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    PCA News - May 19, 2017 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

    THIS SUNDAY! May 21 | 11AM-4:30PM
    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


    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!

     Summer Arts Camp

    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

    Fees per 3-week session:

    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


    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 | Hertel 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.

     Bike to Work Day

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Find a bicycle breakfast and other Bike Month activities on the GObike Buffalo calendar.


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    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


    A full overview of the route, and closure times and locations can be found on the Buffalo Marathon website. For additional information please reach out to the race organizers: information@buffalomarathon.com.

    The following screen shot is of the marathon route (blue line), the detour route (orange line for residents and zoo patrons), and a white line (detour for the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.)  The gold color balloons are where the BPD will help residents and zoo patrons to cross over the route at Depew and Starin and also at Parkside and Hertel.   If you are accessing Parkside from the 198 to go north of Jewett you would be detoured around to Main Street.  If you are trying to access south of Jewett from the north side on Parkside the quickest way would also be the detour.

    Keep in mind on Parkside, north of Jewett, there will be a cone line to help with traffic control especially to direct zoo patrons. 


    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!

    Attaching the PCA Century Plaque as part of spring home improvements!

     This week's photos was provided by PCA staff.

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


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    Fun Facts!

    In 1983 telephones were installed around the park area near the zoo and at the southeast corner of Delaware lake bridge. At the time the Buffalo Rocket was delivered to the resident who lives north of West Oakwood Place only. - From The Complete History of Parkside


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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.