PCA Sponsors

    PCA News - March 9, 2018 Print

    Parkside Annual Appeal

    Our Annual Appeal

    Without faithful Parkside residents like you, the work we do would not be possible. For those of you who have generously completed community service, come out in support of our events, and financially contributed, we are so grateful.

    If you've enjoyed our many community events and campaigns, sent your children to our Summer Arts Camp, or if you simply appreciate being a part of a community that cares for its neighbors, please consider making a tax-deductible, year-end gift to the PCA's Annual Appeal.


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    PCA Sponsored Events!

    PCA Traffic Committee:
    Neighborhood Traffic Workshop

    TOMORROW! Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 1PM
    Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214

    Please join us in our efforts to develop workable solutions and action plans for our neighborhood traffic issues. 

    Membership & Fundraising Committee

    Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 6PM
    Daily Planet Coffee Company | 1862 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14216

    Join PCA board members to generate ideas for increasing PCA membership and fundraising initiatives. 


    Parkside Happy Hour - Trivia Night

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 5:30-7:30PM
    Central Park Grill | 2519 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

    Break up the work week with Parkside's Happy Hour at the Central Park Grill (CPG). Team up with fellow neighbors for Trivia Night. Enjoy a full menu from the restaurant and drinks from the bar. 

    For more information, please reach out to PCAdirector@gmail.com or 716-838-1240.

    Vernon Triangle On The National Register Of Historic Places

    Saturday, March 24, 2018 | Noon
    Central Park Grill | 2519 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

    VERNON TRIANGLE RESIDENTS you are invited to a Public Meeting to have a community discussion regarding listing the Vernon Triangle on the National Register of Historic Places. 

    Information will be provided. Benefits to you, the homeowner, will be discussed. Ways that you can get involved will be shared. There will be time for a Q&A.


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    News from the PCA


    20th Annual Tour of Homes

    We are recruiting TWO more houses for the Parkside Tour of Homes!
    Sunday, May 20, 2018

    The PCA Tour of Homes Committee is hard at work planning exciting things for 2018, our 20th Anniversary Tour!! We still have room on our roster for TWO more homes.

    We'd be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have, and even put you in touch with homeowners in the neighborhood who have had their homes on the tour in the past. If you're thinking about being a part of the line up, this is the year to do it! Please get in touch at pcadirector@gmail.com or call 716-838-1240.

    An Olmsted Legacy Through PCA Member Benefits 

    PCA Members are being offered a special $250 discount on Siegel Landing Pavers at Hoyt Lake, if ordered before April 1, 2018!

    All proceeds from paver purchases benefit the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy park maintenance, which includes spaces like Delaware Park. For more information on purchasing a discounted paver, please visit www.bfloparks.org/buyapaver or contact Maggie at maggie@bfloprks.org or 716-838-1249 x14.

    3X the Donations Through Amazon Smile 

    Amazon is tripling the donation amount when customers make their first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase from March 12 - 31! This is a great opportunity to increase Parkside Community Association's donation revenue when you shop at smile.amazon.com

    If you haven't linked your Amazon account to Smile, now is the best time to do so! Click the banner and sign in to your regular account, using our affiliate link.


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    Information from the Community

    Buffalo SafeCam

    BuffaloSafeCam is the Buffalo Police Department’s newest crime investigation and prevention tool.

    It allows you the Citizens of Buffalo, NY to register your cameras which may help deter crime and assist the Department with their crime prevention strategies in your neighborhood.

    Registration is simple and only takes a few minutes of time. You need to provide basic contact information and where the cameras are located. There is no cost for registration and your personal information is confidential.

    For more information and to register your camera, please visit: http://www.bpdny.org/Home/Services/SafeCam

    Vet Fest

    Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 11AM-2PM
    Amvets Post 13 | 25 Review Place, Buffalo NY

    Inviting all those who have served to attend. Live music, services information and many giveaways!

    Contact Debbie Lombardo at the West Side NHS, DLombardo@wsnhs.org or 716-885-2344 for more information.

     Help Fund the People's Park Programs

    The Tri-Main need your Stuff!
    Drop off your donations: Monday – Friday; outside of Suite 411 (look for the collection Box) Every Saturday from Feb. 24 – April 28; 10:00AM – 12:00PM

    Near the lobby – turn left at the top of the stairs, follow the hall
    past the restrooms to the drop-off spot near the freight elevator.

    Or by appointment: email – pprummage@gmail.com and leave your phone number.

    We will accept: clean clothing, toys, kitchen items, costume jewelry, household goods, decorative items, sports equipment, records, vintage items, clean/working electronics, small furniture
    *No televisions, computers, electronics, mattresses or broken and soiled items will be accepted

    Landlord/Tenant Rights and Responsibilities with Neighborhood Legal Services

    Friday, March 16th | 3-3:45PM
    Sean M. Ryan, 149th Assembly District Office | 65 Grant Street Buffalo, NY 14213

    A representative from Neighborhood Legal Services will be sharing information about your rights and resources as a renter, and what processes are available to you if you feel that your landlord is not meeting their obligations. This representative will also be able to provide information for landlords who have questions about their properties.

    You can learn more by viewing the flier above or by RSVPing on the Facebook page by clicking HERE. If you have questions about these trainings, or any other state matter, call: 716-885-9630.


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Sat., 3/10 - Nichols School: Choral Festival, 4 p.m.
    Sat., 3/10 - St. Mark: St. Joseph's Table, all day
    Sun., 3/18 - St. Mark: St. Patrick's Day Parade and Party
    Fri.,  3/23 - St. Mark: Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m., cafeteria
    Sat., 3/24 - Buffalo Zoo: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Sun., 3/25 - Buffalo Zoo: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
    Fri., 3/30 - St. Mark: Fish Fry 4:30 p.m., cafeteria
    Sat., 3/31 - Buffalo Zoo: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9 a.m. - 12:30- p.m.

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    Become a PCA Member!

    If you appreciate what we do, please consider joining. Already a member? Share our efforts and events with your family, friends, and neighbors!

    Learn more about the Parkside Community Association here.


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    Neighborhood photo of the week!

    Help us showcase our beautiful Parkside community by submitting a photo of the neighborhood for inclusion below. 

    If you've got a great shot you would like to share, please send it to PCADirector@gmail.com!


    This week's photo was submitted by resident, Daniel Cadzow.

    Tag your public Instagram photos with #parksidebuffalo or @parksidebuffalo and maybe we will feature you!



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    Fun Facts!

    About 70 countries around the world observe Day Light Saving (DLS). Many countries near the equator do not adjust their clocks for daylight saving. Neither China nor Japan observe DLS.


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    Sign Up to Volunteer!

    Would you like to Volunteer with the PCA's events? Take a look at which events the PCA needs assistance with by clicking below! Thank you! 

    Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

    Annual Appeal

    Please consider donating to Parkside Community Association Annual Appeal!

    All money raised helps support continuing non-profit programs of the Parkside Community Association—among them are the Summer Arts Camp for kids, Aging in Place, Crime Prevention, Housing Advocacy, Arts and Crafts Show, Traffic Safety, the renowned Parkside Tour of Homes and Garden & Architecture Tour, and the popular free summer “Movies in the Meadow” series.