Start the month of June with STL Open Streets, the Blessing of the Bikes, and the Dutchtown Bike Tour all happening on Saturday, June 2nd. Free summer camps at Thomas Dunn Learning Center kick off this in June as well. A multi-ward election candidate forum, neighborhood meetings, and plenty of other opportunities to engage with your neighborhood round out a busy June calendar, certainly with more to come. Check our calendar, sign up for our mailing list, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for all the latest events.
We previously wrote about the annual Dutchtown Bike Tour and St. Anthony’s Blessing of the Bikes. The annual Blessing of the Bikes at St. Anthony of Padua is Saturday, June 2nd at 9:30am. Following that, the Dutchtown Bike Tour departs from Urban Eats Cafe at 10:30am and makes its way through Dutchtown, eventually rolling through STL Open Streets before finishing up back at Urban Eats.
Also on Saturday, June 2nd, from 11am to 2pm, is STL Open Streets. Compton Avenue will be closed to cars from Meramec to Cherokee, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to take over the street. Activities and booths will line the street, and KDHX‘s live music stage will be at Marquette Park on the corner of Compton and Osage. Additionally there will be a health and wellness fair at the park. Read our earlier post about Open Streets here.
The Cherokee Street Business Association has their monthly meeting at Nebula at 5:30pm on Thursday, June 21st. In addition to business owners, the meeting is open to residents and property owners in the Cherokee Street community and all are encouraged to attend.
The 20th and 25th Ward Democratic Club come together on Tuesday, June 5th to host a candidate forum ahead of the upcoming August primaries. The forum will be at the German Cultural Society, 3652 South Jefferson. Candidates (or their representatives) for License Collector, Recorder of Deeds, Collector of Revenue, State House District 81, and U.S. House and Senate will be on hand.
Thomas Dunn is also hosting a number of summer camps. Registration is required for the camps listed below.
The Summer Clay Play ceramics camp for kids 10 and up runs from June 18th to the 22nd. Campers will explore different methods for creating and firing ceramics. A follow-up session, where campers will glaze and then gift their creations, takes place August 6th–10th. Campers are required to attend both sessions.
You can find and register for additional free camps at Thomas Dunn and other locations throughout the City on the City’s website.
The Community Empowerment Committee holds their monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 27th, 6pm at Thomas Dunn Learning Center. Dinner and child care are provided.
Other Neighborhood Events
The Downtown Dutchtown Marketplace continues every Saturday from 9am to 3pm in the parking lot of the Feasting Fox. Find antiques, art, collectibles, crafts, and more. For additional information or to become a vendor visit DowntownDutchtown.com.
June 5th through the 10th is Negroni Week at the Feasting Fox. Enjoy some classic cocktails and help raise money for PAWS, the Progressive Animal Welfare Society. The South City Sipsters meet on Thursday, June 18th at the Feasting Fox to sample and learn about beers and Rosé wines. The Feasting Fox will also be hosting a five course Beer and Wine Dinner on Friday, June 29th.
Join Urban Eats on Friday, June 15th, 6:30–9:30pm, for an evening of cocktails, appetizers, music and art. Featured artists are Thomas Jackson Park and Pamela Schaffner, and Catching the Westbound will provide the music. Also, on June 8th and 22nd, Urban Eats hosts the South City Board Game Meetup from 6pm to 11pm.
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