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July 10 –
Be there for summer's ultimate (free!) sidewalk party in
Downtown St. Louis when
July 10 – St. Louis Art Museum Outdoor Film Services, Art Hill in Forest Park,
Come enjoy the outdoors, fantastic food, great live music, and some of your favorite movies at St. Louis Art Museum's Third Annual Outdoor Film Series. Relax and picnic at the base of Art Hill this Friday and indulge in offerings of food trucks as the featured film, "Back to the Future" plays on an enormous screen for all to see. The food trucks and music will start at The film will begin promptly at To learn more, visit http://www.slam.org/filmseries/ .
July 10 – Food Truck Friday, Tower Grove Park,
Come enjoy live music, offerings from a wide variety of food trucks and more in Tower Grove Park this Friday at one of the best outdoor food events in St. Louis. More than 20 local food trucks are expected to participate. Visit old favorites and check out the newest, coolest trucks on the scene. For all the details, visit http://foodtruckfriday.saucemagazine.com/ .
July 10 – Local Social, Central West End,
Local Social is a celebration of all things local in the Central West End. Stop by this Friday to enjoy entertainment throughout the neighborhood, including live music, street performers and more. Participating shops will be offering complimentary treats and discounts and participating restaurants and bars will be offering specials to mark the occasion. For more details, visit http://cwescene.com/.
July 10 & 11 – Summer Festival, St. Stanislaus Kostka Polish National Church,
This year's Summer Festival will extend over two days. On Friday from to enjoy the beer garden with live music. Festivities on Saturday will include Polish food and souvenir booths, washer tournaments, a children's play area, silent auctions, and live music from to and Dinners will be served from to Visit the saintstan.org web site for more information.
Every Friday, May – September – Lunchtime Live, Old Post Offic ePlaza, 801 Locust,
Lunchtime Live is Downtown's premier outdoor lunchtime party that features live bands, food trucks and great networking opportunities. Invite your co-workers to join you at this fun way to spend your lunch hour. For more information, visit the downtownstl.org web site.
Every Friday – STLive
Washington Avenue is alive with the sound of music every Friday night all year 'round at various Washington Avenue restaurants such as Tigin, Pi, Robust, Takaya, Dubliner, Copia, Flamingo Bowl, Hair of the Dog, Blondie's, Lucas Park Grille, Rosalita's, Wash Ave Post, Hiro Asian Kitchen, Sen Thai and many more. Restaurants offer drink and dinner specials in addition to the live music. All genres of music – from pop to jazz to country to rock -- are represented. There is something for everyone to enjoy. For more information, visit the STLiveMusic page on Facebook.
July 11 – Trivia Night for Do The Right Thing, Bishop DuBourg High School, 5850 Eichelberger, 7 p.m.
Do The Right Thing of Greater St. Louis will hold its annual Trivia Night this Saturday. Doors will open at Beer, soda and snacks will be included. Prices are $20 per person, $160 per table of 8. To reserve your table, contact Tracy at DTRT@slmpd.org. For more information, visit the dotherightthingstl.com web site.
July 11 & 12 – Slide the City, Jefferson & Market,
This weekend is your chance to see and enjoy a water slide
that's over three football fields long. Slide the City will be set up on
July 11 – Bud & Burgers Championship Festival, Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery, 1200 Lynch Street, 3 to 11 p.m.
The Bud & Burgers Championship is a competition to find
July 12 – DeMenil Bastille Day Celebration 2015, Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion, 3352 DeMenil Place, Noon to 3:30 p.m.
Chatillon-DeMenil House Foundation will celebrate Bastille
Day this Sunday. Admission is free. Beer, wine, lemonade and hot dogs and chips
will be available for purchase. Festivities will include costumed performances, period dance, and
more. At there will be a walking tour of historic
July 12 – Free Concert, Benton Park, Arsenal & S. Jefferson,
Bring your chairs, blankets and friends to Benton Park this Sunday for a free concert by Tom Hall and Alice Spencer. For more information, visit the bentonpark.org web site.
Every Sunday through August 2 -- Sunday Serenades, Francis Park, Eichelberger and Donovan,
The Compton Heights Concert Band is once again presenting its Sunday Serenades Concert Series in Francis Park. Enjoy A Fabulous Tribute to Julie Andrews on July 12. Join your neighbors for a lively night of entertainment in a beautiful park. To learn more, visit the chband.org web site.
