In 1997 a group of young people that knew St. Louis had more to offer than just a “nice place to raise a family”, decided to promote that sentiment. They wanted to show their friends that they didn’t have to leave St. Louis to have a metropolitan lifestyle. And so Metropolis was born.
Their goal is to create and promote an environment in the city that attracts and retains young people, like a thriving downtown core as well as strong, safe neighborhoods – and a city full of opportunities for young people to make a difference, and to one day be leaders.
There are numerous programs that help carry out their mission. These include:
The Washis an old fashioned neighborhood clean-up where trash is picked up and trees and flower are planted. This helps the Perception that St. Louis City is a viable, attractive place to "live, work and play."
Downtown Architectural Walking Toursare every Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. from April through October. The East tour focuses on the heart of downtown. The West tour focuses on St. Louis' Memorial Plaza and the surrounding district. Tours are $5 per person, 12 and under free. No reservations, just show up! For more information, or to schedule a tour on a day other than Saturday, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Walk is a monthly pub crawl, on the first Thursday of every month, that is a great way to meet new people, learn about ways to get involved in Metropolis, have a great time and make a difference.
The Detouroccurs on the third Thursday of every month. This event lets our members experience different downtown activities that you might not try or experience alone. Some examples are our Trapeze Lesson Night, Bowling Night and an upcoming Rock Climbing Night on MAY 20th!
Metropolis Wine Clubis a monthly wine-tasting and social networking event that is usually scheduled on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. This is an informal event and no knowledge of wine, cork sniffing or lingo needed. Wine club events are held in unique locations such as lofts, mansions, condos, rooftops, rehabbed houses, art galleries, recording studios, museums and event spaces.