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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, May 31-June 10, 2018

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.

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.

IndiHop 2018

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 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, 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

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.


  • 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

  • Fair St. Louis, Saturday, July 7, Arch Grounds, Click here to volunteer for BPW beverage booth


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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