Plenty of fun, free events this weekend in St. Louis City neighborhoods. Enjoy!
May 23, 2013
Click It or
May 20 through June 2, 2013, has been selected as the national Click It or Ticket mobilization enforcement period. Across
the country law enforcement officers will be actively participating in the
mobilization to ensure all motor vehicle occupants are buckled up day and night
to reduce the risk of injury and death in traffic crashes. In 2011, of
the 21,253 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed in motor vehicle crashes
nationwide, 52 percent were not wearing seat belts at the time of their fatal
crashes. Younger motorists are most at risk. Among teens and young
adults, ages 18-34, who were killed in fatal crashes in 2011, 64 percent were
not buckled up. I encourage you to always wear seat belts when driving or
riding on the roadways and to tell your children and grandchildren about the
importance of buckling up.
May 24 –
June 16, Twelfth Night, Forest Park,
Shakespeare Festival St. Louis will be presenting
free performances of Twelfth Night
at Shakespeare Glen in Forest
Park beginning this
Friday at through June 16 (excluding
Tuesdays). Open lawn seating will be available on a first-come,
first-served basis. Call (314) 531-9800 for more information or visit the
sfstl.com web site.
May 24 –
Compton Hill Water Tower Full Moon, Grand and Russell,
Hill Water Tower will be open every full moon April to November. The
top of the tower is a beautiful look out over St. Louis. Food trucks will be on hand starting at There will be live music under the tower beginning
at The cost is $5 to make the trip to the top of the
tower. To learn more, visit the watertowerfoundation.org web site.
May 24 –
Art After 5, St. Louis Art Museum,
Each May, the St. Louis Art Museum highlights African art with a concert and other
activities. The May Art After 5
event this Friday will celebrate the newly installed African Art Collection.
At , visitors will be invited to attend a tour of the African Art Galleries, then at
visitors will be able to enjoy a musical performance. The event is free.
For more details, visit the slam.org web site.
May 24 –
26, St. Louis Bluesweek
Festival, Soldiers' Memorial Plaza,
If you love great Blues music, brews and
barbecue, Soldiers' Memorial Plaza in beautiful Downtown St. Louis is the place to be for the
St. Louis Bluesweek Festival this
Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bring your chair, blanket, sunscreen and
enjoy this free event. Vendors will have food and beverages available for
purchase. A $5 donation at the door is suggested, with net proceeds going
to the construction of the National Blues Museum. For all the particulars, visit the bluesweek.com
May 25 –
Memorial Day Ceremony, Soldiers' Memorial,
Everyone is invited to attend the American Legion 11th and 12th
District Memorial Day Ceremony at this
Saturday outside the Soldiers' Memorial at 1315 Chestnut on the Bluesweek
Festival Main Stage. Invite your family
and friends to join you in paying tribute to and remembering the men and women
who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
May 25 –
Living History Program, Gateway Arch,
If you are interested in the stories of early
St. Louisans, be sure to stop by the Gateway Arch this Saturday from to to hear
the stories of the people of St. Louis during the British Attack on May 26, 1780. Using their own words, hear about the event from
the perspective of the Spanish soldiers, the local militia, the merchants, the
women and the British Indians. Eighteenth century artillery and musket
drill and firing demonstrations will be offered on the half hour. The
program is free. For more details, call (314) 655-1614.
May 25 –
27 – 22nd Annual African Arts Festival, World's Fair Pavilion,
The theme for this year's African Arts Festival at the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park is "Educating Minds Through Cultural Connections."
The free three-day festival will offer unique entertainment, food,
culture, vendors and much more. Come celebrate the rich contributions of Africa and
the African Diaspora. Questions? Call (314) 935-9676 or visit the
STLAfricanArtsFest.com web site.
May 26 – "Lindenwood
Live" Concert in the Park, Lindenwood Park,
Gather up your neighbors and friends, pack a
picnic supper and come enjoy the sound of Fanfare at the "Lindenwood Live" Concert in the Park from this Sunday. Murray's Shaved Ice will be available for purchase and face
painting will be available for the little ones. Lindenwood Park is located at Jamieson and Lindenwood.
May 26 – New Charter School Planning
Meeting, St. John'sChurch,
St. Louis Montessori Charter will be holding a New Charter Elementary School Startup
Monthly Planning Meeting this Sunday beginning at at St. John's Church, Tower Grove Chapel, 3672 Arsenal Street. To learn more visit the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/STLMontessoriCharter/
May 28 –
Twilight Tuesdays Ameren Concert Series, Missouri History Museum,
Tuesdays Ameren Concert Series will continue on Tuesday, May 28 with a
Tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire by Brock Walker and the Earth, Wind &
Fire Review. The concert will run from 6
– 8 p.m. on the Front Lawn of the Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell
Boulevard. The concert is free and open
to the public. For a complete schedule
of the concert series, visit the mohistory.org web site.
May 29 –
Mount Pleasant Neighborhood Association Meeting, Gretchen Inn at the Feasting
Pleasant Quarterly Neighborhood Meeting will take place on Wednesday, May
29 at at the Gretchen Inn at the Feasting Fox on Meramec at Grand. City Assessor Ed Bushmeyer will provide info on
the new property assessments. In addition, Larry Lazar and Jim Seko from the
Climate Project will speak on climate change and its effects on Missouri and St
Louis. Guests will
also hear from their NSOs, the Police and Aldermen.
June 8 –
Concordia Turners 5 K and 1 Mile Fun Run, Carondelet Park,
Annual Concordia Turners 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will take place on Saturday,
June 8 in Carondelet Park by the Boathouse. The 5K Run will step off at The 1 Mile Fun Run will begin at The Awards presentation will begin at with medals to the top three in each category and ribbons
for all finishers in the Fun Run. T-shirts guaranteed if you are registered
by May 25. For more information, visit www.iWantRegistered.com .
May 31 – June 23 – Circus Flora, Grand Center, various times
June 1 – Benton Park West Neighborhood-wide
Garage Sale, starts at 3136-38 Gravois,
June 1 – Southampton Neighborhood Third Annual Garden Tour,
June 1 – Free Concert, Lafayette Park,
June 1 & 2 – 44th Annual Spring
House & Garden Tour, Lafayette Square,
June 3 – Carondelet 25th Anniversary
of Free Concerts in the Park, South St. Louis Square Park,
June 3 – Forest Park – Then and Now Walking Tours, Forest
Your Neighborhood Activities
Is there a neighborhood event on the schedule that you would like noted in the Spotlight?
If so, you may email the information about it to me at email@example.com or
to Cathy Smentkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration. You may also post
it on the City's Calendar of
Events on the City's web
site: http://stlouis-mo.gov. The link to submit an event is on the
home page. The listing is free. I encourage you to take advantage of this free
way to promote your event.
Did you know that spaying and neutering is safe
and easy for kittens and puppies as young as eight to 10 weeks old? Carol
House Quick Fix Pet Clinic, with funding provided by PetSmart Charities, is
introducing the Did You Know? Campaign,
featuring a special $20 spay or neuter surgery for puppies and kittens under
six months of age during the month of June. Please visit the
CarolHousePetClinic.org web site or call (314) 771-PETS (7387) for more
information or to schedule an appointment.
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
Blocking Right of Way Permits
Blocking Right of Way Permits are required for any activity that will block any portion of the public right of way (i.e.: street or sidewalk)
Special Event Permits
Outlines process when applying for a permit to hold a large event in the City of St. Louis such as a Parade; Street, Run and/or Walk; Cycling Race or Ride; and Festival, Street Fair, Outdoor Concert.