Shop Cherokee Street

Posted by Anne McCullough on November 24, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Cherokee Street is the perfect place to do your holiday shopping! Check out all of these retail businesses on Cherokee Street. Shop Local. Shop Cherokee Street! 

Feedback and Takeaways from Public Kick-Off Meeting

Hello! Thank you again for your participation at the Public Kick-Off event for the Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Plan.

Over the past few weeks, we have been working with residents and local stakeholders to determine community assets, challenges and opportunities; focus areas for intervention and community-led development; and priorities for the planning effort. With information gathered at our Kick-Off and our second Steering Committee meeting on November 10th, in addition to one-on-one and group meetings with people living and working in the area, we have compiled information that offers insight into our neighborhoods. You can check out all of the feedback and insights we gathered by CLICKING HERE.

The Fat Babies @ Casa Loma Ballroom

Posted by Anne McCullough on November 17, 2016 | Leave a Comment

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This weekend
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Friday, November 11 at 7 PM:
gondo poetry series #40
featuring poets Dana Levin & Monica Youn
at the compound

Saturday, November 12, 6-9 PM:
G-CADD Exhibition 8
Granite City Art & Design District
1800 Block of State Street
Granite City, IL

Saturday, November 12, 12-4 PM:
Last day to view our current shows:

JE Baker
For
at fort gondo

Bad Habits (Remember Me)
Brandon Anschultz, Jeffrey Michael Austin, Lyndon Barrois Jr., Michael Byron, Jessica Caponigro, Sage Dawson, Snow Yunxue Fu, Hideous Beast, Lily Randall, Andy Roche, Rafael E. Vera, and Deborah Alma Wheeler
Curated by Allison Lacher and Cole Lu
at beverly

GREAT DANCES AT CASA LOMA IN NOVEMBER! 

Posted by Anne McCullough on November 8, 2016 | Leave a Comment

 

FRI. NOV. 11 Ballroom Dancing with an 18 piece orchestra    THE GATEWAY CITY BIG BANDDoors at 7:00pm  Dance Lessons 7:15-8:00  Music 8:00-11;00pm. Adm.$10 / $12*
SAT. NOV. 12 Rock ‘n Roll,    Motown  &   Top 40      Dancing    to    THE   RHYTHM   ROCKERS  Doors open 7:30pm.  Music 8-12:00am.   Adm. $10 per person  /  $12 if  under 21
SUN. NOV. 13 MEXICAN DANCE  featuring  Banda Penasco Doors 9:00pm   Adm. $35 at Door
FRI. NOV. 18 Ballroom and Swing Dancing with 18 piece orchestra   SECOND GENERATION SWING  Doors open 7:00pm Dance Lessons 7:15-8:00  Music 8:00-11:00pm.Adm.  $10 / $12 if under 21

Gravois-Jefferson: Your participation is invaluable

Posted by Anne McCullough on November 8, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Thank you to everyone who came out last week for our Kick Off meeting at 2720 Cherokee for the Gravois-Jefferson Historic Neighborhoods Planning Initiative. A special thanks to the folks at 2720 who offered the space to us without charge. We will be posting a summary of the feedback we received from community members on www.gravoisjeffersonplanning.org by the end of this week.

Bespoke

Posted by Anne McCullough on November 1, 2016 | Leave a Comment

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                   We’ve Been Quiet, Not Idle

We felt like real celebrities this summer, with great articles about Bespoke in the RFT, Post-Dispatch, and Saint Louis Magazine. We’ve been so busy sewing there hasn’t been much time to write a newsletter.

But we’ve been doing more than just filling orders. We have big plans for fall and winter, so it’s time to share.

BPW Trunk or Treat

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 21, 2016 | Leave a Comment

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Upcoming at Fort Gondo

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 13, 2016 | Leave a Comment

  

 

Saturday
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JE Baker
FOR
October 15 – November 12, 2016
Opening reception Saturday, October 15, 7-10 PM
at fort gondoBad Habits (Remember Me)
Brandon Anschultz, Jeffrey Michael Austin, Lyndon Barrois Jr., Michael Byron, Jessica Caponigro, Sage Dawson, Snow Yunxue Fu, Hideous Beast, Lily Randall, Andy Roche, Rafael E. Vera, and Deborah Alma Wheeler
Curated by Allison Lacher and Cole Lu
Opening reception Saturday, October 15, 7-10 PM
October 15 – November 12, 2016
at beverlySt. Louis Small Press Expo
Saturday, October 15, 10 AM – 5 PM
St. Louis Public Library, Central Branch
fort gondo will have a table of zines, books & broadsides

Benton Park West Trunk or Treat

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 13, 2016 | Leave a Comment

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El Trumpo Giganti @ Yaqui’s

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 5, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Join Yaqui’s as they whack the hell out of the worlds largest El Trumpo piñata. They will simulcast the debate two stories tall on the Earth Bound building.It all happens at seven on Sunday.

Fall Update from 20th Ward Alderman Spencer

Posted by Anne McCullough on October 4, 2016 | Leave a Comment

 

 

 

Hometeam Superheroes!

