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    PCA Upcoming Events!

    19th Annual Tour of Homes

    Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 11AM - 4:30PM
    Darwin Martin House Complex | 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

    Every year the Parkside Tour of Homes invites people from the city, suburbs, and even Toronto and Rochester to visit our neighborhood. It's a chance for us to show off a little, share our unique slice of Buffalo, and raise money for PCA efforts throughout the year. 

    Tickets available at the Parkside Community Association office, 2318 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214, or on our website: HERE.

    Day-of ticket sales will be at the Darwin Martin House complex, 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214.

    Tour is open to children 12 and older. This is a rain or shine event.


    Free Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Installation for Parkside Seniors!

    Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 10AM-1PM

    If you or someone you know could use our assistance, please let us know!

    If you’re 65 or older, or if you have a permanent medical condition that limits your ability to install your own detectors, please let the PCA know. We’re planning a free installation day to assist our neighbors in need on Saturday, April 8. Even if you already have detectors, you may need to replace them. Carbon monoxide detectors last only 5 years, and smoke detectors last about 8-10 years. We are providing free detectors and free installation.

    If you or someone you know could use our assistance, please let us know! For more information and to sign up, please call the PCA at 716-838-1240 or email us at PCAdirector@gmail.com. Our student volunteers will soon be calling all Parkside seniors for whom we have phone numbers about this offer.

    If you are available to volunteer, we could use a few more hands to help with support and supervision on our installation day. Reach out to our office, 716-838-1240, or email PCAdirector@gmail.com

    This is a service of the PCA’s Aging in Place Committee, with assistance from UB students and staff.


     Tour of Homes Volunteer and Docent Opportunity

    Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 6-8PM
    Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion | 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

    If you are interested in helping us put on our PCA signature event of the year, please let us know! We are in need of many volunteers. As a bonus for joining in our efforts, all volunteers will be provided free admission to the Tour of Homes and a post tour appreciation party.

    There will be two volunteer shifts the day of the tour: 11AM-1:45PM & 1:45-4:30PM.

    A Docent Training session will be held at the the Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion on the Martin House Complex site, Thursday, April 27th, from 6-8 PM.

    If you would like to volunteer, please contact the PCA office (716-838-1240 or PCAdirector@gmail.com) with which shift you would like to be scheduled to work. 


     

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    PCA Traffic Committee Update

    Parkside Traffic Survey

    The PCA Traffic Committee is looking for your feedback. Please let us know what you think!

    This survey is open to everyone who lives in, or commutes through the Parkside neighborhood in Buffalo, NY. Please click on the link below to take our survey.

    Traffic in Parkside (click here to access)


     

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    Information from the Community

    Bulk Trash

    Masten District: May 7 | Delaware District: June 4

     A property is entitled to place out for collection up to 4 feet high, 4 feet wide & 12 feet long of bulk trash during the dates designated for your councilman district (Masten District: May 7 | Delaware District: June 4.)  It is impossible to determine exactly when a garbage truck will be on your street during bulk trash pickup in your district, therefore you must set out your bulk trash only on the SUNDAY designated on your bulk trash schedule for your district.  The property owner is subject to a $52.50 fine for bulk trash that is set out prior to, or after, the Sunday designated on your bulk trash schedule and a $350 fine for trash in excess of 4 feet high, 4 feet wide & 12 feet long.

    You don't have to wait to put out oversized items. Properties within the City of Buffalo are allowed to place out two (2) pieces of bulk trash for collection on their *regular collection day.* Bulk trash consists of those items that cannot be placed in the refuse container, and yard debris placed in clear bags. Examples of bulk trash include furniture, appliances, box of miscellaneous items, large toys, bundles of wood and brush (properly bundled), mattresses, box springs, etc. (For example: One couch and one 4 feet bundle of tree branches is considered two pieces of bulk trash). Please note that the doors must be removed from refrigerators to avoid injury to neighborhood children. 

    Residents are NOT permitted to place tube televisions, electronics, tires, paint cans, or other hazardous materials at the curb. Call 311 for information on how to dispose of these items responsibly.


