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PCA News - August 4, 2017 Print

PCA Sponsored Events!

The Secret Life of Pets

TODAY! August 4, 2017 | Dusk - arrive early for give aways and games hosted by MetroPCS! They will be set up by 6PM.

The Meadow behind Parkside Lodge | 84 Parkside Ave. Buffalo, NY, 14214
The rain location is inside the Parkside Lodge, however, seating/space is limited.

The 2017 Movies in the Meadow sponsor, MetroPCS team will be active on site beginning at 6PM with games, activities, and giveaways! Arrive early to be a part of the fun! 

Our movie sponsor this week, Laundromutt, will also be providing pet-friendly tattoos!

Every year the PCA sponsors this free event, but it takes the time and effort of our residents to make it all come together. If you would like to volunteer for our Movies in the Meadow Series, information and sign ups can be found here. 

Make sure to join us next week for the showing of The Natural that was filmed in Parkside.

 Buffalo Summer Youth Arts Celebration

Friday, August 25, 2017 | 5-8PM
Buffalo Arts Studio | 2495 Main St, Ste 500, Buffalo, New York 14214
The Buffalo Summer Youth Arts Celebration showcases visual, performing, and literary works of art, children in Buffalo who chose to spend their summer in creative and productive ways. Children from the Parkside Summer Arts Camp will be featured! For more information on the event click here.

 Parkside Artisan Markets

Sundays, August 20, September 17, & October 22 | 10AM-3PM
Last block of Russell Street at Parkside Avenue

The Parkside Community Association (PCA) is proud to announce an inaugural Parkside Artisan Market series. The market will feature resident artisans and other high quality local companies. The event is free and open to the public.

Call for Vendors!

Due to increase interest, our deadline has been extended to Monday, August 7, 2017.

We’re putting out a call to artists, artisans, and local businesses to be vendors at this year’s event for the three Sunday dates of August 20th, September 17th, and October 22nd from 10AM – 3PM. Further details about the event and vendor qualifications can be found on our website.


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News from the PCA

Parkside Wines on Wednesday

Wednesdays | 7PM
Locations vary within Parkside

This is the Thirteenth year for this unique adult, neighborhood event. It's a great way to meet your Parkside neighbors! It could be in the backyard, front-yard, porch, or indoors. The host provides snacks, and the guests bring a bottle of wine! That's it! For more information and a schedule click here.

Trees of Parkside

We lost of a number of our trees after last summer’s drought and we need your help in reporting this to the City Forester so that we can have them removed and/or replaced. Please call 311 or report on their website.

If you could notify the PCA that you have reported a tree, that would allow us to help follow up on the progress of the request. Email your tracking number and any additional details to Gardens@parksidebuffalo.org. 

Proper Mulching of Trees

 For the health of your trees, keep mulch from touching the bark of the tree. Mulching is helpful for many reasons, but mulch around the base of the tree that touches the bark, can lead to diseases and attract pests and simply deflect water from the tree's roots. 

For more information: 

How to Plant Trees

Mulching Tips 

Garden Tour Lawn Signs 

If you have a lawn sign that was missed by our Garden Tour volunteers, please call or email and we can arrange a pick up. Gardens@parksidebuffalo.org or 716-838-1240.

Thank you again for your participation!

Block Club Grant Application

Application Materials are Due Before 4PM, TODAY, 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.

Eligible Applicants
  • 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.

Eligible Projects
  • Flowers, shrubs, and/or landscaping
  • Community gardens
  • Trash/debris removal, beautification
  • Graffiti removal
  • Signage

Ineligible Projects
  • 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.

Application Deadlines

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 jhurley@city-buffalo.com. Any application submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

Project Evaluation

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.

 Vernon Triangle Block Club - Bi-Annual Block Sale

Tomorrow! Saturday, August 5, 2017 | 9AM-3PM
Vernon Triangle; Orchard Place, Vernon Place, Fairfield Street.


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Information from the Community

Buffalo in Bloom Deadline Extended


 Deadline to nominate your, or your neighbor's garden for Buffalo in Bloom has been extended to Saturday August, 6. To enter your garden click here.

FLW 150: Martin House Lecture Series

Martin House Complex | 125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214

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.


NYS Department of Transportation Public Information Meeting

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | 5:30-7:30 PM
Buffalo State's Bulger Communication Center | 1300 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14222

The topic of discussion is the Scajaquada Corridor (NY Route 198) Project. The formal presentation begins at 6 PM.


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Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

Sun., Aug. 6, 13, 20, and 27 - Buffalo Zoo - Story time at the Buffalo Zoo, 11 a.m. - noon

Sat., Aug. 12 - Buffalo Zoo  "Wild about Wellness", 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 12 - Buffalo Zoo "Elephantastic", 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 12 - 5th Annual Walk to Remember Fr. Joe Moreno, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Ring Road

Sat., Aug. 19 - Run For Our Sons 2017 in Memory of Joshua Arndt, 5K, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ring Road

Sun., Aug. 20 - Parkside Artisan Market debut, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Last block of Russell Street at Parkside Avenue

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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!

Yoga Parkside treated Parkside to family friendly yoga during our July 28th Family Fun Night!

 This week's photos was submitted by Theresa Roma.

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



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Fun Facts!

At the new University at Buffalo Medical School, downtown, there are roughly 24,000 terracotta panels installed so far, with nearly 4,000 more to go.



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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.