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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, April 4-14, 2019

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

Tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Are you ready to start making your money work for you, instead of you working for your money? This seminar emphasizes the importance of a budget to daily financial life and the benefits of managing money. Attendees will become more familiar with a written budget as a daily blueprint to personal finances with steps to a successful budget. Register at

Nebula's Free First Friday

Friday, April 5 at 10 am-4 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Stop by Nebula for the day on Free First Friday! Bring your laptop and enjoy our shared workspaces and free wifi. At 10am, we’ll provide free Gooseberries bagels and coffee from RISE Coffee House to sustain your productivity. No strings attached, we just want to help you get stuff done! Facebook Invite

South Broadway Art Project 1st Friday Happy Hour

Friday, April 5 at 4:30-7:30 pm, South Broadway Art Project, 3816 S. Broadway

Come learn more about SBAP programs! Light refreshments and snacks served in exchange for good vibes and conversation. We will also have some new mugs and "perfect" everyday white bowls for sale. All proceeds from gallery sales benefit scholarships and equitable Community Open Workshop time. Facebook Invite

Opening Reception: Tim Portlock: Ash is Cold

Friday, April 5 at 7-10 pm, Monaco USA, 2701 Cherokee

Monaco is pleased to present 'Ash is Cold,' a solo exhibition by Tim Portlock opening on Friday, April 5. 'Ash is Cold' depicts home foreclosure capital era San Bernardino CA and images based on interviews of residents of Camden, NJ in which they were asked to describe the city to the artist. Facebook Invite

Lo-Fi Cherokee 2019

Saturday, April 6 at 9 am-7 pm, Cherokee

Documenting St. Louis music and culture through video since 2005! We produce the popular annual video series "Lo-Fi Cherokee" in which we produce 18 live performance music videos in one day. Always held on the second Saturday of April. Facebook Invite

Showers of Service - Litter and Alley Clean Up

Saturday, April 6 at 10 am- 2 pm, 3101 S. Jefferson

SLU’s Showers of Service 2019 will send 18 volunteers to Benton Park West. These students will help clean up the Community Garden at Jefferson and Arsenal before pickup litter along our streets and alleys. We need residents to also volunteer as leaders. For more details, please visit the 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!

Back-To-School Planning Meeting

Sunday, April 7 at 4-5 pm, The Last Days Apostolic Church, 3311 Pennsylvania

August will be here for you know it! We're holding our first planning meeting for Back-To-School. Last year, over 400 students were provided the tools they needed to success in school. We hope to assist 500 students this year. Facebook Invite

Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting

Tuesday, April 9 at 6-7:30 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. Facebook Invite

Gravois Park Alley Clean Up!

Saturday, April 13 at 10 am- 1 pm, Gravois Park, 3200 Potomac

April Alley Clean up! Please send in your Alley that needs to be cleaned. We also need help so have your groups or students that need community service hours message us! We meet on the north side of the park on Potomac Street. Facebook Invite

Second Saturdays: Cherokee Walk

Saturday, April 13 at 6-10 pm, Cherokee

Art walk in the Cherokee Street Arts District second Saturdays of the month from 6-9 PM. Participating businesses exhibiting various medias of art. Rotating galleries on Cherokee Street. Facebook Invite

You've Got Trivia - Lanndmarks Urbanites Trivia

Saturday, April 13 at 7 pm, Intersect Arts Center, 3636 Texas

Join us for our 2nd Annual Trivia Night, hosted by the Urbanites and The Landmarks Association Of St. Louis. We're excited to once again be raising funds for technology upgrades for the Landmarks Association office. Cost: $200 for table of 8, $30 for individual. Eventbrite


  • 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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