Our Annual Appeal
As 2017 came to a close, here at the Parkside Community Association, staff and our board of directors reflected on all we have accomplished this past year.
Without faithful Parkside residents like you, the work we do would not be possible. For those of you who have generously completed community service, come out in support of our events, and financially contributed, we are so grateful.
We are proud of what we have accomplished and know there is more to do in 2018.
If you've enjoyed our many community events and campaigns, sent your children to our Summer Arts Camp, or if you simply appreciate being a part of a community that cares for its neighbors, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the PCA's Annual Appeal.
The work we do this year, and every year for the past 55 years, would not have been possible without the support and generosity of people like you, and for that, we thank you.
Parkside Partners Award Ceremony and PCA Annual Meeting
This week! Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | 6:30PM
Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214
6:30 pm – Desserts & Appetizers (please bring one to pass)
7:00 pm – Neighborhood Updates
7:30 pm – Awards Ceremony, PCA Annual Meeting and Election of 2018 Officers
Save the Date: Chili Cook-Off!
Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 6PM
Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214
Be a Good Neighbor
Parkside prides itself on walkablity and being very neighborly. One of the ways you can help everyone this season is to be timely and thorough with keeping the sidewalks clear of snow and ice. [City Ordinance: It shall be the duty of every owner or occupant of any premises abutting any public street to remove, before 9:00 a.m., all snow and ice which may have fallen upon the sidewalk abutting said premises. It shall be necessary to remove such snow or ice from a space three feet in width.]
School children, parents pushing strollers, those with mobility devices, pet walkers, and people commuting to area businesses, to friends, or just going out for a stroll, rely on your kindness and efforts to make their travel safe and efficient. Thank you for your help!
If you are elderly or disabled and need some assistance, please reach out to the office to see if we are able to help through our Snow Angels program.
The PCA also keeps a contractor list and someone may be available to hire.
20th Annual Tour of Homes
We are recruiting houses for the Parkside Tour of Homes!
Sunday, May 20, 2018
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.
The PCA Tour of Homes Committee is hard at work planning our event for 2018, and we still have room on our roster for a more homes - including yours, hopefully!
We'd be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have, and even put you in touch with homeowners in the neighborhood who have had their homes on the tour in the past. If you're thinking about being a part of the line up, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 716-838-1240.
Traffic Calming Signs Are Still Available!
We still have some traffic signs in the office if you would like to participate in this campaign to make our streets safer. We would be happy to accept a donation if you are willing to make one.
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.
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
The PCA is very thankful that the NYSDOT has listened to neighborhood concerns, and we look forward to working together on a plan that is focused on reconnecting our communities, improving safety, improving impacts on health, and creating a vision that our community can support.
Read the full article in the Buffalo News HERE.
After the Holidays Recycling Event
January 13, 2018 | 9AM-2PM
City of Buffalo Engineering Garage | 1120 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY
City of Buffalo residents are encouraged to properly dispose of their holiday trees and electronic equipment. Items accepted at this free-of-charge recycling event are computers, printers, toner cartridges, computer accessories, televisions, tablets, scanner, audio equipment, video equipment and circuit boards. Residents may also recycle Christmas tree lights, used clothing and clean white bulk styrofoam. Participants must certify that their items are household generated, as commercial waste will not be accepted.
Curbside Tree Collection
January 8-19, 2018
This will be conducted by the City of Buffalo’s Department of Public Works, Parks & Streets as a way to help the environment and reduce costs associated with taking the trees to landfills. To participate in this collection, city residents are asked to place trees out on their curb before a scheduled garbage pickup and to NOT place them in garbage bags. Although they are scheduled on the same days, trees will be picked up separately from garbage, so city residents should not be concerned if they are left behind after garbage removal.
In addition to the tree pick-up, the City is also offering a drop-off opportunity at SHOSHONE PARK Parking lot North off of Hertel, at the foot of Beard, 7:30 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Saturday, beginning December 30th and ending January 20th.
Additional details are available in this Press Release.
A History of Willow Lawn
PCA board member, Parkside resident, and historian, Steve Cichon, recently published a post about the history of the Willow Lawn estate area, including information about public school 54, the origins of The Park School, and the Jewett family. You can read the full story HERE.
You may also read more about the history of Parkside on Mr. Cichon's website through the tag, Parkside: http://blog.buffalostories.com/tag/parkside/
January 1 - February 28: Buffalo Zoo - Polar Bear Days: $5.00 admission and free parking, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.
If you appreciate what we do, please consider joining. Already a member? Share our efforts and events with your family, friends, and neighbors!
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!
We've been feeling cold and grey, so we searched through summer posts on Instagram and found this week's photo on Carolyn's account.
For the first time, viewers in all US time zones will have access to live coverage of the Winter Olympic Games, instead of a delayed replay. Games begin February 9, 2018.
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.