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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, May 16-26, 2019

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

Cherokee Street CID Meeting

Thursday, May 16 at 5:30 pm, Artist Arts, 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. Facebook Invite

Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, May 16 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, May 18 at 9-10 am, Cherokee at Jefferson (by the statue)

Join us for our monthly neighborhood litter pick up and social hour! We will be starting at the corner of Cherokee and Jefferson (by the Indian). Afterwards join us at Teatopia for some amazing smoothies!*Feel free to bring a bucket, gloves and trash picker upper if you like. We have trash bags that have been donated by Operation Brightside. Facebook Invite

Fox Park #trashtag Challenge

Saturday, May 18 at 1-4 pm, 2827 Oregon

Jump on the viral social media challenge that really does make a difference! The Fox Park Neighborhood Safety Committee, Messiah Community Center and Lohr Distributing Company are hosting a #trashtag Challenge! Grab a team, sign up with your social media handle, go out and clean up the community, post the pics, and come back for the after party of food, fun and games! Homebase: 2827 Oregon Ave. Registration: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. After Party: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Together we can make our community safer and cleaner and stronger! Facebook Invite

Ice Cream Social FUN-raiser

Saturday, May 18 at 6-9 pm, South Broadway Art Project, 3816 S. Broadway

Join us for our season finale FUNraiser for scholarship for TAP Teen Apprenticeships! This event will feature current artwork, fashion designs, and Pop-Up Shops by our Teen Apprentices. Come BUY a bowl and get a bottomless Ice Cream Sundae. We will also have donations for drinks and complimentary snacks! This event is a great way to get some really unique bowls for a great cause! 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!

Blues City Swing in Benton Park

Sunday, May 19 at 4 pm, Benton Park

Join us for our first concert of the summer! Blues City Swing will play all evening on the 19th. Drinks will be available for purchase. Rain or shine, located in Benton Park. Bring your friends, neighbors and pets - this event is free for all ages! Facebook Invite

Übercool at Lemp Mansion Maifest!

Saturday, May 25 at 5-10 pm, Lemp Mansion, 3322 Demenil

Join us in celebrating the merry month of May and Spring at the historic Lemp Mansion in the gazebo and garden! A GREAT celebration! Facebook Invite

Benton Park Historic Neighborhood Tour

Sunday, May 26 at 2-5 pm, Benton Park Pavillion

St. Louis History and Architecture is hosting a historic walking tour of the Benton Park neighborhood. The tour will start in Benton Park at the corner of Arsenal Street and Illinois Ave, and will showcase the historic architecture of the neighborhood, dating from 1848 through the 1920s. The neighborhood is filled with the stories of a variety of people from beer barons to Icarian French settlers to Frontiersmen, and showcases a wide variety of architecture from different periods of history. Tickets are $15, and include a 2 hour tour which spans the whole neighborhood. Facebook Invite


  • IndiHop 2019, Saturday, June 1 at 1-7 pm, Cherokee Eventbrite


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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