Public Safety Director's Spotlight - Celebrating Constitution Day
Take advantage of all the great events St. Louis has to offer in its many historic neighborhoods.
Many fun and exciting events are on the calendar for
Listed below are just a few of the events that are coming up in
Cinema on the Plaza
Enjoy free outdoor movies at Old Post Office Plaza, 8th and Locust in Downtown St. Louis, every Friday in September. The movie will start at Dusk. "While You Were Sleeping" will be screened on Friday, Sept. 16.
A Pasta Dinner will be held at
Lewis Place Festival
The Lewis Place Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17 from to on the Lewis Place Parkway at Marcus. Activities include games, face painting, Joe the Juggler, petting zoo, BBQ dinners and more. Cheryl Brown & Co. will be live in concert from For more details, visit http:///www.lewisplacestl.org/ .
Dogtown Street Musicians Festival
The Dogtown Historical Society will present the 2nd Annual
St. Louisans Aim for World Record
In anticipation of the 2012 Visa Gymnastics Championships that will be held in
Hispanic Festival at Soldiers' Memorial
The Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival will be held the weekend of Sept. 16 – 18 at Soldiers' Memorial Park, 14th and
Balloon Glow and the Great
Balloon Race Forest Park
The Balloon Glow will take place on Friday, Sept. 16, also on Central Field, from The event will conclude with the
Live on the Rocks
The final Live on the Rocks will be held from on Friday, Sept. 16 in
CommUNITY Bike Ride
The Shaw and Southwest Garden Neighborhoods, Trailnet Advocacy, and South Grand Delivered have teamed up to create CommUNITY Bike Ride in response to the attack on bicyclists a few weeks ago. This Bike Ride will provide an opportunity to build unity and awareness in our community. Bicyclists will begin gathering at on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the west end of
Soulard Market Park
The Soulard Business Association will present a concert in
This Saturday, Sept. 17, the St. Louis Rehabber Club, partnering with Park Central Development, will conduct the Forest Park Southeast and Botanical Heights Rehabber's Tour. The event will highlight properties of various stages of rehab in the neighborhoods. Whether you are looking to rent, purchase, rehab, and look, this tour will have something for you. Registration will begin at at Crostini Restaurant & Lounge at 4501
Movies in the Park
The Arts Council of Lafayette Park will present Movies in the Park: "A Bug's Life" on Saturday, Sept. 17 in
The Holly Hills Improvement Association (HHIA) will present Movie Night in
More than 50 homes on Bellerive and
Tower Grove South Walking Tour
Would you like to take an Architectural Walking Tour of the Tower Grove South Neighborhood? Architect David Lott, a resident of Tower Grove East, will conduct
Arch Tunes Concert Series
Enjoy family concerts under the Gateway Arch on Sundays in September. Mark your calendar for the next Arch Tunes from on Sunday, Sept. 18.
The Twilight Tuesday Concert Series continues at the
Employee Appreciation Day 2011 St. Louis
A day-long celebration honoring all Downtown employees will take place on Friday, Sept. 23. Activities for Downtown St. Louis Employee Appreciation Day will include a coffee break, exercise class and "The Office" Re-run Marathon at the Old Post Office, lunch specials at various restaurants, and Downtown Employee Happy Hour at Taste of St. Louis. For all the details, visit http://www.downtowstl.org/ .
The award-winning Taste of St. Louis will happen the weekend of Sept. 23 – 25 at Soldiers' Memorial, 13th & Chestnut in Downtown St. Louis. Celebrate the best food, art, music and culture of our great City. There will be 45 restaurants on Restaurant Row, national and local musicians on the Main Stage, St. Louis Blues icons on the Blues Stage, the Master Chef Competition, the Marketplace, a variety of activities for the kids and more. Visit http://www.tastestl.com/ for the complete schedule of events.
Dancin' in the Street
The 5th Annual Dancing' in the Street on
St. Pius V Parish Fall Festival & BBQ
St. Pius V Parish will hold its Fall Festival and BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 24 from to Activities include bounce house, duck pond, putting green, handmade crafts, cultural dance, live music and, of course, great food and drink! If you're looking for good food and good fun, stop by the Fall Festival. Questions? Call (314) 772-1525.
Southampton Progressive Yard Sale
The Southampton Neighborhood Association will be sponsoring its 4th Annual Progressive Yard/Garage
Save the Date
9/24 – Green Homes & Great Health Festival –
9/30 – Breakfast for Bikers
9/30 – 10/1 – Scottish Festival,
10/1 & 10/2 – Historic Shaw Art Fair
10/1 & 10/2 – Best of
10/1 – GroveFest
10/2 – Pedal the Cause
The Department of Public Safety's City Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) provides free emergency alert service through Nixle (http://www.Nixle.com/ ). When you register for the service, you will receive our informative and timely text messages on your cell phone and/or as emails on your computer. Visit the Nixle website and sign up for the free service today. If you have any comments about the service, please let me know.
Will you be having an event in your neighborhood that we can support? If so, you may email the information about it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Cathy Smentkowski at email@example.com for consideration of noting it in the Spotlight or you may post it on the City's Calendar of Events.
And remember, if you see something in the neighborhood that just doesn't look right, REPORT IT!
Director of Public Safety
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Volunteers with the National Association of Black Accountants help residents prepare and file taxes
The St. Louis Butterfly Project