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    PCA News - June 9, 2017 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

    Explore Buffalo: Parkside Walking Tour

    Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 10AM
    Good Shepherd Church | 90 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

    Neighborhood landmarks include the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd where the tour begins, the Art Deco former Pierce Arrow showroom at Main Street and Jewett Parkway, and the Darwin Martin House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (admission to the Darwin Martin House is not included in this tour). Join us on a walking tour of this picturesque Buffalo neighborhood to discover the beauty and history of its street, homes, and past residents.

    Please find additional details, cost and registration information on the Explore Buffalo site.


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    News from the PCA

    Register Your Parkside Garden and Sign Up Your Youth for a Lemonade or Cookie Stand!

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

    Registration Deadline is Friday, June 16

    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.

    Children can bring a refreshing element to the garden tour this year by registering a Lemonade or Cookie stand that will be featured on the map. Help make our 20th Annual the best ever!

    Register your Parkside Garden HERE! 

    Register a Youth Lemonade or Cookie Stand HERE!
    Registrations close Friday June 16.

    Get your 2017 tickets HERE!

     Volunteer with the PCA Garden Tour

    The PCA Garden Committee is looking for a few more hands to help with the 20th Annual Garden and Architecture Tour. If you have time to give on the day of the event (June 25), or to help prepare materials in advance, please check out our Sign Up page or reach out to us at PCAdirector@gmail.com.


    Dash's Tape Saver Program

    Your nearest Dash's Market | 1770 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, NY 14216

    1. Every time you shop at Dash's Market, please save your receipt.

    2. Turn original receipts into the PCA office, 2318 Main Street (near the corner of W. Oakwood), anytime (drop in our mail slot!) and we will submit them to Dash's office for a cash back.

    There are no increased premiums, no sign up forms, no fees, no new key tags. Simply drop off your receipts. We will take care of the rest. 

     Parkside 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!

    Space is limited and sessions are filling up! Don't miss out, register online today!

    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, and for a fee)

            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

    Main Amherst Fillmore Market

    Saturdays through October | 11AM-2PM
    International Wine & Spirits parking lot | 2580 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214

    The market accepts EBT, WIC, and Farmer's Market Checks. Expanded vendor base including smoked meats and more produce vendors.

     Reading Invasion

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | 7PM to 8PM
    Bidwell Parkway near Elmwood Avenue on the Talking Leaves/Aroma side

    Participants bring something to read and “invade” one of our many beautiful public spaces around Buffalo. This isn’t a book club; just a time to come together, to enjoy the act of reading, and to remind our fellow Buffalonians that reading is an essential element of many of our lives.

    So bring a book and bring a friend, and join us for an hour of reading, relaxing, and gathering in one of our most beautiful public spaces.

    For more information, please check out 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

    MAP Mobile Market - A Farmers Market on Wheels!

    Thursdays, 4-6PM | Elim Christian Fellowship - 70 Chalmers Avenue
    Fridays, 11AM-1PM | Moot Community Center - 292 High Street

    The Mobile Market is stocked with a variety of seasonal fruits, vegetables, and eggs sourced from our farm on the West Side and other local farmers. Naturally grown or certified organic produce is sold whenever possible, and prices are generally lower than local grocery stores. They accept SNAP, both WIC and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks, cash, and credit. The Double Up Food Bucks and Fresh Connect programs allow SNAP recipients to maximize their purchases even further. MAP partners with Eat Smart New York to provide recipes, food samples, and nutrition information to Mobile Market customers.

    For more information reach out to MAP: mobilemarket@mass-ave.org
    (716) 882-5327, ext. 4

    Corporate Challenge

    Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 6:45PM

    The J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge Buffalo will be taking place in Delaware Park. The Start is located at the corner of Amherst St. and Nottingham Terrace.

    For more details about the course, please visit the course map here.

    The PCA has attached "Do No Stand" signs to this newsletter email. We suggests adhering them to your waste bins and placing at the end of your drive way to encourage visitors not to block access.

     Let's Do This! - Everyone Wins When We Recycle

    Everyone wins when you recycle and, in Buffalo, city block Clubs have the opportunity to win prizes for their neighborhood simply by taking part in Let’s Do This! Let’s Do This! is a fun and friendly recycling competition between block clubs Citywide. To encourage recycling, Mayor Byron W. Brown and the City of Buffalo are asking each registered City of Buffalo Block Club to grow their recycling participation over a four week period. 



    • Any block club registered in the City of Buffalo is eligible to compete in the contest.
    • Fill out an application and “Wish List” to register your City of Buffalo Block Club
    • Applications must be received by June 17, 2017
    • Register Today & Win: www.city-buffalo.com
    • Only Green Totes that contain recyclables will be counted

    For assistance please call Susan Attridge, Director of Recycling at 716-851-5014 and find more information and prize details here.

    World Refugee Day Food Truck Rodeo

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 4:00-8:00PM
    Tri Main Center | 2495 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

    Food trucks, music, kid activities & more! Admission is FREE! Fundraising proceeds to benefit Deaf Refugee Services through JFS and Deaf Access Services. Click here for more information. 

    111th Annual Strawberry Festival

    Saturday, June 24, 2017 | 3-6PM
    Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway Buffalo, NY 14214

    Save the Date for a Parkside Tradition!

    For the 111th time since 1890, the Church of the Good Shepherd will host a Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 24 from 3-6 p.m. Enjoy fresh (never frozen!) berries, ice cream, hot dogs, hamburgers, a banjo band, basket raffle, and lawn games (in Jewett Hall if raining). 

    FLW 150: Martin House Lecture Series

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

    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.

    Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event

    Saturday, July 8, 2017 | 9AM-2PM
    BPS, Houghton Academy | 1725 Clinton Street, Buffalo, NY, United States

    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.


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    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.

    Thurs. 6/15: Corporate Challenge, 6:45 p.m Ring Road

    Sun. 6/18: Father's Day 5K and Pancake Breakfast, 9 a.m. (7:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.) Ring Road

    Wed. 6/21: Buffalo Zoo - African Hoofstock Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Sat. 6/24: Church of the Good Shepherd Strawberry Festival, 3 - 6 p.m.

    Sat. 6/24: Buffalo Zoo - Party for the Planet at the Zoo, 10 a.m. - 3 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!

    High fives as the Buffalo Marathon ran through Parkside!

     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 June of 1963 a number of Parkside residents met to discuss neighborhood concerns and problems. This gathering led to the formation of the Parkside Community Association.


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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.