South Wedge Autumn Roots Festival 2019

3rd Annual South Wedge Autumn Roots Festival


Saturday October 5th
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 annual 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.



LIVE MUSIC by Mission Hall Artists
A stellar lineup of all local, neighborhood artists!!!
3:00 – 4:05         ADReuyter and the Confluence
4:20 – 5:00        Her Dad’s Banjo / Clara Riedlinger
5:10 – 5:55          Sugar Glider     
6:05 – 7:00        Nate Coffey and Friends 

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
Mercy Spirituality Center – retreats and learnings
Sacred Enneagram Study – sign up for upcoming offerings at SWM
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!


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