It was a long time coming. This week last year, residents and business owners of Dutchtown got together at City Hall to attend a public hearing to show support for the establishment of a Community Improvement District.
The Dutchtown Bike Tour and Blessing of the Bikes returns in 2018! This year the Bike Tour, which starts and ends at Urban Eats Café, will cross paths with the STL Open Streets event on Compton from Meramec to Cherokee.
May starts off big with the Cherokee Street Cinco de Mayo Festival and the People’s Joy Parade. There’s also plenty going on throughout the rest of the month. Don’t forget to check our calendar regularly, sign up for our mailing list, and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for all the latest events.
The Empty Bowls Project is an international movement to help end hunger. Guests are invited for a meal of soup and bread, and as a “thank you” for donating to local hunger relief, are gifted a handmade bowl as a reminder of all of the empty bowls in the world. Once again, Urban Eats Cafe is participating in support of St. Anthony’s Food Pantry.
DT2, the Downtown Dutchtown Business Association, invites you to come down to Meramec Street this Wednesday evening for the Meramec Shop About! The shops around Meramec and Virginia will be staying open late until at least 7pm. Participating shops include Twice Blessed Resale Shop, Urban Eats, Callisto Comics, Logan’s Kids Resale, Bru Tea, and more.
There’s already lots on the calendar for September, but we’ll keep this post updated when anything else comes up! You can try to keep up here, check DutchtownSTL.org/calendar, like our page on Facebook (facebook.com/DutchtownSTL), or follow us on Twitter (@DutchtownSTL) to stay up to date on events around the neighborhood.
Several events are taking place around the neighborhood in the last full week of May:
Join the Downtown Dutchtown Business Association for their monthly After Hours on Wednesday, May 17th at the new Arcades Market. Peruse their expansive inventory of arcade video games for sale. Some will be available to play!
On Wednesday, April 19th, join the Downtown Dutchtown Business Association at Resalat Community Center for their monthly After Hours event! Resalat works side by side with the International Institute to help refugees from Afghanistan settle into their new city. Members of the community center pool their resources to help provide refugees with essentials such as furniture, clothing and food as well as help provide translation and transportation services as these newcomers try to find their footing in St. Louis. Enjoy an open house at Resalat from 5:30—6:30.
The Downtown Dutchtown Business Association‘s biennial fundraiser is here! Join us on Wednesday, October 26th, from 6:30–10:30 at the Bluffs on Broadway for food, drink, and entertainment, with proceeds to benefit DT2’s Dutchtown CID (Community Improvement District) Public Safety Budget, to increase private police, security and safety initiatives.