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.

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!

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

Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee)
Thursday, May 23, 2019
10am - 2pm
The Squirrel at 285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/664777203971069/?active_tab=about

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!

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

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

May 16, 2019
10am - 6pm
The Squirrel at 285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/324142361608939/

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 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 soon!

Changing cities; a changing climate

Saturday, April 27, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Suggested Donation: $5
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/270965857115898/?active_tab=about

This talk, presented by Chris Snyder, will serve as a primer to the thought and legacy of the 20th century anarchist theorist and political philosopher Murray Bookchin. In the coming decades, the effects of a changing climate will leave no part of our lives untouched. Bookchin's Communalism offers a framework by which these challenges can be addressed on a local level.

About Chris Snyder:
Christopher Snyder grew up on a hobby farm in Darien New York. While completing a Masters in Bioinformatics at the Rochester Institute of Technology he developed interests in dancing, philosophy, and community organizing. Christopher now lives in downtown Rochester and volunteers with the Flying Squirrel community space.

Themed Programming:
This film screening is a part of our environment themed programming for March and April. Don't miss Neely Kelley's talk on “#FuelChange for Electric School Buses!” happening on 4/29, at 6:00pm!

About the Flying Squirrel Community Space:
We exist to provide a welcoming space that will cultivate and sustain long lasing relationships between activists, artists, and community members in Rochester so that we may work together to create positive social change.

Mothers Out Front presents: #FuelChange for Electric School Buses!

As we wrap up our two-month programming on environmental issues, Neely Kelley will give a presentation on the campaign to convert diesel school buses to electric school buses!

Mothers Out Front presents: #FuelChange for Electric School Buses!
Monday, April 29, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Suggested Donation: $5
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1236244833194578/

Mothers Out Front, in collaboration with Green For All, Clean Energy Works and Chispa are launching an exciting and scalable campaign to push local school districts to commit to replacing their retiring dirty diesel buses with clean and quiet electric school buses.

The first and most important barrier to transitioning to clean electric school buses is the cost. Electric school buses cost 2 to 3 times more than diesel buses. However, in partnership with the non-profit Clean Energy Works, this can be overcome! And school districts can save money, while ensuring their children ride safe and clean buses. This is what’s so exciting and makes these local electric school bus campaigns winnable and scalable.

Attend this #FuelChange for electric school buses information session, presented by Neely Kelley, to learn more about this exciting campaign!

You can learn more about the electric school bus campaign here: http://ny.mothersoutfront.org/electric_busTBA

About Neely:
Neely has been engaged in the climate movement since she moved to Rochester in 2013 - pushing for a swift, just, and complete transition off fossil fuels. She has worked on local and statewide campaigns pushing for large scale wind development, stopping gas infrastructure, stopping Bakken Oil trains, and ensuring low and middle income New Yorkers have affordable access to energy efficiency and community solar programs. She is now thrilled to be leading the campaign for local electric school buses. She grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, but now calls Rochester, NY home with her husband Doug and their two daughters.

About the Flying Squirrel Community Space:
We exist to provide a welcoming space that will cultivate and sustain long lasing relationships between activists, artists, and community members in Rochester so that we may work together to create positive social change.

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