Flying Squirrel Community Space

About Us

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 space, its central location as a gathering space for Rochester-area groups, and the rich cultural history of the Clarissa Street 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 every other Tuesday at 7pm. The next meeting is: Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

Our Documents, Guidelines, and Policies

You can contact us at or 585-205-8778.