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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, May 17-27, 2018

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

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.

C-Sharp LIVE in Fox Park

Saturday, May 19 at 6-10 pm, Fox Park, 2700 Shenandoah

Hip hop artist of the year & Youth ambassador of the city PREFORMS live for new friends n neighbors of Gate, Compton, McKinley, Tower Grove East, Benton Park West, & Fox Park! Performing all his hits with special music guest. 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.

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

In preparation for the 8th Annual 2018 Sustainable Backyard Tour, ReVitalize St. Louis is organizing an evening of insight and discussion with several city leaders who are helping to rebuild the city's permaculture. They will present their current work via short presentations and open floor discussions to help grow your knowledge and awareness of how you can transform your personal living space, be it a large back yard, a side lot, or a tiny balcony into the private agricultural ecosystem of your dreams. Moderator: Terry Winkelmann - Founder of St. Louis Sustainable Backyard Tour. Panelists: Cara Spencer Alderwoman & Sponsor of Homesteading Bill; Matt Lebon Custom Foodscaping; Mitch Leachman Audubon’s Backyard Certification program; and Rob Kennedy Project Clear & MOBOT Rainscaping program. Facebook Invite

Safety Fair Planning Meeting

Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30 pm, Tower Taco, 3147 Cherokee

This fall Benton Park West will host an informational and fun safety fair for all ages. This event will be free to attend. We need YOU to help us plan. Contact Alison Hillman ( or RSVP on Facebook.


  • 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

  • Candidate Forum with the 20th and 25th Ward Democrats, Tuesday, June 5 at 6:45 pm, German Cultural Society of St. Louis, 3652 S. Jefferson

  • 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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