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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, May 4-13, 2017

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

Art is the Only Way to Run Away Without Leaving Home

Thursday, May 4 from 5:00-7:00 pm, South Broadway Art Project, 3816 S. Broadway

TAP Teen Apprentices are having a show of their NEW work in the SBAP Gallery showcasing Ceramic Sculpture and Pottery. Teens are also hosting an Empty Bowls Fundraiser to raise money for homeless Syrian Refugees, and will be accepting donations for beautiful hand-made bowls and cups filled with delicious food and drinks! Facebook Invite

Curio Shoppe's Grand Re-Opening

Friday, May 5 at 12 noon until ?, St. Louis Curio Shoppe, 2626 Cherokee

Local artists and craft-makers will sell items via consignment. Facebook Invite

Cherokee Street Cinco de Mayo Festival

Saturday, May 6 from 11:00 am - 10:00 pm, Cherokee between Nebraska and Jefferson

An annual tradition, with a long history, Cinco De Mayo: A Cherokee Street Festival has evolved into a celebration of community and one of the largest and most diverse festivals in the St. Louis area. The festival will pack Cherokee Street with people enjoying authentic food, drinks, music, entertainment. We strive to support as many artists as possible through this event, focusing on diverse talent that reflects the attendees and multicultural backgrounds of the artists and residents that are a part of this community. 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.

Manmade Presents: A Vintage Pop-Up Shop

Sunday, May 7 from 3:00-7:00 pm, Westminster Press, 3156 Cherokee

Shop a selection of vintage goods and handmade jewelry while sipping on complimentary craft beer from The Old Bakery Beer Company! 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.

Gravois Park Block Link Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 pm, 3353 California

Give STL Day

Thursday, May 11 for 24 hours

On Thursday, May 11th, the St. Louis region will be back in business for another Give STL Day — stronger than before! Join for a 24-hour giving event with local impact. Consider donating to one of these BPW nonprofits.

13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance

Thursday, May 11 from 6:00-8:00 pm, Yeyo Arts, 2907 S. Jefferson

Join us in honor of the life & courageous work of the late, Bertha Cáceres, for a beautiful evening of spoken word performances, live music, love & resistance, and a special dinner, to welcome two very esteemed guests, Melissa Cardoza, Afro-Indigenous Freedom Fighter, Poet and Author, of 13 Colors of Resistance, and Karla Lara, Singer/Songwriter of the Struggle. Facebook Invite

78th District Job and Resource Fair

Saturday, May 13 from 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Roosevelt High School, 3430 Hartford

This Job fair is an opportunity to find gainful employment, higher education, and/or financial guidance. We really wanted to concentrate on our SLPS parents and the adults of St. Louis city and county, when we are making livable wages, life is much more comfortable for everyone. Facebook Invite

*Thursday May 18 is the last day to purchase Cardinals tickets!


  • Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting, Thursday, May 18 from 5:30-6:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Association Meeting, Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

  • IndiHop, Saturday, May 20 from 1:00-7:00 pm, Cherokee

  • Marine Villa Neighborhood Meeting, Monday, May 22 at 7:00 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

  • KaBOOM! Prep Day 1, Tuesday, May 30, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac

  • KaBOOM! Prep Day 2, Wednesday, May 31, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac

  • KaBOOM! Build Day, Thursday, June 1 from 8:30 am-2:30 pm, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac


A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:

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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