PCA Sponsors

    Upcoming Events

    Parkside Happy Hour - Trivia Night

    Break up the work week with Parkside's Happy Hour at the Central Park Grill (CPG).
    September 19, 2018 | 5:30 PM

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    Parkside Happy Hour - Wing Night

    Break up the work week with Parkside's Happy Hour at Parkside Meadow.
    December 19, 2018 | 5:30 PM

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    These events are sponsored by the Parkside Community Association, one of Buffalo's oldest incorporated neighborhood associations. All money raised helps support continuing non-profit programs of the Parkside Community Association.  Your support allows us to continue working on behalf of the Parkside community through our many special events and programs – Donate Here!


    Movies in The Meadow Summer Film Series

    Please join us for this year's Movies in the Meadow on Friday evenings on the lawn in front of the Parkside lodge at 84 Parkside Avenue!

    July 27: The Lost Boys of Sudan with Journey's End Refugee Services
    August 3: Incredibles
    August 10: Marshall
    August 17: A league of their own
    August 24: Roman Holiday
    August 31: Black Panther

    As always, movies are free of charge and start at dusk. Concessions will be available for purchase. All proceeds support the Parkside Community Association.

    2nd Annual Parkside Artisan Market Series

    The Parkside Community Association is proud to announce the second annual Parkside Artisan Market series!

    This year the market will take place, one Sunday a month from May through September, will once again feature resident artisans and other high quality local companies, and is scheduled to take advantage of other neighborhood tour events. The market is free and open to the public.

    2018 Parkside Artisan Market Event Dates and Times
    One Sunday per month starting at 10:00 AM
    May 20th, June 24th, July 22nd, August 26th, September 23rd
    For additional information, or to sign up as a vendor, click HERE

    Summer Arts Camp

    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

    If you are interested in signing up your child for our 2018 program, please contact us at PCADirector@gmail.com, as our online registration window is now closed.

    More information on our 2018 camp can be found HERE!

    Honoring Ruth Lampe, June 16

    The Parkside Community Association is honored to announce a sign dedicated in memory of Parkside community activist, Ruth Lampe. The sign will be fittingly displayed at the corner of Parkside and Florence Avenues. She served for decades as a PCA board member and president, Chair of the PCA Traffic Committee, and volunteer—earning the nickname “Deputy Dog”. In her tireless efforts to improve the safety in the Parkside Neighborhood, Mrs. Lampe was instrumental in securing the light at the intersection. An unveiling of the sign will take place at noon on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Please join us in honoring Mrs. Lampe and her contributions to making Parkside a better place for all of us to live, work and play.

    Ruth Lampe, pictured left of center, with past Presidents of the Parkside Community Association in 2013. 

    NYS Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit Expansion Effort

    In January of 2018, The PCA sent the below linked letter to Assembly members Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Sean Ryan to express our support for expanded access to the NYS Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program to all of Parkside. It is currently restricted by census tracts which exclude much of Parkside.

    To view the letter submitted by the PCA, please click HERE.

    Parkside is already designated as a Historic District in the National Register, but all of the benefits of this designation have not yet been extended. The biggest benefit would be to homeowners who would have access to the New York State Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit. Work on the residential structures may qualify for tax credits, which would cover 20% of qualified rehabilitation costs, up to $50,000 in tax credits. 

    If you would like to sign on to support this effort, please click HERE.

     Our Annual Appeal

    Dear Neighbors and Friends,

    We are proud of what we have accomplished and know there is more to do in 2018!

    Without faithful Parkside residents like you, the work we do would not be possible. For those of you who have generously completed community service, come out in support of our events, and financially contributed, we are so grateful.

    If you've enjoyed our many community events and campaigns, sent your children to our Summer Arts Camp, or if you simply appreciate being a part of a community that cares for its neighbors, please consider making a tax-deductible, year-end gift to the PCA's Annual Appeal.

    The work we do this year, and every year for the past 55 years, would not have been possible without the support and generosity of people like you, and for that, we thank you. 


    Photo Gallery of the Annual Meeting

    Click on the images to enlarge and click on "MORE" for details and a description of the award and recipients.

    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.