PCA Sponsors

    PCA News - April 28, 2017 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

    Please Join Us in Support of the Annual Tour of Homes as a Neighborhood Patron

     Would you like to show your support of the Tour of Homes? Every year neighbors all over Parkside purchase a Patron Listing in the tour booklet supporting the work of the Tour committee and the PCA. The cost for the listing is $50 and 100% goes to support the work of the Parkside Community Association.

    Please see our website to fill out the form with your contact information and how you'd like your Patron Listing to appear in the tour booklet. You will be prompted for an online payment after completing the order.

    If you'd like to pay by check, you may download and print our paper form. Please send the form and payment to:
    Parkside Community Association
    2318 Main Street
    Buffalo, NY 14214

    Thank you for all your support!

    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, Stahlka Agency, and Mayor Brown.

    Vernon Triangle Clean Up

    Saturday, April 29 (rain date April 30), 2017 | 10AM
    Meet at the Vernon Triangle Garden | Corner of Vernon Place and Main Street

    Spring is finally here! It's time to start shinning up corners of the neighborhood. Please join PCA boards members, staff and volunteers next week, as we take to the street for a friendly neighborhood clean up. For more information please reach out to the office, 716-838-1240 or PCAdirector@gmail.com.


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    News from the PCA

     Lawn Mowing and Light Yard Work

    We are getting calls looking for casual laborers to mow lawns and help with light landscaping. Can we add you to our list? Do you know of a responsible teenager? Reach out, 716-838-1240 or PCAdirector@gmail.com.



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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

    YIMBY Festival

     Saturday, April 29 | 10AM-4PM
    Tri-Main Center | 2495 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214

    YES IN MY BACKYARD is a festival that celebrates and supports the vital grass roots efforts, and the people that make them happen throughout the Buffalo Niagara area. This year’s festival is called “BUFFALO: BLOCK BY BLOCK” and it will highlight the ultimate grass roots organization: your Neighborhood Block Club! More information on their website.

     Church of the Good Shepherd Food Pantry is Looking for Volunteers

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

    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.

     Masten District Bulk Trash Week

    Sunday May 7, 2017

     A property is entitled to place out for collection up to 3 feet high, 3 feet wide & 12 feet long of bulk trash during the dates designated for your councilman district (Masten District: May 7 | Delaware District: June 4.)  

    It is impossible to determine exactly when a garbage truck will be on your street during bulk trash pickup in your district, therefore you must set out your bulk trash only on the SUNDAY designated on your bulk trash schedule for your district. 

    The property owner is subject to a $52.50 fine for bulk trash that is set out prior to, or after, the Sunday designated on your bulk trash schedule and a $350 fine for trash in excess of 3 feet high, 3 feet wide & 12 feet long.

    You don't have to wait to put out oversized items. Properties within the City of Buffalo are allowed to place out two (2) pieces of bulk trash for collection on their *regular collection day.* Bulk trash consists of those items that cannot be placed in the refuse container, and yard debris placed in clear bags. Examples of bulk trash include furniture, appliances, box of miscellaneous items, large toys, bundles of wood and brush (properly bundled), mattresses, box springs, etc. (For example: One couch and one 4 feet bundle of tree branches is considered two pieces of bulk trash). Please note that the doors must be removed from refrigerators to avoid injury to neighborhood children. 

    Residents are NOT permitted to place tube televisions, electronics, tires, paint cans, or other hazardous materials at the curb. Call 311 for information on how to dispose of these items responsibly.

    Rummage Sale

    Thursday May 4 - Saturday May 6
    TRI - MAIN CENTER 2495 Main Street 

    4th Annual Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival

    April 29 - May 6, 2017
    Japanese Garden in Delaware Park

    Daily activities organized for everyone to participate in. From the Madame Butterfly Opera Preview on the opening day to Family Day and Music Day. For more information and a detailed schedule visit their website.


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    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!

    My favorite time of the year.

     This week's photos was selected on Instagram from @parkside_prints

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


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    Fun Facts!

    Arbor Day originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska on April 10th, 1872. On that first Arbor Day there were approximately 1 million trees planted. J. Sterling Morton, who served as President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture, was the founder of Arbor Day.


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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.