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PCA News - October 6, 2017 Print

PCA Upcoming Events!

 Volunteers Needed

The PCA needs your help with the planning and execution of the Family Fun Nights, such as Oktoberfest in Parkside! The committee is seeking a couple more helping hands.  

We are also seeking a volunteer to Chair the Halloween Party. Experience the joy of party planning for Parkside! This event has run for decades and we have a fine oiled machined that needs a little leadership. 

Please reach out to the office: PCAdirector@gmail.com or 716-838-1240. 


Family Fun Night - Oktoberfest

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 6-8PM
Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

Sie sind herzlich eingeladen (you are cordially invited) to our 3rd Annual Family Fun Night: Oktoberfest!

  • - German dinner and snacks served
  • - Kids games and crafts including pretzel necklaces, paper Alpine hats, and more!
  • - German music
  • - Yodeling contest
  • - Bring your own pumpkin to decorate
  • - BYO Beverages


More information can be found on our Facebook event.
Donations are appreciated. Danke!


 PCA Night at the CPG

 Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 4-8PM
Central Park Grill | 2519 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214

Our very own board member, Bruce Wagner, will guest-tend the bar and donate all his tips to the PCA. It's Parkside night, with no cover charge. Food and drinks are available for purchase. This event is family friendly. More information is available HERE.


Parkside Artisan Market

Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 10AM-3PM
Russell Street at Parkside Avenue

We are looking forward to seeing everyone again at the Parkside Artisan Market. Pick up your holiday gifts early, stay for the music, bring the children for food and face painting. Make your Sunday Parkside Proud!


 

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News from the PCA

 Parkside Merchandise

Want to show off your Parkside Pride? We know, of course you do! The PCA has a wide variety of logo apparel, household items, and cards in our online store. Most recently we worked with Oxford Pennant, a local merchant, to produce Parkside Pennants!

Pennants are now available for sale through our website, and we can provide free Parkside neighborhood delivery, or you may pick up in our office, 2318 Main Street.

Pennants will also be available at the Parkside Artisan Market on Sunday, October 22.


 

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PCA Traffic Committee Update

Informational Meeting Notice: Scajaquada Corridor (former 198 Expressway)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 6-8PM
Parkside Lodge | 84 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214

The Parkside Community Association (PCA) will host a neighborhood informational meeting to discuss proposed NYSDOT ongoing project to transform the Scajaquada Expressway from an urban expressway to an urban boulevard. The PCA has been engaged in this conversation since its inception and our members continue to advocate for a design that is inclusive of our neighborhood and will improve the quality of life for all community members.  This informational meeting will include a presentation by the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, as well as a discussion about the impact of the project with members of the PCA’s Traffic Committee.

Project Status:
NYSDOT is finalizing their design and will be submitting to the Federal Highway Authority in October 2017 for approval by the end of the year. If approved the NYSDOT will be starting construction in the Summer of 2018 with the current proposed plan with completion in Fall of 2021.


 Traffic Calming Signs Are Now Available!

In response to the success of our initial order, another 100 signs have been received by the committee. Please consider contributing to this campaign to make our streets safer. Each of these signs cost approximately $10 dollars to produce, so please consider a donation of at least $10 when obtaining a sign.  Once again, due to the high interest of Parkside residents, the individual PCA Traffic Committee members have personally contributed the financial resources necessary to launch a traffic calming sign campaign.  The first 100 signs were dispersed in a matter of days!  These signs have gotten the attention of the media, as well as drivers and residents who are frustrated by the constant barrage of traffic infractions throughout our neighborhoods. 

 

It is our committee’s hope that another successful campaign will assure future actions on our streets!

Signs may be picked up, and donations may be made at the PCA office, 2318 Main Street.

WIVB coverage of PCA efforts: Parkside residents send message to drivers to slow down


NY Rt. 5 (Main St) @ Kensington Ave and Humboldt Pkwy Intersection Safety Project

Public comments will be accepted on this notice through Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

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 new project: 

Main St @ Kensington Ave and Humboldt Pkwy Intersection Safety Project

PROJECT DETAILS

The identified intersection is in need of improvements that promote safety and improve operating conditions.

