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    News from the PCA


    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! 

    Celebration of Homes!
    Please join us for a special event this May 18th

    In honor of the 20th Anniversary of our signature event, the Tour of Homes, the PCA will be hosting a formal cocktail party on the evening of Friday, May 18th! For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit the PCA website HERE.

    Information from our Aging in Place Chair

    Do you or a loved-one take a lot of vitamins and medications? Use this chart to help you make a complete list of those prescription medications, vitamins, and over-the-counter drugs you might be taking. Bring a copy to every doctor appointment as well. You can print out the chart or just use some lined paper to make your own. 

    Informational update on 2516 Main Street

    As many neighbors have learned this week, plans have been submitted to the City of Buffalo for development of the site at 2516 Main Street. The proposal, to build a gas station on the property, was originally scheduled for hearings with the City's various planning and zoning agencies for the coming week. However, the PCA has worked with Councilman Feroleto to postpone these upcoming hearings so that a public meeting can be scheduled by the developer. As such, the developer has made plans to host a community meeting on April 24th at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf.  Additional details, such as the specific time, are forthcoming. For additional details on the proposed project, please visit the City of Buffalo's website HERE

    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!

    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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    Information from the Community


    Buffalo SafeCam

    BuffaloSafeCam is the BPD’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

    If you'd like to find out how you can be involved on another date, reach out to Anne Wasmund at 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 Flashback Friday from our 2013 Tour of Homes! This year's event, and all of our tours, are only successful because of the hardwork and dedication of our volunteers and docents. If you'd like to help us make this year's tour (our 20th Anniversary!) a success, please contact us at PCADirector@gmail.com or (716)838-1240 to learn more.  

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



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    Fun Facts!

    Did you know ...

    In 1864, Elam Jewett, retired and bought 400 acres of farm land in the area that would eventually become our Parkside neighborhood. He called his estate Willowlawn. His land was between the Granger farm (at Oakwood), the Russell farm (at Russell Avenue), Main Street, and Elmwood Avenue, and included the present meadow in Delaware Park. 


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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.