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New Student Orientation!

on Wed, 08/24/2016 - 13:32

September 6th! 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.  

New Roots Charter School (Clinton House, 116 N. Cayuga Street)

All Family Orientation: Tuesday, Sept. 6th 7-8:30pm at CSMA

on Mon, 08/22/2016 - 20:55

*Change in time! All Family orientation is from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Community School of Music and Art located at: 330 E State St, Ithaca, NY 14850.  Please bring a dessert to pass if you can. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Khalil Bey at New Roots for First Friday Gallery Night

on Tue, 08/16/2016 - 16:18

Gallery Night in Ithaca is a walkable tour of art openings and other special cultural events in and around the downtown area on the first Friday of every month. On September 2nd, from 5-7:30pm, Khalil Bey will be the New Roots exhibiting artist. 

Khalil Bey is an Ithaca born artist and activist, raised in Philadelphia and Baltimore. He is self-taught, best known for his colorful pastel portraits of African-American lifestyles, prominent leaders and big-eyed hopeful children.

Join us for an evening with the wetland!

on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 15:24

On Thursday, August 18th, New Roots Students inspired by the traditional ecological knowledge of the Haudenosaunee will present their work to improve water quality along the southern shore of Cayuga Lake. Students are planting native wetland species on a 50’x 50’ plot in Ithaca’s Stewart Park and thereby:


  • Demonstrating bioremediation

  • Exploring the natural and historical value of wetlands

  • Embarking on a long-term interdisciplinary project in an outdoor classroom setting

Learn about local ecology, community development, traditional knowledge and permaculture while enjoying soul food and

New Roots Charter School Graduation - Class of 2016

on Thu, 07/21/2016 - 16:58

Tiny Desk Concert with WRFI

on Thu, 06/09/2016 - 15:43

New Roots Charter School - Young Writers Night

on Mon, 06/06/2016 - 21:17

Do you enjoy writing? Do you enjoy hearing other people's writing? Do you enjoy drinking hot delicious tea?

If you answered yes to any of the previous questions, Young Writers Night, sponsored by New Roots Charter School Creative Writing and Spoken Word, is for you! 

Within the cozy confines of Sacred Root Kava Bar, there will be an open mic where anyone and everyone can read their writing, and we will wrap up the evening with a poetry slam.

Ithaca Festival Performances

on Wed, 06/01/2016 - 19:09

FRIDAY the 3rd

New Roots Drum & Dance  12:00 - 12:30 @ the Bernie Milton Pavilion on the Commons

Parade 5:00 - 8:00 New Roots will be starting from the the corner of Jay and Cayuga Streets

SATURDAY the 4th

New Roots Rock Band  11:50 - 12:45 @ the Bernie milton Pavilion on the Commons

SUNDAY the 5th

Spoken Word  3:30 - 4:30 @ the West End of the Commons


Apprenticeship Opportunities at the Learning Web

on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 14:02

The Learning Web is recruiting new intakes for 2016 who would be interested in exploring their interests and finding a volunteer apprenticeship. Whatever your interests are we will work to find a mentor that can provide hands on experience in your field of interest. If you live in the Town of Ithaca, Village of Lansing, or Village of Cayuga Heightsand would be interested in the program, please contact Isaac Piha at, or (607) 275-0122