January Dutchtown Events

Sorry we’re late! The calendar didn’t start to really fill up until after the new year began. But we’ve got plenty for you to do in Dutchtown once you dig yourself out from the Snowpocalypse.

As we’ve been reminded, weather can be a factor this time of year. So make sure to follow your favorite businesses and events on social media to find out about last minute changes and cancelations.

Henry Funeral and Cremation Services

DT2 After Hours: Henry Funeral Home

The first DT2 After Hours of 2019 is at Henry Funeral and Cremation Services on Wednesday, January 16th. Director Brandon Henry took over the former Gebken-Benz Mortuary at 2842 Meramec Street just last year. Join DT2 beginning at 5:30pm for some light refreshments and to welcome our new neighbor and find out about more about Henry’s services.

Dutchtown CID Safety Meet and Greet

On Tuesday, January 29th, the Dutchtown Community Improvement District invites you to Original Crusoe’s to meet the neighborhood safety team. Meet members of the Dutchtown CID Safety Committee, secondary officers from Campbell Security Group, and neighborhood liaison officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Find out more about the secondary patrols that have been roving the CID, learn about the Safety Committee’s goals for 2019, and share your comments and concerns.

20th and 25th Wards Candidate Forum

Municipal elections are coming up in March. The 20th Ward will elect an Alderman and the President of the Board of Alderman will be elected citywide on March 5th. On January 24th, come to the Gretchen Inn at the Feasting Fox for a candidate forum. Incumbent Cara Spencer and challenger Sunni Hutton will discuss their plans for the 20th Ward. Following that, you’ll hear from incumbent Board President Lewis Reed and his opponents, Megan Ellyia Green and Jamilah Nasheed.

Neighborhood Meetings

The St. Cecilia Historic District Neighborhood Association meets on Tuesday, January 15th at 6:30pm. They’ll meet at St. Cecilia’s School.

The Dutchtown CID Board of Directors meets on Thursday, January 24th, 5:30pm at Urban Eats.

The Marine Villa Neighborhood Association holds their first meeting of 2019 on January 28th, 7pm at the Irish Corner Pub at Cherokee and Lemp.

Thomas Dunn Learning Center. Photo by Nick Findley.

Thomas Dunn Learning Center

Thomas Dunn Learning Center‘s Art Lab is now open Monday through Thursday! Come in to work on your own piece or participate in the focus of the day. Art supplies are available along with tons of items to reuse and repurpose.

The South Side Youth Council meets every Monday at 4pm at Thomas Dunn. The South Side Youth Council aims to contribute to the South Side community by creating and organizing youth led programs and events.

With tax season coming up, Thomas Dunn is bringing back Money Mondays. Learn basic household finance and money management skills to help get your new year on track. You can drop in from 4pm to 6pm on Mondays, or call 314-282-9314 to schedule an appointment on Wednesdays.

Your Story Studio is an ongoing workshop where you can learn creative ways to bring your story to life using words, pictures, and songs. Share ideas and work together to give your imagination a workout. No experience is necessary. The workshop meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

Thomas Dunn hosts three art projects beginning in January with Owning the Edge: The Majority Minority Movement in AmericaFaces Not Forgotten, honoring St. Louis children lost to gun violence, headlines the exhibit through January. Ain’t I American, examining the way we view ourselves and others through our relationship with America, will be on display through February. And The Awakening Project, aiming to empower women through authenticity, body positivity, and self-actualization, will exhibit into March. The opening reception is Thursday, January 17th at 7pm. Thomas Dunn will be open on Dr. Martin Luther King Day (Monday, January 21st) for a special viewing of the Faces Not Forgotten project.

Intersect Arts Center. Photo by Nick Findley.

Intersect Arts Center

The gallery at Intersect Arts Center host First Fruits, a traveling exhibit exploring the ancient tradition of sacrificial yielding back to God the best portion of life’s blessings in gratitude. Works from 24 artists will be on display beginning January 14th, and an opening reception will be held Saturday, January 19th at 6pm. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm.

Intersect and CommUnity Arts host a film screening of 13th, a documentary about mass incarceration, on Friday, January 18th at 5:30pm. The screening will be followed by a discussion about the film and mass incarceration. Light refreshments will be provided.

Beginning January 28th, Intersect will offer beginners classes in Capoeira Angola, a form of Afro-Brazilian dance and self defense. Classes will meet on Mondays and Thursdays at 7pm.

Registration is now open for Advanced Ceramics with Justin Leszcz beginning in February. This nine week course will only accept five participants, so sign up ASAP.

