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Peoples Joy Parade and April Events!

on Thu, 04/07/2011 - 10:11pm

CAMP has lots going on for April  Read on to see what's happening here along Cherokee Street!

People's Joy Parade May 7th

We're bringing back the People's Joy Parade for this year's Cherokee Cinco de Mayo festival, now for the 3rd year in a row!  The Parade will launch at 1:11pm on Saturday May 7th  Welcome are  crepe paper float makers, home made costume fashionistas, b-boys/girls, midnight minstrels, Gigante puppeteers, low-riders, bike brigades, moving installation artists, Elvis impersonators, cardboard bricoleurs, and many more.

To help us cover the costs of organizers, artists, performers, and also street permits, we've started another Kickstarter Campaign to raise funds.  We're hoping to raise at least $2500 by 5/4, and it's looking good since we've raised $600 already!  Please chip in to help make the Parade an lasting Cherokee Street tradition.

Besides that, you can also come to any to these workshops at CAMP, located at 3026 Cherokee St., to participate:

  • Customer and Gigantes Workshops, Saturdays 2 - 4pm, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, and 4/30
  • Footbeat Choir Rehearsals, Sundays 1pm - 3pm, 4/10/, 4/17, 4/24, and 5/1

CAMP Community Potluck Tuesday 4/19

We're having a potluck for CAMP family and neighbors on Tuesday 4/19 from 7pm-ish to 9pm! Come on by!

Strawberry Moon Yoga Every Thursday

We we are happy to announce weekly Karmic Yoga classes with Heather at CAMP, every Thursday 7pm - 8:30pm!   Karma yoga is a selfless service in which we work to eliminate the ego and its many attachments and serve humanity without expecting an award.  Classes are offered on a donation basis.

Capoeira Classes Every Monday and Wednesday

Monday and Wednesday, from 6:15pm to 8:15pm, feature Capoeira Classes at CAMP are open for the community. These classes are for everyone, regardless of age, sex or physical ability. Stop by CAMP yourself to try out a trial class!

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian art form. A combination of music, movement and history, born of the struggle for liberation by African peoples brought to the new world.

Intercambio Every Monday / Todos los lunes

Intercambio is a program through IFCLA (the Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America) that places English and Spanish speakers in contact with one another. There is no fee; participants simply have to be willing to share their language and/or culture with the other person. IFCLA meets every Monday @ CAMP at 7:00pm.

Bulk mailing party for Synthesis/Regeneration on 4/9

Synthesis/Regeneration is produced in St. Louis and sent to members of the Greens/Green Party USA. Bulk mailing is something anyone over the age of five can enjoy, since we do things like put labels on magazines and tag mail bags in addition to sorting by zip code. Let me know if you can come:

Synthesis/Regeneration will be having a bulk mailing party at CAMP on Friday 4/9 from 7 to 10pm.

Rag Rug Class last 3 Sundays in April

The wheels on the loom are a-movin' New Rag Rug Class.  Last three Sundays in April.  $50 for the whole class and each person walks away with their very own rug.

  • April 10th 5pm - 8pm Rug Design - Choosing strips of fabric and piecing together all strips provided
  • April 17th 5pm - 8pm Rug weaving - I will have the loom all set up for maximum weave-a-thon and I am working on getting another smaller loom to borrow
  • April 24th 5pm - 8pm -Taking rugs off the loom and finishing the edges--take home your rug!!

Bridget Kraft is looking for 4 serious participants that can devote 3-4 hrs three Sundays in a row.  For more info, contact: or 314-313-0921

STL NORML Meeting Thursday 4/14

Monthly meeting for the St. Louis Chapter of NORML, Thursday 4/14 from 7pm to 9pm.  For more information check out:


For more information about CAMP, be sure to check out our website and monthly calendar!

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