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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, May 3-13, 2018

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

Opening Reception: History Pauses Here

Friday, May 4 from 5-8 pm, South City Art Supply, 1926 Cherokee

Gary Signor is the artist behind "History Pauses Here," an installation of small works that will be transforming our gallery during the month of May. Join us for the opening reception May 4th, 5pm-8pm with an artist talk at 7pm. On display in our gallery through May 23rd. Facebook Invite

Saturday Morning Kids' Art Class

Saturdays from 10-11:30 am, Messiah Community Center, 2801 Magnolia

In this weekly arts program young people ages 7-13 will learn various art techniques from across the world. Teaching artists from Yeyo Arts Collective will guide students through multiple medias including but not limited to collage, painting and sculpture! Sign up by emailing Facebook Invite

Cinco de Mayo 2018: A Cherokee Street Festival

Saturday, May 5 from 11 am-10 pm, Cherokee Street (Jefferson to Nebraska)

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. Please visit the Facebook Invite for more details.

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.

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

Benton Park West Board Meeting

Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Please visit our Events page for details.

Coffee with 9 Strangers

Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30-8:30 am, The Mudd House, 2101 Cherokee

Join YNPN and other young professionals to network with like-minded peers! Share, discuss and learn more about YNPN St. Louis membership and upcoming events and programs; Ways to get involved with professional and leadership development. This event is FREE, but please let us know that you are coming by registering here: Facebook Invite

Missouri Women in Trades (MOWIT) Open House

Wednesday, May 9 at 4-7 pm, MOWIT, 2929 S. Jefferson

Please come and see our new location. Network and learn about our future plans with MOWIT. Join the fun and meet the Missouri Women in Trades. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to if you are planning to attend. Facebook Invite

Nexcore Game Night with Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia

Friday, May 11 at 6:30-9:30 pm, Nexcore, 2631 Gravois

Join us May 11th for a night of Games, Drinks, and Food! In partnership with Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia and sponsored by Trailnet, Nexcore is excited to host a night of fun and games! Get ready to take a trip down nostalgia boulevard as we break out favorite games such as Sorry, Uno, Battleship, Life, Monopoly, Candyland, etc. The event starts at 6:30 pm and drinks and food will be provided. Facebook Invite

Spring Into the Angel Boutique - Fashion Show & Preview Night

Friday, May 11 at 7-9 pm, Angel Boutique, 2700 Cherokee

Join us on Friday, May 11th for a Fashion Show & Preview Night which will highlight the Spring and Summer fashions of the Angel Boutique Resale Shop. Doors open at 7pm, Fashion Show begins at 7:30pm. Those in attendance will receive an exclusive coupon to use the next day; the store will re-open on Saturday, May 12th at 11am for shopping. Facebook Invite


  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting, Thursday, May 17 at 7 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

  • BPW Litter Clean Up + Social Hour, Saturday, May 19 at 9 am, Love Bank Park, 2855 Cherokee

  • Concert in the Park: Blue City Swing, Sunday, May 20 at 4-7 pm, Benton Park, 3100 S. Jefferson


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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