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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, May 23-June 2, 2019

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

20th Ward Summer Meeting

Thursday, May 23 at 6:45-8 pm, Gooseberries, 2754 Chippewa

Our summer meeting to discuss the fundraiser and voter precinct captains. Facebook Invite

27th Annual Hershel Walker "Peace and Justice" Awards Breakfast

Saturday, May 25 at 9:30-11:30 am, STL Workers' Education Society, 2929 S. Jefferson

Historian Rosemary Feurer, author of "Radical Unionism in the Mid-West, 1900-1950," will be our keynote. The awardees this year are: Michael Yates, retired business rep., International Union of Operating Engineers' Local 148; MOWIT (Missouri Women In Trades); and Cori Bush, Congressional Candidate and #BLM activist. Come for the Breakfast, the presentation, the awards and the exhibit! Tickets are $25 at the door, though no one will be turned away due to a lack of funds. Tables of 10 are $200. 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

FREE Chess Lessons

Tuesday, May 28 at 5-7 pm, Apotheosis Comics & Lounge, 3206 S. Grand

In partnership with the Saint Louis Chess Club we're offering free chess lessons every Tuesday night from 5-7 pm. All experience levels are welcome! Test your skills every last Sunday of the month for a 3 round G/20 tournament from 1 to 4 pm; $10 entry fee. Cash prize for winner if 6 or more players compete. Facebook Invite

Movie in Fox Park: Aquaman

Saturday, June 1 at 7:30-11 pm, Fox Park

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 8:15 pm. 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


  • Tenth Life Cats N' Mats Yoga, Wednesday, June 5 at 6-7 pm, Tenth Life, 3202 Cherokee

  • 3rd District Community Outreach Meeting, Thursday, June 13 at 6:45 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

  • Cherokee Street CID Meeting, Thursday, June 20 at 5:30 pm, Artist Arts, Cherokee

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting, Thursday, June 20 at 7-8 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal


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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