South Wedge Autumn Roots Festival 2017

1st Annual South Wedge Autumn Roots Festival


Saturday September 30th
3:00pm – 7:00pm
125 Caroline St 14620

SWM is excited to continue its tradition of curating a neighborhood event for each
season of the year with its first-ever Autumn Roots festival!  Following our goal to help neighbors cultivate life together by creating ways to “Center, Commune, and Commit,” Autumn Roots will celebrate the diverse ways that service, the arts, and spirituality bind us together in the South Wedge Area and in Rochester.



Community Public Art Project
Shawn Dunwoody
21740327_10101133536715142_6692632409679476691_nThroughout the festival Shawn will be working with festival goers to create a unique piece of public art on the facade of SWM’s access ramp!

LIVE MUSIC by Mission Hall Artists
A stellar lineup of all local, neighborhood artists!!!
3:00 – 3:30         Her Dad’s Banjo
3:45 – 4:30     The Jon Lewis Band 
4:45 – 5:15                O’s Pipa           
5:30-6:00           Cammy Enaharo 
6:15 – 7:00   Ben Morey & the Eyes

*Sing-a-long has been cancelled due to timing – looking forward to next year’s!

Communities of Service and Justice
While you’re at the festival, learn about the amazing people doing work for others in the area – and walk away with some new commitments to join yourself!

St Joseph’s House of Hospitality – overnight shelter for homeless persons
Worker Justice Center of New York – support undocumented workers and labor rights
James PB Duffy School #12 PTA – mentor and coach local students
Zagster – learn about community biking in Rochester
The Pillar – afternoon drop-in shelter for the homeless
Monroe Park Vineyard Church – weekly art nights and concerts
Rise Up Rochester – Support families suffering violence and crime
Flower City Pickers – battle food waste and redistribute abdundance
Rochester Free Store – an alternative economy of abundance
Frederick Douglass Community Public Library – after school helps for kids
Roc/ACTs – interfaith organizing, support police accountability board
Rochester Street Medics – learn how to provide emergency care
SewGreen Rochester – building community through making and mending together
South Wedge Turkey Trot – sign up to participate and fight hunger
and more to come!
Rochester Food Not Bombs 
Refuge Recovery Rochester
The Wedge Newspaper
City Roots Community Land Trust
Rochester Street Medic Collective
Rochester Womens Sanctuary 

Find Your Spiritual Practice! 

SWM is a community of communities working together to cultivate the life of the neighborhood.  And, we seek to work with others to nurture a healthy neighborhood spiritual ecology.  Make sure to visit these folks during the festival to find your practice!

SWM Midweek Mindfulness Community – guided breathing and meditation
Yoga DrishTi – learn about yoga, kirtan, and service
Mercy Spirituality Center – retreats and learnings
Sacred Enneagram Study – sign up for upcoming offerings at SWM
Rochester Theatre of the Oppressed – engage socially through drama
Learn Tai Chi in Rochester – try out tai chi and sign up fro weekly classes at SWM
and more to come!

Family and Community Fun

Plant and Produce Exchange!!! bring any end of season plants or excess produce from your gardens or home, and share them/trade them with others!

South Ave Sitters – a self-organized student group who will be providing children’s activities!

If you are willing to support the festival and especially our artists financially, please visit to make a donation, earmarked “autumn roots.”  Thanks in a advance for your patronage!

If you or a group you are part of would like to participate, please contact Father Matthew at