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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, August 9-19, 2018

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

Summer Drop-In Program

Thursday, August 9 at 12-3 pm, Salvation Army - Temple, 2740 Arsenal

Youth Ages 5-17 Are invited to join us July 10-August 9 (Tuesday-Thursday) for a free summer drop in program from 12-3. Come for games, snacks, crafts, sports, and a good time! Facebook Invite

SouthSide Arts Celebration!

Thursday, August 9 at 5:30-7 pm, Fox Park, 2617 Shenandoah

To celebrate the conclusion of 5 great weeks of art-making in Fox Park, we are inviting the whole community to come celebrate and see the kids' creations! Art will be displayed around the baseball field in Fox Park. Facebook Invite

Second Saturdays: Gallery Walk

Saturday, August 11 at 6-10 pm, Cherokee

Gallery walk in the Cherokee Street Arts District second Saturdays of the month from 6-10 PM. Participating galleries exhibiting various medias of art. Rotating galleries on Cherokee Street.Sat. July 14, 6-10 PM. *Untitled Fine Art hosting live music by Steven Deeds from 9-?; Mark Sheppard Gallery: 1925 Cherokee St.; Cherokee Street Gallery: 2617 Cherokee St; Untitled Fine Art: 2920 Cherokee St.; Flood Plain Gallery: 3151 Cherokee St. 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.

Welcome Back Fanning Middle School

Tuesday, August 14 at 7:15-8:30 am, Fanning Middle Community Education Center, 3417 Grace

Please join us in cheering on and celebrating our middle school friends. Let's get them excited for the first day of school and show them they have a team of adults that care for, love and support them. For more details, please visit the Facebook Invite

Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, August 14 at 6-7 pm, 3353 California

Our monthly meetings are a great place to discuss issues important to you and your family, learn about resources and get updates on everything in and around Gravois Park and the 20th Ward but mostly, meet your neighbors. 3353 California (enter at rear of building); Located in the former Jefferson Bank Building.

NMC's 60th Season Kickoff & Fundraiser

Tuesday, August 14 at 7-9:30 pm, Tick Tock Tavern, 3459 Magnolia

Help support New Music Circle’s 60TH SEASON by joining us for an evening of drinks and DJ’s. A portion of all sales from all purchased drinks will benefit our mission to present groundbreaking, creative new music in St. Louis. Our 60th season lineup and schedule may be found at: This event is FREE! - no admission cost or cover. Facebook Invite

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, August 16 at 5:30-6:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Cherokee Street Business Association Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm. All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, August 16 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

Teatopia's Story Time

Saturday, August 18 at 10:30-11:30 am, Teatopia, 2606 Cherokee

Teaple, bring the kids and let's all enjoy some great stories, hot tea, and each other's presence. Facebook Invite


  • Marine Villa Neighborhood Meeting, Monday, August 27 at 7 pm

  • Free Hugs Tour Concert with Bryan Royle, Sunday, September 2 at 7 pm, Salvation Army, 2740 Arsenal


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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