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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, July 2-10, 2015

Since The Porch Review (BPW newsletter) is printed quarterly, we'll post upcoming activities on Thursdays through the Weekly Porch. If there's an area activity that you'd like to have included, please send your activity details to

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

Fair St. Louis - Patronize BPWNA booth, 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. BPWNA volunteers are selling beer, soda, and water. If you attend Fair St. Louis, please patronize our stand; July 2 its top of Art Hill next to the St. Louis statue and July 3 its top of Art Hill to the west corner (closer to Skinker).

Kickball in the Park

Friday, July 3 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. NOTE: If it's raining, it will be called off.

St. Louis Swap Meet

Sunday, July 5 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm at the Lemp Brewery, Cherokee @ Lemp

Various vendors participate in this open-air swap meet.

Family Movie Night

Friday, July 10th at 7:00 pm, Curby Church, 2621 Utah Street

Curby Church, 2621 Utah Street is hosting its FREE family Movie night, We are providing free hot dogs, popcorn, snacks, and water. Contact: Rev. Paula Cooper at 314-771-0242 or

DeMenil Bastille Day Celebration 2015

Sunday, July 12 from 12:00-3:30 pm, Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion, 3352 DeMenil

Join the festivities where Louis XVI and his queen, Marie Antoinette, will be in attendance, as well as representatives from the French Colonial Artillery and cannoneers from the Milice de Sainte Famille. Admission is free! Beer, wine, lemonade and hot dogs and chips will be available for purchase. For more details, please visit

Benton Park Concert Series

Sunday, July 12 from 3:00-6:00 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.

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.

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