The dog days of summer are here, but don’t let that stop you from getting out and about in the neighborhood! Check out our calendar frequently—we’re always adding more events! And be sure to follow our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter accounts for more updates and other fun stuff.

Moana at the Marquette Park Pool.

Dive-In Movie at Marquette Park Pool

In July, DT2 and the Allies of Marquette Park held a Dive-In Movie Fundraiser and raised over $7,000! As wonderful a success as that is, the actual dive-in movie portion of the fundraiser was rained out. So we’re trying again!

On Saturday, August 10th, bring the family to the Marquette Park Pool for a poolside showing of Disney’s Moana at sunset. This time admission is free, but if you’d still like to make a donation towards improvements at the pool, visit

Marquette Community Day flyer.Marquette Community Day

Unity is the best community! Marquette Community Day, Dutchtown’s largest annual back-to-school event, returns to Marquette Park on Sunday, August 4th. Bring the kids down to the park from noon to 4pm for free backpacks filled with school supplies, free haircuts, free food, a petting zoo, music, plus lots of other activities for kids and resources for parents.

Neighborhood Meetings

The Gravois Park Neighborhood Association meets on Tuesday, August 13th. Their monthly meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month, 6pm at the newly dedicated Rita Ford Community Center at 3353 California, just north of Cherokee Street.

Dutchtown West holds their next meeting on Wednesday, August 14th. They meet on the second Wednesday every month at 7pm in the banquet hall at Grbic Restaurant.

Cherokee Street CID meeting sign. Photo by Paul Sableman.The Cherokee Street Community Improvement District has their next public meeting on Thursday, August 15th. Their meetings are held monthly on the third Thursday, 5:30pm at Artist Art.

The St. Cecilia Historic District Neighborhood Association meets on Tuesday, August 20th. They meet at St. Cecilia School every third Thursday at 6:30pm.

The Board of Directors of the Dutchtown Community Improvement District convene on Thursday, August 22nd. Board of Directors meetings are held monthly on the fourth Thursday, 5:30pm at Urban Eats Café.

Marine Villa gathers on Monday, August 26th for their next monthly meeting. They meet on the fourth Monday of every month, 7pm in the back room at Irish Corner Pub.

More Dutchtown Events

The next St. Anthony of Padua flea market is Saturday, August 3rd from 8am to 2pm. Come by the Parish Hall at 3135 Meramec for some great bargains on housewares, clothing, collectibles, and more.

Perennial hosts another Community Clothing Swap on Sunday, August 4th. The door fee is $10 when you bring clothes to swap or $15 if you come empty-handed. All proceeds benefit Perennial’s educational programs.

Join the Gravois Park Neighborhood Association for a neighborhood-wide alley cleanup on Sunday, August 4th at 1:30pm. Volunteers will meet at Gravois Park. If you know of an alley that needs attention, leave a comment on the Facebook event page.

The Allies of Marquette Park hold their next meeting on Sunday, August 11th at 1pm. Join them to tour and audit the facilities at Marquette Park.

The next Sip ‘n Sketch is Wednesday, August 14th at Thomas Dunn Learning Center. Join guest instructor and local artist Sandra Griffin for this life drawing class. Adults of all skill levels are welcome to join—BYOB and a snack.

Earthbound Beer and Green Earth Art Company team up for a Maker’s Market on Sunday, August 18th at Cherokee and Iowa. The market will feature over a dozen local artists and makers. Check the Facebook event page for a list of vendors.

The Dutchtown South Community Empowerment Committee meets on Wednesday, August 28th, 6pm at Thomas Dunn Learning Center. Help implement DSCC’s programs throughout the neighborhood and share your ideas. Dinner and childcare are provided.

There’s always something going on in Dutchtown—just check out the Dutchtown calendar! Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter for even more Dutchtown news, and sign up for our mailing list for occasional updates.

Top photo courtesy of Tom Lampe.