Who we are

The Flying Squirrel Community Space exists to provide a welcoming space that will cultivate and sustain long lasting relationships between artists, activists, and community members in Rochester so that we may work together to create positive social change. More about us. Check out the current Flying Squirrel Member Groups that use the space.

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2014 Annual Meeting: The Squirrel through the looking Glass

2014 Annual Meeting: The Squirrel through the looking Glass

Saturday April 12 2014, 9:30-6pm

@ the Flying Squirrel

The Flying Squirrel has been open for nearly 5 years. 
How have things been going? What's worked? What hasn't worked? How well have we fulfilled the vision and mission statements we came up with 5 years ago?
What will the next 5 years bring? What do you want to see happen?

This meeting is open to anyone who is interested in building the Flying Squirrel Community Space. April 12th will be a day long series of facilitated discussions and activities to help get clear on some of the above questions.

Bagels, Coffee and Lunch Provided
After party TBA

Please RSVP to andyrdillon@gmail.com by April 7th.

2/14 Every Passing Dream Show Canceled

Due to the foul weather down south, Every Passing Dream couldn't make it to Rochester and the February 14th show is canceled.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  We hope to reschedule the show for another day.

July '64 with special guest Darryl Porter (Monday Mayhem)

For our February Monday Mayhem programming, the Flying Squirrel will be showing "July '64," directed by Carvin Eison, about the 1964 race riots in Rochester. This July marks the 50th anniversary of the riots.

Darryl Porter will be coming to talk about his memories from that period. If you were alive in 1964 and want to talk about your memories from that time, please come out and participate in the discussion.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Fundraiser for Marcellus Shale Earth First!

Monday January 6th

6:30pm at the Flying Squirrel

Come for an evening of food and discussion focused on anti-fracking work in Northern Pennsylvania and all over the Marcellus Shale. Zora Gussow, an activist with Marcellus Shale Earth First , will be speaking about the fight to defend the Loyalsock State Forest and using direct action as a tactic in the fight against fracking. Then join in the conversation about how to connect the fights against fracking in NY and PA and how to get involved in the campaign to defend the Loyalsock!

Flying Squirrel Brunch Fundraiser: Help Feed the Squirrel!

Sunday November 3rd, 2013


At the Flying Squirrel (285 Clarissa St)


Tofu Scramble, Vegan Pancakes, Vegan Home Fries, Egg Bake, Vegan Stuffed French Toast, Oatmeal, Juice, Coffee By the Coffee Connections.  Live Music.  Suggested Donation $10




October 26: Halloween Variety Show!

Time for chills and thrills! And snacks, dancing, costumes, all that good Halloween-y type stuff. Join your host, Maurice Fibb, Along with The BLOODY NOES, Payton Marovich, and some other special guests for this fun filled evening.

$3-$5 suggested donation, all funds go toward supporting the Squirrel!


Saturday, October 26, 2013

8PM - 11PM

285 Clarissa St.


Lots of Food at the Squirrel!

Lots of Food at the Squirrel!

by Deborah Klee


On the hottest of hot dog days in August, the Flying Squirrel Community Space on Clarissa Street hosted a planting party. Two dozen volunteers showed up, including University of Rochester students, Lots of Food Project Guild members and energetic neighbors. Pickaxes were swung and spades wielded. Compacted ground was broken. Log edgers were laid. Gallons of compost were sprinkled into newly formed garden beds. Paw Paw trees (yes, the same tree mentioned in the childrens’ song is native to this area), strawberries, asparagus and herbs were planted. Thirty cubic feet (two truckloads) of woodchip mulch were spread.


$2, 3-Day Film Fest for the Flying Squirrel! (Neoliberalism, Education & Mexico)

$2, 3-Day Film Fest for the Flying Squirrel! (Neoliberalism, Education & Mexico)

Oct. 24, 6:30PM - 9:00PM (granito de arena)
Oct. 25, 6:30PM - 9:00PM (un poquito de tanta verdad)
Oct. 27, 3:00PM - 5:30PM (Brad)


All films at the Flying Squirrel Community Space (285 Clarissa St.!)

$2 / film, no one turned away for lack of funds.

All proceeds to benefit the Flying Squirrel Community Space (285 Clarissa St.).

The Capitalist Crisis and an Anarchist Economic Program

Rochester Red & Black is proud to be hosting Wayne Price for a talk on Capitalism, Marxism, and Anarchist Economics. Wayne's presentation will be followed by Q & A discussion.

The Squirrel That Gathers Causes

The Squirrel that gathers causes

Rich Riggs and Taima Probst at the Flying Squirrel's Whirly Wednesday dance and music night.

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