Below is a list of upcoming activities in or around Benton Park West, a Cherokee Neighborhood.
Nebula Free First Friday
Friday, June 1 at 10 am-4 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson
Free coworking at Nebula for the day! Start the month off with coffee, bagels, and productivity. We'll have bagels from Gooseberries and coffee from Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co. Open to the public, bring your friends! You'll have access to our fiber internet and any of our shared workspaces! Facebook Invite
Gravois Park Flea Market
Saturday, June 2 at 8:30-3:30 pm, 3353 California
Gravois Park NA will host a flea market in the parking lot of our building (former Jefferson Bank) just north of Cherokee Street. Still taking vendors! $15 for two parking spots call Larry at 314-308-0653.
Dutchtown Bike Tour
Saturday, June 2 at 10:30 am, Urban Eats Cafe, 3301 Meramec
At 10:30 am, the Bike Tour heads out from Urban Eats. The guided tour will take you through Dutchtown’s multiple parks and by a few other notable idyllic landmarks. The path is approximately three miles and will take a little over an hour to complete. The last stop on the Bike Tour route is Marquette Park. Riders will come down Osage and round the corner at the KDHX Live Stage onto Compton with the Open Streets crowd cheering them on. They’ll then head back to the start at Urban Eats, arriving around 11:30 am. www.dutchtownstl.org/2018/05/dutchtown-bike-tour-and-blessing-of-the-bikes/
STL Open Streets
Saturday, June 2 at 11 am-2 pm, Compton Ave btwn Cherokee and Meramec
Join STL Open Streets on Saturday, June 2nd for a car-free afternoon on Compton Avenue from Cherokee to Meramec. Compton will be lined with activities, service providers, food, and more. This event gives neighbors a chance to enjoy this public open space, promote activities like walking and biking, mingle with their neighbors, and is welcoming to all. www.dutchtownstl.org/event/stl-open-streets
Saturday, June 2 at 1-7 pm, Cherokee Street
St. Louis' only community building beer festival is back for a 7th year. Shuttle between The Grove and Cherokee Street while sampling up to 50 beers, all independently brewed in the St. Louis region! General Admission tickets: $30, Day of event: $35. for more info, please visit www.indihopstl.com or the 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.
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
Join the 20th and 25th Ward Democratic organizations as we host a forum for candidates appearing on the ballot in our neighborhoods. We are inviting all candidates filed as Democrats in the August primary. Facebook Invite
St. Louis Workers' Education Society (WES) Membership Meeting
Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30-9:00 pm, WES, 2929 S. Jefferson
You are invited to the WES General Membership Meeting - June 2018!Are you interested in becoming a member? Are you a member, and want to become more involved? This meeting, along with future meetings, is for you! Facebook Invite
Members Only Yappy Hour and Pool Party
Thursday, June 7 at 6-8 pm, BPW Dog Park, 3300 Nebraska
Pool parties and yappy hour are back! Members only event. Have a great time visiting and getting to know other members while your dogs play and swim! Want to join? Applications, rules, and payment available via our site, bentonparkwest.org/dog-park. Facebook Invite
Tenth Life Cats N' Mats Yoga with Ami Amore
Thursday, June 7 at 6-7 pm, Tenth Life, 3200 Cherokee
This is a completely open-level yoga class. You only need a mat and a love of cats to participate! And we have a couple of mats if you don't have one. Curious kitties will be meandering about whilst we get our stretch on. This class is meant to be fun and nourishing to our bodies and souls while helping Tenth Life give cats the lives they deserve!Tickets are available for just $15 each! **$10 of every ticket purchased goes directly to Tenth Life. Just $5 is paid to our instructor. Facebook Invite
Pride of Potomac Garden Work Day
Friday, June 8 at 2-5 pm, Pride of Potomac garden, Pennsylvania and Potomac
Gravois Park NA will have volunteers from Centene to work in the Pride of Potomac Garden. Please join us! For more information, please contact Kirsten Petty.
Becoming a Buddhist in 5 Easy Precepts
Sunday, June 10 at 9:30 am - 1:30 pm, Cherokee Buddhist Temple, 2830 Cherokee
Taking refuge in the Triple Gem of the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, as well as committing to the 5 precepts are steps on the Middle Path to associating with Buddhism. Most traditions consider those who undergo this ceremony to be Buddhists in the formal sense. Whether you are just curious of what’s involved, or if you think you’d like to consider committing, join us for a discussion of taking refuge and a breakdown of the 5 precepts namely:To avoid killing/harming living beings 2.To avoid stealing 3. To avoid sexual misconduct 4. To avoiding/harmful speech 5. To avoid intoxicants which can cause heedlessness. For more info, please visit www.cbtstl.org.
Sustainable Backyard Tour
Sunday, June 10 at 11 am -4 pm, Throughout the City
Free, Self-Guided Tour of private yards and gardens throughout the region showcasing examples of organic gardening and sustainable living! Map of yards available June 1 at select locations and online. Visit our website for more info or to register. https://sustainablebackyard.org/
Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting, Tuesday, June 12 at 6:00 pm, 3353 California
Benton Park West Board Meeting, Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal
Cherokee Street Community Market, Wednesday, June 13 at 4:30 pm, Love Bank Park, 2853 Cherokee
Third District Community Outreach Meeting, Thursday, June 14 at 7 pm, Police Headquarters, 1915 Olive
Concert in the Park, Sunday, June 17 at 4-7 pm, Benton Park
Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting, Thursday, June 21 at 5:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson
Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting, Thursday, June 21 at 7-8 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal
Marina Villa Neighborhood Meeting, Monday, June 25 at 7 pm, Sister Cities Cajun, 3550 S. Broadway
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.