The Flying Squirrel Community Space exists to provide a welcoming space that cultivates and sustains long lasting relationships between artists, activists, and community members in Rochester so that we may work together to create positive social change.
We are excited about the location because of its historic significance as a community center, its central location as a gathering space for Rochester area groups, and the rich cultural history of the Clarissa St. neighborhood.
The Flying Squirrel operates as a grassroots meeting space that hosts: gallery space exhibiting regional art; community workshops and classrooms; ‘open-mic’ and poetry readings; practice spaces for musicians; live local music and dance shows, film screenings; community craft production and craft exhibits; small academic conference space and public lecture space; and a community kitchen — all this provided reliably and consistently at no cost or for a small donation.
All our meetings are open to the public. Our general meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month at 7pm. First Mondays are dedicated to our discussion series called “Monday Mayhem.” We do not meet on the 5th Monday of the month.
Documents such as our Principles of Unity, and policies can be found at at http://thesquirrel.org/docs
Our meeting notes can be found at http://thesquirrel.org/meeting-notes
You can contact us at FlyingSquirrel@rocus.org or 585-205-8778.