Explore Buffalo - Parkside Walking Architectural Tour
Saturday, July 15, 2017 | 10AM-Noon
Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214
The tour meets at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at 96 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214, at the corner of Jewett Parkway and Summit Avenue. Street parking is available on Jewett Parkway, Summit Avenue, and other nearby streets.
- Advance reservations are encouraged but not required for this tour.
- All credit card payments must be made in advance. Advance reservations with a credit card can be made online until the tour starting time. Cash or checks are accepted at the start of the tour.
- If you make an advance reservation, please print your confirmation email, or be prepared to show it on your phone.
- This tour is approximately two hours in length.
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather – the tour will proceed rain or shine.
- Cameras are encouraged!
COST - (online tickets):
General Admission: $15
Student Admission: $5
Explorer Pass Holders: FREE
Neighborhood landmarks include the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd where the tour begins, the Art Deco former Pierce Arrow showroom at Main Street and Jewett Parkway, and the Darwin Martin House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (admission to the Darwin Martin House is not included in this tour). Join us on a walking tour of this picturesque Buffalo neighborhood to discover the beauty and history of its street, homes, and past residents.
More information available at Explore Buffalo.
Family Fun Night: Health and Wellness
Friday, July 28, 2017 | 6-8PM
Parkside Lodge | 84 Parkside Avenue Buffalo, NY 14214
Parkside's Family Fun Night presents a special Health and Wellness focused event with special guests Radiant Chiropractic and Yoga Parkside. Radiant Chiropractic will be offering mini massage sessions for the parents and YogaParkside will be offering two sessions of a family yoga experience for all ages. The event will provide food and refreshments for guests. **$5/family donation suggested to cover event costs**
There has been a marked increase in property crime in Parkside. This indicates people living nearby who are looking both, day and night, for burglary opportunities. Please keep your cars locked, house secure (including windows on the first floor), and report all suspicious activity to the police.
The rear of your house is particularly important because burglars like to be unnoticed when they work. Window bars on first floor windows off of decks, motion-sensor lights in side alleyway, and locks on sheds, are just some of the prevention methods you may employ.
While your particular case may not be solved, and police may display their frustration while taking the information, filing a report is vital to cue trends in crime where further action is required by district police. Fighting crime is a group effort.
Emergency; crime in progress: 911
Non-emergency; tips or reporting a crime after the incident: D-District office, 716-851-4413
Pamela Rose's Garden Featured in Buffalo-Niagara Gardening
Congratulations to Woodward resident Pamela Rose, center of the feature story in this week's Buffalo-Niagara Gardening online magazine.
Pamela's garden is one of three in Parkside that can be viewed during July's Open Gardens. For more information about Open Garden's see the Gardens Buffalo Niagara site.
Block Club Grant Application
Application Materials are Due Before 4PM, August 4, 2017
The Delaware District Block Club Grant Program is designed to match the hard work of block clubs/civic organizations in the Delaware District with financial resources for use in physical and aesthetic improvement projects in their respective neighborhoods.
Recognized block clubs/civic organizations in the Delaware District.
Priority will be given to organizations whose mission is related to improving the Delaware District and those with a proven record of doing so.
Flowers, shrubs, and/or landscaping
Trash/debris removal, beautification
Rehabilitation of private properties, businesses, or schools.
“Soft” projects such as award ceremonies, block club parties, trainings, etc.
Grants awarded shall not exceed $500.
Applicants may only apply for funding once during the 2017 funding period.
Funds will be disbursed on a reimbursement basis (original invoices/estimates and receipts are required for reimbursement!). Original invoices/estimates should be turned in with this application. Receipts should be attached to the reimbursement form, which will be distributed if your organization is selected for participation in the program.
Requests for reimbursement must be placed at the Parkside Community Association (2318 Main Street) on established forms and signed by individuals representing the grantee.
Funds may only be used for items included in the application.
If funded, project organizers will be asked to submit photos of their projects within thirty days of completion.
Applications are due by 4pm on Friday, August 4th, 2017 and should be delivered to Councilmember Feroleto’s office (1405 City Hall). If submitting via mail, the application must be post marked August 1st. Applications may also be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com. Any application submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.
Applications will be evaluated based upon the quality of information provided and adherence to the terms and stipulations described herein. After review, each organization shall receive a communication advising them of approval or denial of their application. If a project fails to remain within established guidelines, all remaining funds will be recaptured.
Download a PDF application HERE.
Mayor's North District Day
Monday, July 10, 2017
North Buffalo Community Center | 208 Saunders Road Buffalo, NY 14216
Mayor Byron Brown will be at the North Buffalo Community Center to discuss what improvements are needed in the North Buffalo District. For more information please call the North Buffalo Community Center, 716-874-6133.
Olmsted Parks Conservancy Membership Drive
Support your Olmsted Parks by joining or renewing at bfloparks.org/membership or call 716-838-1249, ext. 14.
FLW 150: Martin House Lecture Series
Martin House Complex | 125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214
July 7 - Ken Tadashi Oshima | University of Washington
In Between Space: Frank Lloyd Wright's Interchange with Japan
August 4 - Michael Desmond | Louisiana State University
Shifting Perceptions of Form: Frank Lloyd Wright's Circular Houses
September 8 - Mabel O. Wilson | Columbia University
Frank Lloyd Wright + the Design for a Rosenwald School
October 6 - Jennifer Gray | MoMA
Therese O'Malley | National Gallery of Art
Frank Lloyd Wright: Nature, Landscape, and Architecture
To register visit their website.
Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event
Saturday, July 8, 2017 | 9AM-2PM
BPS Houghton Academy | 1725 Clinton Street, Buffalo, NY 142026
Hazardous household materials are common products used around the home almost every day. A substance is considered hazardous if it ignites easily, reacts or explodes when mixed with other substances, is corrosive or toxic. Check for labels that bear the words "poison", "toxic", "warning", "danger", "combustible", "flammable", "corrosive", or "caution."
Hazardous household materials could pose an unnecessary health and safety risk. Unwanted materials should be disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. In order to provide residents with the opportunity to dispose of unused hazardous household materials, Erie County provides multiple Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days each year.
Acceptable Materials for drop-off include:
Up to 10 gallons of waste automotive fluids such as motor oils, gasoline, antifreeze, brake & transmission fluids;
Up to 10 gallons of oil-based paints, paint strippers and thinners, spray paints, kerosene & other solvents;
Rechargeable Batteries: nickel cadmium, nickel metal-hydride, lead-acid (auto/truck/boat/motorcycle/tractor), lithium, lithium-ion, and button (watch/calculator) batteries. For year-round battery disposal information, visit Call2Recycle.org;
Up to 2 gallons or 20 pounds of pesticides, fertilizers and pool chemicals;
- Mercury and any Mercury containing devices such as thermometers or thermostats.
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