Flying Squirrel Community Space

Who we are

The Flying Squirrel is a welcoming space for artists, activists, and community members in Rochester. We aim to cultivate and sustain long lasting relationships so we can work together to create positive social change.

More about us.

  • 285 Clarissa St. Rochester NY, 14608
  • 585-205-8778

What's Happening?

Using the Space

Need a space to hold your event? We'd love to work with you. We host all kinds of events including group meetings, private parties, music shows, film screenings, speakers, and more.

6/13: Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)

Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)
Thursday, June 13, 2019
10am - 5pm
The Squirrel at 285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY

The Flying Squirrel Community Space welcomes folks to come find out more about the space and take a tour! If you like, bring your work and grab a cup of organic, fair trade coffee for a $1 donation. We'll have tables set up and power strips so those of you with computers can drop in and plug in. We also have free WiFi.

See you Thursday!

PS. we still have a few slingshots to give away and a few t-shirts for sale!

Study Session: Rochester Police Accountability Board legislation

Bring a bag lunch and come read through and discuss the passed Rochester City Council legislation creating the Rochester Police Accountability Board. (The PAB will be established if the electorate votes in favor of a referendum on the ballot for the Nov. 5, 2019 general election.)

The purpose of the study session is to read through the legislation, answer questions, and get people involved in the movement to pass the referendum this fall.

Thursday, June 13, 2019
noon - 1pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St.
Rochester, NY

We'll have copies of the legislation for you! Also, the Squirrel has, by donation, $1 fair trade/organic coffee. Please join us!

6/6: Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)

Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)
Thursday, June 6, 2019
10am - 5pm
The Squirrel at 285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/807354136308895/

The Flying Squirrel Community Space welcomes folks to come find out more about the space and take a tour! If you like, bring your work and grab a cup of organic, fair trade coffee for a $1 donation. We'll have tables set up and power strips so those of you with computers can drop in and plug in. We also have WiFi.

See you Thursday!

5/25: Solidarity & Support: A Dinner to Benefit Benny & Nina Warr

Solidarity & Support: a dinner to benefit Benny & Nina Warr
May 25, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Suggested Donation (more if you can, less if you can't): $20
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/407405936508973/

The community is invited to a spaghetti dinner to offer solidarity, support, and community love for a family that has endured the injustice and pain of police brutality for over six years.

The Menu:
Spaghetti
Marinara Sauce
Mary Adams' famous Sausage Casserole (yes, real sausage)
Salad
Bread
Dessert

Feel free to bring a dish to share (include ingredients) or a non-alcoholic drink to pass.

If you are unable to come, please donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/justice-for-benny-warr

Have a talent or offering you'd like to present/perform for the Warrs? Let us know. Send an email to Ted at Knight0440@yahoo.com.

Benny and Nina will address those gathered as well. ♥

About what happened to Benny:
A little more than 6 years ago on May 1, Benny Warr was pepper sprayed, dumped out of his motorized wheelchair, and was punched, kicked, and kneed by Rochester Police Department officers Ferrigno, Liberatore, and Stewart. He was told to move on as the officers were clearing the block. When he refused and told them that he was waiting for the bus, they attacked him.

Five and half years later a jury finally heard his civil suit and sided with the officers' story giving Benny just $1 in nominal damages. The judge is considering motions to reverse the verdict.

Over the last six years, Benny's quality of life has deteriorated. The pain he feels in his body has gotten progressively worse. He suffers from PTSD. He is unable to use his prosthesis to get around. All this caused because of police violence.

Please come out showing support and solidarity with Benny and Nina.

Enough is enough!

There is a GoFundMe with more information here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/justice-for-benny-warr

Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)

Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)
Thursday, May 30, 2019
10am - 6pm
The Squirrel at 285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/352080705455901/

The Flying Squirrel Community Space welcomes folks to come find out more about the space and take a tour! If you like, bring your work and grab a cup of organic, fair trade coffee for a $1 donation. We'll have tables set up and power strips so those of you with computers can drop in and plug in. We also have WiFi.

See you Thursday!

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