    St. Mark's Lenten Fish Fry

    Friday, March 31 | 4:30-7PM
    St. Mark School | 399 Woodward Ave. Buffalo 14214

    Join St. Mark's parish for their annual Fish Fry. $10 dinners, $5 kid's menu. Dine or Carry Out.


     Tax Filing Assistance

    Make $54,000 or less? You may qualify for free, in-person tax preparation services by a trained volunteer. Call 2-1-1wny to find a location nearest you. 



    Make $64,000 or less? You may qualify for free on-line tax preparation services through MyFreeTaxes.com powered by H&R Block. Visit myfreetaxes.com to get started. 


    Tri Main Events
    2495 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214

    Pop-up Performance: Buffalo Gamelan Club

    March 31, 2017 | Noon-1PM
    Lower Lobby

    Join in on the fun, as Aspire hosts "pop up" performances throughout 2017 around Tri-Main center! Gamelan is a community oriented form of music form Indonesia.


    Make & Take Workshop: Architecture in Nature

    April 1, 2017 | Ages 5-12
    Darwin House Complex | 125 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214

    It's a kick off to spring! Learn about bees, the original organic architects. Create your own "bee house" to make positive change for their world. For more information and to register, see their website.


    Public Comment Open: TIP Amendment # 15 

    The Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC), the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Erie and Niagara Counties, is proposing to amend the 2017-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) by adding the following project:

    Project Identification Number (PIN) 5812.70
    Bridge MBC & Preservation Program Block Significant Scope Change

    LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK

    Public comments will be received through
    April 4, 2017 for TIP Amendment # 15

    at staff@gbnrtc.org; in writing to GBNRTC Executive Director, 438 Main Street; Suite 503; Buffalo, NY 14202; or 716-856-2026.



    Annual Fish Fry and Bake Sale

    Friday April 7, 2017 | 4-7PM
    St. George Orthodox Church | 2 Nottingham Terrace Buffalo, NY

    $12/dinner
    - 9 oz beer battered fish or shrimp
    -french fries with coleslaw
    - rye bread with butter
    - beverage

    Kids Meal ($5/each: mac n cheese, bread/butter, carrot sticks and juice box)

    Dine-in or Take-Out

    Bake Sale with homemade cakes, breads and much more
    More information, please contact Fr. Jason: 716-875-4222


    Landscape Class: The Culture of Pruning

    April 8, 2017 | 10-11:30AM
    Darwin House Complex | 125 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214

    Back by popular demand! Join Nellie Gardner, Horticulturist as she takes you through a workshop on pruning, hedging, shaping and training your garden. For more information and to register, see their website.


     

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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Sat. 4/1: Dolphin Dash 5K, 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Ring Road.
     
    Sat. 4/1: Martin House (Junior League/Buffalo News) - "Make and Take Children's Workshop: Architecture in Nature", ages 5 and up, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
     
    Sat. 4/8: Martin House (Junior League Buffalo) - "The Culture of Pruning", 10:00 a.m. to 11:30.
     
    Sat. 4/8 and 4/22: Buffalo Zoo - Ape-ril Celebration, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     
    Sat. 4/8Sun. 4/9, and Sat. 4/15: Buffalo Zoo - Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 2 sittings, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
     
    Sun. 4/23: Independent Health - Canisius College 19th Annual Shoes for the Shelter 5K, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting east of Main St. on Delavan and follow Delavan-Chapin-Lincoln-Bidwell loop, finishing on Delavan just west of Main Street.
     
    Sat. 4/29: Colon Cancer Alliance - Buffalo Undy Run and Walk, 9 a.m. start to 11 a.m. Ring Road to Jewett to Woodward to Robie to Crescent to Jewett and back onto the Ring Road.

     

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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!

     

    Pretty neighborhood sunset on Thursday.

    This week's photo was submitted by resident Rachael Vella-Garrido.
    Tag your public Instagram photos with #parksidebuffalo or @parksidebuffalo and maybe we will feature you!

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    Fun Facts!

    Boasting New York State’s second highest population, Buffalo was given the nickname “Queen City.” With nearly 259,000 residents, it’s second only to New York City.


     

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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.