July 12 – Free Concert, Carondelet Park,
The Carondelet Community Betterment Federation is presenting its 27th Annual Concerts in the Park Series now through Aug. 23rd. Each concert is free to the public. Bring your blanket and friends and join the fun at the performance by Presentations this Sunday in Carondelet Park. For details about the concerts at Carondelet Park and others that will be held in South St. Louis Square Park, Fanetti Park and Bellerive Park throughout the summer, visit www.carondeletliving.com.
Every Monday through August 3 – Musical Mondays, Tower Grove Park, Magnolia & S. Grand,
The Compton Heights Concert Band is once again presenting its Musical Mondays Concert Series in Tower Grove Park. Enjoy A Fabulous Tribute to Julie Andrews on July 13. Join your neighbors for a lively night of entertainment in a beautiful park. To learn more, visit the chband.org web site.
July 13 – Free Concert, Bellerive Park, 5570 South Broadway,
Bring your chairs, blankets and friends to Bellerive Park on Monday, July 13 for a free concert by Pik'n Lik'n. The Carondelet Summer Concerts in the Park Series is a longstanding annual celebration of diverse music, hosting local musicians at various parks in the Carondelet neighborhood each week. For more information, visit the carondeletliving.com web site.
July 14 – Free
Bring your chairs, blankets and friends to Fanetti Park on Tuesday, July 14 for a free concert by Old Capital Square Dance Club. The Carondelet Summer Concerts in the Park Series is a longstanding annual celebration of diverse music, hosting local musicians at various parks in the Carondelet neighborhood each week. For more information, visit the carondeletliving.com web site.
Every Wednesday – Wednesday Lunch Free Concert Series, Citygarden, 10th & Market,
The Wednesday Lunch bands at Citygarden have returned and perform every Wednesday through Aug. 26. Stop by the garden Wednesday, July 15 to celebrate Citygarden's Sixth Birthday Party. Wear pink in honor of the garden's flamingo population and come ready to dance. The celebration will feature DJ Nune for a two-hour dance extravaganza. Refreshments will be served. Visit the citygardenstl.org web site for more details.
Every Thursday – Whitaker Urban Evening Series, St. Louis Place Park, Rauschenbach & St. Louis Avenue, 7 to 9 p.m.
The Whitaker Urban Evening Concert Series will take place every Thursday night now through July 16 in historic St. Louis Place Park. The evening will feature live music by established artists, children's activities, and food trucks. Invite your family and friends to join you for an unforgettable evening in the park. For more information, visit the gracehillsettlement.org web site.
Now through August 23
– Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined, Missouri Botanical Garden,
This year's Lantern Festival: Magic Reimagined has brought all-new lighted works of art to the Missouri Botanical Garden for the summer. The all-new sets crafted from silk and steel are once again offering visitors from around the world the opportunity to experience an event rarely staged outside of Asia. For ticket information, visit the missouribotanicalgarden.org web site or call (314) 678-7442.
Save the Date
July 17 -- Breakfast for Bikers, The Downtown Bicycle Station,
July 17 – Music at the Intersection, Grand Center,
July 17 – Ferris Bueller's Day Off Movie Night, Ritz Park, 3147 S. Grand, 8 p.m.
July 18 – Barbecue, Watson Terrace Christian Church,
July 18 – Free Concert, Lafayette Park, SE Corner,
July 19 – Paddle with your Pooch, The Boathouse in Forest Park,
July 19 – 15th Annual Back-to School! Store, Central Reform Congregation,
Promoting Your Neighborhood Activities
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Active Living Awards
Nominations are being sought for Trailnet's Active Living Awards. The awards celebrate individuals, businesses, municipalities, and other organizations that lead in fostering healthy, active living in the St. Louis region. If you know someone who exemplifies Trailnet's mission in their daily lives or know a business or organization that is helping to make St. Louis a better place for active living, then by all means nominate them. To view a list of former award recipients and to fill out a nomination form, visit the trailnet.org web site. All nominations must be submitted by Friday, July 10, 2015. For more information, contact Kay Barnes at email@example.com.
Col. Richard Gray
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
Department of Public Safety
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