PCA Sponsors

    PCA News - April 14, 2017 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

     Tour of Homes Volunteer and Docent Opportunity

    Thursday, April 27, 2017 | 6-8PM
    Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion | 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

    If you are interested in helping us put on our PCA signature event of the year, please let us know! We are in need of many volunteers. As a bonus for joining in our efforts, all volunteers will be provided free admission to the Tour of Homes and a post tour appreciation party.

    There will be two volunteer shifts the day of the tour: 11AM-1:45PM & 1:45-4:30PM.

    A Docent Training session will be held at the the Eleanor and Wilson Greatbatch Pavilion on the Martin House Complex site, Thursday, April 27th, from 6-8 PM.

    If you would like to volunteer, please contact the PCA office (716-838-1240 or PCAdirector@gmail.com) with which shift you would like to be scheduled to work. 

    19th Annual Tour of Homes

    Sunday, May 21, 2017 | 11AM - 4:30PM
    Darwin Martin House Complex | 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

    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. 

    Tickets available at the Parkside Community Association office, 2318 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214, or on our website: HERE.

    Day-of ticket sales will be at the Darwin Martin House complex, 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214.

    Tour is open to children 12 and older. This is a rain or shine event.

    Thank you to our 2017 sponsors! Jon The Plumber, Colligan Law, National Fuel, and Mayor Brown.


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    PCA Traffic Committee Update

    Parkside Traffic Survey

    The PCA Traffic Committee is looking for your feedback. Please let us know what you think!

    This survey is open to everyone who lives in, or commutes through the Parkside neighborhood in Buffalo, NY. Please click on the link below to take our survey.

    Traffic in Parkside (click here to access)


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    Information from the Community

    Church of the Good Shepherd Food Pantry is Looking for Volunteers

    96 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214 | 716-833-1151
    Wednesdays 10AM-2PM

    The Church of the Good Shepherd Food Pantry serves approximately 667 people each month in the 14214, 14215 and 14216 zip codes- the equivalent of almost 72,000 meals per year! They are currently in need of volunteers. They welcome all who would like to come in and help out anytime on Wednesdays from 10:00-2:00. If you would like to volunteer, come by during those times and introduce yourself. The Food Pantry is in the Church basement, with the entrance on the Summit Ave side of the Church.


    Tax Filing Assistance

    Make $54,000 or less? You may qualify for free, in-person tax preparation services by a trained volunteer. Call 2-1-1wny to find a location nearest you. 

    Make $64,000 or less? You may qualify for free on-line tax preparation services through MyFreeTaxes.com powered by H&R Block. Visit myfreetaxes.com to get started. 

    Save the Date: Free Shredding Event, Clothing Recycling and GOBike Donation Drive

    May 20, 2017 | 9AM-Noon
    Citizens Alliance | 836 E. Delavan Buffalo, NY 14215

    Shredding event items include household/personal papers only. Materials include confidential documents with account information, social security numbers, bank and medical statements, tax documents, etc. Non-shredded materials should be recycled in your home recycling tote, NOT brought to the Community Shredding Event. These materials include non-confidential papers, junk mail, envelopes, and magazines.

    Clothing items accepted include worn or torn; shoes and textiles.

    GObike Buffalo will be accepting bicycles in any condition. The Recycle-a-Bike program works with at-risk students to teach them about bicycle repairs and maintenance, as well as safety, health and the environment, while building their own bicycles from refurbished parts. 

    Rummage Sale Items Wanted

    Help fund the People's Park programs! We need your Stuff! 

    Drop off your donations: 

    When: Every Saturday from Feb. 18 – April 29; 10:00 – 1:00 
    Where: Drop-off at lower lobby elevator (look for signs) TRI - MAIN CENTER 2495 Main Street 
    parking and main entrance on Halbert Street 

    When: Monday – Friday; 8:00 – 4:00 
    Where: Located near the lobby – turn left at the top of the 
    stairs, follow the hall past the restrooms to the drop-off spot 
    near the freight elevator. Look for big donations box.

    Or by appointment: email – pprummage@gmail.com and leave your phone number.
    We will accept: clean clothing, toys, kitchen items, costume jewelry, 
    household goods, decorative items, sports equipment, records, vintage items 
    *No televisions, electronics, mattresses or broken or soiled items. 

    Sale is scheduled Thursday May 4 - Saturday May 6

    Homeowner Information Session

    Saturday April 22, 201 | 10AM-Noon
    Record Theatre | 1800 Main Street Buffalo, NY

    Want to be a homeowner but don't know where to start? West Side NHS is hosting a FREE coffee and FREE information session. Information on Credit and savings counseling and a First Home Club matching savings program will be available. 

    For more information see the West Side NHS website.


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Sat. 4/15: Buffalo Zoo - Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 2 sittings, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    4/22: Buffalo Zoo - Ape-ril Celebration, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Sun. 4/23: Independent Health - Canisius College 19th Annual Shoes for the Shelter 5K, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting east of Main St. on Delavan and follow Delavan-Chapin-Lincoln-Bidwell loop, finishing on Delavan just west of Main Street.
    Sat. 4/29: Colon Cancer Alliance - Buffalo Undy Run and Walk, 9 a.m. start to 11 a.m. Ring Road to Jewett to Woodward to Robie to Crescent to Jewett and back onto the Ring Road.


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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 photos were submitted by Alex Woods. Taken on Florence.

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


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    Fun Facts!

    Wilson Greatbatch designed and developed the first implantable cardiac pacemaker in a barn workshop behind his Clarence home in the late 1950s. On April 7, 1960, he and his partners successfully implanted the device in a seventy-seven-year-old man at a Buffalo VA hospital.


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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.