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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.

Flying Squirrel Community Space OPEN House!

What, Who, How, Is the Flying Squirrel Community Space???
Maybe you already have an idea, or maybe you've never heard of the place!
Either way: come on by for an
Open House
-Check out what resources are available here
-Network with other activists and artists in our area
-Dream of what you'd like to see at the space
-Socialize while enjoying tasty snacks and drinks
-Rochester Food Not Bombs will be providing some of the food!

Sat. Feb 11, 2017
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St.
Rochester, NY
Facebook event:

FEB Monday Mayhem: Rochester Food Not Bombs!

Come out for Monday Mayhem and engage (and eat) with Rochester Food Not Bombs as they present on their organization and how you can get involved!

Monday, February 6, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St.
Rochester, NY
Facebook event:
there will be FREE VEGAN FOOD!

Join Rochester Food Not Bombs for the Feburary Monday Mayhem, hosted by the FlyingSquirrel CommunitySpace!

We will have a brief presentation about the Food Not Bombs movement, discussing the history and philisophy of Food Not Bombs as a global effort, then focusing on all the different work that our local group is involved in. This will be a great opportuity to meet some of our regular volunteers! A great way to learn about all the different ways to get involved!

In Food Not Bombs style, we will have FREE VEGAN FOOD!!

Hoping to also facilitate a round table conversation around some of the implications of our new political climate — and how to preserve and protect our direct action work.

Join us for the evening to learn all about Rochester Food Not Bombs and how to get involved!

Free Vegan Food!
FNB swag available for a small doation!

Rochester Food Not Bombs recovers and shares free vegetarian and vegan meals in our local community. We recognize poverty as a form of violence and believe access to food should be viewed as a right, rather than a privilege: food should be a source of nutrition for people, not profit under capitalism. In this practice we strive to reduce waste by turning donated food into productive meals. We source our ingredients through collaborations with flower city pickers at the public market as well as local restaurants and cafes. We are an all-volunteer run group, with no hierarchy or formal leaders, making decisions based on consensus. Through Community organizing and outreach, we support other local and national peace and justice groups to create a broader sense of social responsibility. If you would like to get involved please contact us!

Community not Capitalism! Solidarity not Charity! FOOD NOT BOMBS!

“By sharing free food without restrictions, we illustrate the fact that there is an abundance of the things we need and that scarcity is a fiction that benefits a small minority”

What is Monday Mayhem?
On the first Monday of every month, the Flying Squirrel hosts special programming that forgoes the technical and logistical concerns of running an open-use community space in order to take a closer look at the impact of our actions on the community and our potential as a catalyst for change.

Watch "At the River I Stand" in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of MLK Day, the Flying Squirrel Community Space is screening the film “At the River I Stand.”

A screening of “At the River I Stand”
Sunday, January 22, 2017, 3pm - 5pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space, 285 Clarissa St.
Suggested donation: $5
Facebook event:


About the film:
Memphis, Tennessee. Spring 1968 marked the dramatic climax of the Civil Rights movement. “At the River I Stand” documents the transformation of a 65 day strike by 1,300 sanitation workers into a national struggle. The film builds connections between civil rights & workers’ rights, racial & economic justice & explores how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s support of the strikers made him a more despised target, ending in the tragedy of his death.

Benefit for Earth First! and Standing Rock Comrades

Saturday, December 17, 2016
12pm - 10pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St.
Rochester, NY

We start the day off with a Local Holiday Bazarr at Noon featuring…
Khaos By Design
Smug Town Mushrooms
Thievin Stephen
Rachel Dow
The Vineyard
Leather by Ava
Wild Thistle Herb

A Delicious meal will be served and prepared by Rochester Food Not Bombs!!

With music starting at 3!
Girl Cock
( in your face acoustic not to be missed!)
(ex city harvest black ambient noise)
(will make you cry like cutting a whole bag of onions in one sitting)
American Terrorist
(so raw your crust will fall off)
(post punk earth warriors from the Mid Hudson Valley)
Rotten UK
(You know the drill Back to War!)

I want to take a moment and recongnize the victory at Standing Rock this week! However we still have a long way to go. History shows there is no accountability held within our goverment and the damage has been done. We have an uncertain future and commrades whom been harmed need redemption!

Stay updated at

Earth First! is a globalized group that does just that for our mother earth! We are holding the Organizers Conference/ Winter Rondevous in the Mid Hudson Valley Febuary 14-21st. We need to raise some dough to house and feed all you radical earth warriors! to find out what we are all about check out

Medic Monthly Meeting

Join the Rochester Street Medic Collective for our Monthly meeting. On the agenda:

Debrief & Report Back
CPR Techniques
First Aid Kit Fundraiser for the Standing Rock Medics & Healers

Monday, December 12, 2016
7pm - 9pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St.
Rochester, NY

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