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Weekly Porch: Area Activities, October 31-November 10, 2019

Happy Halloween!

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

Trick or Treat on Cherokee Street

Thursday, October 31 at 5-7 pm, Love Bank Park, 2853 Cherokee

Hosted by the businesses of Cherokee Street, sponsored by the Cherokee Street CID, the fun starts at Love Bank Park at Cherokee and Nebraska at 5pm. Grab a candy bag, take a photo in the photo booth, warm up by the bonfire as the DJ plays all your favorite Halloween jams. A map of treat-giving businesses will be provided. So bring the kids and stroll from shop to shop. Facebook Invite

Nebula's Free First Friday

Friday, November 1 at 10 am-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 10 am, 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! Facebook Invite

Race for Home

Saturday, November 2 at 9 am, Tower Grove Park

Peter & Paul Community Services’ annual 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Walk in beautiful Tower Grove Park. Race for Home originated as a humble 30-person run along the riverfront, and has since grown to include close to 600 participants. Runners and walkers are welcome to enjoy complimentary breakfast and beverages, including fresh fruit, coffee, and hot chocolate. Participants then take off for the race, guided by our well-defined trail, and have a chance to win prizes at the end. All proceeds from this event benefit Peter & Paul Community Services’ eight programs and aid in our mission of solving homelessness.

Fox Park Clean Up

Saturday, November 2 at 10 am-1 pm, Fox Park

Join us in cleaning up Fox Park! The FPNA Park and Beautification Committee is reaching out to the community for volunteers -- so if anyone knows of a school, church, etc. that wants to get kid's hours, please email Everyone is welcome to join in -- the more the merrier! Facebook Invite

Garfield Commons Open House

Thursday, November 7 at 4-7 pm, Garfield Commons, 2612 Wyoming

Join us on any of the open house dates to tour our Garfield facility in celebration of our 5 year anniversary! Staff will be here to give tours of our space, including what an apartment looks like. There will be light refreshments & fun for all! Please RSVP to Erin Boyle, Director of Events & Donor Engagement, at or give her a call at 314-338-8189!

Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl

Saturday, November 9 at 10 am-10 pm, Cherokee

The beloved annual celebration of music and dance returns to Cherokee Street as part of the Nevermore Jazz Ball 2019! This event is supported by the Cherokee Street Community Improvement District and the Cherokee Lemp Special Business District. Visit the Facebook Invite for the schedule.


  • Gravois Park Neighborhood Meeting, Tuesday, November 12 at 6-7:30 pm, Rita Ford Community Center, 3353 California

  • SLACO Town and Gown, Thursday, November 14 at 1-5 pm, Il Monastero Banquet Center, 3050 Olive

  • 3rd District Trivia Night, Friday, November 15 at 7 pm, Casa Loma Ballroom, Cherokee, Contact PO Khoudian for tickets or more info at 314-444-2564

  • Cherokee Street CID Meeting, Thursday, November 21 at 5:30 pm, Artist Art, 2643 Cherokee

  • Benton Park West Neighborhood Meeting + Potluck Dinner, Thursday, November 21 at 7-8:30 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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