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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, March 21-31, 2019

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

Cherokee Street CID Meeting

Thursday, March 21 at 5:30-6:30 pm, Artist Art, 2643 Cherokee

Cherokee Street CID (formerly Cherokee Street Business Association) Public 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, March 21 at 7 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 and Social Hour

Saturday, March 23 at 9-10 am, 1 Nite Stand, 2800 Ohio

Welcome Spring! Come out and enjoy the nice weather! We will be hosting our monthly neighborhood litter clean up + social hour at the 1 Nite Stand this month! This is a great way to meet new/old neighbors and enjoy the beautiful architecture that our neighborhood has to offer. Bring gloves, a trash grabber if you prefer and a bucket if not using a bag, Operation Brightside has donated the trash bags! Facebook Invite

Gravois Park Alley Clean Up

Sunday, March 24 at 10 am, 3353 California

Time to clean up Gravois Park alleys! We are getting some nice volunteers from WashU McKelvey School of Engineering. Submit your alleys to be cleaned up. Please come join us. Facebook Invite

Marine Villa Neighborhood Meeting

Monday, March 25 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.

Cardinals Opening Day Watch Party (FREE EVENT)

Thursday, March 28 at 1-5:30 pm, NexCore, 2631 Gravois

It's that time of the year again. Baseball is back in season! NexCore wants you to celebrate with us. Join us March 28th for a watch party of the Cardinals opening day. We will have hot dogs, snacks, and refreshments. Oh, and did we mention we will have several projectors with the game on throughout our building. Stop by and enjoy Opening Day with us at NexCore! RSVP on Eventbrite

Benton Park Film Festival

Friday, March 29 at 5-11 pm and Saturday, March 30 at 12 noon-11 pm, Lemp Grand Hall, 1817 Cherokee

Food, drinks, and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase throughout the duration of the festival. Tickets are on sale at $25 for access to both days of film screenings and the Awards Ceremony. A full breakdown of the festival schedule, merchandise, and selections are listed on

Lake Effect Clarinet Quartet (FREE concert)

Friday, March 29 at 7-9 pm, Saxquest, 2114 Cherokee

Clarinetquest is delighted to announce a re-scheduled performance featuring the nationally-renowned Lake Effect Clarinet Quartet on Friday, March 29. This event is FREE and open to the public!! Established in 2011, Lake Effect Clarinet Quartet (LECQ) is committed to the performance of high quality chamber music, unbounded by style or instrumentation, that showcases the unique capabilities and versatility of the clarinet family. Comprised of voices similar to a string quartet, LECQ’s repertoire is focused on translating music originally written for other instrumentation into relevant listening experiences. Facebook Invite

Brick City Yoga Open House

Saturday, March 30 at 11 am-2 pm, Brick City Yoga STL, 2758 Wyoming

Tour the studio, meet some of our fabulous instructors, and maybe even catch a sneak peek at our upstairs apartments. We will have yoga, snacks, giveaways and more! Visit for studio details. 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.

in. Open to the public, bring your friends!


  • Lo-Fi Cherokee 2019, Saturday, April 6 at 9 am-7 pm, Cherokee

  • Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting, Tuesday, April 9 at 6 pm, 3353 California

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

  • You've Got Trivia - Lanndmarks Urbanites Trivia, Saturday, April 13 at 7 pm, Intersect Arts Center, 3636 Texas

  • Easter Eggstravaganza, Saturday, April 20 at 10 am, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac


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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