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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, October 3-13, 2019

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

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

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!

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

Guest speakers will be Judge Nicole Colbert-Botchway and Judge David Roither from the 22nd Circuit Court. They cannot discuss specific cases and will talk about their experiences handling orders of protection, juvenile matters, landlord/tenant cases, small claims, misdemeanors, and other dockets. They will take questions. Facebook Invite

Family & Community Learning with Ready, Jet, Go!

Thursday, October 10 at 6-8 pm, Carpenter Branch Library

Explore, learn, eat and play together! PBS KIDS Family & Community Learning camps engage families with children ages 5-8 to support science, literacy and learning. Families who attend all four sessions receive free books, take-home activities and a PBS KIDS Playtime Pad.Registration is required, space is limited. Visit Events at to register. Questions? Email or call 314-880-8169 for more information. Facebook Invite


  • 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:

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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