USDAC 2015 Cultural Imagining

Posted by Anne McCullough on June 3, 2015 | Leave a Comment


 June 8th | Monday |  5-7 p.m

2319 Cherokee……………………………………………………We’ll be on the North side of Cherokee between the alley and Red Chair.


Planned events include:

Club CHIPS reading of the Manifesto [ w/Kathy Bentley]
Photo Booth and Imaging Question Installation
Storytelling/Soundscape [Emanuel Taranu and Tara Schneider]
Printing/Light display [Steve Dalay and Phil Robinson]
Percussion by Joia
Watershed Cairns Installation [Libby Reuter]
Food from Bridge Bread



RegardsAgent Con Christeson [and her band of merry men/artists/neighbors]


Info at:

Marquette Pool to REOPEN

Posted by Anne McCullough on May 21, 2015 | Leave a Comment


The Marquette Pool will REOPEN in June!!! Marquette Pool is the only publicly open pool on the south side and it has been closed for over a year. This pool is a vital part of summer activities for our kids and a tremendous resource for our families.

Yesterday the work Alderman Antonio French has done to rejuvenate O’Fallon Park was recognized by our Chief of Police for directly reducing crime in the community. An investment in healthy activities for kids and families is an investment in our city’s future.

Benton Park Concert Series

Posted by Anne McCullough on May 20, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Saturday, May 30, 2015 * 4pm to 9pm * Benton Park (Arsenal & Jefferson)

First Concert of the Season is Quickly Approaching! All concerts are FREE and take place in the beautiful Benton Park (Corner of Arsenal & Jefferson). Food, drink and Benton Park gear will be available for purchase.

This concert will feature: Dawn Weber’s Naked Rock Fight followed by Unifyah.

Volunteers are still needed! Please help us have a successful concert!
Check out our volunteer opportunities and sign up today!

The complete BPNA events poster will be sent out shortly, for now please save the dates for upcoming events:

CSBA Meeting Thursday, May 21st 5:30 PM @ Nebula

Posted by Anne McCullough on May 20, 2015 | Leave a Comment


CSBA BOD MAY Meeting Minutes

CSBA APRIL Meeting Minutes

Information on Community Improvement Districts

Cherokee Street CID

CID Question & Answer

PLEASE NOTE: The CSBA will be reviewing the proposed Cherokee Street Community Improvement District (CID) at tomorrow’s meeting, before the petition is submitted to City Hall.

Please email anne know if you have any changes to or anything you would like to add to the agenda before 1pm, tomorrow May 21st.

Anne McCullough
Cherokee Street Liaison


Posted by Anne McCullough on May 18, 2015 | Leave a Comment


16th Annual Cherokee History Fair

Posted by Anne McCullough on May 12, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Saturday, May 16 * 11am-4pm * Cherokee Antique Row

Live Music All Day– Animal ChildrenSouth City Troubadors, Matthew VanDoren & Dave Stone
Scavenger Hunt– Pick up a sheet at Ruth’s Vintage and hop shop to shop with your clues. (Win gift certificates and goodies from Cherokee businesses!)
Vintage Bike Show–Wisconsin will be closed on both sides of Cherokee (in front of Dead Wax Records and Rockin’ Readhead) to host a fleet of Vintage motorcycles and Scooters.

For more information, visit the Cherokee History Fair Event on Facebook

Free One-week Camp for Highschool Boys and Girls

Posted by Anne McCullough on April 30, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Free One-week camp for HS boys and girls – Two sessions: July 6 – 10 and July 13 – 17 Saint Louis University is offering a free one-week summer camp for high school students interested in pursuing a career in transportation, aviation, engineering, science, or technology. This non-residential camp is a combination of lectures, hand-on activities, field trips and guest speakers. The camp will have  two sessions: July 6 – 10 and July 13 – 17. Please visit… to learn more about this camp.

