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.
Saturday, February 17, 2018 | 6PM - 8PM
Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214
It's time for the 8th Annual Chili Cook-off! Cooks compete for awards and bragging rights including “Most Creative” and “People’s Choice”. Cooks, please register your chili HERE.
Children are invited to set up a Lemonade or Cookie Stand. You may register your child's stand HERE.
You may pre-purchase tickets to attend the event for $5 per household, or they will be available at the door for $8 per household. To purchase a Household Ticket to attend, click the "Register Now" button linked in HERE.
Please reach out if you have any questions, 716-838-1240 or PCAdirector@gmail.com.
It Ain't Over Till It's Over!
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.
Has Winter Been Rough on Your Sign?
We still have a few traffic signs in the office if you would like to replace a damaged sign, and 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.
Arts Access Pass Program
The Arts Access Pass Program is designed to give eligible members increased opportunities to participate in the arts in their communities. In order to be eligible for the program, you must be currently be on Public Assistance (SNAP, Medicare/Medicaid, TANF).
Registration forms are available at sites throughout Western New York. For a list of locations click here.
After you register, a welcome packet will be sent to your home address. The welcome packet will include your Arts Access Pass, more information about the program, and a list of participating organizations that offer Arts Access tickets. Please note that the pass is only good for one year. After that year you must register again to receive a new pass.
Free transportation is available for locations within and around Erie & Niagara Counties.
For more information please reachout to: Arts Access WNY, 95 Perry Street, Suite 402 Buffalo, NY 14203. Phone: (716) 362.8389 ext. 514, email@example.com
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!
Winter home renovations happening in the neighborhood.
This week's photo was selected from Instagram user, the Parkside Project.
The largest and most famous celebration for Groundhog Day in Canada is held in Wiarton, Ontario and the groundhog's name is Wiarton Willie.
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.