That’s a lot for just the last few weeks of the month! And there’s plenty more on the Dutchtown calendar. Plus we’re always adding events to the calendar and sharing on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram so make sure to follow us there.

If you’ve got an event in Dutchtown, Mount Pleasant, Gravois Park, Marine Villa, or Cherokee Street that you’d like to share please contact us.

Snowmageddon 2019 in Dutchtown

We headed out this morning to see just how bad the Snowpocalypse of January 11th and 12th was. The main streets through the neighborhood were in pretty good shape, but everything else was sketchy.

Lots of businesses closed early on Friday and remain closed on Saturday, but a few troopers opened their doors. We’ll try to share on our Facebook and Instagram pages which businesses are announcing they’re open. If you manage to dig out, make sure to support the local businesses that opened up just for you!

Here’s some photos we snapped of Downtown Dutchtown on Saturday morning.

Confluence Snow

Dutchtown snow 2019

Dutchtown snow 2019

Dutchtown snow 2019

There’s lots more photos after the jump.

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Dutchtown Holiday Shop Hop

The Downtown Dutchtown Holiday Shop Hop is this Saturday, December 15th all along Meramec Street. Finish your holiday shopping with unique gifts at the many resale shops along Meramec including Twice Blessed, Upendo Fashion and Decor, Tower Grove Antiques, Retro TV Toys and Collectibles, and Logan’s Kids Resale.

Urban Eats Café hosts their WinterFaire pop-up market featuring half a dozen local crafters offering jewelry, art, and more. Potter David McBeth will be on site creating bowls for the Empty Bowls Project in support of St. Anthony’s Food Pantry. Make a donation and fill your bowl with soups from the staff’s favorite recipes. Catching the Westbound will be playing tunes all day. And Thorn Studio will be open for all of your holiday floral needs.

Carolers will be out and about on Meramec singing all the holiday classics. And Santa Claus will be at the Twice Blessed Annex (3302 Meramec) from 11am to 2pm taking photos with the kids.

Dutchtown Holiday Passport.

Make sure you’ve got your Dutchtown Holiday Passport to get additional savings at your favorite Dutchtown Shops, plus a chance to win great prizes! You can pick up your Passport at any of the shops along Meramec. Get your passport stamped at different locations to become eligible to win prizes. Read more about the Dutchtown Holiday Passport here.

December Events in Dutchtown

Here come the holidays! In case you don’t already have too much going on this month, there’s lots of events on our calendar. Follow DutchtownSTL.org on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram for all the latest Dutchtown happenings.

December starts off with a busy Saturday the 1st on Cherokee Street, and there’s plenty more going on throughout the rest of the month.

Print Bazaar on Cherokee

Print Bazaar on Cherokee

The 2018 Print Bazaar on Cherokee Street is on Saturday, December 1st from 10am to 6pm. Over 100 artists set up shop at more than two dozen businesses along Cherokee from Virginia to Lemp. It’s a fantastic opportunity to find one-of-a-kind gifts while supporting local artists and shops.

Antique Row Cookie Spree

The 35th annual Cherokee Antique Row Cookie Spree is also on Saturday, December 1st. Your favorite shops on Antique Row will be offering unique treats and hot drinks. There will also be live music, carolers, pictures with Santa, and more.

Flowers and Weeds Winter Bazaar

At the other end of Cherokee, Flowers and Weeds hosts their annual Winter Bazaar. A variety of vendors will have handmade and vintage goods available for sale, in addition to all the gift options Flowers and Weeds has to offer. Plus you can grab your wreaths and trees.

Dutchtown Holiday Passport.

Dutchtown Holiday Passport

You’ve already been out and about collecting your stamps and racking up savings, but you surely have more holiday shopping to do! The Dutchtown Holiday Passport gets you special deals at nearly two dozen shops, restaurants, and bars in Dutchtown. Get your Passport stamped at ten or more shops for chances to win great prizes like a 42-inch TV, gift baskets, and more!

Downtown Dutchtown Holiday Shop Hop

Saturday, December 15th is the Downtown Dutchtown Holiday Shop Hop, and it’s a particularly good day to collect your Passport stamps! While you’re getting those great deals with your Passport, you’ll also be able to enjoy treats from the various shops and hear holiday songs from carolers. Kids can get their photo taken with Santa Claus at the Twice Blessed Annex. And Urban Eats will host a variety of pop-up vendors, as well as potter David McBeth crafting bowls for the Empty Bowls Project. Speaking of Empty Bowls…

Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls 2018

Urban Eats Cafe’s annual Empty Bowls Project to support St. Anthony’s Food Pantry kicks off on Sunday, December 2nd with a sharing celebration soup and salad lunch. Visit the cafe, make your donation, and receive a handcrafted bowl which you can then fill with a variety of soup and chili.

