Buffalo River Fest Park


Buffalo River Fest Park The Valley Community Association created and now owns and operates Buffalo River Fest Park (BRFP) - a beautiful 3 acre park on the shores of the Buffalo River. Buffalo River Fest Park is privately owned park that we grant public access

Museum: Waterfront Memories and More


Museum: Waterfront Memories and More HOURS: 10:00am to 2:00pm Tuesday & Saturday (Other days and times by appointment) Waterfront Memories & More was born when the lifetime personal collections of Bert Hyde and Peggy Szczygiel merged, and was shown at the Buffalo River Fest. Soon

Mutual Riverfront Park


Mutual River Front Park Located adjacent to Buffalo’s historic “Elevator Alley”, Mutual Riverfront Park offers scenic views of a cluster of grain elevators that tower above the Buffalo River. The park, located at 41 Hamburg St. at South St., features several



The VCA has completed neighborhood beautification projects including the creation of a welcoming entrance into the community and the development of the Valley Nature Park and Habitat Trail, which won the Civic Empowerment Award from the Buffalo Niagara All American City Committee. Working in conjunction with then New York State Assemblyman Mark Schroeder, with

Family Services


The Valley Community Association Family Support Services Program is designed to assist individuals and families in the Buffalo River Community that are struggling to recover from financial crises and face daily challenges as a result of poverty. The program is dedicated to fostering independence and creating greater self-sufficiency and stability through community access

Senior Citizens


The Valley Community Association Senior Citizen Program is designed to encourage and maintain healthy lifestyles in elderly residents of the Buffalo River Community by providing affordable healthy meals, facilitated physical activity, peer interaction and socialization, and health care navigation and access to support services. Program activities include congregate dining, low-impact aerobics exercise, cards

Youth Services


The Valley Community Association’s “Striving For Excellence” Youth Program meets the needs of the “at risk” and impoverished youth in the Buffalo River Community. The activities and programs that comprise the VCA’s program improve student achievement and learning by offering a comprehensive, structured, schedule based program that includes not only



Various volunteer and internship opportunities are currently available at the VCA. We can fit the volunteer time or internship into anyone's busy life with our flexible scheduling. Volunteer opportunities: Working within the Youth Program, Senior Citizens Program, Self Sufficiency and Food Pantry Program, Neighborhood Beautification Projects, and more. Internship opportunities: Available to college students in