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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, August 1-11, 2019

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

Community Carnival Party

Thursday, August 1 at 3-5 pm, Salvation Army - Temple Corps, 2740 Arsenal

Come and join us for free games, snacks, and fun! There will be dunk tanks, games, prizes, face painting, snacks, balloon animals, and great time!Also, enter for a chance to win a new bike (winner needs to be present to accept the prize). Facebook Invite

Nebula's Free First Friday

Friday, August 2 at 10 am-4 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Need a change of scenery from your usual workspace or coffee shop? Stop by Nebula for the day on Free First Friday! Bring your laptop and enjoy our shared workspaces and free wifi. At 10am, we’ll provide free Gooseberries bagels and coffee from RISE Coffee House to sustain your productivity. No strings attached, we just want to help you get stuff done! Free parking is available across Jefferson (next to Byrd & Barrel). When you arrive, please use the call box at the main Nebula entrance on Jefferson. — dial #01 and someone from Nebula will buzz you in. Open to the public, bring your friends! Facebook Invite

Cherokee Street Reach Block Party

Saturday, August 3 at 11 am-4 pm, Fellowship STL, S. Jefferson

Join us for our 5th annual block party which will conclude the Cherokee Street Reach Wellness Camp that takes place from July 29th through August 2nd. This block party is free for all ages. There will be art workshops, live DJ's, and Free food for all. Facebook Invite

Gravois Park Alley Clean Up

Sunday, August 4 at 1:30-4:30 pm, 3353 California

We are having an Alley Clean up with a local church group. Come out and help! Facebook Invite

Cats N' Mats Yoga

Wednesday, August 7 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! Tickets are available for just $15 each!* Facebook Invite

St. Louis Roadies Showcase

Friday, August 9 at 6:30-10 pm, Peter & Paul Community Services, 2612 Wyoming

Join us on August 9th to watch the St. Louis Roadies show off their skills and play against teams from all over St. Louis. Eight teams will battle against the Roadies to see if they have what it takes! This event is meant to showcase the Roadies & the hard work they've put into their team. Facebook Invite

Rise Over Run + WILD WILD

Friday, August 9 at 7-10 pm Monaco_USA, Cherokee

Monaco is pleased to present two exhibitions opening: 'Rise Over Run' and 'WILD WILD.'' Both are Kansas City based artists. Facebook Invite

Movie Night: Detective Pikachu

Saturday, August 10 at 5-7 pm, Salvation Army - Temple Corps, 2740 Arsenal

Come join us for a our free monthly movie night, where we will be showing Detective Pikachu. We will have popcorn, drinks, hotdogs, snacks, and other concession items for sale. Facebook Invite

Jeremy Rabus Art Exhibit

Saturday, August 10 at 6-9 pm, Cherokee Street Gallery, 2617 Cherokee

Cherokee Street Gallery is hosting an opening reception exhibition of new artwork by Jeremy Rabus. Refreshments will be provided by Urban Chestnut Brewery. Facebook Invite

Catch a wave at the Marquette Park Pool and join us for a poolside showing of Disney's Moana on Saturday, August 10th! The pool will stay open late, and neighbors and families can watch the movie from their pool floats. Land-lovers should bring along a chair. The movie will start as soon as it gets dark (about 8 pm). This event is FREE. 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!

2nd Sunday Flow Jam

Sunday, August 11 at 5-8 pm, Fellowship STL, 3453 S. Jefferson

Flow jam is open to all flow props and acroyogis. Open to all! We will be setup at the Humboldt Circle in Tower Grove Park, between the Humboldt South/North pavilions. The spot is shaded, grassy, and near portapotties. Plenty of parking. We will have music. Feel free to bring coolers, lawn chairs, or anything else you might want for the afternoon. Facebook Invite


  • Opening Reception for the Rita Ford Community Center, Tuesday, August 13 at 6-7:30 pm 3353 California

  • First Day of School - Welcome Back event, Tuesday, August 13 at 7:30-9 am, Fanning Middle School, 3417 Grace

  • BPWNA Board Meeting, Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

  • Cherokee Street CID Meeting, Thursday, August 15 at 5:30 pm, Artist Art, 2643 Cherokee

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting, Thursday, August 15 at 7-8 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

  • BPW Litter Clean Up + Social Hour, Saturday, August 17 at 9-10 am, Love Bank Park, Cherokee

  • Cherokee Cleanup, Sunday, August 25 at 11 am, Love Bank Park, 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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