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Welcome FairyCakes to Parkside

FairyCakes CupCakery is hosting a grand opening celebration at their new retail location at 289 Parkside Avenue, across from the Parkside entrance to the Buffalo Zoo.  The store will open it's doors this Saturday October 29 from 10am-8pm, offering "give-aways" and lots of cupcake fun. Click here for a limited time coupon. Let's offer them a warm Parkside welcome as the newest retail addition to the neighborhood.

The Parkside Community Association is looking for YOU!

We hope that you will join our association and that you will find your membership rewarding, knowing that you are helping maintain and better our remarkable historical treasure of a neighborhood.  We are lucky to reside in an area that offers such great diversity with neighbors from all walks of life.  We pride ourselves in this fact and our mission is to advocate, communicate, and act on behalf of the Parkside neighborhood to preserve and enhance the quality of life.  We are working to make YOUR quality of life better.

With the economy forcing government grants to be eliminated, we need membership more than ever.  Many of our neighbors are not aware of the services that our association offers.  We are behind the scene strategizing traffic surveys, reducing crime, assisting neighbors in maintaining their homes, creating community events, providing services to the elderly, implementing Block Clubs, and creating a network of neighborly support.

Read more about PCA membership benefits here.


Parkside Holiday Art & Craft Show


Tired of the shopping malls and generic gifts?

PCA's Annual Children's Halloween Party


The PCA's Annual Children's Halloween Party will be held once again on Friday, October 31st at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway, from 5:30-7:00 pm.  This wildly popular event is free and open to the public, whether or not you're a Parkside resident or PCA member.  Come enjoy a series of games, music and treats to start off your night of trick-or-treating. We hope to see you all there!

Location:  The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 96 Jewett Parkway

Time:  Friday, 10/31/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm



PCA Board of Directors



The PCA Board meets monthly and all board members serve on various committees and assist with PCA functions. This volunteer board is a group of hard-working individuals committed to serving the mission of the Parkside Community Association.


2012 Board of Directors


Executive Board

President: Monica Cichon

Vice President: Eric Harvey

Treasurer: Jessica Pirro

Secretary: Tom Ziobro


Members At Large

Vicky-Marie Brunette

George Emery

Jerry Gallagher

Pat Lalonde

Ruth Lampe

Christopher Lavey

David Mann

Annie Reed

Renee Ruffino

George Stock

Susan Udin

Bonnie Weinberger

Rich Wolf



Board of Directors Resource Page

Parkside Historical Walking Tour this Saturday

On Saturday, September 10th, the PCA in conjunction with Buffalo Tours will offer another walking tour of Parkside, starting from the Church of the Good Shepherd at 10am.   $10 adults , $5 students.  

Our wildly popular tours are typically led by the venerable George Stock, who has conducted tours of Parkside for more then 25 years. As a long time member of the Darwin Martin and PCA boards he knows the kind of history you just can't pick up in books.  Besides being interesting in it's own right, we are expecting over 2,000 preservationists to descend on Buffalo this fall, and I for one want to know as much about our history as any visitors coming through here.

The next tour will run on October 8th from 10am, meeting at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Jewett Pkwy and Summit Ave.

PCA Century Plaques

By now you've probably heard that Buffalo will be hosting the 2011 National Preservation Conference, schedule to run from October 19-22nd.  It's a chance for the City to shine in a national spotlight, and planners are hoping it will help rebrand Buffalo from the frozen tundra people expect to the wonderful place we know it to be.  A significant reason our city was chosen has to do with the $50 million renovation of the Darwin Martin House nearby, and we can expect  a good amount of attention to be paid to Parkside as a result.

If you were ever interested in certifying your home through our Century Plaque program, there's still time to do so before this conference.  While it typically takes a couple of weeks to verify the date of each home, as well as 4-6 weeks to fabricate each bronze plaque, If you were to order yours soon, there's still time to have your home certified before the conference.

Otherwise, they make excellent holiday gifts as well, for those inclined to think that far ahead.  For more details, visit the PCA Century Plaque Page on our website and fill out the online information contact form, or contact us directly to get started.

Accident on Parkside Ave.

This afternoon there was a head on collision of two cars at the corner of Parkside Avenue and Florence Avenue.  While we await word to see if anybody was seriously hurt, the PCA remains very concerned about the nature of this intersection.  It was not long ago that a driver lost control late at night and barreled over a lawn, crashing into 123 Parkside Avenue, shaking the house off it's foundations.  Since that time, we have been working with the Department of Public Works to try to implement traffic suppression or other safety measures, but have seen little in the way of progress to date.  We will continue these efforts, but want to take a moment to reflect on what is and has been for years a very dangerous intersection.
Stay tuned for how you can be further involved as we try to get this corner improved.

PCA Revolving Loan Fund


Looking to tackle those long delayed home improvements this spring?  The PCA and BCFCU can offer low-interest short term loans to help you get started with a number of eligible exterior improvements.

  • Reserved for properties in the Vernon Triangle (between Amherst, Main and Fairfield)
  • It will be restricted to Low-mod income families:

Income Limit - 110% AMI

Movies on the Meadow This Friday

This Friday, August 12th, the PCA kicks off our 2011 Movies on the meadow series with A night at the Museum, starring Ben Stiller.

All movies will start once the sun has set and it's dark enough, which puts at about 8:30.  We'll be setting up the show in the grassy meadow just below the Parkside lodge, down the hill from the tot-lot at Florence and Parkside. 

For those of you looking to drive to our Movies on the Meadow series, which kicks off this Friday evening, the Buffalo Zoo has generously offered free parking to our audience.  You're invited to use the lot south of the zoo entrance at the corner of Jewett Parkway and Parkside Ave.  The gate will be raised at 9:30 for those of you that stay for the entire show.  If for whatever reason you need to leave before then, the PCA will be selling parking tokens ($3.50/car) on behalf of the zoo, that you'll need to exit the lot.  A portion of the proceeds earned goes toward worldwide conservation projects.

For more details visit the Movies on the Meadow web page or call for more information 838-1240


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