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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, December 14-24, 2017

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

Police Chief Candidate Town Hall

Thursday, December 14 from 6-8 pm, SLU Law School, 100 N Tucker, Room 1208

The City of St. Louis is hosting a moderated town hall with the (up to) six certified finalists on December 14th at 6 pm. This will be an opportunity to hear from the candidates themselves about their backgrounds, philosophies of policing, and what they hope to accomplish as Police Commissioner for the City of St. Louis. Questions must be submitted by 12 noon Dec 14 via

Central Patrol Community Outreach Meeting

Thursday, December 14 at 7 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

This is a very informative Community Outreach program conducted by our Central Patrol highlighting various police units, awarding of Grand Jury Good Citizenship awards etc.You may meet with your neighborhood officials, report nuisance properties, ask questions etc. The Third District includes the neighborhoods of Benton Park, Benton Park West, Compton Heights, Fox Park, Gravois Park, Kosciusko, Lafayette Square, Lasalle, Marine Villa, McKinley Heights, Peabody/Darst/Webbe, Soulard, The Gate District, Tower Grove East and portions of Dutchtown. Bring your friends and neighbors!

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.

Holiday Caroling

Sunday, December 17 at 2 pm, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac

A caroling we go! Bring your friends and family–an instrument if you have one–and meet us at the bandstand. Dress warmly, this event will go on no matter the weather. Everyone is welcome! This event is free, though donations to the St. Louis Christmas Carols Association will be graciously accepted. Facebook Invite

Crafts & Craft Beers

Sunday, December 17 from 3-5 pm, Perennial, 3762 S. Broadway

Join Dutchtown South Community Corporation and Perennial for a holiday benefit and craft night featuring beer, appetizers, and three upcycled projects attendees can make for the holiday season!We’ll be crafting wine cork trivets, memo books and t-shirt yarn scarves, which will make excellent gifts for your loved ones. Your ticket gets you materials + instruction for all three projects, local beer (+ other non-alcoholic drinks), yummy snacks, and a great evening filled with holiday cheer. Facebook Invite

Laughter Club

Tuesdays from 6-7 pm, Thomas Dunn Learning Center, 3113 Gasconade

This is a meet up practicing laughter as a tool to reduce stress. It is without charge and lasts from 6:00 - 7:00 PM on Tuesdays. Visit for more info or contact Sonial at

Tortuga CD Release with the Aught Naughts

Thursday, December 21 from 8-11 pm, Off Broadway Music Venue, 3509 Lemp

Urban Chestnut Brewing Company welcomes The Tortuga CD Release with special guests the Aught Naughts December 21st, 2017. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm. FREE Show. Facebook Invite

L.A. Marler Artist Showcase and Happy Hour

Friday, December 22 from 5-7 pm, Boheme, 2308 Cherokee

Join us at Bohème on December 22 as we spotlight contemporary photographic artist L. A. Marler! Stop in to browse original fine art prints and collections, speak with the artist herself and sip complimentary champagne.Customers will also enjoy 20% off storewide on all Bohème merchandise and décor, for those last-minute holiday shoppers! Facebook Invite

Widman Motorcycle's Christmas Party

Saturday, December 23 from 11 am-4 pm, Widman Motorcycle Service Center, 3628 S. Broadway

This is our annual Christmas Party / customer appreciation open house. Lunch and beverages will be provided. T-shirts and hoodies will be on sale for the lowest prices of the year. Everything else at least 10% off our already regular low price. Facebook Invite


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

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


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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