THIS SUNDAY! May 21 | 11AM-4:30PM
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.
If you'd like to learn more about the tour, please check out this write up from Buffalo Rising!
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.
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 to our office at 716-838-1240 or PCAdirector@gmail.com.
Register Your Parkside Garden!
20th Annual Parkside Garden and Architecture Tour
Sunday, June 25th | 10AM - 4PM
Be a part of our 20th Annual tour of local gardens nestled between the beautiful homes in the Parkside neighborhood, the suburb designed by Olmsted in 1870.
Register your Parkside Garden HERE!
Get your 2017 tickets HERE!
Summer Arts Camp
For over thirty years the Parkside Summer Arts Camp has provided quality arts education programming for children 5-12 years old during their summer vacations. We hope you will join us in 2017!
Session I - July 11-July 28, 2017
Session II - July 31-August 18, 2017
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (early drop off and late pick up options available with advanced notice)
Delaware Park, Tot Lot
84 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214
Intersection of Parkside Avenue and Florence Avenue
Fees per 3-week session:
Free Shredding Event, Clothing Recycling and GOBike Donation Drive
May 20, 2017 | 9AM-Noon
Citizens Alliance | 836 E. Delavan Buffalo, NY 14215
Shredding event items include household/personal papers only. Materials include confidential documents with account information, social security numbers, bank and medical statements, tax documents, etc. Non-shredded materials should be recycled in your home recycling tote, NOT brought to the Community Shredding Event. These materials include non-confidential papers, junk mail, envelopes, and magazines.
Clothing items accepted include worn or torn; shoes and textiles.
GObike Buffalo will be accepting bicycles in any condition. The Recycle-a-Bike program works with at-risk students to teach them about bicycle repairs and maintenance, as well as safety, health and the environment, while building their own bicycles from refurbished parts.
Rain Barrel and Composter Sale preorder forms are due May 31. See www.eriecompostersale.ecwid.com for more information.
Buffalo Girlchoir Spring Concert | Songs of Nature
Sunday May 21 | 2:30PM
Church of the Good Sherpherd | 96 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214
North Buffalo Farmers Market Opens June 1st
Every Thursday June 1 - October | 3-7PM
Holy Spirit Church parking lot | Hertel Avenue near Delaware Avenue
Fourth season to feature Culinary Table, music, and special events
Culinary Table returns
Back by popular demand is the Market’s Culinary Table. Under the talented leadership of Don Keating, head Chef at Joe’s Deli on Hertel, the initiative will feature food prepared onsite, using local ingredients from the Market. Keating is also reaching out to area restaurants for Guest Chefs to cook at the Market, meet the community and promote their own establishments.
As a volunteer enterprise, the Market needs more folks throughout the season to assist with operations and promotion. This year, according to Banning, the Market is reaching out to area high school and college students seeking service learning opportunities. More info here.
“Continued community support is vital to our efforts,” said Banning. “I’m looking forward to the Market having another successful season.”
Follow the Market on Facebook for up to date news and information.
Bike to Work Day
Friday, May 19, 2017
Find a bicycle breakfast and other Bike Month activities on the GObike Buffalo calendar.
Sat. 5/20: Olmsted Foundation Color-a-thon 3K walk/run, 9 a.m., Ring Road
Sun. 5/21: Buffalo Zoo Sea Lion and Otter Day, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fri., 5/26: Buffalo Zoo Buffalove Fest, 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sun. 5/28: Buffalo Marathon 5:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. local impacts from Mile 17 through Mile 21 (Delaware to Nottingham, counterclockwise on Ring Road, out on Jewett, L on Crescent, R on Amherst, L on Starin, L on Hertel, L on Wellington, R on Linden, L on Colvin and onto the Park Ring Road counterclockwise, leaving the area on Meadow.)
|18||Ring Road/Jewett - Detour traffic or Zoo only||5AM||Noon|
|18.6||30K relay near Crescent/Amherst||5AM||Noon|
A full overview of the route, and closure times and locations can be found on the Buffalo Marathon website. For additional information please reach out to the race organizers: information@buffalomarathon.
The following screen shot is of the marathon route (blue line), the detour route (orange line for residents and zoo patrons), and a white line (detour for the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.) The gold color balloons are where the BPD will help residents and zoo patrons to cross over the route at Depew and Starin and also at Parkside and Hertel. If you are accessing Parkside from the 198 to go north of Jewett you would be detoured around to Main Street. If you are trying to access south of Jewett from the north side on Parkside the quickest way would also be the detour.
Keep in mind on Parkside, north of Jewett, there will be a cone line to help with traffic control especially to direct zoo patrons.
Sat. 6/3: Independent Health Foundation's Kids Run, 9 a.m., Ring Road near Jewett parking lot
Fri. 6/9: Superhero Race and Wellness Walk, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Ring Road (St. George's)
Fri. 6/9: Buffalo Zoo Catillion, 5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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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!
Attaching the PCA Century Plaque as part of spring home improvements!
This week's photos was provided by PCA staff.
In 1983 telephones were installed around the park area near the zoo and at the southeast corner of Delaware lake bridge. At the time the Buffalo Rocket was delivered to the resident who lives north of West Oakwood Place only. - From The Complete History of Parkside
Sign Up to Volunteer!
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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.