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2 Parkside Neighborhood Events Every Buffalonian Should Attend This Summer

Photo courtesy of the Parkside Association

Okay, so this may sound a bit biased, but Buffalo is one of the greatest cities on earth. We have sponge candy, beautiful pieces of art (shoutout to Shark Girl), fans that stay until the 4th quarter regardless of the score, and of course, REAL wings. But one of the coolest things that make Buffalo so unique and amazing is the diverse architecture you won’t find anywhere else.

The Parkside neighborhood is a place that’s fun to visit on a somewhat regular basis whether you’re new to WNY or have lived here all your life. Lucky for you, the Parkside Community Association is cooking up some events this spring that’ll give you an the chance to truly experience the area and all it has to offer.

Don’t forget, 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.

 

 

Photo courtesy of the Parkside Association

Photo courtesy of the Parkside Association

20th Annual Parkside Tour of Homes

Cost: Save $5/$10 by purchasing early bird tickets before 05/19 at 4:45. Register online by clicking here.

Day-of Tickets: Get your tickets in-person on 5/20 from 11am-4:30pm and enjoy the Parkside Tour of Homes! PCA Members get an additional $5 off from the General Admission price of $30.  Not a PCA Member?

When: Sunday May 20, 2018

Time: 11am-4:30pm

If you‘ve ever dreamt of wandering inside a gorgeous Parkside house, you’re not alone. This is your chance to get in there, Buffalo. The annual walking tour showcases some of Buffalo’s best architectural housing with gracious homeowners opening their doors to literally hundreds of guests.

 

 

Photo courtesy of the Parkside Association

Photo courtesy of the Parkside Association

Annual Garden Tour

Cost: Free

Date: Sunday, June 24

Time: Garden tour: 10am-4am(Free) Architecture Tour: 9:30am-10:30am($15)

Where: Meet at Hillside Children’s Center (corner of Jewett Parkway and Crescent Avenue)

Full-scale garden map and directory is available for $5.

  • July Walking Tour – July 22nd
  • August Walking Tour – August 26th
  • September Victorian – September 23rd
  • October Arts and Crafts – October 28th

Have you walked past the iconic homes of Parkside and noticed all the beautiful gardens that live between them? This is an opportunity to get a closer look without getting in trouble for snooping. Cap off the weekend right and enjoy a self-guided tour of Buffalo’s most beautiful assortments of nature.

To learn more about the Parkside Association and their upcoming events, visit parksidebuffalo.org.

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