enroot gatherings

enroot gatherings provide meaningful, shared experiences that foster a sense of community. These programs seek to uncover commonalities, promote understanding and tolerance, and foster a network of support for those who participate.

Have fun. Maybe learn something. Find your people.

Led by JJ Sheffer, and driven by the YCEA, here are some of our current projects.

Downtown First Awards

This annual celebration honors businesses, organizations, and individuals who put Downtown York first through their commitments of time, advocacy and resources. Elaine Bonneau, Director of Downtown Inc. says “The Downtown First Awards give us a chance to pause and reflect on everything that has been accomplished over the past year. It gives us the chance to thank our community for not only its commitment to building a thriving downtown for everyone but for putting plans into action to make it happen.”

York Story Slam

Our series is part of the growing regional offering of open mic story slam events that began with West Chester Story Slam in 2010 and has grown to include Delco Story Slam, Lancaster Story Slam, and Lehigh Valley Story Slam. If you’re a fan of The Moth, NPR’s This American Life, or Philadelphia’s First Person Arts Story Slam, you’re going to love having this monthly event on your calendar.

Kable House Presents

Kable House Presents is an independent concert series hosted at York’s historic Central Market House and featuring up-and-coming national touring acts in intimate evening performances. Food and beverages are available for purchase from featured Central Market vendors before and during the shows. Kable House Presents is entirely volunteer-driven. We rent the market about once a month for these shows – we are not affiliated with Central Market.


A series of events featuring brief lectures on what it means to be a craftsman in York, PA. York has a rich heritage and legacy of craft, which takes both skill and intention. York: Crafted gives York’s doers and makers a platform to share their experience of what it means to craft, and to be a craftsman. York: Crafted utilizes the 20x20 PechaKucha presentation format: 20 slides that automatically advance every 20 seconds. Learn more at PechaKucha.org.

Skill Swap

SkillSwap is a barter-based education series held in downtown York. We offer a week’s worth of sessions (up to three per day) four times per year on a variety of topics. Sessions can be in the form of a hands-on workshop, a lecture/demonstration, or some combination of the two.

Human Library York

A Human Library is a library of human beings, individuals, that each represents a group in the community that may be somehow exposed to stigma, prejudice, and/or discrimination. It aims to establish a safe conversational space where difficult questions are expected, appreciated, and answered. Patrons are invited to become readers by taking a person out on loan for a conversation on the topic/issue that they represent. Conversations are offered to a duration of thirty minutes. This is not a storytelling session, but rather an experience sharing with built-in Q & A.

Interested in sponsorship?

Please contact Casey Nixon, 717.718.7851. More details on event specifics can be found on enrootyork.org

Interested in sponsorship?

Please contact Casey Nixon, 717.718.7851. More details on event specifics can be found on enrootyork.org