Congratulations to Bruce Franks, the Democratic Nominee for 78th District State Rep. and Wendy Campbell, our newly elected 20th Ward Democratic Committeewoman who will serve with Dale Sweet, re-elected D-Committeeman.

You may have seen our neighborhoods in the news for a couple of disturbing incidents. I am taking this very seriously and working with our 3rd District Police Captain to improve the safety of our neighborhoods. We will be looking to residents to help by identifying privately owned cameras in the community. Please register your cameras by clicking here to coordinate with police who can save time by leveraging this network to investigate criminal activity.

ST. LOUIS SAFETY GROUP MEET-UP

Posted by Anne McCullough on September 14, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, 7:00 PM
Carondelet Park “Y” RecPlex, 930 Holly Hills
Respect and Responsibility Rooms

Topic: All About the NOM (Neighborhood Ownership Model) including Citizens On Patrol, Court Advocacy and Victim Support.

Kelly Moyich, Assistant Circuit Attorney and Representative for Safety Group Meetings, will lead the discussion.
Kelly will give detailed information on each piece of the NOM and elaborate on the history of the NOM in St. Louis City.
Upcoming trainings will be announced and guests will have the opportunity to sign-up to participate.

FREE AFTER SCHOOL ART PROGRAMS AT INTERSECT ART GALLERY

Posted by Anne McCullough on September 2, 2016 | Leave a Comment

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The Intersect Arts Center
Located at 3630 Ohio in South City, St. Louis.
This free after school program is for youth ages 7-17.
We provide arts opportunities for youth as part of a revitalization effort for the area, school building, church, and community.
We follow the SLPS school schedules of holidays and days off.
Schedule: 4:00-6:30 pm
Monday: Ceramics and Art
Tuesday: Open Studio, Ceramics,  and Music
Wednesday: Photography/Video and Music

Upcoming at Fort Gondo

Posted by Anne McCullough on August 31, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Saturday
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Chris Thorson  & Joanna McClure
Time & Fragments
September 3 – October 1, 2016
Opening reception Saturday, September 3, 7-10 PM
at fort gondo

Lauren Cardenas
Borderline
September 3 – October 1, 2016
Opening reception Saturday, September 3, 7-10 PM
at beverly

 

 

Upcoming:
fort gondo poetry 38:
Simone White & Greg Hewett
Saturday, September 10 at 7 PM

 

fort gondo compound for the arts 
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts forum founded in 2002. All events are free and open to the public.

Hours: Thursdays & Saturdays, 12 – 4 p.m. and by appointment.

Benton Park Classic & 5K

Posted by Anne McCullough on August 31, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016

8:00am to 8:00pm throughout the neighborhood
Start/Finish Line for all events is located near Missouri & Arsenal.

Benton Park 5K, 8:00am
Before the bike races begin, runners get their chance to race the course!
Cost: $35 Before September 1, $40 Day of Race, Kids’ Fun Run $10
Stroller & Dog Friendly Race
Edible Gus’ Pretzels Medal for All Finishers
More information & registration

Benton Park Classic Bike Race, 10:00am
The Benton Park Classic is an annual bike race that rides through the neighborhood. It is part of a 4-series Gateway Cup bike race. Pre-registration still available online. Registration day of the race will occur up to 30 minutes prior to the race.

Hispanic Heritage Month + Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Posted by Anne McCullough on August 25, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Greetings, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce member!

This is Carlos Restrepo, your Membership Coordinator. I want to tell you about a project I am working on at the Hispanic Chamber, with which I want to make sure to promote your business/company/organization!

As you may or may not know, Sept. 15th through Oct. 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month! This month is dedicated to celebrating the contributions, traditions, culture and history of our Hispanic and Latino culture in America. Sept. 16th is also Mexican Independence Day.

Fall Exhibition Openings + Events @ The Luminary

Posted by Anne McCullough on August 25, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Three New Exhibitions Open on Friday, September 2nd

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Cole Lu for Concept/Focus

Join us next Friday evening from 7 to 10pm for the opening of three new exhibitions: Empowerpoint, curated by our Fall residents ARTS.BLACK;Concept/Focus, a triennial featuring four St. Louis artists alongside four Oklahoma artists; and the launch of Sage Dawson’s curatorial project STNDRD with a show by Ann-Maree Walker.

Empowerpoint
Opening in the entry gallery, Empowerpoint is a group exhibition curated by Jessica Lynne and Taylor Renee of ARTS.BLACK that depicts the way humor is used by artists as a form of social critique, presenting media that transforms disparity into common euphemisms and entertaining anecdotes.

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Cherokee Street Reach Festival

Posted by Anne McCullough on August 15, 2016 | Leave a Comment

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Cherokee Street Reach will be hosting its 3rd annual community festival. Activities will begin promptly at 12pm, and they are:

•DJ sets by James Richard Coleman Jr. (Black Body Heat), Dylan Hassinger, and DJ B BEasy
• Uke Go Girl
• Face painting by Adria Nicole
• Painting workshop by CSR participants Paisley and April Regester
• Chess workshop with Evan Baker Smith and Xander Millsap
• Yoga with Mackenzie Leek at 12 pm
• Break Dancing with Martell Stepney

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    by Joshua Loyal Creative St. Louis

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