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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, September 26-October 6, 2019

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

Alley Clean Up: 3400 Block of Illinois Ave

Saturday, September 28 at 9:30-11:30 am, 3400 Illinois

Greetings Marine Villains! Please join us for an alley clean-up in the 3400 block alley between Illinois and Missouri Ave. Grab a coffee at the Mud House and then meet up at 9:30 am at the north end of the alley. Some implements and trash bags will be provided but feel free to bring your own. Water/soda will be available. 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

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!

Refab Lab Open House

Tuesday, October 1 at 5-8 pm, Refab, 3130 Gravois

Join us in the Refab Lab for an open house and happy hour!Come explore the workshop where Refab turns salvaged and reclaimed material into high end furniture and home decor! Meet with the folks who work their magic behind the scenes at Refab! Learn more about Refab at: Beer, wine, and snacks will be provided.This event is free and open to everyone. Facebook Invite

Nebula's Free First Friday

Friday, October 4 at 10-4 pm, Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

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 Rise Coffee House coffee brewed by Botanical Roasters 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

"Anthropocene Vernacular: Industry, Indigeneity, and Empire"

Territories, Watersheds, Infrastructures Barge Opening

Friday, October 4 at 3-6 pm, The Luminary, 2701 Cherokee

The Luminary, in collaboration with leading Berlin-based cultural institution Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) will host "Anthropocene Vernacular: Industry, Indigeneity, and Empire," a far-reaching public program spanning the region through experimental tours, a harvest dinner, a mobile exhibition, public mappings, and a barge laboratory–alongside a range of research, writing, and publications. Territories, Watersheds, Infrastructures Barge Opening is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please pre-register by emailing Facebook Invite

Volunteer Day at Intersect Arts Center!

Saturday, October 5 at 10 am-3 pm, Intersect Arts Center, 3636 Texas

You are invited to join your community on October 5th from 10 am - 3 pm to help out at Intersect Arts Center. Bring a sack lunch, water bottle, and a helping heart. Come when you are able and stay as long as you can.We will be doing various organizational and cleaning activities throughout the building and gardening outside. If you would like to help with the garden, please bring gardening gloves. Facebook Invite

Common Sound Festival

Saturday, October 5 at 1-6 pm, Marquette Park, 4048 Louisiana

Come join the fun at Marquette Park to experience the diverse cultures of our neighborhoods: Dutchtown, Gravois Park, Marine Villa and Mt. Pleasant. We will have all types of vendors as well: food, artists, craft, informational and more! Facebook Invite

Lazy Sunday Flea Market at Green Earth Art & Earthbound Beer

Sunday, October 6 at 12-4 pm, 2724 Cherokee

Lazy Sunday Flea Market, hosted by Green Earth Art Company and Earthbound Beer. Vintage and Modern Finds: Glassware, t-shirts, jewelry, clothing, gemstones and crystals, original art, decorative home and garden pieces, craft beer, nibbles, who knows?!Artwork, Vintage Glass and Home Goods, Repurposed Items, Records, T-Shirts, Jewelry, Gemstones and Crystals. Facebook Invite


  • 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

  • Spookapalooza: Cherokee Street Pub Crawl, Saturday, October 26 at 3 pm, Cherokee Street


A special THANK YOU to The Porch sponsors:

Five Star Senior Center

Salvation Army Temple Corps

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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