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    PCA News - May 4, 2018 Print

    News from the PCA

    Last Call for Tour of Homes Sponsorship and Patron Listings!

    Would you like to show your support of the Tour of Homes? Every year, local businesses and neighbors all over Parkside support our committee and the PCA by purchasing an advertisement or a patron listing in the tour booklet. The cost for patron listings is only $50 per family, and advertisements start as low as $80 - with 100% of the cost going to support the work of the PCA.

    For more information on advertising, click HERE

    For more information on patron listings, click HERE

    Only Two Weeks Away - Parkside Celebration of Homes

    Get your tickets now for our special event this May 18th!

    In honor of the 20th Anniversary of our signature event, the Tour of Homes, the PCA will be hosting a formal cocktail party on the evening of Friday, May 18th! For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit the PCA website HERE.

    Tickets to attend must be purchased in advance, so make sure to get your order in today!

    20th Annual Tour of Homes
    Sunday, May 20, 2018

    If you haven't done so yet, please visit our website HERE to get your pre-sale ticket order in now. This year's tour will be one you do not want to miss out on! 

    2nd Annual Parkside Artisan Market Series
    Starting Sunday, May 20, 2018

    The Parkside Community Association is proud to announce the second annual Parkside Artisan Market series! This year the market will take place one Sunday month from May through September, and will once again feature resident artisans and other high quality local companies, New this year, the event has been sceduled to coincide with our other neighborhood events such as the Tour of Homes and Garden Tour. The market is free and open to the public.

    2018 Parkside Artisan Market Event Dates and Times
    One Sunday per month starting at 10:00 AM
    May 20th, June 24th, July 22nd, August 26th, September 23rd
    For additional information, or to sign up as a vendor, click HERE

    Poster design by Parkside Prints

    One Week Left - Early Bird Summer Arts Camp Registration

    For over thirty years the Parkside Summer Arts Camp has provided quality arts education programming for children during their summer vacations. We hope you will join us in 2018 as we continue our long tradition!

    Session Dates:
    Session I  - July 10-July 27, 2018
    Session II - July 30-August 17, 2018

    Please see our website for the online registration form, payment, and additional details. 
    Early bird registration ends May 11th.

    Spring Plant Sale Is Now Open!

    Spring is finally here!  Get out those gardening gloves and shovels!  Order your annuals and perennials from the PCA and help support our neighborhood programs. 

    Order online HERE

    All orders must be submitted online or returned to the PCA Office by May 13, 2018 at 6pm.

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    Quality of Life Committee Update

    The PCA has partnered with the Canisius College Marketing Research Team to gauge resident opinions on quality of life issues in our neighborhood via the survey linked below. If you are a Parkside resident over the age of 18, please consider helping us with this effort by taking this brief survey. Your responses will help us gain a better understanding of how we can address problems in our community, as well as provide insight on what types of methods or tactics the PCA should use to make the neighborhood a safer place for all.

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    Information from the Community

     Delaware District Bulk Trash

    Delaware District: Sunday, May 20th
    Due to this year's Tour of Homes on this date, we are asking that residents NOT place any items at their curbs until after 5pm.

    Items will be picked up by City of Buffalo crews throughout the week, begining that Monday, May 21st.  Please limit your items to 12 feet long 3 feet high 3 feet wide. No electronic waste allowed.

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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Sat., 5/5:  Nichols School - Derby Day Auction.
    Sat., 5/5:  Buffalo Zoo - Salamander Saturday.
    Sun., 5/6:  Buffalo Zoo - Sea Lion and Otter Day.
    Sat., 5/12:  Buffalo Zoo - Migratory Bird Day. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Sat., 5/12:  Run for Kindness 5K, Parkside Lodge and Ring Road, 9 a.m.
    Tues., 5/15:  Nichols School - MS Spring Concert, 7 p.m.
    Fri., 5/18:  Buffalo Zoo - BuffaLove Fest, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    Sat., 5/25:  Nichols School - Jr./Sr. Prom

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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!

    This week's photo is from last year's PCA Plant Sale. To sign up for this year's sale, visit our website HERE.

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

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    Fun Facts!

    Did you know ...

    May the 4th — a play on “May the Force be with you” — has served as Star Wars Day in a more official capacity since 2013, when Disneystarted acknowledging the holiday a year after it acquired Lucasfilm. However, the saying “May the 4th be with you” has been used as back as far as 1979, two years after Star Wars: A New Hope was released.


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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.