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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, August 30-September 9, 2018

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

Fox Park Neighborhood Association General Meeting

Thursday, August 30 at 7-10 pm, Nexcore, 2631 Gravois

AUGUST 30 - THAT'S RIGHT - AUGUST! Everyone welcome. Feel free to bring snacks and beverages. Agenda TBA. Come join your neighbors for our monthly meeting. Facebook Invite

Teatopia's Story Time

Saturday, September 1 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

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.

Free Hugs Tour Concert with Bryan Royle

Sunday, September 2 at 7-9 pm, Salvation Army, 2740 Arsenal

Bryan Royle is a gospel artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota. With an approach that is fresh, vulnerable, and accessible to people of all backgrounds, Bryan works to bring the love and freedom of Christ wherever he goes. His latest record, For a Time to Come, is a gospel record in every sense of the word, and dives deep into what it means to be a Christian in our world.Come join us for a free concert! Refreshments will be served afterwards. Facebook Invite

Gateway Cup: Benton Park Classic

Monday (Labor Day), September 3 at 8:30 am - 6:00 pm, Benton Park, 3100 S. Jefferson

The fourth and final leg of the Gateway Cup gets under way in historic Benton Park. This large and technically demanding course races through yet another one of St. Louis’ most nostalgic locales. (Streets closed 6 am - 6 pm) For more information, please visit

Cats N' Mats Yoga

Wednesday, September 5 at 6-7 pm, Tenth Life, 3202 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!* Facebook Invite

Salvation Army's Fall Auction

Friday, September 7 at 5-8 pm, Salvation Army Temple Corps, 2740 Arsenal

Come join us for our Fall Auction! We will be auctioning off: small appliances, speakers, furniture, toys, and more! Concessions and fixed sale items will also be available. Facebook Invite

Saturday Morning Read Along

Saturday, September 8 at 11-12 pm, Apotheosis Comics & Lounge, 3206 S. Grand

It's like story hour - but with (kid-friendly) comics! We're breaking out our new reading rug and picking the most fun book of the week to read! We'll need audience help because saying all these sound effects and voices is hard to do! Bring your own book and read it to the group if you want! Facebook Invite

Pics in the Park to benefit Benton Park Dog Park

Saturday, September 8 at 11 am-5 pm, Benton Park, 3100 S. Jefferson

Are you ready for some pup (or human) portraits in Benton Park? On Saturday, Sept. 8th BTP by Alison, a St. Louis Photographer is hosting 20-minute sessions for 5 portraits for $75. One day only. Limited spots available!!A $25 nonrefundable deposit is required within 48 hours of booking your session to secure your spot. Facebook Invite

Second Saturdays: Gallery Walk

Saturday, September 8 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. Facebook Invite


  • Guardian Angel Groundbreaking Ceremony, Wednesday, September 12 at 10 am, 3300 S. Jefferson

  • Cherokee Street Community Market, Wednesday, September 12 at 4:30 pm

  • Third District Community Outreach Meeting, Thursday, September 13 at 7-8 pm, STLMPD 911 Call Center, 1225 Spruce

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting, Thursday, September 20 at 7-8 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 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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