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    PCA Sponsored Events!

    Explore Buffalo - Parkside Walking Architectural Tour

    Saturday, July 15, 2017 | 10AM-Noon
    Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

    The tour meets at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at 96 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214, at the corner of Jewett Parkway and Summit Avenue. Street parking is available on Jewett Parkway, Summit Avenue, and other nearby streets.


    • Advance reservations are encouraged but not required for this tour.
      • All credit card payments must be made in advance.  Advance reservations with a credit card can be made online until the tour starting time. Cash or checks are accepted at the start of the tour.
      • If you make an advance reservation, please print your confirmation email, or be prepared to show it on your phone.
    • This tour is approximately two hours in length.
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather – the tour will proceed rain or shine.
    • Cameras are encouraged!

    COST - (online tickets):

    General Admission: $15
    Student Admission: $5
    Explorer Pass Holders: FREE

    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.

    More information available at Explore Buffalo.


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    News from the PCA

    Crime Prevention

    There has been a marked increase in property crime in Parkside.  This indicates people living nearby who are looking both, day and night, for burglary opportunities.  Please keep your cars locked, house secure (including windows on the first floor), and report all suspicious activity to the police.

    The rear of your house is particularly important because burglars like to be unnoticed when they work.  Window bars on first floor windows off of decks, motion-sensor lights in side alleyway, and locks on sheds, are just some of the prevention methods you may employ.

    While your particular case may not be solved, and police may display their frustration while taking the information, filing a report is vital to cue trends in crime where further action is required by district police.  Fighting crime is a group effort.

    Emergency; crime in progress: 911

    Non-emergency; tips or reporting a crime after the incident: D-District office, 716-851-4413

    Narcotics: 716-851-4575

    Thank You for Visiting!

    Thank you to all of our participants and attendees at our 2017 Parkside Garden & Architecture Tours! To see an album of photos from the event, CLICK HERE.

    We hope you enjoyed your time visiting our historic, Frederick Law Olmsted designed neighborhood.

    Pamela Rose's Garden Featured in Buffalo-Niagara Gardening

    Congratulations to Woodward resident Pamela Rose, center of the feature story in this week's Buffalo-Niagara Gardening online magazine.

    Pamela's garden is one of three in Parkside that can be viewed during July's Open Gardens. For more information about Open Garden's see the Gardens Buffalo Niagara site.


     A Very Special Thank You to Our 2017 Garden & Architecture Tour Sponsors!


    Block Club Grant Application

    Application Materials are Due Before 4PM, August 4, 2017

    The Delaware District Block Club Grant Program is designed to match the hard work of block clubs/civic organizations in the Delaware District with financial resources for use in physical and aesthetic improvement projects in their respective neighborhoods.

    Eligible Applicants
    • Recognized block clubs/civic organizations in the Delaware District.
    • Priority will be given to organizations whose mission is related to improving the Delaware District and those with a proven record of doing so.

    Eligible Projects
    • Flowers, shrubs, and/or landscaping
    • Community gardens
    • Trash/debris removal, beautification
    • Graffiti removal
    • Signage

    Ineligible Projects
    • Rehabilitation of private properties, businesses, or schools.
    • “Soft” projects such as award ceremonies, block club parties, trainings, etc.
    • Grants awarded shall not exceed $500.  
    • Applicants may only apply for funding once during the 2017 funding period.
    • Funds will be disbursed on a reimbursement basis (original invoices/estimates and receipts are required for reimbursement!).  Original invoices/estimates should be turned in with this application.  Receipts should be attached to the reimbursement form, which will be distributed if your organization is selected for participation in the program.
    • Requests for reimbursement must be placed at the Parkside Community Association (2318 Main Street) on established forms and signed by individuals representing the grantee.
    • Funds may only be used for items included in the application.
    • If funded, project organizers will be asked to submit photos of their projects within thirty days of completion.

    Application Deadlines

    Applications are due by 4pm on Friday, August 4th, 2017 and should be delivered to Councilmember Feroleto’s office (1405 City Hall).  If submitting via mail, the application must be post marked August 1st.  Applications may also be submitted via e-mail to jhurley@city-buffalo.com. Any application submitted after the deadline will not be accepted.

    Project Evaluation

    Applications will be evaluated based upon the quality of information provided and adherence to the terms and stipulations described herein.  After review, each organization shall receive a communication advising them of approval or denial of their application.  If a project fails to remain within established guidelines, all remaining funds will be recaptured.

    Download a PDF application HERE.


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    Information from the Community

     FLW 150: Martin House Lecture Series

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

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

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

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

    October 6 - Jennifer 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 142026

    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

    Fri., 7/7 - Martin House: Wright at 150 lecture series, 7 - 8 p.m.
    Sat., 7/8 - Buffalo Zoo: Zookeeper Day, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Mon., 7/10 - Wegmans Family Movie Night, 7 - 10 p.m. Delaware park lodge area
    Fri., 7/14 - Martin House: Bricks and Brews, 6 - 9 p.m.
    Sun., 7/16 - Peaceprints 5K, 8 a.m., Ring Road
    Tues., 7/18 - Okay 5K Fun Run/Wellness Walk, 7 p.m., Ring Road
    Wed., 7/19 - Buffalo Zoo: Wines in the Wild, 6 - 9 p.m.
    Sat., 7/22 - Battle on Buffalo 5K, 7 p.m., 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!

    One of the children's lemonade stands at this past weekend's Garden and Architecture Tour!

     This week's photos was submitted by Jessica Smith.

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



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    Fun Facts!

    Congress declared July 4th as an official holiday in 1870 as part of a bill to officially recognize other holidays, Christmas being one of them.


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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.