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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, July 11-21, 2019

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

Cherokee Street Trashy Hour

Thursday, July 11 at 5-7:30 pm, Earthbound Beer, 2724 Cherokee

Join us for this FREE event on July 11th! Pick up trash. Meet your neighbors. Clean up your community. Have some beer. Make some friends. Probably in that order. We'll provide trash bags and gloves for attendees, so please come ready to bend, snap, and trash!Earthbound Beer will be providing some specials for Trashy Hour folks! Stay tuned for more details soon! Please check out the schedule below for further information on when to meet. Sign-up below: Facebook Invite

The Queer Round Table

Thursday, July 11 at 5-8 pm, STL-Style, 3159 Cherokee

Join us for the Queer Round Table as we discuss the future of our community at STL-Style on Cherokee. We welcome queer visionaries and allies dedicated on creating a positive change, to listen and express our requests and concerns in an intimate setting. Facebook Invite

Family Movie Night

Saturday, July 13 at 5-7:30 pm, Salvation Army Temple Corps, 2740 Arsenal

Free Family Event - Come and enjoy a great family movie "Spiderman enters the Spiderverse." Concessions will be available for purchase. Funding will support youth programs year round. Please bring your own chair. Facebook Invite

Architectural Abstractions: Art by Kathy Ann Duffin

Saturday, July 13 at 5-8 pm, The Bricoleur, 3400 Cherokee

Opening reception for "Architectural Abstractions: Paintings Inspired by St. Louis Structures" featuring the work of Kathy Ann Duffin, who will be in attendance. Kathy's current work is inspired by elements of local architecture, and will be on display in the new expansion of The Bricoleur through September. Facebook Invite

Second Saturdays Gallery Walk

Saturday, July 13 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 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!

Gravois Park Alley Clean Up

Monday, July 15 at 9 am-12 pm, Gravois Park

We are getting a lot of volunteers from Brightside and would your help! Please send us your alleys that need attention! Mark your calendars and join us! Facebook Invite

Dive-In Movie Fundraiser for Marquette Park Pool

Wednesday, July 17 at 7-10 pm, Marquette Park

Adult Swim Dive-In Movie Night at Marquette Park Pool featuring SPLASH!Tickets are $20 and include two drinks, food, and admission to the Tom Hanks Daryl Hannah 1980s classic shown outdoors at Marquette Park Pool!This event will also feature a fund-a-need auction where we will be raising money for new pool furniture and decor! DT2 has secured a 5 to 1 match for the first $1,000 raised at the event. That's right, for every dollar donated during the fund-a-need event, four more dollars will go toward Marquette Park Pool! All proceeds will benefit efforts to bring high-quality pool lounge furniture and decor to St. Louis's largest free outdoor pool! Eventbrite

Cherokee Street CID Meeting

Thursday, July 18 at 5:30 pm, Artist Art, 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, July 18 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.

Homeland, Are You Mine Again?

Friday, July 19 at 7-10 pm, St. Louis Workers' Education Society, 2929 S. Jefferson

A historical lecture on the music of Holocaust survivors and lifelong activists Ernst Busch (1900-1980) and Lin Jaldati (1912-1988). Detailed examinations of the role of Queer and Jewish people in progressive politics. Curated exposure to representative recordings. Translations provided. Admission free- Tips highly appreciated Facebook Invite

BPW Litter Clean Up

Saturday, July 20 at 9-10 am, New China, 3350 Gravois

Join us for our monthly neighborhood litter pick up and social hour! We will be starting at New China (the corner of Cherokee St. and Gravois Ave.). *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


  • Marine Villa Neighborhood Meeting, Monday, July 22 at 7 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

  • Nebula's Free First Friday, Friday, August 2 at 10 am-4 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson


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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