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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, September 20-30, 2018

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

Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting

Thursday, September 20 at 5:30-6:30 pm, *NEW LOCATION* Artists Art, 2643 Cherokee

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.

Landmarks' Urbanites September Meet-Up

Thursday, September 20 at 6-8 pm, Refab, 3130 Gravois

Come check out Refab with your friends at Urbanites! We'll be touring this cool shop dedicated to deconstruction and refabrication with the owner, and perusing over 180 years of STL building materials and history. Plus, there will be cold, free beverages to enjoy! Facebook Invite

Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, September 20 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, September 22 at 9-10 am, Cherokee at Jefferson (by Indian Statue)

We will be hosting our monthly neighborhood litter clean up + social hour at the Cherokee Indian this month! This is a great way to meet new/old neighbors and enjoy the beautiful architecture that our neighborhood has to offer. Let's plan on going to Teatopia once we wrap up for tea and smoothies. Bring gloves, a trash grabber if you prefer and a bucket if not using a bag, Operation Brightside has donated plastic trash bags as well! Facebook Invite

Fox Park Fall Festival

Saturday, September 22 at 11 am - 2 pm, Fox Park, Shenandoah

We'll have activities for the whole family, including visits from the St. Louis Fire Department, Bubble Magic from The Magic House and demonstrations from St. Louis Police Department with "The Bear." Numerous community resources will be represented. Attendees can also look forward to face painting, a food truck, table raffles, field and table games, and more! Facebook Invite

MADP Trivia Night

Saturday, September 22 at 6:15-10 pm, St. Louis Workers' Education Society, 2929 S. Jefferson

Please join the St. Louis chapter of MADP for a fun-filled evening including: Cash prizes for winning tables, Attendance prizes, Drawing and more. Support Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and some fun at the same time!!! Doors open at 6:15, Trivia begins at 7:00 pm $20 per person, $160 for a table of 8 (includes beer, soda, popcorn). To register contact Margaret @ 314-322-5159, 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.

Fox Park's Nearly Occasional Bocce Tournament

Sunday, September 23 at 1-4 pm, Fox Park, 2716 Shenandoah

Join us for the Nearly Occasional Bocce Tournament in Fox Park. This event is a fundraiser for the Fox Park Neighborhood Association and helps to fund other outreach and events, such as National Night Out and the Fall Festival.Whether you call it bocce, pétanque, or lawn bowling, we will start rolling at 1 PM on Sunday, September 23! $30/team if paid in advance; $40/team day of event. EventBrite

Marine Villa Neighborhood Meeting

Monday, September 24 at 7-8 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

Please join us for our March MVNA general assembly meeting at The Irish Corner Pub. Join in the community engagement with your Marine Villa neighbors and learn about ways to get involved in our community.Annual Nominations for our board will be held at this meeting. Facebook Invite

Cherokee Street Wine Around

Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30-8:30 pm, Golden Gems, 3156 Cherokee

Cherokee Street is a vibrant center in St. Louis bringing together contemporary art, architecture and culture, all within a historic district. Galleries, design studios, art exhibition spaces, public art projects and artists’ studios assemble on Cherokee Street. This month we will explore four business at the corner of Cherokee & Compton as we hop between the following locations.

Noontime 30 minute Community Yoga every Wednesday!

Wednesdays from 12-12:30 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Energize yourself with a 30 minute All-Levels Yoga break each Wednesday at NOON!One of our dedicated teachers will guide you through a dynamic, moving meditation paired with specific breathing techniques to help relieve and unravel the stress and tension inherent in our daily modern grind. This is a yoga experience open to beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. A perk for members, and $5 suggested donation for non-members. We have plenty of mats + blocks, but feel free to bring your own if you have one. Facebook Invite

Tenth Life Cats N' Mats Yoga

Wednesday, September 26 at 6 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!* Eventbrite

RVSTL Rehabbers Club Contractor Expo

Saturday, September 29 at 10 am - 12 pm, Habitat for Humanity Restore, 3830 S. Grand

St. Louis Rehabbers, we heard you! Contractor recommendations are always the hottest topic on our listserve, and now we've taken the recommendations one step further, by offering the chance to meet a number of our favorite contractors, Live and In-Person! Admission to attend the EXPO is free, but you'll need a ticket. Eventbrite

So Fresh So clean So Creative Southside St Louis

Saturday, September 29 at 10 am – 3 pm, 3353 California

So Fresh So Clean So Creative Southside St Louis and Gravois Park Neighborhood Association will have an alley clean up! There will be a dumpster located along the street of Gravois Park so we can dispose of large items. Please come out and help as volunteers come out to clean up our neighborhood! Facebook Invite

Roosevelt High School Homecoming Tailgate

Saturday, September 29 at 11 am - 1 pm, Roosevelt High School, parking lot on Compton at Juniata

Grills and games provided (courtesy of our friends at August Gate). You just need to bring something to throw upon said grill! The game is at 1 PM ($4 at the gate).

Common Sound Festival

Saturday, September 29 at 1-6 pm, Marquette Park, Compton at Gasconade

The Common Sound Festival is produced by Dutchtown South Community Corporation and features FREE professional dance workshops, great performers, food and craft vendors and DJs playing all afternoon. Come on down to Marquette Park for a day full of fun with your neighbors! Facebook Invite

The Factory Fashion Show and Night Market: Fall 2018

Saturday, September 29 at 6-11 pm, Koken Art Factory, 2500 Ohio

The Factory will introduce 5 NEW designers, all living and working in St. Louis, showcasing unseen collections. Designers:RAGE ROSS by Kelsy Ross, REFASH STUDIOS by Kelley Boster, LB DESIGNS by Lenora Brown, FREE TO ROME by Julian Hall, ANNA LEIGH by Anna Heinold, and MAANG by Yasi Fayal. The night market will bring back some of past seasons vendors with a number of new names and faces.6-11 PM: NIGHT MARKET (free to the public); 8-9 PM: FASHION SHOW (ticket holders) Facebook Invite

Music in Fox Park with Andrew and the Dolls

Saturday, September 29 at 7-10 pm, Fox Park, Shenandoah

Enjoy a music-filled evening with your neighbors, friends and family! Join us for Music in Fox Park with Andrew & the Dolls, a St. Louis based trio offering original Indie Folk with a touch of Americana. Admission is free, but bring your own chairs or blankets, food and refreshments. See you in the park! Facebook Invite

Sip and Shop at Nexcore

Sunday, September 30 at 11 am - 3 pm, Nexcore, 2631 Gravois

Pop up Shop at Nexcore! Please join us for an afternoon of fun as we support our local entrepreneurs. Light refreshments and wine will be served! Eventbrite


  • Nebula's Free First Friday, October 5 at 10 am - 4 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

  • Tunes on Tap - Benton Park Tour, Saturday, October 6 at 12-4 pm, Benton Park, 2202 Arsenal

  • Cherokee Street Community Market, Wednesday, October 10 at 4:30-8 pm, Love Bank Park, Cherokee

  • Second Saturdays: Gallery Walk, Saturday, October 13 at 6-10 pm, Cherokee


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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