Upcoming at Fort Gondo

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


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

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



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.

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.

2016 St Cecilia Health Fair FLYER Spanish 2016 St Cecilia Health Fair FLYER English

Cherokee Street Reach Festival

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





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

::::::::::::: Free Food Will Be Served from 1pm to 3pm :::::::::::::

August CSBA Meeting – Crime, Safety, Community

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

CSBA Meeting

Thursday, August 18th 5:30pm

Nebula, 3407 S. Jefferson

Cherokee Station Business Association Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm. All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee are welcome and encouraged to attend.

This month’s meeting will be focused on crime and safety. We will discuss specific concerns, solutions and resources to address the safety of everyone in the community and crime that occurs on Cherokee Street.



2853 Cherokee – Love Bank


3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at Love Bank Park

Posted by Anne McCullough on August 9, 2016 | Leave a Comment


Master Pieza + Rob Boo and local businesses on Cherokee Street are teaming up to have a youth 3 on 3 basketball tournament for the children in the Cherokee neighborhood and area youth at Love Bank Park
(Corner of Cherokee Street & Nebraska)

This event will be FREE for the youth to participate.
Local businesses will help sponsor the events

The teams can be Co-Ed… The ages for tournament are:


All participates must fill out registration form with team members names and parent/ legal guardian signature..

Neighborhood Events and Resources

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



See the Full Calendar Here

For a full list of business related events and activities, please click on the link above.



Legal Clinic for Entrepreneurs
1520 Market, 3rd floor
Dates vary – every other week through December
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Aspiring entrepreneurs are often confronted with challenges when launching a startup or developing on existing business. Now, they can seek legal assistance and trim their legal costs by coming to SLATE. Experienced business attorneys, provided by Legal Services of Easter Missouri, offer one-on-one 30 minutes’ sessions at no charge. Space is limited – appointments are necessary. To register, call 314-657-3768. SEE ATTACHED FLYER for dates

Praise in the Park Gospel Concert

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


Praise in the Park Gospel Concert

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Benton Park Park (Arsenal & Missouri) 

Come praise in the park! Neighborhood Churches & Benton Park West will be hosting this year’s Gospel Show. Participating Churches include Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, Epiphany United Church of Christ, The New Church and Novation Church.

Food and drinks (water & soda) will be available compliments of the churches.

Benton Park Flags, t-shirts and other gear will be available for purchase from Benton Park Neighborhood Association.

Volunteers are needed. View positions and sign up here or contact Mark Hasamear at mark.d.hasamear@gmail.com or (618) 420-7489.

20 Ward Meeting August 17th

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

Addressing Streets Issues

One way streets and speeding cars have been a major issue in our neighborhoods for years. The 20th Ward is putting some resources behind addressing the issue in a comprehensive, inclusive and transparent manner. Many people have differing opinions on these issues and so we have asked our traffic engineering company to host an informative meeting where we will be discussing preliminary findings of our traffic study and taking further resident input. At this time we are looking at Gravois Park and Dutchtown neighborhoods.

VibesStl: The Grand Arts Event

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

VibesStl: The Grand Arts Event is an art/music showcase put together by two local creatives in St. Louis giving local artists a platform to display their talent, held about twice a year-every year. In 3 years it’s grown from 300-400 attendees to now 800-1000 attendees. This will be #5, four of the five have been held on Cherokee Street. Two at the Blank Space and now two at 2720 Cherokee.

Viva Mexico on Cherokee

Posted by Anne McCullough on July 19, 2016 | Leave a Comment



Celebrate Mexican Independence Day at Cherokee Street
Authentic Food
Margaritas & Beer
Folkloric Dances
Live Bands
Interested in being a Vendor or Sponsor? Call 314-330-0454 or email us at contact@redlatinastl.com

Nebula Block Party

Posted by Anne McCullough on July 19, 2016 | Leave a Comment


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In 2010 we opened our doors as the first coworking space in St. Louis. 6 years later we’re expanding again with the addition of another building and lots improvements at our existing space. Come see what we’ve been working on!

Free drinks from Schlafly Beer, live music by SO MANY DYNAMOS (10pm) and Nappy DJ Needles (7:30pm), Byrd & Barrel pop-up cafe, LO-FI CHEROKEE screening, pre-party beer tasting at Saint Louis Hop Shop(5pm) and a sign lighting ceremony at 7:30pm for our new 20′ neon sign!

Books & Breakfast

Posted by Anne McCullough on July 11, 2016 | Leave a Comment


TOCO Shop STL Celebrates 6 months!

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Wednesday, July 27th 6-8 @ TOCO Shop STL (2714 Cherokee)

Alice in Wonderland themed celebration and fundraiser!

Music by the one and only Suzie Cue!

Yummy Treats by The Happy Bakery (from O’Fallon, IL)


Door Prizes, Raffles, Costume Contest (Wonderland Costumes welcomed, but not required), Free snacks/treats (feel free to bring something savory to share, we have the sweets covered!), Free drinks, and so much more! The shop WILL be open for business during the party as well!

Family friendly–Bring the kiddos!

Tapestry of Community Offerings (TOCO) is a 100% nonprofit organization! Help us to support our wonderful community programs!

Saturday, July 30 at 2 PM – 8 PM @ Benton Park
An Interactive Playscape built by neighbors, artists, and YOU!!

Featuring: costume contest (7pm), sustainability and wellness workshops, Celestial Theater, produce promenade (sorta like a cakewalk but with produce), Mad Science, sculptures by Artscope kids, Blaqueberry Puppets, yoga with Sergio, Tha Zumba King, Castle of Magical Thinking, Cranky Yellow, face painting, art workshop with reiki/mediation with Itshanapa, Revisionist Inn shadow puppets, laughter with Sonia of Kismet Creative Center, Origami with Katie Rogerz and DJ Dicky P, beer booth, food, and a village of interactive blanket forts and tons more!!!! FREE & Family Friendly.

13522712_1186313148093361_8200860894706530811_oThe Bump & Hustle 4 Year Anniversary Party

-with special guest-

Skeme Richards (Hot Peas & Butta / Philadelphia)

-plus resident deejays-

DJ MAKossa (Afreaka!)

Nappy DJ Needles (KDHX / The Soulition)

All vinyl.

Funk, soul, boogie, disco, reggae, hip-hop, latin, psychedelic and more.



Every third Saturday at Blank Space.

Blank Space
2847 Cherokee St.

Special thanks to 4 Hands Brewing Company for their sponsorship and support!

DJ Skeme Richards (Official Fan Page)

Operation Food Search Free Meals @ Love Bank Park

Posted by Anne McCullough on July 11, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Operation Food Search will begin serving free meals through their mobile Food Truck, at Love Bank Park beginning today, and continuing every week day until August 12th. Monday – Wednesday and Friday 6:05 pm – 6:30pm and Thursday from 5:20 pm – 5:50pm, to children 18 and under.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), funded by the USDA, ensures that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Operation Food Search, a SFSP Sponsor, connects with thousands of children 18 years and under to food. Determination of need is based on the number of youth in the area who are eligible for free and reduced price meals.

Hammonds Books BOOK SALE

Posted by Anne McCullough on June 27, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Bi-Annual Book Sale

30% off

all books & prints


July 3, 2016

Or order online
over 60,000 titles
on our website


1939 Cherokee Street, St. Louis MO 63118

314 323 6389


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