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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, September 19-29, 2019

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

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.

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!

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

Refab Volunteer Night

Tues, September 24 at 6-9 pm Refab, 3130 Gravois

Come join the crew as we help out the folks at Refab working around the shop, get your hands dirty and do some good. We'll be talking comp trophy ideas, and up to our usual antics. Oh yeah, come wish Christian a Happy Birthday!! There might be beer! Facebook Invite

Community Yard Sale

Saturday, September 28 at 10 am-2 pm, Salvation Army - Temple Corps, 2740 Arsenal

Come Shop and Sell Items to support The Salvation Army programs that impact our neighborhood.You can rent a spot for $20 and sell items in your parking spot ($5.00 extra if you need us to provide a table). To reserve your spot contact Captain Jaclyn Holloway at 314-771-3460 or 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

  • Gravois Park Neighborhood Association Meeting, Tuesday, October 8 at 6 pm, Rita Ford Community Center, 3353 California

  • Cherokee Street CID Meeting,Thursday, October 17 at 5:30 pm, Artist Art, 2643 Cherokee

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting, Thursday, October 17 at 7-8 pm, Five Star Senior Center, 2832 Arsenal


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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