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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, September 22-October 1, 2016

Below is a list of upcoming activities in or around Benton Park West, a Cherokee Neighborhood.

Common Field Meetup for Independent Arts Organizers

Thursday, September 22 from 7:00-9:00 pm, The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee

he Luminary and The Transversal Project are hosting an informal gathering of independent arts organizers and projects in the St. Louis region. Join us at The Luminary as we discuss ways that we can better organize to support one another and sustain the ecosystem for artist-centric projects in our region. Facebook Invite

Happy Thyme: A Garden Club for Seniors

Fridays from 10:00-12:00 pm, Salvation Army, 2747 Arsenal

The Happy Thyme Garden Club is open to all seniors interested in gardening, whether you're a certified green thumb or looking for a place to learn something new. We'll meet at Temple Gardens, located across from the Salvation Army on Fridays at 10 am. Questions? Call Sara Johnson at 314.606.7794

BPW at Murmuration Festival

Friday, September 23-Sunday, September 25, Cortex District

The first annual Murmuration Festival is the convergence of art, music, science and technology. Held in the Cortex District, BPW will be working various bars as a fundraiser for the neighborhood. This is different than our normal beer booths, so please be sure to read the SignUpGenius when select shift(s). Click here to volunteer.

NO SHOW Museum

Saturday, September 24 from 6:00-9:00 pm, Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, 3151 Cherokee

The No Show Museum is a traveling curatorial project currently touring North America between August and October 2016 at various art venues and galleries. On Saturday, September 24, the NO SHOW Museum will arrive at fort gondo, where curator Andreas Heusser will give a performative lecture introducing visitors to the traveling exhibition and the art of nothing. Facebook Invite

Gravois Park Trash Pickup and Social Hour

Sundays from 9:30-10:30 am, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac

Each Sunday, get to know your neighbors and help make YOUR neighborhood park a better place to play! We'll pick up litter in and around the park while talking and getting to know each other.

Fall FLEA Market

Sunday, September 25 from 11:00-3:00 pm, Various locations along Cherokee starting at Lemp

We're bringing out our best flea market vendors and inviting you to participate. It's the best of what people have hidden in their closests for some of the best treasurers in town! Facebook Invite

Zumba Classes

Mondays, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

Curby Church will host Zumba classes on Mondays at 6:00 pm for $3-5.00 a session. For more info 314-771-0242.

Marine Villa Neighborhood Association Meeting

Monday, September 26 at 7:00 pm, Irish Corner Pub, Cherokee

CBBA happy hour starts at 6:00 pm meeting at 7:00 pm and we keep it consice. Come out and meet your neighbors, they are a lot cooler than you think! Find out what is going on in your neighborhood and how to participate in community activities that have a positive impact. If you would like to share something with the neighborhood, message us and we will get you on the agenda. Facebook Invite

Know Your Government

Tuesday, September 27 from 6:30-7:30 pm, Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah

The Immigrant Service Providers Network is proud to present a community panel on local government and political engagement. Join the conversation to learn about Saint Louis City and County government and ways to be a part of the political process. Panelists include: Terry Jones, UMSL Professor; Alderman Cara Spencer; and Caroline Fan, President of OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates. RSVP at


  • St Louis Swap Meet, Sunday, October 2 from 9:00-3:00 pm, Cherokee starting at Lemp

  • 21st Annual SLACO Regional Neighborhood Conference, Saturday, October 29 from 7:45-5:30 pm, Harris-Stowe State University

  • Trunk or Treat, Sunday, October 30 at 4:00 pm, Salvation Army Parking Lot, 2720 Arsenal


A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:

Five Star Senior Center

Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church

Lafayette Park United Methodist Church

Auto Bargain Center - Used Cars and Trucks

Nadar's and Sons

Buddha Body and Bath

As 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

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