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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, April 25-May 5, 2019

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

Home Buying Information Session Thursday, April 25 at 6:30-8 pm, Prosperity Connection, 2828 Gravois

Attend a FREE Home Buying Workshop to learn: 1. How to achieve affordable and successful home ownership! 2. Down Payment Assistance Programs that are available 3. How to get a FREE credit analysis 4. What documentation you need to be approved for a loan

Fox Park Neighborhood Association Meeting

Thursday, April 25 at 7-9 pm, NexCore, 2631 Gravois

Come join your neighbors for our monthly meeting. Everyone is welcome! Feel free to bring drinks and snacks. Fox Park T-shirts, koozies, and stickers will be available for purchase. After the meeting we will mix and mingle. Facebook Invite

Jumping for Joy Easter Social

Saturday, April 27 at 4:30-9 pm, St. Francis de Sales Oratory, 2653 Ohio

This family friendly event is open to people of all ages and is a perfect opportunity to socialize with your fellow Catholics and celebrate the joy of Easter. There will be time for socializing, enjoying a potluck dinner, and family friendly activities such as English Country dancing and swing dancing later in the evening. 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!

Tenth Life Kitten Shower

Sunday, April 28 at 12-2 pm, Tenth Life, 3202 Cherokee

Join us for cake and collections to learn about the kitten foster program, suggest kitten names, hear tips on caring for new kittens, and meet other kitten enthusiasts! Please note that the Kitten Shower is not an adoption event. Wish List: We hope to see you there! Facebook Invite

Pokemon Club

Monday, April 29 at 6-7:30 pm, Messiah Community Center, 2801 Magnolia

Do your kids like Pokemon? Do they enjoy hanging out with other kids? If you answered "yes" to either of those questions, than this club is for you! Join us on the last Monday of each month, from 6-7:30 for a fun evening of Pokemon, trading, and battling! It's free, and open to all! Facebook Invite

Nebula's Free First Friday

Friday, May 3 at 10 am - 4pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Need a change of scenery from your usual workspace or coffee shop?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

1st Friday Happy Hour

Friday, May 3 at 5-7 pm, South Broadway Art Project, 3816 S. Broadway

We are so excited to announce our new partnership with 4Hands Brewing! 4Hands will be the sponsor of our 2019 1st First Friday Happy Hours!!! Complimentary 4Hands Beverages, learn more about SBAP programs and projects, take a tour of the studios, and all guests can take advantage of 20% off classes and passes AND as always tons of good vibes and conversation....Facebook Invite

Cherokee Street's Cinco de May, Saturday, May 4 at 10 am - 11 pm, Cherokee


  • Back to School Planning Meeting 2, Thursday, May 9 at 6-7:30 pm, Last Days Apostolic Church, 3311 Pennsylvania

  • Movie in Fox Park: Black Panther, Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 pm, Fox Park

  • Second Saturdays Gallery Walk, Saturday, May 11 at 6-10 pm, Cherokee

  • Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting, Tuesday, May 14 at 6 pm, 3353 Cherokee

  • Cherokee Street CID Meeting, Thursday, May 16 at 5:30 pm, Artist Arts, 2643 Cherokee

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting, Thursday, May 16 at 7-8 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

  • Blues City Swing in Benton Park, Sunday, May 19 at 4 pm, Benton Park

  • Benton Park Historic Neighborhood Tour, Saturday, May 26 at 2-5 pm Tickets $15


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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