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    PCA News - May 26, 2017 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

    20th Annual Garden & Architecture Tour

    Sunday, June 25, 2017 | 10AM-4PM
    Hillside Children's Center | 70 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

    Tour the local gardens nestled between the beautiful homes of the Parkside neighborhood, the suburb designed by Olmsted in 1870, during the 20th Annual Parkside Garden and Architecture Tour on Sunday, June 25th from 10 AM to 4 PM. The self-guided tour begins in the heart of the Parkside community, at Hillside Children's Center, 70 Jewett Parkway, at the corner of Crescent Avenue. A full color map and garden directory for this self-guided tour will be available for $5 on the day of the tour. The maps will direct you to the highlighted gardens.

    An Explore Buffalo, guided architectural tour is also available for $10/person. Tours depart at 9:30AM and 10:30AM from Hillside Children's Center, 70 Jewett Parkway.

    For more information please see our event page on the website.


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    News from the PCA

    Buffalo Marathon is Running Through Parkside

    Sunday, May 28, 2017

    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.

    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

    The following screen shot is of the marathon route (blue line), the detour route (orange/yellow line for residents and zoo patrons), and a white line (detour for the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd.)  The gold/yellow 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. 


    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. Gardens are all different shapes and sizes and can be found on porches in containers, as raised vegetable beds, shady plots under mature trees, lining a fence, ornamental, and so much more. Help make our 20th Annual the best ever!

    Register your Parkside Garden HERE! Registration closes Friday June 16.

    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

    Resolution Submitted to Prosecute "Car Pops" as Felony Burglaries

    Erie County Legislator Peter J. Savage, III announced that he has submitted a resolution to his colleagues in the Legislature calling on New York State to pass legislation allowing for “car pops” to be prosecuted as Felony Burglaries. New York State law currently limits prosecutions for burglary to homes or buildings, leaving lesser charges such as misdemeanor larceny for car break-ins and no real consequences.

    If you are interested in helping the PCA address this, as well as other crime prevention efforts, please consider joining our Quality of Life Committee. For more information, please reach out to our office at 716-838-120 or via email at PCADirector@gmail.com

    More information about the proposed resolution can be found in this Buffalo News article.


    Tire Drop-off Event

    Saturday May 27, 2017 | 7:30AM - 3:00PM
    Broadway garage | 197 Broadway Buffalo, NY

    City of Buffalo residents only, may drop off a maximum of four tires. Tires must be clean and off the rim. Tires may be dropped off at the Broadway Garage, 197 Broadway, between 7:30AM and 3PM. For more information please call the city at 311.

    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.

    Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event

    Saturday, June 3, 2017 | 9AM-2PM
    ECC South Campus | 4041 Southwestern Blvd, Orchard Park, NY 14127

    Hazardous household materials are common products used around the home almost every day. A substance is considered hazardous if it ignites easily, reacts or explodes when mixed with other substances, is corrosive or toxic. Check for labels that bear the words "poison", "toxic", "warning", "danger", "combustible", "flammable", "corrosive", or "caution."

    Hazardous household materials could pose an unnecessary health and safety risk. Unwanted materials should be disposed of in an environmentally sound manner. In order to provide residents with the opportunity to dispose of unused hazardous household materials, Erie County provides multiple Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days each year. 

    Acceptable Materials for drop-off include:

    • Up to 10 gallons of waste automotive fluids such as motor oils, gasoline, antifreeze, brake & transmission fluids;
    • Up to 10 gallons of oil-based paints, paint strippers and thinners, spray paints, kerosene & other solvents;
    • Rechargeable Batteries: nickel cadmium, nickel metal-hydride, lead-acid (auto/truck/boat/motorcycle/tractor), lithium, lithium-ion, and button (watch/calculator) batteries. For year-round battery disposal information, visit Call2Recycle.org;
    • Up to 2 gallons or 20 pounds of pesticides, fertilizers and pool chemicals;
    • Mercury and any Mercury containing devices such as thermometers or thermostats.
    For information about the next event, and items that are no accepted, please call (716) 858-6800 or visit their website.

    Delaware District Bulk Trash Week

    Sunday, June 4, 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 (Delaware District: June 4 & September 24 | Masten District: August 27). 

    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 over sized 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.

     FLW 150: Martin House Lecture Series

    Martin House Complex | 125 Jewett Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14214

    June 5Barry Bergdoll  | Columbia University
    Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive

    July 7Ken Tadashi Oshima  |  University of Washington
    In Between Space: Frank Lloyd Wright's Interchange with Japan

    August 4Michael Desmond  |  Louisiana State University
    Shifting Perceptions of Form: Frank Lloyd Wright's Circular Houses

    September 8Mabel O. Wilson  |  Columbia University
    Frank Lloyd Wright + the Design for a Rosenwald School

    October 6Jennifer Gray  |  MoMA
    Therese O'Malley  |  National Gallery of Art
    Frank Lloyd Wright: Nature, Landscape, and Architecture

    To register visit their website.

     Open Buffalo Emerging Leaders Application

    Open Buffalo is now accepting applications for the 2017 Emerging Leaders cohort. The Emerging Leaders program is a distinctive social justice curriculum aimed at building a stronger Buffalo by preparing new grassroots leaders in our city. If you are accepted into the program, you will participate in training sessions, learn new skills, and build a network of movers and shakers.

    The Emerging Leaders program is highly competitive. Not everyone who applies will be accepted. Applications will be accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis through June 30, 2017. If you make it to the next round, you will receive a follow-up email from the Open Buffalo leadership development committee and will be asked to an in person interview. We will be calling in candidates to be interviewed on a monthly basis.

    If you think you or someone you know would be a good candidate for the Emerging Leaders program, submit an application by following the link below:

    Emerging Leaders 2017 Application


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    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.)

    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!

    Parkside in bloom.

     This week's photos was provided by Matthew Pelkey.

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


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    Fun Facts!

    Originally Memorial Day was known as Decoration Day, meant to honor the Union and the Confederate soldiers who died during the American Civil War. By the 1900s it had become a day to celebrate all American soldiers who died while serving in the military. It wasn't until 1967 that it was legally named Memorial 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.