PCA Sponsors

    PCA News - August 18, 2017 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

     Parkside Artisan Market Series Kicks Off Sunday!

    This weekend! Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 10AM-3PM
    Last block of Russell Street at Parkside Avenue


    The Parkside Community Association (PCA) is proud to announce an inaugural Parkside Artisan Market series. The market will feature resident artisans and other high quality local companies. The event is free and open to the public.

    We look forward to seeing you all Sunday!

    Hidden Figures

    TODAY! August 18, 2017 | Dusk - arrive early for give aways and games hosted by MetroPCS! They will be set up by 6PM.

    The Meadow behind Parkside Lodge | 84 Parkside Ave. Buffalo, NY, 14214
    The rain location is inside the Parkside Lodge, however, seating/space is limited.

    The 2017 Movies in the Meadow sponsor, MetroPCS team will be active on site beginning at 6PM with games, activities, and giveaways! Arrive early to be a part of the fun! 

    Our movie sponsor this week is Buffalo Museum of Science!

    Every year the PCA sponsors this free event, but it takes the time and effort of our residents to make it all come together. If you would like to volunteer for our Movies in the Meadow Series, information and sign ups can be found here. 

    Make sure to join us next week for the showing of the Wizard of OZ.

    Explore Buffalo - Parkside Arts & Crafts Tour

    Tomorrow, Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 10AM-Noon

    Join us for a walking tour of the historic Parkside neighborhood focused on the Arts & Crafts style in residential design. The Parkside neighborhood adjacent to a Frederick Law Olmsted’s designed park, includes many excellent examples of the Arts & Crafts and Craftsman style homes. This tour will include history and background of the Arts & Crafts movement, as illustrated by various Arts & Crafts homes in the Parkside neighborhood. This tour will include the interior of one private residence.


    • 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: https://explorebuffalo.org/neighborhood/parkside-arts-crafts-tour/):

    General Admission: $20
    Explorer Pass Holders: $15

    More information available at Explore Buffalo.


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    News from the PCA

    Volunteers Needed for PCA Aging in Place Programs

    The PCA keeps a resource page on our website for our senior residents. Information available includes community resources and social services, as well as information on two Parkside initiatives, Snow Angels and Door-to-Door Transportation.

    Our Door-to-Door Transportation program is in high need of volunteers to help with driving. If you could give a couple hours of your time once a month, please reach out, PCAdirector@gmail.com or 716-838-1240. We need you please!

    Parkside Pennants!

    Want to show off your Parkside Pride? We know, of course you do! The PCA has a wide variety of logo apparel, household items, and cards in our online store. Most recently we worked with Oxford Pennant, a local merchant, to produce Parkside Pennants!

    Pennants are now available for sale through our website, and we can provide free Parkside neighborhood delivery, or you may pick up in our office, 2318 Main Street.

    Pennants will also be available at the Parkside Artisan Market on Sunday!

    Parkside Architecture & Historic Database Project

    This past spring the PCA began an exciting new project, the mission of which is to collect architectural and historical information about the built environment in the Parkside neighborhood of Buffalo. This will be helpful for our neighborhood historians and for our walking tours, and perhaps the Tour of Homes, and for the Garden and Architecture Tour.

    The first step is data collection. If you have researched your home, have stories about previous owners or the history that took place in your house, or know about the architect or something about the changes made to your home over time, that is something we would love to know too.

    We would love to welcome neighborhood volunteers—especially those of you who have a particular interest in history and architecture, of course, but also if you just want to learn more and contribute.

    If you want to participate in this project, submit information through our webform, or contact the PCA, 716-838-1240PCAdirector@gmail.com


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    Information from the Community

    Unite by Night

    Friday, August 18, 2017 | 7:45PM
    North Park Academy BPS 66 | 780 Parkside Avenue Buffalo, NY 14216

    The community will meet at 7:45PM at the flagpole at North Park Academy located at 780 Parkside Avenue in North Buffalo on Friday 8/18 to begin a flashlight lit walk around the neighborhood. Families, dogs on leashes, strollers, wagons and people of all kinds are welcome to join together to stand up for the beauty of diversity and the fight against racism. This neighborhood evening walk event is also to raise awareness of the good work of the National Federation for Just Communities Western New York (NFJCWNY) - http://www.nfjcwny.org/, of which the Unite By Night group has dedicated one year of community service to.

    Additional event details HERE.


    Shoshone Park Garden Bed Cleanup

    Monday, August 21, 2017 | 4-7PM
    Shoshone Park | Hertle Avenue between Beard Avenue and Shoshone Street Buffalo, NY

    Shoshone Park is a community hub for Parksiders thanks to their large baseball and softball program, basketball and tennis area, public pool, new street hockey court, playground and access to the new rail-trail. An opportunity to care for Shoshone Park is being organized by the Tool Library Monday.

    Take a break from viewing the eclipse to enjoy mother nature another way, by volunteering to assist in the revitalization of the ground garden beds in front of the Shoshone Park entrance on Hertel Avenue. No prior gardening experience or tools required, and everyone is welcome to join! 

    We’ll also be planting new flowers in preparation for next year!

    The Facebook event link is HERE.

    Buffalo Summer Youth Arts Celebration 

    Friday, August 25, 2017 | 5-8PM
    Buffalo Arts Studio | 2495 Main St, Ste 500, Buffalo, New York 14214
    The Buffalo Summer Youth Arts Celebration showcases visual, performing, and literary works of art, children in Buffalo who chose to spend their summer in creative and productive ways. Children from the Parkside Summer Arts Camp will be featured! For more information on the event click HERE.

    Buffalo Museum of Science Hosts FREE Solar Eclipse Viewing Party, Unveils New ‘Buffalo in Space’ Science Studio

    Monday, August 21, 2017 | 10AM-6PM
    Buffalo Museum of Science | 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, New York 14211

    In collaboration with the Buffalo Eclipse Consortium, the Buffalo Museum of Science is hosting a FREE Great American Solar Eclipse Viewing Party. Free viewing glasses, a guide to the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse, food trucks and space-themed activities will be available for attendees, Monday, August 21, 2017 from 1PM to 4PM.

    In tandem, the Museum is celebrating the opening of its newest science studio, Buffalo in Space! Guests can enjoy special extended hours on Monday, August 21 from 10AM to 6PM, and admission is only $10 for families and $5 for individuals all day (members admitted with proof of membership).

     Masten District Bulk Trash Week

    Sunday, August 27, 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: 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.


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Sat., Aug. 19 - Run For Our Sons 2017 in Memory of Joshua Arndt, 5K, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ring Road

    Sun., Aug. 20 and 27 - Buffalo Zoo - Story time at the Buffalo Zoo, 11 a.m. - noon

    Sun., Aug. 20 - Parkside Artisan Market debut, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Last block of Russell Street at Parkside Avenue

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    Become a PCA Member!

    If you appreciate what we do, please consider joining. Already a member? Share our efforts and events with your family, friends, and neighbors!

    Learn more about the Parkside Community Association here.


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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!

    Summer porch sitting.

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



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    Fun Facts!

    The verdant green color of the water flowing over the Niagara Falls is a byproduct of the estimated 60 tons/minute of dissolved salts and "rock flour" (very finely ground rock) generated by the erosive force of the Niagara River itself.



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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.