Latin Roots Festival 2012

Dear Friends:
Please spread the word.
Below please find the schedule for the Latin Roots Festival!



*"Dunk the Mayor Auction Fundraiser" *
The Mayor of Ithaca, Svante Myrick has agreed to get in a dunk tank for a good cause. We will be auctioning the balls to try to dunk the Mayor. 8 Balls Total. Balls will go to the highest bidder. Auction will start at 11:15 AM Saturday September 22nd. You don't wanna miss this!

*Button Drawing:
We will be selling Latin Root buttons at the event. On the back of select buttons will be a number. We will draw a number out of the hat that corresponds with the button and the winner will get a prize!*

*50/50 Raffle:*
*Tickets On Sale all day. We will draw a name out of the hat. We will announce the winner at the end of the event. The winner will receive 1/2 of the money gathered from sales of these tickets. So buy as many as you can.
Lets get this pot nice and big!*


***PLEASE NOTE: This schedule may be subject to change but we will endeavor
to keep the final schedule as close as possible to what appears here.***

   - 11:00 A.M.     The Mayor of Ithaca, Svante Myrick Ribbon Cutting
   - 11:15 A.M      Dunk the Mayor Auction Fundraiser
   - 11:30 A.M.     Dunk the Spanish Teacher Fundraiser (New Roots Charter
   - 11:45 A.M.     DJ Michael Luis


   - “Latino Kids Got Talent” Show
   - Special Performance by Raízes do Brasil Capoeira Ithaca


   - 1:00 P.M.        Performance by “Urban Latin Soul” artist Ayana D
   - 1:15 P.M.        Spit That! Ithaca College's very own spoken word
   poetry organization
   - 1:35 P.M.        Latino Theater
   - 2:00 P.M.        Performances by “Urban Latin Soul” artist Ayana D
   - 2:15 P.M.        Palante Salsa en Rueda Dance Troupe/Hiram & Johnathan
   Kline Afro Cuban Percussion
   - 2:45 P.M.        DJ Michael Luis
   - 3:00 P.M.        The Gunpoets perform their cutting edge new school
   hip hop sound with a splash of Latin flare!
   - 4:00 P.M.        Salsa Dancing with Felipe & Cynthia from F & C Dance
   and Fitness
   - 4:30 P.M.        Gabriela Tellez an Authentic Mexican Singer and
   Carlos Gutierrez Chilean Singer/Musician


   - 5:15 P.M.        Alba Betancourt-Trompa Authentic Colombian Dancing
   - 5:30 P.M.        El Danny Reggaeton
   - 5:50 P.M         Announce winners of the 50/50 Raffle and Button
   - 6:00 P.M.        The Gunpoets perform their own high energy material,
   because once is just not enough!
   - 7:00 P.M.        Global Peace Prayer Gunpoets w/ Earthdance Everywhere

                                        End The Night!

*Latin Roots 2012 is being made possible by a grant from Tompkins County
Tourism Program and is being sponsored by Cornell Public Service Center, **Law
Offices of Jose Perez, P.C., The Oasis Dance Club, Redmoon Caregivers,
Federal Credit Union, Downtown Ithaca Alliance, New Roots Charter School,
Multicultural Resource Center, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Raízes do Brasil
Capoeira Ithaca, Ithaca Community Radio, **Ithaca Fire Dept, Hoopla
Buttons, Family House Entertainment, Groove Revolution, Gunpoets* *and many

LCA Annual Picnic

Alright friends the day is coming up! The LCA Annual Picnic. Don't know about you but I am very, very excited! We will have some awesome music. We will have some awesome food and we will have some awesome kids activities! Hula Hooping thanks to Becki Hawley at Groove Revolution, face-painting thanks to Norma Soledad Gutierrez and a bounce house and kids water activities thanks to Vicki Taylor Brous at DIA.

Kids bring water wear!

The LCA would like to thank in a big way our sponsors: Alternatives Federal Credit Union, Multicultural Resource Center, Sustainable Tompkins, Downtown Ithaca Alliance, Tellez Mexican Grill & Catering, CNY Latino and our Local Latino Community. Without your generous support these events would not be possible. THANK YOU!

Come one come all and enjoy some fun in the sun! Don't forget this event is a potluck so bring a dish to pass.Reminder we will be serving the potluck at 1:30pm. All are welcome to come earlier but we will not be serving and eating till 1:30pm.


We are still in need of 2-4 adult volunteers to help with kid activities 11:30am till about 5pm or so, for the Latino Civic Association Annual Picnic this Sunday July, 8th at Stewart Park, Ithaca, NY. Please let me know if you would like to help. Remember this is for the kids!

Micah Martorell
Business Professional
607 220 7574

Important opportunity for all high school juniors and seniors:

Let’s Get Ready! is a national organization that runs over 50 college programs throughout the northeast. Let’s Get Ready! trains Cornell University students for the Cornell program offered every Spring.

Are you a high school student interested in going to college but need help gaining the resources to do so? Do you qualify for free or reduced lunch?

If the answer to both questions are yes, you qualify for this program!

The Spring 2012 program will be held at Ithaca High School and will run for 8 weeks.
Let’s Get Ready! is open to students from all nearby schools.

APPLY NOW! Applications are due by January 31st.

For an application ask your school counselor or go online to or

If you have any questions, contact Karen Yearwood at Village at Ithaca
at 256-0780.

Upcoming Picnic 2012

Welcome to 2012!
Although it may still be cold out, we have begun planning for our Annual Summer Picnic for July 8th at the Stewart Park Main Pavilion, Ithaca NY 14850. If you wish to volunteer, perform or add to our festive day please email Fernando de Aragon. More information to come....