PCA Sponsors

    PCA News - March 30, 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.


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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
    Sunday, May 20, 2018

    The PCA Tour of Homes Committee is hard at work planning exciting things for 2018, our 20th Anniversary Tour!! If you'd like to add your home to our roster, please let us know right away because 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.

    Otherwise, please visit our website HERE to get your pre-sale ticket order in now. This year's tour will be one you do not want to miss out on! 

    When it comes to Parkside homes, the details are second to none! Pictured above is a snapshot of one of our homes featured in the 2017 tour. 

    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



    St. Mark Fish Fry Tonight!
    Don't miss the last night of this year's event
    4:30pm - 7:30pm

    St. Mark School Dining Hall


    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. 

    Parkside Quilters Present: Project Linus Blanket Day

    Saturday, April 14 2018 | 10AM - 12PM
    Church of the Nativity, 1530 North Colvin Blvd (Near Sheridan Drive)

    Desserts, Coffee, Tea and Water Available
    Bring Sewing machines,and/or Crochet/knitting needles and Lunch
    Bring gently used Craft books for exchange

    RSVP: Anne Wasmund 837-4360 

    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/

     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


    TRIMANIA is an epic celebration of art, culture, and music that’s held every three years, for one night only, in the former manufacturing building that spans two city blocks. Buffalo Arts Studio, with a little help from Tri-Main Center tenants, transforms the sixth-floor building into a menagerie of culture, featuring live bands, DJs, dancers, poets, visual artists, and performers of all kinds.

    For more information, click HERE

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    Upcoming events in Parkside that may delay your travel time

    Fri., 3/30 - St. Mark: Fish Fry 4:30pm, cafeteria
    Sat., 3/31 - Buffalo Zoo: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9am - 12:30pm
    Sun., 4/15 - Buffalo Zoo: Yoga with Koga, 11am - 3pm
    Fri. and Sat., 4/20 and 21 - Nichols School: US Spring Play, 7pm
    Sat., 4/21 - Medaille College: Undergraduate Open House, 9:30am - noon
    Sat., 4/21 - St. Mark's School: Meat raffle
    Sat., 4/21 - Olmsted Parks volunteer event, 10am - noon, Ring Road 
    Sat., 4/21 - Olmsted Parks: Golf Season officially opens, 7am - 7pm
    Sat., 4/28 - St. Mark's School: Alumni Party all day
    Sat., 4/28 - Buffalo Undy Run and Walk 5K, 9am, Ring Road at Colvin start

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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!

    This week's photo is a snowy Flashback Friday from our neighbors at Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House. 

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



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    Fun Facts!

    Did you know ...


    Some historians believe the April Fools' customs began in France, although no one knows for sure.  It may stem from a calendar change in 16th century France -- the moving of New Year's Dayfrom April 1 to January 1 when the Gregorian calendar was adopted.  People who continued to celebrate New Year's Day on April 1st rather than the new date of January 1st were referred to as "April fools" and others played tricks on them.


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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.