PCA Winter Newsletter Available

The PCA Winter Newsletter is now available to read or download here.

Parkside Holiday Decorating Contest

New this year, the Parkside Community Association will host a holiday decorating contest in the neighborhood! As our luminaries were rained out last year, we thought this would be a nice “weatherproof” way for us to spread some holiday cheer. So if you think your house could be a contender, fill out the form below to sign up today! We'll be accepting entries until Friday, December 12th, with online voting and judging to be completed by Friday, December 19th. 
As part of this event, we are inviting neighbors to walk through the community and check out everyone's holiday lights on the evening of Saturday, December 20th. We will also hold a brief awards presentation outdoors at 6pm in front of the Church of the Good Shepherd at 96 Jewett Parkway. 
Rules for Contest
1) Participation is open to all Parkside residents.
2) Entry into contest is free. No fees apply for participants.
3) Only exterior and window decorations will be considered.
4) Judges will only evaluate homes from the sidewalk or curb.
5) Participants may be asked to sign a release to have their home photographed or depicted in media coverage and PCA promotional materials.
6) Lights or any other enhancements should be lit and/or active during judging.
7) Decorations should be harmless and non-offensive.
8) Residents should be respectful of other neighbors.
9) Most importantly, be creative, be festive and have fun!


Holiday Decorating Contest Entry Form Here

Community Meeting - Parkside Traffic Study

Community Meeting to discuss our Parkside Neighborhood Traffic Study
Wednesday, November 12
6:30pm - 8:30pm
St. Mary's School for the Deaf
Neighbors, the next community meeting to discuss the Parkside Neighborhood Traffic Study has been scheduled. Please attend this meeting to review the study's findings and ensure that your voice is heard. 
Please also consider taking a look at the most recent version of this study and letting us know your thoughts. In order for the City to put together the best possible plan for Parkside, we need to know your opinion on these points. The Executive Summary of the study, as well a previous version from April 2014, can be found below. 
You can let us know your feedback by contacting our Traffic Committee at traffic@parksidebuffalo.org or contacting the PCA's office at PCADirector@gmail.com and (716)838-1240


Parkside Neighborhood Traffic Study: Executive Summary - Download here.

Please feel free to check out the previous version of the study below, from April of this year, and compare it to the final version above. There were many items that did not make it into the final version of the study, but are still worth discussing as a community. 

Parkside Traffic Study - April 24th Presentation - Download here.


Parkside Holiday Art & Craft Show

Save the date. The 8th Annual Parkside Holiday Art and Craft Show is scheduled for Saturday, November 29, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Sunday November 30, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Episcopal church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway. 

Vendor application here.

Parkside Community Canvassing

In an effort to continue our work in the community, and to best represent the interests of our residents, the PCA will be conducting a full canvassing of the neighborhood in the coming months.  We are hoping to speak to residents about your concerns and what you would like to see in terms of progress here in Parkside. Whether it pertains to traffic, crime, special events, housing or any other issue we can help with - we want to know your opinion! Through this effort, we hope to personally speak with every resident of Parkside to find out what is most important to each of you and how we can best meet your needs- so look for us at your door this summer and fall!

Parkside Fall Fun 5K Run

Parkside Fall Fun 5k Run is Sunday, October 5th in Delaware Park. Online registration has ended. If you haven't registered, you can still do so at the Parkside Lodge, starting at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday

More info here.

National Night Out - Tuesday Aug 5th

Please join the PCA in our effort to increase local crime prevention awareness and strengthen our community spirit. This free event is open to the community and will feature an evening full of family-friendly activities and safety tips. This nation-wide annual event includes over 37 million people in 15,000 communities, and we are excited to join them with an evening of family-friendly activies for our neighbors!

National Night Out Celebration

Tuesday, August 5th - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

St Mark School, 399 Woodward Ave

If you cannot join our festivities, please consider leaving your porch light on as a sign of support for this event.

Movies in the Meadow Lineup

Are you ready for some free family fun? Every Friday evening in the month of August, the Parkside Community Association hosts the annual "Movies in the Meadow" program. Movies begin just after dusk in beautiful Delaware Park behind the Parkside Lodge.

As always, our movies are rated PG and below and can be enjoyed by the whole family. We will have refreshments available for purchase including popcorn, candy, and ice water. We will also have plenty of surprises in store for our viewers.

So pack your cooler, grab your lawn chairs and join us for an evening like no other under the stars. This event is free to attend but it takes a small community to have a successful series! If you or someone you know would like to volunteer for this event please reach out to the PCA office at 716-838-1240. More info here.

August 1 - Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America & Olmsted's Enduring Legacy (2014)

August 8 - The Princess Bride (1987)

August 15 - Citizen Kane (1941)

August 22 - The Goonies (1985)

August 29 - Frozen (2013)

Coming in August - Movies in the Meadow

Every Friday in August the PCA presents Movies in the Meadow by the Lodge in Delware Park near the corner of Parkside and Florence Avenues. This is a free outside film series. More information is coming.

Parkside Fall Fun Run - Sunday Oct. 5th

The Parkside Community Association announces its second annual 5k race at one of the premier running routes in Western New York and the namesake of the Parkside neighborhood, Delaware Park. We invite runners, almost runners and everyone who appreciates Olmsted's great park and neighborhood to join us on Sunday, October 5th for the 10 am race. The event includes a children's dash at 9:50 am, post-race breakfast and awards. Register by September 21 to receive a commemorative t-shirt. For information or to register, call the PCA office at 838-1240. More information here.


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