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    PCA News - May 12, 2017 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

    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. 

    If you'd like to learn more about the tour, please check out this write up from Buffalo Rising!

    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, Dalex Construction, and Mayor Byron W. Brown.


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    News from the PCA

    2nd Annual PCA Plant Sale

    All orders must be submitted online or returned to the PCA Office by:
    TODAY!! Friday, May 12, 2017 | 6PM

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

    Please pick up the plants on Saturday, May 20 from noon-4PM at the PCA Office: 2318 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214.

    Visit our Plant Sale Page to order online

    Or, if you prefer to mail in your form, please print out this form, send the form to the PCA office (2318 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214) with a check payable to the Parkside Community Association with “PCA Plant Sale” written in the memo line.

    Sorry, no late orders can be taken.

    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 to our office at 716-838-1240 or PCAdirector@gmail.com.

    Register Your Parkside Garden!

    20th Annual Parkside Garden and Architecture Tour
    Sunday, June 25th | 10AM - 4PM

    Be a part of our 20th Annual tour of local gardens nestled between the beautiful homes in the Parkside neighborhood, the suburb designed by Olmsted in 1870.

    Register your Parkside Garden HERE!

    Get your 2017 tickets HERE!

    Amazon Gives Back to the PCA

    Shop through our Amazon Smile link and Amazon will give a portion of your purchase back to the Parkside Community Association. There are no upcharges, just click on our link, sign in to your account, and shop!

     Summer Arts Camp

    Early Bird registration ends today, Friday May 12

    For over thirty years the Parkside Summer Arts Camp has provided quality arts education programming for children 5-12 years old during their summer vacations. We hope you will join us in 2017!

    Session Dates:
            Session I  - July 11-July 28, 2017
            Session II - July 31-August 18, 2017

            Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (early drop off and late pick up options available with advanced notice)

            Delaware Park, Tot Lot
            84 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214
            Intersection of Parkside Avenue and Florence Avenue

           If paid by May 12, 2017 - Early Bird Rates

    Non-Member/Full Registration: $330/child/session
    PCA Member Registration: $285/child/session
    Reduced Registration: $145/child/session (see income limits)

    If paid after May 12, 2017 - Regular Rates

    Non-Member/Full Registration: $350/child/session  
    PCA Member Registration: $300/child/session 
    Reduced Registration: $150/child/session (see income limits)


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    Information from the Community

    Mother's Day High Tea at Fairy Cakes

    Saturday, May 13th & Sunday, May 14 | 11AM
    Fairy Cakes | 289 Parkside Ave. BuffaloNY 14214

    Treat your mom, grandma, aunt, best friend, or surrogate mom to a special celebration this Mother's Day Weekend. Fairy Cakes is serving a traditional high tea with a Fairy Cakes twist! Come for tea, freshly baked scones, tea sandwiches, and a fabulous selection of desserts. This event is open to everyone. Wear your best hat and gloves, or come as you are, and let us serve you!
    Saturday, May 13th 11am: Tickets
    Sunday, May 14th 11am: Tickets

    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. 

    Rain Barrel and Composter Sale preorder forms are due May 31. See www.eriecompostersale.ecwid.com for more information.

    Buffalo Girlchoir Spring Concert | Songs of Nature

    Sunday May 21 | 2:30PM
    Church of the Good Sherpherd | 96 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

    North Buffalo Farmers Market Opens June 1st

    Every Thursday June 1 - October | 3-7PM
    Holy Spirit Church parking lot | Hertle Avenue near Delaware Avenue

    Fourth season to feature Culinary Table, music, and special events

    Culinary Table returns
    Back by popular demand is the Market’s Culinary Table.  Under the talented leadership of Don Keating, head Chef at Joe’s Deli on Hertel, the initiative will feature food prepared onsite, using local ingredients from the Market.  Keating is also reaching out to area restaurants for Guest Chefs to cook at the Market, meet the community and promote their own establishments. 

    Volunteers Needed
    As a volunteer enterprise, the Market needs more folks throughout the season to assist with operations and promotion.  This year, according to Banning, the Market is reaching out to area high school and college students seeking service learning opportunities. More info here.  

    “Continued community support is vital to our efforts,” said Banning. “I’m looking forward to the Market having another successful season.”

    Follow the Market on Facebook for up to date news and information.


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Sat. 5/6: Nichols School Derby Day Auction, all day

    Thurs. 5/11 and Fri. 5/12: St. Mark School Fair/Ice Cream Social, all day

    Sat. 5/13: Run for Kindness 5K, Delaware Park, 8 a.m. - noon, Ring Road

    Sun. 5/14: Buffalo Zoo Mother's Day Brunch, seatings at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m

    Sat. 5/20: Olmsted Foundation Color-a-thon 3K walk/run, 9 a.m., Ring Road

    Sun. 5/21: Buffalo Zoo Sea Lion and Otter Day, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Fri., 5/26: Buffalo Zoo Buffalove Fest, 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

    Sun. 5/28: Buffalo Marathon 5:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. local impacts from Mile 17 through Mile 21 (Delaware to Nottingham, counterclockwise on Ring Road, out on Jewett, L on Crescent, R on Amherst, L on Starin, L on Hertel, L on Wellington, R on Linden, L on Colvin and onto the Park Ring Road counterclockwise, leaving the area on Meadow.)

    Mile Location Closed Re-opens
    17 Delaware/Ring Road 5AM Noon
    18 Ring Road/Jewett - Detour traffic or Zoo only 5AM Noon
    18.6 30K relay near Crescent/Amherst 5AM Noon
    19 Starin 6:30AM Noon
    19.3 Hertle/Starin  6:30AM Noon
    19.6 Hertle/Wellington 6:30AM Noon
    20 Linden 6:30AM 12:30PM
    20.1 Linden/Colvin 6:30AM 12:30PM
    20.5 Colvin/Ring Road 4:30AM 12:30PM
    21 Meadow/Middlesex 4:30AM 12:30PM


    Sat. 6/3: Independent Health Foundation's Kids Run, 9 a.m., Ring Road near Jewett parking lot

    Fri. 6/9: Superhero Race and Wellness Walk, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Ring Road (St. George's)

    Fri. 6/9: Buffalo Zoo Catillion, 5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.


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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 was provided by Parkside resident and PCA board member, Matthew Pelkey.

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


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    Fun Facts!

    Parts of the movie Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed at Niagara Falls. Superman and Niagara starring Marilyn Monroe were also filmed at the falls.


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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.