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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, June 14-24, 2018

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

Financial Vision and Goal Setting

Thursday, June 14 at 6:30-8 pm, South City Excel Center, 2828 Gravois

This group seminar encourages an introspective conversation concerning the direction of our personal and family finances. Attendees will become more familiar with the impacts associated with creating a financial vision and its importance to everyday life. Please RSVP to as seating is limited.

Third District Community Outreach Meeting

Thursday, June 14 at 7 pm, Police Headquarters, 1915 Olive

We will have a tour of the Real Time Crime Center in addition to the regular meeting. PLEASE NOTE: This is a special meeting that will take place at Police Headquarters, not the Five Star Senior Center. Please RSVP to Office Pat Clancy at to have you added to the guests list at the door. Facebook Invite

Collage Party: SLEEP

Thursday, June 14 at 6-9 pm, South City Art Supply, 1926 Cherokee

The Moon Zine needs help collaging our SLEEP issue at South City Art Supply! There will be magazines, glue sticks, crayons, and Stag Beer, but please BYO Scissors. The Moon Zine is a St. Louis-based zine that started in 2015. Issues are free, monthly, and usually themed. Along with submitted content, the Moon Zine welcomes the community to collage the blank pages of each issue, making every zine one-of-a-kind. We ♥ collaboration - all are welcome, invite your friends! You're free to create any sort of collages you want, but please no hate. Keep it nice. Facebook Invite

Tenth Life Young Readers Club

Saturday, June 16 at 12-1 pm, Tenth Life, 3200 Cherokee

Young readers, aged 6-15, and their parents/legal guardians are invited to join Tenth Life's Young Readers Club by visiting Tenth Life on Cherokee bi-weekly in June and July to read to our storefront cats. *We do ask all visitors to sign a visitor waiver and read our storefront rules upon entry. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. We ask that no more than 2 children are accompanied by 1 adult.*Please RSVP at the link below. This is a free event. 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: Beth Bombara & Whoa Thunder

Sunday, June 17 at 4-7 pm, Benton Park, S. Jefferson

Join BPNA in Benton Park for Sounds of Summer on June 17th (Father's Day). Two of STL's hottest musicians will preform - Beth Bombara and Whoa Thunder. Admission to summer concerts is always free. Food and drinks can be purchased at the event, but feel free to bring your own. Proceeds benefit Benton Park Neighborhood Association. For more info, please visit

Development Happy Hour Number 2

Monday, June 18 at 6-7:30 pm, Sister Cities Cajun, 3550 S. Broadway

Interested in investing in the 20th Ward or surrounding neighborhoods? Come hear about some of the great projects going on and network with other folks doing work and offering services in the neighborhood. Whether you're a potential home owner, a contractor, or a neighbor: this is for you! Facebook Invite

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, June 21 at 5:30 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.

Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, June 21 at 7-8 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, June 23 at 9 am, Community Garden, 3101 S. Jefferson (at Arsenal)

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 .


  • Marina Villa Neighborhood Meeting, Monday, June 25 at 7 pm, Sister Cities Cajun, 3550 S. Broadway

  • Fair St. Louis, Saturday, July 7, Arch Grounds, To volunteer, please visit Your password is BPWNA. You'll then see just BPWNA shifts. You'll select the shifts you'd like to work and complete the form.


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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