Khalil’s project is to continue to engage budding, young artists in workshops at Southside Community Center, GIAC and

New Roots student's idea for a mural paints a picture of migrant worker life.

on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 17:15
In his Art and Social Change class at New Roots Charter School, senior Antonio Triana met local artist and community organizer Caleb Thomas. Caleb is part of a network of artists called "Ithacans for Public Art" responsible for organizing many of the murals in downtown Ithaca. When asked what murals students would like to see in their community, Triana suggested migrant workers.  READ MORE

Spring Auction

on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 16:28


Join us for our Spring Auction! 

Friday May 8, 2015


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