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BPW Area Activities, June 18-June 26, 2015

Below is a list of upcoming activities for Benton Park West area residents.

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, June 18 at 5:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

CSBA Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at Nebula, 5:30pm located at 3407 S. Jefferson. All community members, residents, property owners and business owners are invited to attend. Click for Agenda and Meeting Minutes. Questions? Contact Anne McCullough, Cherokee Street Liaison at or 314.304.0932.

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting

Thursday, June 18 from 7:00-9:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

We will have to featured guest speakers. Mayor Slay will speak first about City issues and take questions. Secondly, Robyn Wiens, Principal for the Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls will share info on the new school for 6th & 7th grade girls. BPW Events Page

Kick Ball in the Park

Friday, June 19 at 6:00 pm, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac

Kids and adults of all ages are encourage to play kickball in Gravois Park each Friday night during the summer. This is a fun way to kick off the week in a fun, family-friendly environment.

American Legion's Family Happy Hour Social

Friday, June 19 from 5:00-8:00 pm, American Legion BKZ Memorial Post 422, 2601 S. 11th Street

Join the American Legion's Soulard Post for a relaxing evening of family enjoyment. Entertainment provided by Judith Howard. Brats, soda, water bottles, AB beers, and wines are served. Sit at one of their umbrella covered picnic tables or inside their hall. Parking lot entry is from the alley between 11th and 12th Streets at Sidney. Questions? Contact Bill Wirtel, Past Commander of Post 422 and Chaplain at or cell 314-605-3048.

Southeast St. Louis City Yard Sale

Saturday, June 20 from 7:00 am-1:00 pm, Various Locations

Clusters of neighborhoods will host neighborhood-wide yard sales. June 20 is Compton Heights, Fox Park, Tower Grove East, Tower Grove South, Shaw, and Southwest Garden. To include your yard sale, send your STREET ADDRESS to Your address will be added to the map of participating location. Check Facebook for details.

STL-Style Half Decade Escapade: Five Years on Cherokee Street

Saturday, June 20 from 2:00-7:00 pm at STyLe House, 3157 Cherokee

Celebrating five years on Cherokee Street, Brothers Lazaroff, C-sharp and Thelonius Kryptonite perform live to make it sound good, Strange Donutsand Pizzeoli - Neapolitan Pizza will make it taste good, and Earthbound Beer and 4 Hands Brewing Company will help wash it all down.

St. Louis Swap Meet

Sunday, June 21 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm at the Lemp Brewery, Cherokee @ Lemp

Various vendors participate in this open-air swap meet.

Cherokee Neighorhoods Happy Hour

Thursday, June 25 from 6:00-8:00 pm, The Filling Station, 1924 Pestalozzi

Join us this month in Benton Park at the Filling station for the monthly Cherokee Neighborhoods Happy Hour! Meet new neighbors from the neighborhoods that surround Cherokee Street while enjoying one of the many local drinking holes the neighborhoods have to offer. This is a joint effort with Benton Park, Benton Park West, Gravois Park, and Marine Villa.

Benton Park Concert Series

Sunday, June 27 from 3:00-9:00 pm, Benton Park, 3100 S. Jefferson

All concerts are FREE and take place in the beautiful Benton Park (Corner of Arsenal & Jefferson). Food, drink and Benton Park gear will be available for purchase. Visit for details.

CDA's FREE Nonprofit Capcity Workshop Series

Session 3: CDBG Proposal Best Practices, Monday, June 29 at 9:30 am-12:00 pm

The City of St. Louis' Community Development Administration (CDA) is offering a series of FREE workshops. To learn more about the series or to register please visit

Fair St. Louis - Volunteers Needed July 2 & 3

Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3, Various Times, Forest Park

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association will host a booth on Thursday July 2 and Friday, July 3. Help BPWNA by volunteering to work one or both days of the multi-day event selling beer, soda, and water. Click the link for details or to sign-up as a volunteer:

School's Out Cafe: Food That's In When School Is Out

June 1 - August 7, Various Locations

The Summer Food Program provides FREE breakfast and lunch for young people up to the age of 18. For information about site locations, please contact the Youth & Family Services Office at 314-657-1695.

Photo: The Filling Station, Google Maps

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