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    PCA News - March 16, 2018 Print

    PCA Sponsored Events!

    Early Bird Summer Arts Camp Registration Is Now Open! 

    For over thirty years the Parkside Summer Arts Camp has provided quality arts education programming for children during their summer vacations. We hope you will join us in 2018 as we continue our long tradition!

    2018 Parkside Summer Arts Camp

    Session Dates:
            Session I  - July 10-July 27, 2018
            Session II - July 30-August 17, 2018

            Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (early drop off and late pick up options are available and MUST be coordinated with the office at the time of registration)

            Delaware Park, Tot Lot
            84 Parkside Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214
            Intersection of Parkside Avenue and Florence Avenue

    Please see our website for the online registration form, payment, and additional details. 
    Early bird registration ends May 11.


    If you'd rather, you may also print and complete one form per camper (PDFs listed below) and return with any necessary additional paperwork, and payment to the PCA office, 2318 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214. Forms and additional attachments may also be directed to PCAdirector@gmail.com.

    Parent Packet - PDF
    Registration Form - PDF 

    Campers are not confirmed until both registration AND payment has been received.

    For MSIP Employment (15-21 years old) and 13-14 Year Old Internship Program information please CLICK HERE and scroll to the bottom.


    Parkside Happy Hour - Trivia Night

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 5:30-7:30PM
    Central Park Grill | 2519 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

    Break up the work week with Parkside's Happy Hour at the Central Park Grill (CPG). Team up with fellow neighbors for Trivia Night. Enjoy a full menu from the restaurant and drinks from the bar. 

    For more information, please reach out to PCAdirector@gmail.com or 716-838-1240.

    Vernon Triangle On The National Register Of Historic Places

    Saturday, March 24, 2018 | Noon
    Central Park Grill | 2519 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

    VERNON TRIANGLE RESIDENTS you are invited to a Public Meeting to have a community discussion regarding listing the Vernon Triangle on the National Register of Historic Places. 

    Information will be provided. Benefits to you, the homeowner, will be discussed. Ways that you can get involved will be shared. There will be time for a Q&A.


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    News from the PCA

    Summer Arts Camp 2018

    The 2018 Summer Arts Camp regististration is now open! Early bird rates ends May 11, 2018. You can register and pay online, or download a form and mail in your payment and packet. Please see our website for all additional information.


    20th Annual Tour of Homes

    We are recruiting TWO more houses for the Parkside Tour of Homes!
    Sunday, May 20, 2018

    The PCA Tour of Homes Committee is hard at work planning exciting things for 2018, our 20th Anniversary Tour!! We still have room on our roster for TWO more homes.

    We'd be happy to answer any questions or concerns you have, and even put you in touch with homeowners in the neighborhood who have had their homes on the tour in the past. If you're thinking about being a part of the line up, this is the year to do it! Please get in touch at pcadirector@gmail.com or call 716-838-1240.

    An Olmsted Legacy Through PCA Member Benefits 

    PCA Members are being offered a special $250 discount on Siegel Landing Pavers at Hoyt Lake, if ordered before April 1, 2018!

    All proceeds from paver purchases benefit the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy park maintenance, which includes spaces like Delaware Park. For more information on purchasing a discounted paver, please visit www.bfloparks.org/buyapaver or contact Maggie at maggie@bfloprks.org or 716-838-1249 x14.

    3X the Donations Through Amazon Smile 

    Amazon is tripling the donation amount when customers make their first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase from March 12 - 31! This is a great opportunity to increase Parkside Community Association's donation revenue when you shop at smile.amazon.com

    If you haven't linked your Amazon account to Smile, now is the best time to do so! Click the banner and sign in to your regular account, using our affiliate link.


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    Information from the Community

    Buffalo SafeCam

    BuffaloSafeCam is the Buffalo Police Department’s newest crime investigation and prevention tool.

    It allows you the Citizens of Buffalo, NY to register your cameras which may help deter crime and assist the Department with their crime prevention strategies in your neighborhood.

    Registration is simple and only takes a few minutes of time. You need to provide basic contact information and where the cameras are located. There is no cost for registration and your personal information is confidential.

    For more information and to register your camera, please visit: http://www.bpdny.org/Home/Services/SafeCam



    Pet Safety Reminder

    With the coming warm weather, now's a great time to remind neighbors to leash their pets while walking. This includes walks on our neighborhood streets and within Delaware Park. This is especially important to protect the health and safety of not only your pet, but of others in the neighborhood. This is also the law, and violators are subject to fining by the city. 

    Meditation Tour at the Martin House

    Monday, March 19, 2018 | 5:30-7:30PM (and again May 7)
    Martin House | 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214

    Frank Lloyd Wright designed his homes to encourage mindfulness.  His manipulation of space requires residents to practice thoughtfulness toward daily life.  Living in a Wright house is a choice to live with fewer possessions and feel connectivity and unity with nature.  As a result, simple elegance is achieved in mind, action, and receptiveness toward others.

    Meditation Tour with Yoga Parkside

    Monday, March 19 | TICKETS
    5:30 - 7:30pm
    $30 | $25 Member
    Meet at the Greatbatch Pavilion

    Meditation Tour with Yoga Parkside

    Monday, May 7 | TICKETS
    5:30 - 7:30pm
    $30 | $25 Member
    Meet at the Greatbatch Pavilion

    For more information visit their website: http://martinhouse.org/events_details.cfm?itemid=62864

     Shred Event, Clothing Recycling, Bicycle Donation Drive

    Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 9AM-Noon
    Front Park | 121 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201


    Free shredding event along with clothing recycling and a GoBike bicycle donation drive will take place at Front Park. For more information see the city website: https://buffalorecycles.org/

    Vet Fest

    Saturday, May 19, 2018 | 11AM-2PM
    Amvets Post 13 | 25 Review Place, Buffalo NY

    Inviting all those who have served to attend. Live music, services information and many giveaways!

    Contact Debbie Lombardo at the West Side NHS, DLombardo@wsnhs.org or 716-885-2344 for more information.

     Help Fund the People's Park Programs

    The Tri-Main need your Stuff!
    Drop off your donations: Monday – Friday; outside of Suite 411 (look for the collection Box) Every Saturday from Feb. 24 – April 28; 10:00AM – 12:00PM

    Near the lobby – turn left at the top of the stairs, follow the hall
    past the restrooms to the drop-off spot near the freight elevator.

    Or by appointment: email – pprummage@gmail.com and leave your phone number.

    We will accept: clean clothing, toys, kitchen items, costume jewelry, household goods, decorative items, sports equipment, records, vintage items, clean/working electronics, small furniture
    *No televisions, computers, electronics, mattresses or broken and soiled items will be accepted


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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Sun., 3/18 - St. Mark: St. Patrick's Day Parade and Party
    Fri.,  3/23 - St. Mark: Fish Fry, 4:30 p.m., cafeteria
    Sat., 3/24 - Buffalo Zoo: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Sun., 3/25 - Buffalo Zoo: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
    Fri., 3/30 - St. Mark: Fish Fry 4:30 p.m., cafeteria
    Sat., 3/31 - Buffalo Zoo: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9 a.m. - 12:30- p.m.

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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!

    In like a lion.

    This week's photo was selected from Instagram user, InBuffalo.

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



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    Fun Facts!

    Spring fever is a real syndrome. When the temperature rises during the warm spell after a long winter, there is a dilation of the blood vessels so blood can be carried to the body surface where heat can be lost quickly. People experience an energetic feeling when this happens.


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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.