This project will improve the intersection to provide vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians with safer conditions. Work will include:

  1. Improving geometric and operating deficiencies that contribute to accidents at the identified intersection

  2.  Using effective reduction measures to improve safety and operating conditions

Total project cost will be $1.275M using matched federal HSIP funds transferred from PINs 5760.76 and 5760.77.  Fiscal constraint is maintained.

The project will have a let date of 8/18.

View full details including Initial Project Proposal Forms (IPPs) and location maps.

Public comments will be received through October 10, 2017 at staff@gbnrtc.org; in writing to GBNRTC Executive Director, 438 Main Street; Suite 503; Buffalo, NY 14202; or 716-856-2026.


 

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Information from the Community

Marshall Movie Screening at BIFF

Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 8PM
North Park Theatre | 1428 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214

See the Marshall movie, partially filmed in Parkside at the 11th annual Buffalo International Film Festival (BIFF). 

Tickets for the screening of Marshall will be available for Bison Pass patrons to reserve on a first come, first serve basis. Please email info@buffalofilm.org with the subject line: "Marshall/North Park" to reserve.

To purchase a Bison Pass, please see the link.


Fat Bob's Smokehouse

Saturday, October 7, 2017 | 4-8PM
Fat Bob's | 41 Virginia Place Buffalo, NY 14202

Come enjoy the final days of our patio season & visit our food truck this Saturday at Fat Bob's Smokehouse in Allentown!  We valued your business this summer & enjoyed the events we collaborated with over the past few months especially helping us to launch our FOOD TRUCK!  Come relax, see our restaurant & enjoy some great food on us!  On the patio, there will be a FREE Nacho Bar & Mac-n-Cheese Bar, Fat Bob's Food Truck specials and, of course, good beer!  


Shred Event, Clothing Recycling & Bicycle Donation Drive

 Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 9AM-Noon
Corner of Roebling Avenue and East Delavan Street

 For more information please call 311 or click HERE.


Drawing a Reaction: The Editorial Work of Adam Zyglis

Reception for the artist: Thursday, October 19, 6-8PM
On view at the gallery: September 1 - November 9

Nichols School Gallery at the Flickinger Performing Arts Center | 1250 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14216

Adam Zyglis is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for The Buffalo News. He began drawing editorial cartoons for The Griffin in 2001 at Canisius College, where he graduated summa cum laude from the All College Honors Program with a degree in Computer Science. Adam is also a Parkside resident.


 

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Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

Sat., 9/30:  Celebrate Ian 5K, Ring Road, 9:30 a.m. (benefits SADS Foundation and the Parent Heart Watch)

Sun., 10/1: Dash for Diversity, Parkside Lodge, register at 8:30 a.m., event at 10 a.m., Ring Road.

Sun., 10/1: Nichols School - All-School Open House 10 a.m. - noon.

Sat., 10/7: Maggie Lee Memorial for Epilepsy Awareness, St. George's, register at 8:30 a.m., event at 10 a.m., Ring Road.

Sun., 10/8: Buffalo Walk4Hearing (5K walk), register at 10 a.m., event at 11 a.m., Ring Road.

Sat., 10/14: Medaille College Undergraduate Open House, 9:30 a.m. - noon.

Sat. and Sun., 10/14 and 15: Buffalo Zoo - Zoo Trick or Treat at the Zoo, noon - 3 p.m.

Sun. 10/22: Parkside Artisan Market, Russell Street at Parkside Avenue, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sat., 10/28: Miles for Michael 5K, 10 a.m., 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!

Know what it's a perfect day for? ??????

This week's photo was selected from Step Out Buffalo's Instagram.

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

 

 

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Fun Facts!

The first Oktoberfest was held to honour the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, in 1810. 


 

 

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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.