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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, August 29-September 8, 2019

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

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!

Artist Fellowship How-to-Apply Workshop

Tuesday, September 3 at 12:30-2 pm, Intersect Art Center, 3636 Texas

Learn how to apply to the RAC Artist Fellowship with tips on navigating our grant application website, creating a budget, and presenting your work. Free and open to all eligible artists in all disciplines. Eventbrite

Nebula's Free First Friday

Friday, September 6 at 10 am-4 pm, Nebula, 3404 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! Facebook Invite

Artist Talk with Jeremy Rabus

Saturday, September 7 at 2-3 pm, Cherokee Street Gallery, 2617 Cherokee

Come see the gorgeous exhibition Jeremy has up in the gallery and with his artist talk Jeremy will be letting us into the ideas, intentions and processes behind the creation of his engaging abstract paintings. Facebook Invite

Brazilian Day STL

Saturday, September 7 at 12-8 pm, Yemanja Brasil, 2900 Missouri

Street Festival, Food trucks, Soccer workshop, Children activities by Viva Brasil, Dance lessons, Samba dancers, Capoeira, Live music. Facebook Invite


  • 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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