April 27, 2015 (St. Louis, MO)—Today Midwest Artist Project Services (MAPS) launches a dedicated fiscal sponsorship program that will be the first of its kind in the region in nearly 20 years. The program offers individual artists, collectives, and emerging arts organizations the ability to solicit tax-deductible contributions and grants as well as oversight from MAPS staff for individual projects, financial management, and bookkeeping services.

“I hope the fiscal sponsorship program will provide an important resource to St. Louis-based projects that often look to nonprofits in larger cities for a fiscal sponsor and other services“ said Co-Founder Liz Deichmann. “Moveover, I’m excited that MAPS can respond to the demand for new, cutting-edge funding in our arts community with this unique program.”


The Cinco De Mayo Festival on Cherokee Street, organized by Cherokee Street Development League 501c3, is one of the largest festivals in the St. Louis area, bringing together over 40,000 attendees to celebrate the rich Hispanic culture and spirited, eclectic community within the Cherokee neighborhood and surrounding south St. Louis area.

This years’ festival will take place on Saturday, May 2nd from 11:00am-9:00pm on Cherokee Street, between Nebraska and Ohio.  The festival will pack Cherokee Street with people enjoying authentic food, drinks, music, entertainment, art and merchandise.

South City Business Opportunity Showcase

Posted by Anne McCullough on April 16, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Three neighborhood business groups, Carondelet Business Association (CBA), Chippewa-Broadway Business Association (CBBA) and the Downtown Dutchtown Business Association (DT2), have join efforts at the The South City Business Collaborative for the revised, third annual Business Opportunities Showcase.

Combining public and private entities, the Showcase will provide a wealth of resources for anyone interested in specific investment opportunities, business incentives and other support for new and growing ventures considering moving and expanding into South St. Louis.


Posted by Anne McCullough on April 14, 2015 | Leave a Comment

FORM pr header 2015

Our largest annual fundraiser, FORM Design Show, returns next weekend! FORM 2015 will launch in The Luminary’s new building, bringing together standout architects, furniture makers, and designers to an expansive event meant to spark conversations, further the creative community, and provide a forum for designers and buyers to interact directly.

FORM 2015 is centered on cultivating the quickly-growing local design community, with a focus on providing a single platform for engaging with the best design in the region. FORM 2015 will feature emerging and established names within the design world, ranging from handmade furniture makers to leading architecture studios.

MODOT’s Possible Gravois Closures

Posted by Anne McCullough on April 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

Special Meeting * Tuesday, April 28 * Time & Location TBD

Very Short Summary of the Issue: MODOT has received federal funding to replace the signals along Gravois. They would like to use this money to replace only the signals at very busy intersections. Less used intersections are proposed to be blocked off. They will use the Concrete Sewer Pots or Orange Barriers to test out the new street closures in May. They hope to install permanent solutions such as sidewalks by Fall.


Posted by Anne McCullough on April 10, 2015 | 2 Comments

Join us for a business crawl on Cherokee Street supporting Show-Me Cannabis, Missouri’s premiere cannabis reform organization!


April 19
April 20


Supporting businesses of
Cherokee Street

Drink, shop, & dine specials at participating crawl stops, raffle prizes, and 50/50 drawing both days!

The crawl will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 19, with check-in at Mr. Nice Guy and a kickoff brunch at Yaquis. On Monday, April 20, join us at 6:00 for check-in at Mr. Nice Guy and dinner specials at Fortune Teller Bar.

Panorama Folk Art and Antiques announces

Posted by Anne McCullough on April 8, 2015 | Leave a Comment


For the past several years, Panorama Folk Art and Antiques has been open only on Saturday.  Beginning 4-1-15, we’ve expanded our hours to Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM (or by appointment).  So, you have many more opportunities to come see our ever changing selection of Folk ArtOutsider ArtSelf-Taught Art, and Art of the Extraordinary, along with a fun selection of antique and vintage objects for the home and collector!

