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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, September 12-22, 2019

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

9th Ward Democrats' Party on the Roof

Thursday, September 12 at 7-10 pm, Jefferson Underground, 2400 S. Jefferson

You're invited to the return of the 9th Ward Democrats' Party on the Roof! This event supports the 9th Ward Democrats' efforts to communicate with residents and voters about current issues, upcoming elections, political candidates, and more. Suggested donation $25 (any amount is much appreciated) Facebook Invite

3rd District Community Outreach Meeting

Thursday, September 12 at 7-8 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

This meeting will be about issues within the 3rd District. How we can come together and support each other. Guest speaker will talk about “Credit & Money Management” Facebook Invite

3D After Party: Social Hour

Thursday, September 12 at 8-9 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal

Benton Park West NA invites you to stay after the 3rd District Community Outreach Meeting for an after party. We will have live entertainment (Drag Show!), door prizes, give-aways, and of course adult beverages! Please encourage your friends and neighbors to stick around after the 3D meeting to socialize and get to know one another. 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!

Cherokee Street CID Meeting

Thursday, September 19 at 5:30 pm, Artist Art, 2643 Cherokee

New events, neighborhood and district updates, and all other information regarding Cherokee Street are covered. These meetings are public and open to all. Business owners, residents, property owners, and/or anyone with an interest in Cherokee Street are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Learn how you can CONTRIBUTE to the growth and development of Cherokee Street's rich and vibrant neighborhood and community. Public meetings are just one of the many ways to stay informed and involved. Facebook Invite

Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting

Thursday, September 19 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.

BPW Litter Clean Up + Social Hour

Saturday, September 21 at 9-10 am, Gravois Planter, Utah and Gravois

Join us for our monthly neighborhood litter pick up and social hour! We will be starting at the round planter on Gravaois at Utah. *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.

Fox Park's Sometimes Annual Bocce Tournament Sunday, September 22 at 2-5 pm, Fox Park, Shenandoah

Ready to bocce? The Sometimes Annual Bocce Tournament is coming soon! Grab a partner and craft your [no more than PG-13 rated] team name! Dress spirited-ly! Whether you call it bocce, pétanque, or lawn bowling, we will start rolling at 2 PM on Sunday, September 22! We'll be using backyard/beach bocce rules, not the "international tournament rules" that may be used at the Italia-America Bocce Club. Pre-register today! Two-person teams are $30 in advance, $40 day of event. Now go down in your basement, locate that bocce set you received as a gift from Aunt Maude, and practice your rolls! Facebook Invite


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

  • Tunes on Tap 2019 - A Benton Park Tour, Saturday, October 5 at 12-4 pm, Benton Park (near Arsenal)

  • Common Sound Festival, Saturday, October 5 at 1-6 pm, Marquette Park, 4048 Louisiana


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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