On Saturday, December 15th, during the Dutchtown Holiday Shop Hop, artist David McBeth will have his potter’s wheel on site to create the bowls he generously donates. Make a donation and fill your bowl with soup and chili from Urban Eats’ staff’s favorite recipes.

The Empty Bowls finale coincides with the DT2 Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 19th. With a recommended donation of $15 or more you’ll get a bowl and a voucher to fill it at Urban Eats. And about that holiday party…

DT2 Holiday Party

DT2‘s annual Holiday Party is Wednesday, December 19th at the Liermann Loft above Urban Eats. Guests are asked to bring a shareable dish and consider making a minimum $15 donation to the Empty Bowls Project. All proceeds go to St. Anthony’s Food Pantry.

In addition to food and plenty to drink, there will be live music and you can get your photo taken with Santa, Snowy Chloe the Christmas Chihuahua, and Santa’s Spicy Elves and Holiday Hunks.

A reservation is required. You can RSVP and make your donation at Eventbrite. The holiday party is also a great time to establish or renew your DT2 membership.

South City Sipsters Sparkling Sampling

Back again this year and just in time for the holidays, it’s the popular South City Sipsters Sparkling, Champagne, and Cider Tasting at the Feasting Fox on Wednesday, December 12th. Try nine sparkling wines or champagnes plus three ciders. Take advantage of special to-go pricing and stock up for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Tickets are $30 and available through the Facebook event page.

Dutchtown CID Meetings

The committees of the Dutchtown Community Improvement District hold their quarterly meetings in December. The Maintenance and Beautification Committee meets Thursday, December 6th at 5:30pm at Anthony Duncan’s studio in the old Stork Inn. The Marketing and Development Committee meets Thursday, December 13th, 6pm at Original Crusoe’s. And the Safety and Security Committee meets on Thursday, December 20th at 5:30pm, also at Crusoe’s 6:30pm at Urban Eats, following the CID board meeting.

The full Dutchtown CID Board of Directors continues to meet monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month. In December that’s on the 27th at 5:30pm at Urban Eats Cafe however in December the Board will meet on the third Thursday, December 20th, 5:30pm at Urban Eats. The Safety Committee meeting will immediately follow.

Thomas Dunn Learning Center. Photo by Nick Findley.

Thomas Dunn Learning Center

The South Side Youth Council meets every Monday at 4pm at Thomas Dunn. The South Side Youth Council aims to contribute to the South Side community by creating and organizing youth led programs and events.

Every Monday at 7pm the Thomas Dunn hosts Practicing Mindfulness: Introduction to Meditation. Discuss and practice different meditation techniques. Come early for dinner or stay late for Laughter Club.

TDLC’s Winter Artists Market is Saturday, December 8th from 10am to 4pm. Handcrafted paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and other art will be available for sale. There will also be a puppet show by Jeanie Bryan Puppets at 11am.

The Thomas Dunn Young Professionals Board hosts a Paint and Sip Party on Wednesday, December 12th. Come learn how to serve the community, or just enjoy some beer, wine, and painting for all skill levels.

For more events and activities at Thomas Dunn, check out their calendar.

You can find more events on the regularly updated Dutchtown calendarLet us know if you’ve got an event coming up. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram for even more news, events, and everything else Dutchtown. And don’t forget to sign up for the DutchtownSTL mailing list!

Top photo courtesy of Paul Sableman.

Get Your Dutchtown Holiday Passport!

Save money and win prizes when you shop, eat, and drink in Dutchtown this holiday season! Grab your Dutchtown Holiday Passport to unlock savings at over 20 participating shops and restaurants throughout the neighborhood.

Visit resale shops, bars, restaurants, and more to pick up your Passport, get it stamped, and start saving! Each participating business has a special discount or offer for customers who show their Passport. We’ve got a list of locations, hours, and deals.

Collect stamps from ten or more different locations to be entered in prize drawings for a 42″ TV, gift certificates, and other prizes! You have from now until Christmas to collect your stamps, and the more stamps you collect, the more entries into the drawing you get!

Once you’ve completed your Passport, submit it on or before December 31st. You can submit online, in person, or via mail. Visit this page for more information on submitting your Passport.

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