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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, May 10-20, 2018

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

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

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

Pop-Up Creative Space

Saturday, May 12 at 1-4 pm, Temple Gardens, 2749 Arsenal

On behalf of the Temple House Community in BPW, we invite you to come create art with us! No matter what age or skill level, this is open to everyone. Neighbors can come create, network and ignite a spark in our community. Refreshments offer upon purchase. THEME: Love Letter to the Neighborhood. For further details, contact: Hope to see you all there. 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.

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

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, May 17 at 5:30-6:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

CSBA meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm and covers events, updates and information regarding Cherokee Street, Cherokee Station Special Business District and Cherokee Street Development League. All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee Street are welcome and encouraged to attend.

What You Need to Know About Identity Theft

Thursday, May 17 at 6:30-7:30 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

Identity theft can be a scary thing. Let’s get equipped together as we discuss being preventive as well as how to identify and resolve any identity theft issues. Additionally, we will discuss the different types of identity theft as well as the services available to combat it.Please RSVP to as seating is limited.

Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, May 17 at 7 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Please join us to hear the neighborhood news and have a chance in interact with your neighbors, 3rd District police, aldermen and NSO. We will review upcoming events and activities. For agenda items and other details, please visit our Events page or the Facebook Invite

BPW Litter Clean Up + Social Hour

Saturday, May 19 at 9 am, Love Bank Park, 2855 Cherokee

Help beautify our neighborhood and meet your neighbors! Each month we will be cleaning up a different area of our neighborhood. These clean up days will be the Saturday's following the BPW neighborhood meeting. Trash bags will be provided from Operation Bright Side. Feel free to bring gloves or anything else as needed. Everyone is welcome for any amount of time. For more details, please visit our Events page or the Facebook Invite.

Concert in the Park: Blue City Swing

Sunday, May 20 at 4-7 pm, Benton Park, 3100 S. Jefferson

Hi neighbors! We hope you can join us in Benton Park for the music of Blues City Swing! There's going to be beer, wine, and sodas; and food by Trueman's and Ernesto's. Facebook Invite


  • Sustainable City Living: Bringing It Home, Tuesday, May 22 at 6-8 pm, Brick City Cider, 2000 Washington

  • Safety Fair Planning Meeting, Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30 pm, Tower Taco, 3147 Cherokee

  • RVSTL - Metropolis Wine Club, Tuesday, May 29 at 6:30-8:30 pm, DK Annex, 2727 S. Jefferson

  • Nebula Free First Friday, Friday, June 1 at 10 am-4 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

  • IndiHop 2018, Saturday, June 2 at 1-7 pm, Cherokee Street

  • Members Only Yappy Hour and Pool Party, Thursday, June 7 at 6 pm , BPW Dog Park, 3300 Nebraska


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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