Also, we’ve recently acquired the privilege to host artist Mark Sheppard as “Artist in Residence” here at Panorama Folk Art and Antiques.  Mark now spends Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in his own studio within the gallery/shop, providing many more opportunities to meet the artist, view many more of his works, and see the artist’s studio in action!


Posted by Anne McCullough on April 7, 2015 | Leave a Comment

CSBA 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.

CSBA MeetinG and elections for the Cherokee Street Community Improvement District THURSDAY, APRIL 16TH 5:30PM. All residents, property owners and business owners located within the proposed bounds of the CID are eligible for the Board. Any nominations must be submitted by 5pm THIS FRIDAY.

Free Beer + Civic Engagement + Community

Support BOX

Posted by Anne McCullough on April 6, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Hi St. Louis Community!

I thought you’d like to be aware of an exciting new shop I am opening off Cherokee Street! Box was created from a need in St. Louis; to have a safer space to discuss and explore a healthier sexuality. Box helps create normalcy of sexuality in an environment of discovery and education. Box hosts support groups and creates educational workshops to allow greater accessibility to comprehensive sexual health. Box also sells high-quality, non-toxic sex toys with a focus on those who are often invisible to the rest of society, people of color, differently-abled persons, and folks on the LGBTQQI spectrum.

In Case You Haven’t Heard

Posted by David Godbout on April 2, 2015 | Leave a Comment



The Cherokee Games will be happening Saturday, June 6th.  It is a friendly clash of neighborhoods with bragging rights on the line.

Get all the info and register at the Event Website – you must be a resident or business/property owner  of one of the four neighborhoods (Benton Park, Benton Park West, Gravois Park, or Marine Villa) to enter.

CSBA March Agenda
CSBA BOD March BOD Meeting Minutes
CSBA February Meeting Minutes
Cherokee Street CID information 


The CSBA will be holding elections for the Community Improvement District (CID) Board at the April Meeting of the CSBA.  (APRIL 17th, 2015).  If you might be interested in serving on the CID Board or learning more about the CID Board please attend this meeting or email for more information.

5pm Liquor License Advisory Committee Meeting - members interested in discussing the possibility of creating  a committee to advise on liquor licenses are invited to attend.

Please let anne know if you have anything you would like to add to the agenda before 1pm tomorrow.

Hello People’s JOY Parade enthusiasts!

Posted by Anne McCullough on March 17, 2015 | Leave a Comment

It’s beginning to look like spring! We will be having another volunteer meeting on April 8th 2015, Wednesday at 7:00-8:30pm. Meeting location will be CAMP 3026 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis MO 63118. Feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share. We will be discussing ways for volunteers to help out with the Parade this year. We need volunteers on April 11th to help with JoyRitaSTL margarita contest…this will be a large fundraiser for the parade and we want enough people so we can provide at least 2 shifts of volunteers. You would be running a booth selling tickets, collecting votes, promoting Parade sign-ups and asking for additional donations for People’s JOYParade. We will also be providing face painting by donation for kiddos and adults!  We are also seeking volunteers on the day of the parade May 2nd to assist with different roles in the parade lot, sign-ups and clean up on lot. We have King and Queen Lot Lizards Jenny and Mike Hansen to lead our line up this year. Do you want to help with kids workshops or have an idea for the parade? We would love to hear your ideas or feedback from last year. Volunteers are needed for outreach and inviting our neighbors to join the parade.


The ABCs of DIY kimchi, kombucha & sauerkraut ::

This is a comprehensive introduction to the preparation and maintenance involved in the process of fermentation. Including an overview of sauerkraut and a tasting of William’s famous kombucha, each participant will walk away smiling from hands-on experience resulting in their very own jar of kimchi.

Come prepared with a pen, notebook, questions and curiosity. They will provide ingredients for a simple vegetarian kimchi, as well as a handout including everything William covers in this course.



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