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 by the end of this week.


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


Upcoming at Fort Gondo

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




JE Baker
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


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 | 4 Comments




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.


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.


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



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


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

Concept-cole lu
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 or (618) 420-7489.

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