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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, May 2-12, 2019

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

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

Annual TGE community Garden Sale!

Saturday, May 4 ant Sunday, May 5 from 9 am - 3 pm, Sidney and Virginia

Come buy our neighborhood community garden for it's annual plant and seedling sale! Facebook Invite

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

Mythical Beasts Costume Workshop + Parade Walk

Saturday, May 4 at 10:30 am - 12 pm, Flood Plain, 3151 Cherokee

Come make your MYTHICAL BEAST costume for the People's Joy Parade at our FREE costume workshop at Flood Plain and then walk with us in the People's Joy Parade! ***Puppeteer Paul Vandivort will also be on site, co-creating a fantastical structure for smaller children*** 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 Cats N' Mats Yoga

Wednesday, May 8 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

Cherokee Street Trashy Hour

Thursday, May 9 at 2:30-6 pm, Earthbound Beer, 2724 Cherokee

Trashy Hour will start with a beautification walk through part of the Cherokee Street Commercial District. We’ll meet up and break into teams as we tackle the job of making the streets free of litter! After we’ve picked up all that we can, we’ll meet back up at Earthbound for celebratory drinks. Earthbound is even offering specials for Trashy Hour participants! Sign up here to get cheap beer:

Back to School Planning Meeting 2

Thursday, May 9 at 6-7:30 pm, Last Days Apostolic Church, 3311 Pennsylvania

We're holding our 2nd 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. Community volunteers are needed as well as donations. Facebook Invite

2019 WashU MFA Thesis Exhibition

Friday, May 10 at 6-9 pm, The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee

The Sam Fox School's annual MFA Thesis Exhibition features work by the seventeen graduating students in the Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art Program at Washington University. Works in various media explore themes such as the politics of race, the role of gender, the poetics of the everyday, and utopian/dystopian futures. Facebook Invite

Movie in Fox Park: Aquaman

Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 pm, Fox Park

UPDATE: New movie - AQUAMAN! Spend the evening under the stars with your neighbors watching Aquaman. Everyone is welcome! Bring your own chairs & blankets, food and refreshments. Movie will start at dusk, approximately 8:15pm. Fox Park T-shirts, koozies, and stickers will be available for purchase. We'll have free popcorn and music before the movie starts. Sponsored by NexCore & the Fox Park Neighborhood Association. Fun for the whole family! Facebook Invite

Second Saturdays Gallery Walk

Saturday, May 11 at 6-10 pm, Cherokee

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


  • 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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