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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, July 18-28, 2019

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

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

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!

Refab Volunteer Night

Tuesday, July 23 at 6 pm, Refab, 3130 Gravois

The folks out at Refab could use our help. We need a crew of 5-10. Refab is a nonprofit that creates training and employment opportunities through the sustainable practices of deconstruction, refabrication, and resale. Rather than use machines to demolish buildings and landfill perfectly good materials, they use people power to quickly and carefully disassemble structures and make quality, affordable materials available to the public. Facebook Invite

Cats N' Mats Yoga Night

Wed, July 24 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! Facebook Invite

Back to School Prep Night

Thursday, July 25 at 6:30-8:30 pm, Last Days Apostolic Church, 3311 Pennsylvania

Volunteers are needed to stage the donated items and set them up for to assemble backpacks the following Saturday. Please click the SignUpGenius to volunteer.

Back to School Backpack Assembly Work Day

Saturday, July 27 at 10 am-3 pm, Last Days Apostolic Church, 3311 Pennsylvania

Assemble backpacks - we'll place items into the backpacks in preparation for the Back to School event. Please click the SignUpGenius to volunteer.


  • 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

  • Gravois Park Alley Clean Up, Sunday, August 4 at 1:30-4:30 pm


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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