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PCA News -March 8, 2019 Print

News from the PCA

Parkside Community Association (PCA) Summer Art Camp Co-Director
For over thirty years the PCA Summer Arts Camp has provided quality arts education programming for children 5-12 years old during their summer vacations.  The 2019 camp will run in two three-week sessions: Monday, July 8-Friday July 26; Monday July 29-Friday August 16.  The camp takes place at Delaware Park adjacent to the Parkside Lodge.


Job Description
The Co-Director is responsible for planning, leading, and implementing core and non-core programs and art related experiences for children in a small group setting.  They will also be responsible for the general safety of the participants in his/her group.  They will provide high quality art related and recreational experiences for participants.
Essential Responsibilities:
  • Help write and implement a weekly schedule for your camp group.
  • Organize and lead a variety of small and large group art projects each week.  Art projects may include: clay, sketching, painting, music, dance, fiber arts, etc. 
  • Identify and respond to camper behavior issues.
  • Ensure that the site is kept clean, organized, and free of litter.
  • Communicate with parents about participant’s experiences and report concerns to Camp Leadership.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records including incident reports, logbook documentation, and daily attendance.
  • Know and understand all emergency procedures associated with the camp program.
  • Know, enforce, and follow safety guidelines. This includes but is not limited to being responsible for campers’ safety and their whereabouts at all times. 
  • Help guide Mayor’s Summer Youth Counselors to have a deeper understanding of leadership and counseling skills. 
Qualifications: Required
  • Upon hire, completion of provided First Aid and BLS certification.
  • Art education classes or experience in art camp, youth programs, art education, working with children, or in a related field.
  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, and implement program activities.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.  
Work Conditions:
  • Must have the physical ability to lead and participate in camp art activities which may include reaching to full-reach overhead, crouching, kneeling.
  • Work outdoors under a tent unless raining.


How to apply:
Please send resume to pcadirector@gmail.com


PCA Events Committee

For over 50 years the Parkside Community Association has sponsosred many programs and events. Our Events Committee Meeting will regularly meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6pm at Parkside Meadow and would love for you to join us.  If you plan to attend, please let us know, so we can plan accordingly.  Email pcadirector@gmail.com or call 838-1240! 



The PCA is looking for income eligible tenants for two recently renovated 1 bedroom apartments. New York State has subsidized the renovation of the building, with our office spaces on the ground floor and two affordable rental units upstairs. 

If you or anyone you know might be interested and would qualify, please email our office at pcadirector@gmail.com or click here



Parkside Snow Angels Program Needs More Volunteers!!!

“Snow Angels” are teams of volunteers who assist neighbors who need help clearing snow from porches, steps, and sidewalks in the Parkside Community.
We’ve had a large increase in requests for help this year, so we need YOU! Can you help? We can set up teams so that you don’t have to commit too much time.

If you’re interested in helping out,  please e-mail susan.udin@gmail.com or call 316-3936.

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Information from the Community



2495 Main St.

Thursday May 2 - Saturday May 4

Help fund park programs!
We need your Stuff!
Drop off your donations:
*Monday – Friday; outside of Suite 336 (look for the collection Box)
*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. Look for big donations box.

*To donate furniture or large items, please use the Jewett Loading Dock.  Email for appointment: rummagesale19@gmail.com -  leave your phone #.

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 or soiled items.



The Good Shepherds Shepherds Pie


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PCA Merchandise

PCA Pennants

There is no where else in Buffalo, NY with a legacy of community like Parkside. Display your love, whether you live here, work here, or are from the neighborhood. You can always call this home.

Click here to purchase your pennant today!

PCA Century Home Plaque Program

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. The circa option is used for years that are estimated (for example, circa 1899).  The cost of the plaque is $200.00 which includes shipping and handling to the PCA office.

Click here to start the research on your plaque today!

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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.