Please Join Us in Support of the Annual Tour of Homes as a Neighborhood Patron
Would you like to show your support of the Tour of Homes? Every year neighbors all over Parkside purchase a Patron Listing in the tour booklet supporting the work of the Tour committee and the PCA. The cost for the listing is $50 and 100% goes to support the work of the Parkside Community Association.
Please see our website to fill out the form with your contact information and how you'd like your Patron Listing to appear in the tour booklet. You will be prompted for an online payment after completing the order.
If you'd like to pay by check, you may download and print our paper form. Please send the form and payment to:
Parkside Community Association
2318 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
Thank you for all your support!
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.
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.
Vernon Triangle Clean Up
Saturday, April 29 (rain date April 30), 2017 | 10AM
Meet at the Vernon Triangle Garden | Corner of Vernon Place and Main Street
Spring is finally here! It's time to start shinning up corners of the neighborhood. Please join PCA boards members, staff and volunteers next week, as we take to the street for a friendly neighborhood clean up. For more information please reach out of the office, 716-838-1240 or PCAdirector@gmail.com.
Lawn Mowing and Light Yard Work
We are getting calls looking for casual laborers to mow lawns and help with light landscaping. Can we add you to our list? Do you know of a responsible teenager? Reach out, 716-838-1240 or PCAdirector@gmail.com.
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.
Church of the Good Shepherd Food Pantry is Looking for Volunteers
96 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214 | 716-833-1151
The Church of the Good Shepherd Food Pantry serves approximately 667 people each month in the 14214, 14215 and 14216 zip codes- the equivalent of almost 72,000 meals per year! They are currently in need of volunteers. They welcome all who would like to come in and help out anytime on Wednesdays from 10:00-2:00. If you would like to volunteer, come by during those times and introduce yourself. The Food Pantry is in the Church basement, with the entrance on the Summit Ave side of the Church.
Tire Drop-off Event
Saturday April 22, 2017 | 7:30AM - 3:00PM
Broadway garage | 197 Broadway Buffalo, NY
City of Buffalo residents only, may drop off a maximum of four tires. Tires must be clean and off the rim. Tires may be dropped off at the Broadway Garage, 197 Broadway, between 7:30AM and 3PM. FOr more information please call the city at 311.
Thursday May 4 - Saturday May 6
TRI - MAIN CENTER 2495 Main Street
Homeowner Information Session
Saturday April 22, 2017 | 10AM-Noon
Record Theatre | 1800 Main Street Buffalo, NY
Want to be a homeowner but don't know where to start? West Side NHS is hosting a FREE coffee and FREE information session. Information on Credit and savings counseling and a First Home Club matching savings program will be available.
For more information see the West Side NHS website.
Frederick Law Olmsted's 195th Birthday
Wednesday April 26, 2017
The Frederick Law Olmsted legacy endures in the 6,000 landscapes he, Calvert Vaux and [Olmsted’s] sons [designed] across the United States and Canada. It endures as well in Buffalo, where Olmsted created a city within a park, a concept later repeated in Boston and elsewhere. It shapes the city he … called 'The Best Planned in America.’ (Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing Western New York, 2015). Watch the full PBS documentary here.
4th Annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival
April 29 - May 6, 2017
Japanese Garden in Delaware Park
Daily activities organized for everyone to participate in. From the Madama Butterfly Opera Preview on the opening day to Family Day and Music Day. For more information and a detailed schedule visit their website.
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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!
"Taking a walk with #hemankennedy at the #buffalozoo #shawdows #silhouette". This week's photos was selected on Instagram from Timmahbeer's page. Taken at The Buffalo Zoo. Spring is finally here!
The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox. The term vernal is Latin for “spring” and equinox is Latin for “equal night.”
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!
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.