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.

Community Flower Exchange!

May 19, 2018
11am - 1pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St.
Facebook event:

This Saturday come out and get some flowers for your garden. If you have some perennials you can share with others that would be great. Let's beautify and build our community. Plants will include hostess, Rose of Sharon, black eyed Susan's, poppies, blue bells and many others. Flowers are free.

5/26: Intersections of Rebellion and Accountability

Intersections of Rebellion & Accountability
A panel discussion focused on civilian review boards, disciplinary power, and the comparable struggles and histories for police accountability in Rochester, NY, Newark, NJ, and Oakland, CA

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 304 Joseph Ave.
Rochester, NY
Suggested donation: $10
Wheelchair accessible and ASL interpretation provided
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Special Guests include:
Anthony Finnell, Sr. (Oakland, CA)
Pastor Wanda Wilson (Rochester, NY)
Victor Monterrosa, Jr. (Newark, NJ)
Dr. John S. Walker (Rochester, NY)

BlackLivesMatter #ROC #PoliceAccountabilityBoardNOW #PABNOW #IntersectionsOfRebellionAndAccountability

FSCS General Meeting Day Change!

Hey folks!

For nearly 10 years, the Flying Squirrel Community Space collective has met on Mondays from 7 - 9pm. A few years ago we started meeting the 2nd and 4th Mondays.

In an attempt to switch it up and hopefully find more people to join us, we've changed the day of our general meetings!

The Flying Squirrel Community Space General Meetings will be held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm. Please join us!

(Starting May 9!)

And thank you!

The collective-

Rochester Activism Fair

It's that time again!

Are you committed to social justice and political change, but not sure where or how to plug in? Then please consider attending the Rochester Activism Fair! Representatives from many activist organizations (both well-established and brand new to our area) will be in attendance, to speak directly to (and make face-to-face connections) with potential volunteers.

Rochester Activism Fair
Saturday, May 5 at 11 AM - 2 PM
Visual Studies Workshop
31 Prince Street, Rochester, New York 14607
This event is free and open to the public!
Facebook event:

Representatives from the following organizations will be present:

Sweet Beez
Isaiah House
Sample Soap
Metro Justice
WAYO 104.3 FM
Enough Is Enough
Mothers Out Front
Indivisible Rochester
Kali Durga Grass Roots
Poor Peoples Campaign
Animal Rights Rochester
Center for Artistic Activism
Artists Coalition for Change
Rochester Food Not Bombs
Social Welfare Action Alliance
Green Party of Monroe County
Rochester Area Vegan Society
540WMain Learning Academy
Pachamama Alliance Rochester
Secular Humanists of Rochester
Atheist Community of Rochester
National Lawyers Guild Rochester
Rochester Jewish Voice for Peace
Rochester Street Medic Collective
International Socialist Organization
Rochester Global Refugee Services
Eastern Service Workers Association
Rochester People's Climate Coalition
SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice)
Rochester NY March for Science, Inc.
Sierra Club-Rochester Regional Group
The Community Place of Greater Rochester
Rochester Democratic Socialists of America
Monroe Community College Faculty Association
Veterans For Peace, Chapter 23 (Rochester, NY)
Women of Action-Rochester, A Pro-Love Movement
Rochester NOW - National Organization for Women
Alianza Agricola/Rochester Rapid Response Network
Metro Justice/ Alliance for Quality Education Comittee
Rochester Chapter Americans UInited for Separation of Church
and State
VOCAL-NY (Voices of Community Activist & Leaders)
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (and Students)

org registration is closed for this year's event.

FOIL Clinic at Enough Is Enough

Come to the second half of Enough Is Enough's meeting for a FOIL Clinic presented by Ted Forsyth. After a brief introduction to New York State (NYS) Freedom Of Information Law (FOIL), we'll actually fill out and submit FOIL requests! What is FOIL? FOIL is the law that allows members of the public to access records of governmental agencies. So bring your questions for your favorite government agency! (They don't have to be about police!)

April 24, 2018
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St.
Rochester, NY
Suggested Donation: $5 (no one turned away)

And please come for Enough Is Enough's condensed meeting from 7:00pm - 8:00pm.

Every New York State or municipal department, board, bureau, division, commission, committee, public authority, public corporation, council, office or other governmental entity performing a governmental or proprietary function is subject to FOIL. Each of those governmental entities is an “agency.”

For this clinic, we'll be looking at NYS and specifically we'll focus on:
-A brief history of FOIL in NYS
-The law as its written
-the general process

Then, we'll actually fill out FOILs, and submit them! So bring your ideas and questions of governmental agencies in NYS!

Next month we'll come back together to see who got responses and what to do then based on those responses!

Please join us!

PS. If you have a laptop or phone, please bring it. Sometimes agencies have online forms. In other instances, you may have to write or print out a letter and send it to the agency.

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