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    PCA News - October 13, 2017 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

     Volunteers Needed

    The PCA needs your help with the planning and execution of the Family Fun Nights, such as Oktoberfest in Parkside! The committee is seeking a couple more helping hands.  

    We are also seeking a volunteer to Chair the Halloween Party. Experience the joy of party planning for Parkside! This event has run for decades and we have a fine oiled machined that needs a little leadership. 

    Please reach out to the office: PCAdirector@gmail.com or 716-838-1240. 

    Family Fun Night - Oktoberfest

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

    Sie sind herzlich eingeladen (you are cordially invited) to our 3rd Annual Family Fun Night: Oktoberfest!

    • - German dinner and snacks served
    • - Kids games and crafts including pretzel necklaces, paper Alpine hats, and more!
    • - German music
    • - Yodeling contest
    • - Bring your own pumpkin to decorate
    • - BYO Beverages

    More information can be found on our Facebook event.
    Donations are appreciated. Danke!

     PCA Night at the CPG

     TOMORROW! Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 4-8PM
    Central Park Grill | 2519 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14214

    Our very own board member, Bruce Wagner, will guest-tend the bar and donate all his tips to the PCA. It's Parkside night, with no cover charge. Food and drinks are available for purchase. This event is family friendly. More information is available HERE.

    Parkside Artisan Market

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 10AM-3PM
    Russell Street at Parkside Avenue

    We are looking forward to seeing everyone again at the Parkside Artisan Market. Pick up your holiday gifts early, stay for the music, bring the children for food and face painting. Make your Sunday Parkside Proud!

     Arts & Crafts Walking Tour

    Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 10AM-Noon
    Registration and information can be found at Explore Buffalo

    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.

    Informational Meeting Notice: Scajaquada Corridor (former 198 Expressway)

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 6-8PM
    Parkside Lodge | 84 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214

    The Parkside Community Association (PCA) will host a neighborhood informational meeting to discuss proposed NYSDOT ongoing project to transform the Scajaquada Expressway from an urban expressway to an urban boulevard. The PCA has been engaged in this conversation since its inception and our members continue to advocate for a design that is inclusive of our neighborhood and will improve the quality of life for all community members.  This informational meeting will include a presentation by the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, as well as a discussion about the impact of the project with members of the PCA’s Traffic Committee.

    Project Status:
    NYSDOT is finalizing their design and will be submitting to the Federal Highway Authority in October 2017 for approval by the end of the year. If approved the NYSDOT will be starting construction in the Summer of 2018 with the current proposed plan with completion in Fall of 2021.


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    News from the PCA

    Slow Roll Once Again Visits Parkside

    Monday, October 9, 2017, SlowRoll Buffalo took to the streets of North Buffalo, through Parkside and down to MLK Park. Images by Clay Davies via SlowRollBuffalo.org.


    Parkside Merchandise

    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, October 22.


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    PCA Traffic Committee Update

    Traffic Calming Signs Are Now Available!

    In response to the success of our initial order, another 100 signs have been received by the committee. Please consider contributing to this campaign to make our streets safer. Each of these signs cost approximately $10 dollars to produce, so please consider a donation of at least $10 when obtaining a sign.  Once again, due to the high interest of Parkside residents, the individual PCA Traffic Committee members have personally contributed the financial resources necessary to launch a traffic calming sign campaign.  The first 100 signs were dispersed in a matter of days!  These signs have gotten the attention of the media, as well as drivers and residents who are frustrated by the constant barrage of traffic infractions throughout our neighborhoods. 


    It is our committee’s hope that another successful campaign will assure future actions on our streets!

    Signs may be picked up, and donations may be made at the PCA office, 2318 Main Street.

    WIVB coverage of PCA efforts: Parkside residents send message to drivers to slow down

     Traffic Committee Efforts Affect Positive Change In Parkside

    Automobile traffic issues have been a long occurring issue with in Parkside. The Traffic Committee has been hard at work for decades to help advocate for changes that lead to a better and safer quality of life everyone.

    Most recent efforts have lead to press coverage, raising awareness around the region that we are strong and active advocacy group who will continue to voice concerns to decision makers at all levels of government. 

    Parkside Residents Raise Traffic Safety Issues

    Neighbors Catch Drivers Running Stop Sign in Parkside Neighborhood on Video

    Construction on Parkside begins Tuesday

    To help us continue our strong community advocacy presence, please consider supporting the PCA through a donation for a Traffic Calming Sign.


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    Information from the Community

    Shred Event, Clothing Recycling & Bicycle Donation Drive

     Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 9AM-Noon
    Corner of Roebling Avenue and East Delavan Street

     For more information please call 311 or click HERE.

    Drawing a Reaction: The Editorial Work of Adam Zyglis

    Reception for the artist: Thursday, October 19, 6-8PM
    On view at the gallery: September 1 - November 9

    Nichols School Gallery at the Flickinger Performing Arts Center | 1250 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14216

    Adam Zyglis is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for The Buffalo News. He began drawing editorial cartoons for The Griffin in 2001 at Canisius College, where he graduated summa cum laude from the All College Honors Program with a degree in Computer Science. Adam is also a Parkside resident.

     Engine 36 Fire Prevention Open House

    Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 10-11:30AM
    860 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, NY 14216

    Free smoke detectors with ten-year non-removable batteries, coloring books and fire prevention safety tips will be distributed. The open house is designed to educate children and families about fire safety, and provide them with a behind-the-scenes look at the job of a firefighter.

    For more information please call Lorey Schultz, 716-851-5545.


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Sat., 10/14: Medaille College Undergraduate Open House, 9:30 a.m. - noon.

    Sat. and Sun., 10/14 and 15: Buffalo Zoo - Zoo Trick or Treat at the Zoo, noon - 3 p.m.

    Sun. 10/22: Parkside Artisan Market, Russell Street at Parkside Avenue, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

    Sat., 10/28: Miles for Michael 5K, 10 a.m., Ring Road.

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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!

    Little Library.

    This week's photo was selected from adventures.are.waiting's Instagram.

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



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    Fun Facts!

    A bit of bad news for all of you who suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia (Fear of Friday the 13th) – all years will have at least one Friday the 13th. The good news is that there cannot be more than three Friday the 13ths in any given calendar year. The longest one can go without seeing a Friday the 13th is 14 months.



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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.