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.

COVID-19: At this Time due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, we are not hosting private parties or any events larger than 25 people. We apologize for any inconvenience.

March 14 Show Cancellation

Due to concerns about the Corona virus the March 14 show is cancelled. The bands plan to reschedule once the emergency is over with. We will keep you posted.

1/12: Unpacking 2019 Discussion and Screening

The Flying Squirrel Community Space will be kicking off the new year of solidarity with an all hands on deck circle discussion. We want to dive into what 2019 meant to us, our community, and the world. Attendees will choose the topics. At 3:30 PM we will conclude the discussion with a screening of the short documentary “Invasion” on the struggle of the Unist'ot'en Camp against corporate and Canadian government attempts to force a pipeline through unceded Wet'suwet'en Nation Territory. Donations Welcome.

Unpacking 2019 Discussion and Screening
January 12, 2020
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St.
Rochester, NY
Open to the public; donations welcome!
First floor; wheelchair accessible

2/1: The legacy of Indigenous boarding schools-a talk with Ronald Garrow

Local Indigenous activist, Ronald Garrow, will be delivering a talk on the legacy of Indigenous boarding schools and the impact they have had on native communities in North America. A circle discussion will follow the talk. Drinks and light fare provided.

The legacy of Indigenous boarding schools-a talk with Ronald Garrow
February 1, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St.
Rochester, NY
Free and open to the public; donations welcome
Wheelchair accessible; on the first floor

Flying Squirrel Annual Fall Brunch Fundraiser!

Come out and support the Squirrel while enjoying a amazing brunch with other community members. This year will be the 10 year celebration of the Flying Squirrel! TEN YEARS! A DECADE! WE MADE IT! Come join the celebratory feast as we thank the community that has supported and sustained the space for all these years.

Nov. 3, 10am - 1pm (PS. it's daylight savings! Don't forget to turn your clock back an hour!)
285 Clarissa St.
Rochester, NY
1st floor, wheelchair accessible!

We ask for $10 donation to support the Squirrel.

T-Shirts and Slingshots will be for sale!

Menu:
Potatoes
Egg Bake
Vegan French Toast
Vegan Pancakes
Tofu Scramble
Coffee (fair trade/organic)
Other goodies!

Please pass this onto your friends and family.

Study Session: Rochester Police Accountability Board legislation

We're getting close to election day and at least one court has made a ruling! An appeal has been filed and the referendum is being printed on the ballots! WHAT IS GOING ON?!?!

Join members of Enough Is Enough and the Police Accountability Board Alliance to get the updates (the answer: VOTE YES for the PAB on Nov. 5!) and review the legislation passed by City Council earlier this year.

Bring a bag lunch and eat as we collectively read through and discuss the legislation. Find out how you can get involved!

Monday, October 14, 2019 (Indigenous People's Day!)
noon - 1:30pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St.
Rochester, NY
1st floor, wheelchair accessible!

We'll have copies of the legislation for you and for a donation of $1, fair-trade, organic coffee! All donations will be split between the PAB Alliance and Enough Is Enough.

All Blog Posts Member login