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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, June 20-30, 2019

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

World Refugee Day: Bagels & Coffee

Thursday, June 20 at 8-9:15 am, International Institute, 3401 Arsenal

Join us for an informative panel discussion plus Q&A to recognize World Refugee Day as designated by the United Nations. Event is free and open to the public. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to the start of the program. Registration required by emailing at least 24 hours in advance, or RSVP on the Eventbrite page.

Cherokee Street CID Meeting

Thursday, June 20 at 5:30 pm, Artist Arts, 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, June 20 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.

South Grand Movie Night: Footloose

Fri, June 21 at 8:30 pm, Ritz Park, 3147 S. Grand

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and head to the Ritz Park for South Grand's movie night. Facebook Invite

Fox Park Clean Up

Sat, June 22 at 8 am-12 noon, Fox Park, Shenandoah

Fox Park Clean Up this Saturday from 8am to 12pm. FPNA providing coffee, bagels/pastries, etc. for volunteers. Bring your gloves and favorite tools. See you in the park! Facebook Invite

BPW Litter Clean Up + Social Hour

Saturday, June 22 at 9-10 am, Our Neighborhood Garden, 2800 Wyoming (at California)

Join us for our monthly neighborhood litter pick up and social hour! We will be starting at Our Neighborhood Garden, corner of Wyoming and California. 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.

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 5

Thursday, June 27 at 6:30-8 pm, 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. Help us find donors, vendors, and volunteers. Plus your help the day of the event. Most of the students who attended last year live in Benton Park West, Gravois Park, Marine Villa, and Dutchtown. These are our communities children, so let's support our community! Facebook Invite

Tower Grove Pride

Saturday, June 29 at 11:30 am-7 pm, Tower Grove Park

Join your friends at Tower Grove Park for a people-powered Pride festival of epic proportion! This is a festival for everyone! LGBT+ and allies! All ages welcome! We'll feature over 250 vendors, local bands, drag, games, picnic areas, pet paradise, a family fun zone -- and much, much more! RSVP to Facebook to stay informed, or visit

PrideFest 2019

Saturday, June 29 at 11:00 am-7:00 pm AND Sunday, June 30 at 11 am-6 pm, Soldiers' Memorial Park, Market Street (between N 15th Street and Tucker)

The parade is Sunday at 12 noon. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people come to PrideFest and the Grand Pride Parade in St. Louis. This year, the Arch will once again provide the backdrop for the parade on Market Street, and the parade will run along the face of the festival. The Pride Parade has served as a method for legislators and candidates to illustrate their support of the LGBT community and the causes we support. The parade also serves as a means to showcase the creative talents and service hundreds of LGBT-friendly businesses, non-profit organizations, and community groups, as they spread their message to all who attend. To learn more, please visit

Youth Movie Night at Marquette Park: Black Panther

Sat, June 29 at 7 pm, Marquette Park, 4048 Louisiana

DT2 - Downtown Dutchtown invites you to Marquette Park on Saturday, June 29th for an evening celebrating our local youth with free food, fun, and Wakanda forever! Black Panther will be shown on a 20 foot screen on the hill next to the Field House.The event starts at 7pm. The movie will show when the sun sets, around 8:30pm. Bring the kids, their friends, your lawn chairs, blankets, and Black Panther costumes, and whatever else you want. Facebook Invite

St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach's June OPSPOT Redux

Sunday, June 30 at 10 am - 6 pm, TBD

This event is kid friendly! Email your rsvp to or post your email address here to sign up you and your kiddo. Kid shifts will begin at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm. We are partnering with OPSPOT to trap neuter and return roughly 30 cats for this event. We need your help though! Facebook Invite


  • Nebula's Free First Friday, Friday, June 5 at 10 am-4 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

  • FUNDRAISER: BPW at Fair St. Louis, Saturday, July 6, 12-11 pm, Gateway Arch, Volunteer Here:

  • Gravois Park Neighborhood Association Meeting, Tues, July 9 at 6-7 pm, 3353 California

  • Tenth Life Cats N' Mats Yoga, Wednesday, July 10 at 6-7 pm, Tenth Life, 3202 Cherokee


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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