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.

5/25: Solidarity & Support: A Dinner to Benefit Benny & Nina Warr

Solidarity & Support: a dinner to benefit Benny & Nina Warr
May 25, 2019
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Suggested Donation (more if you can, less if you can't): $20
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/407405936508973/

The community is invited to a spaghetti dinner to offer solidarity, support, and community love for a family that has endured the injustice and pain of police brutality for over six years.

The Menu:
Spaghetti
Marinara Sauce
Mary Adams' famous Sausage Casserole (yes, real sausage)
Salad
Bread
Dessert

Feel free to bring a dish to share (include ingredients) or a non-alcoholic drink to pass.

If you are unable to come, please donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/justice-for-benny-warr

Have a talent or offering you'd like to present/perform for the Warrs? Let us know. Send an email to Ted at Knight0440@yahoo.com.

Benny and Nina will address those gathered as well. ♥

About what happened to Benny:
A little more than 6 years ago on May 1, Benny Warr was pepper sprayed, dumped out of his motorized wheelchair, and was punched, kicked, and kneed by Rochester Police Department officers Ferrigno, Liberatore, and Stewart. He was told to move on as the officers were clearing the block. When he refused and told them that he was waiting for the bus, they attacked him.

Five and half years later a jury finally heard his civil suit and sided with the officers' story giving Benny just $1 in nominal damages. The judge is considering motions to reverse the verdict.

Over the last six years, Benny's quality of life has deteriorated. The pain he feels in his body has gotten progressively worse. He suffers from PTSD. He is unable to use his prosthesis to get around. All this caused because of police violence.

Please come out showing support and solidarity with Benny and Nina.

Enough is enough!

There is a GoFundMe with more information here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/justice-for-benny-warr

Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)

Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)
Thursday, May 30, 2019
10am - 6pm
The Squirrel at 285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/352080705455901/

The Flying Squirrel Community Space welcomes folks to come find out more about the space and take a tour! If you like, bring your work and grab a cup of organic, fair trade coffee for a $1 donation. We'll have tables set up and power strips so those of you with computers can drop in and plug in. We also have WiFi.

See you Thursday!

Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)

Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee)
Thursday, May 23, 2019
10am - 2pm
The Squirrel at 285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/664777203971069/?active_tab=about

The Flying Squirrel Community Space welcomes folks to come find out more about the space and take a tour! If you like, bring your work and grab a cup of organic, fair trade coffee for a $1 donation. We'll have tables set up and power strips so those of you with computers can drop in and plug in. We also have WiFi.

See you Thursday!

Open Hours at the Squirrel! (work space/grab coffee/about us)

Open Hours at the Squirrel!
(work space/grab coffee/about us)

May 16, 2019
10am - 6pm
The Squirrel at 285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/324142361608939/

The Flying Squirrel Community Space welcomes folks to come find out more about the space and take a tour! If you like, bring your work and grab a cup of coffee for a $1 donation. We'll have tables set up and power strips so those of you with computers can drop in and plug in. We also have WiFi.

See you soon!

Changing cities; a changing climate

Saturday, April 27, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa Street
Rochester, NY
Suggested Donation: $5
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/270965857115898/?active_tab=about

This talk, presented by Chris Snyder, will serve as a primer to the thought and legacy of the 20th century anarchist theorist and political philosopher Murray Bookchin. In the coming decades, the effects of a changing climate will leave no part of our lives untouched. Bookchin's Communalism offers a framework by which these challenges can be addressed on a local level.

About Chris Snyder:
Christopher Snyder grew up on a hobby farm in Darien New York. While completing a Masters in Bioinformatics at the Rochester Institute of Technology he developed interests in dancing, philosophy, and community organizing. Christopher now lives in downtown Rochester and volunteers with the Flying Squirrel community space.

Themed Programming:
This film screening is a part of our environment themed programming for March and April. Don't miss Neely Kelley's talk on “#FuelChange for Electric School Buses!” happening on 4/29, at 6:00pm!

About the Flying Squirrel Community Space:
We exist to provide a welcoming space that will cultivate and sustain long lasing relationships between activists, artists, and community members in Rochester so that we may work together to create positive social change.

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