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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, August 22-September 1, 2019

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

Grand Opening of 2755 Chippewa

Friday, August 23 at 6-8 pm, 2744 Chippewa

After 3 years of predevelopment work and 2 years of extensive renovation, we're excited for the first major rehab in a wave of new equitable development projects along Chippewa, to come alive. We'll have pop-up shops by a few local businesses in the storefronts, a gallery of photos taken throughout the renovation, drinks by Saint Louis Hop Shop and snacks from our neighbors across the street at Gooseberries. Facebook Invite

Opening and Reception: Preserving the Holy

Saturday, August 24 at 7-9 pm, Flood Plain Gallery, 3151 Cherokee

Preserving the Holy, a solo pop-up exhibition by Maleeha Samera, St. Louis-based photographer, showcases a body of work on the sacred moments of a religious pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina. The series highlights the intimacy and serenity that comes from a spiritually exhausting, yet fulfilling journey. The artist comes from a Muslim denomination that is highly persecuted and traveling to certain countries can be unsafe. Taking photographs made Samer more visible and, therefore, at risk. For this reason, each photo was taken with intention and without any room for hesitancy

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!

Cherokee Cleanup

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

Come join us cleaning up Cherokee. We will meet at 11 a.m. at Love Bank Park and get to work erasing the trace in the Cherokee neighborhood. We are super excited to be collaborating with the St. Louis Civilians - Rotary Club for this event. Gloves, bags and lunch will be provided. Bring your helping hands, kind heart and reusable water bottles. Facebook Invite

Marine Villa Neighborhood Meeting

Monday, August 26 at 7-8 pm, Irish Corner Pub, 1900 Cherokee

We have some big news. Marine villa Neighborhood Association is now a 501c3! Please join us for our March MVNA general assembly meeting at The Irish Corner Pub. Join in the community engagement with your Marine Villa neighbors and learn about ways to get involved. Facebook Invite

Medicare Info Session

Wednesday, August 28 at 9:30-10:30 am, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

When it comes to Medicare-related plans, one size does not fit all. From plans that help cover out-of-pocket costs to comprehensive plans that include additional benefits, you're sure to find an option that fits your health care needs and your budget. I'm here to help you find a plan whether it's in person, online or over the phone. Join me at this neighborhood meeting to learn more about your Medicare-related plan options. Facebook Invite


  • Nebula's Free First Friday, Friday, September 6 at 10 am-4 pm, Nebula, 3404 S. Jefferson

  • CommUNITY Arts Festival, Saturday, September 7 at 11 am-6:30 pm, Intersect Arts Center, 3636 Texas

  • Brazilian Day STL, Saturday, September 7 at 12-8 pm, Yemanja Brasil, 2900 Missouri

  • Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting, Tuesday, September 10 at 6-7 pm, Rita Ford Center, 3353 California

  • 9th Ward Democrats' Party on the Roof, Thursday, September 12 at 7-10 pm, Jefferson Underground, 2400 S. Jefferson

  • Cherokee Street CID Meeting, Thursday, September 19 at 5:30 pm, Artist Art, 2643 Cherokee

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting, Thursday, September 19 at 7-8 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

  • BPW Litter Clean Up + Social Hour, Saturday, September 21 at 9-10 am


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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