PCA Sponsors

    PCA News - September, 8th 2017 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

    Parkside Artisan Market

    Sunday, September 17, 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.

    Explore Buffalo - Parkside Arts & Crafts Tour

    Saturday, September 23, 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.

     Save the Date: Family Fun Night - Oktoberfest

    Friday, October 13, 2017 | 6-8PM
    Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214


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    News from the PCA

    A Day of Caring

    Thank you to our Parkside community volunteers, and Ingram Micro for their employee volunteers, who came together on Friday, September 1 for a United Way Day of Caring effort. Everyone gave of their time, skills, and tools to clean up public gardens and assist a local resident in need with yard work.

    We are always looking for extra help with similar efforts. If you would like to get involved, please reach out to Gardens@parksidebuffalo.org.

    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!


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    Information from the Community

     FLW 150: Martin House Lecture Series

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

    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.

    Tire Drop Off Event

    Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 7AM-3PM
    Broadway Garage | 197 Broadway Buffalo, NY 14204

    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.

    Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event

    Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 9AM-2PM
    BPS 99, Makowski | 1095 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14208

    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 or call 311 or (716) 851-5014;
    • 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 not accepted, please call Erie County Environment and Planning Department at (716) 858-8390 or visit their website.

     Buffalo Girl Choir Open House

    Monday, September 11, 2017 | 5:30-7:30
    Parish Hall, Church of the Good Shepherd | 96 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

    Are you a girl who loves to sing?
    Do you know a girl who loves to sing?


    Join us at our fall open house!

    For more information visit: http://www.buffalogirlchoir.org/

    Adult Classes at The Foundry

    The Foundry | 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo, NY 14208

    It's back to school for all ages, including those looking to learn a new skill. Check out the fall line up of courses at The Foundry for access to woodworking opportunities beginner to advanced, as well as how to take advantage of their marker spaces for metal, fiber, wood, and tech: Woodworking Courses and Maker Spaces

    Free Hospitality and Tourism Courses

    True CDC is looking for students between the ages of 18-35 with a high school diploma or GED, interested in learning about careers in food and safety management, catering, bakery and hotel services. These free classes are made possibly by the Statler Foundation through Three Community Development Corporation and True Bethel Baptist Church. 

    Classes begin Monday, September 28, 2017. Information/Orientation is Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 5:30PM. For more information about the program call, 716-895-7019.

    STAR Information Session

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 10AM-Noon
    North Buffalo Community Center | 203 Sanders Road Buffalo, NY 14216

    Council Member Joel P. Feroleto and Martin F. Kennedy, Commissioner of Assessment and Taxation for the City of Buffalo, are hosting a STAR exemption outreach on Thursday, September 28th, 2017, at the North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road. The outreach will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.There will be no appointments scheduled.

    The outreach is for first time applicants and renewal applicants. First time applicants will need to bring proof of age, proof of residency, and proof of income. Renewal applicants will need to bring their renewal form, and 2016 Federal Tax Return including Social Security 1099 if filed, or all 1099s as proof of income if no tax return was filed. If further assistance is required, such as a list of eligible documents, please contact Council Member Feroleto’s office at 716-851-5155.

    You must apply or renew for the STAR exemption by December 1st, 2017. If you are unable to make the outreach session, you may apply in person at City Hall, or apply by mail.

    Belt Line Bash

    Friday, September 22, 2017 | 5:30-8:30PM
    Larkin Square | 745 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY 14210 

    Get your ticket to a rousing event!  The party takes place at Larkin Square -- on the grounds where Darwin Martin worked and near the train depot where he arrived daily by the once-operating Buffalo Belt Line. 

    Ticket includes delicious fare, craft beer, wine and seasonal cocktails. Music by Keith Shuskie, former contestant on The Voice!

     For more information and tickets, please visit martinhouse.org.


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Sat., 9/9:  Buffalo Out of the Darkness Community Walk, Ring Road, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Thurs., 9/14:  Buffalo Zoo - Art Gone Wild, 6 - 9 p.m. ticketed benefit event
    Sat., 9/16:  Walk to End Alzheimer's, Ring Road, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Sun., 9/17: Parkside Artisan Market, Russell at Parkside, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Fri., 9/22:  Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk, Ring Road, 5 - 8 p.m.
    Sat., 9/23:  Annual Donate Life Walk for UNYTS, Ring Road, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Sat., 9/23:  Nichols School Homecoming, all day
    Sat., 9/23:  Buffalo Zoo - Radical Rhino Day, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Sat., 9/23:  Buffalo Zoo - Country Harvest Event, 4 - 7 p.m., ticketed benefit event
    Sat., 9/30:  Celebrate Ian 5K, Ring Road, 9:30 a.m. - ? (benefits SADS Foundation and the Parent Heart Watch)

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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!

    Sun setting.

    This week's photo submitted by Denice S.

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



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    Fun Facts!

    8 Million visitors came to the Pan American Exposition, held in Buffalo in 1901. During the exposition, on September 6, President William McKinley was shot by an anarchist, Leon Czolgosz, at the Temple of Music.



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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.