PCA Sponsors

    PCA News - November 17, 2017 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

    Inaugural Wreath and Poinsettia Sale

     New for 2017, we are holding a Wreath and Poinsettia Sale! Order your holiday wreaths and flowers from the PCA and help support our neighborhood programs.


     Order deadline: Monday, November 27, 2017 

    Orders will be available for pick up at the Parkside Holiday Market, held at Nichols School, 1250 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14216, on Saturday, December 9, 2017, between 11AM and 4PM (sale opens at 10AM). Other arrangements can be made upon request. 

    Details about wreaths and poinsettias and online order information is available on our website, or download this form (also attached).

    Giving Tuesday

    Tuesday, Novmeber 28, 2017

    As a part of Giving Tuesday, #NYGivesDay is a 24-hour giving challenge brought to you by the New York Council of Nonprofits and United Way of New York State to celebrate the life-changing work of nonprofits across the vast state of New York. On November 28, 2017, nonprofits across the Empire State will work together to raise awareness, collect donations, and continue changing the world for the better!

    **You do not have to wait until 11/28/17 to help us reach our goal - you can donate now!**

    Annual Parkside Holiday Market

    Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 10AM-4PM
    Nichols School | 1250 Amherst St, Buffalo, NY 14216

    The Parkside Community Association is proud to announce the Parkside Holiday Market. The 2017 market will take place on Saturday, December 9th at Nichols School and will feature high quality artisans and local companies.

    The event is FREE and open to the public.

    For vendor information please see our web page.


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    News from the PCA


    New Logo, New Look!

     It's been a long time coming, but the Parkside Community Association is proud to share with you our organization's new logo! This image was designed by Joseph Babcock as part of the Quality of Life Committee's 2016 logo contest, and we are incredibly thankful for their efforts! Over the next several months, we will be transitioning to this image on our website, social media and print materials.  



    Parkside Aging In Place Services

    The PCA Aging in Place program has been providing transportation for the North Buffalo area for nearly six years. We are please to announce we are now partnering with the North Buffalo Organization!

    We are also preparing for our third season of the Snow Angels initiative, and have been accumulating resources and implementing ways to help the seniors of our community to live in their homes by making Parkside an accessible neighborhood. 

    We are currently recruiting for the following services:

    • Snow Angels - volunteers who help shovel for their Parkside neighbors
    • Neighbors in Need of Snow Angels with in Parkside - please reach out to neighbors whom you think may need our services
    • Drivers - volunteers from the greater North Buffalo region to help with the Door-to-Door Transportation program


    To volunteer, or to be placed on our Snow Angel recipient list, please reach out to our office, 716-838-1240 or PCAdirector@gmail.com. For other Aging in Place resources, look at the side bar on our website.

    Amazon Smile


    Amazon Smile gives generously to the PCA all year long. Anytime you make an online purchase please consider shopping through our link (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/13-2917881). There is no additional charge to you, and it's a little way to make your purchasing dollars stretch to help the whole neighborhood. 

     PCA Board Of Directors 2018 Openings

    Are you looking to get more involved in the neighborhood? 
    Consider Joining the PCA's Board of Directors!
    Board openings will be available in 2018. To find out more about how you can help us make a difference, please contact the PCA office by email at PCADirector@gmail.com or by phone at (716) 838-1240.

    Parkside Historic District Century Plaques

    Holiday orders placed before November 22, 2017 may be subject to a rush order fee to receive a plaque by December 25, 2017. However, please contact the office so we can confirm if this would be a rush order. Orders after November 22, a rush order fee would apply to receive by December 25.

    The Parkside Century Home Plaque Program celebrates our historically designed Frederick Law Olmsted neighborhood and the significance of its homes. The plaque is available to all homeowners in Parkside. Parkside Century Home Plaques are oval and made of bronze with a dark green background and a brushed raised surface. They are 10″ wide by 7″ high and are mounted by two brass screws. The cost of the plaque is $200.00 which includes shipping and handling to the PCA office.


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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. 

    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.

    Speed humps being installed on Woodward last week.

    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

    Save Delaware Park Rally

    Saturday, November 18, 2017 | 2PM
    Delaware Park Meadow, Agassiz Circle Entrance

    Do you support a plan to reconnect communities and #SaveDelawarePark? 

    If your answer is YES, please join the Olmsted Conservancy rally to let our elected officials know that we stand together and that the DOT's plan is short-sighted.

    For more information please visit their Facebook Event.

    To obtain a #SaveDelawarepark lawn sign, please visit the Lodge, 84 Parkside Avenue, or call 716-838-1249 ext. 31

    City Leaf Recycling Services

    Headed out to do some lawn chores this weekend? Please review the guidelines from the City about their leaf recycling services.

     NOTE: Leaves must be in clear plastic bags or brown paper bags, they are not to be left loose on the street in piles or placed in garbage bins. Also, residents should be advised that raking leaves into city streets is illegal and subject to a fine.

    As an alternative to the curbside bagged leaves and yard waste collection, the city opened five drop-off locations where residents can bring their unwanted leaves and yard waste. The nearest site to Parkside is Shoshone Park - parking lot, at the foot of Beard Avenue.

    Winter Bus Route Parking Changes

    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 1:30AM -  7AM until April 1, 2018

    Mayor Byron Brown announced the start of the winter parking regulations on bus routes have been delayed for at least one week. Winter parking regulations on bus routes were scheduled to begin November 15th, at 1:30am. Based on extended weather forecasts, the City of Buffalo will delay the start of winter parking regulations on bus routes until November 22nd at 1:30am. Residents and motorists should be aware that all alternate parking regulations must be followed.

    Street-by-street rules are available HERE.

    Freudig Singers

    Sunday, December 3 | 3PM
    Blessed Trinity Church | 317 Leroy Avenue Buffalo, NY

    Begin your holiday season with The Freudig Singers of Western New York, whose members include Parkside residents Jim Wasmund and Kathy Boone, at their famous Christmas Pie concert. Ticket price of $15 includes delectable tunes of the season and post-concert pie reception! 

    North Park Branch Library

    With the newly opened expansion of space at the North Park Library it is also now operating on Thursdays from 12 to 8PM! This new 5-day weekly schedule is one of several Buffalo-Erie County Library schedule changes. 

    For more information about a branch near you, please visit the Library Website.


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Thurs., 11/23: YMCA Turkey Trot runs down Delaware Avenue from the YMCA to downtown, 9:00 a.m. start

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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!

    Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today - Mark Twain
    First snow in Buffalo.

    This week's photo was selected from Christian Gibson's Instagram account. 

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



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    Fun Facts!

    The annual YMCA Turkey Trot, which began in 1896, is the oldest continually running public footrace in North America.



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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.