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Quaff Beer Brewed at Uline Arena

After months of thirsty anticipation throughout NoMa, Red Bear Brewing — located at 209 M St. NE, in the Uline Arena building next to REI — opens its doors to the public this Saturday, March 9, at 4:00 p.m. Get ready to enjoy a variety of freshly brewed beer styles (we're looking forward to tasting Swampoodle Stout!). And be sure to check out the brewery's calendar of events, or sign up for their occasional emails, at the Red Bear website.

Until the taproom gets a proper food program up and running out of its 600-square-foot kitchen (anticipated for sometime this summer), the owners are looking to partner with chefs, food truck owners, or anyone else who'd be interested in a series of food popups. If you have ideas, reach out to the Red Bear team:

Lightweave Art Park Update

Construction on the NoMa Parks Foundation's second underpass light installation, Lightweave, continues at a steady pace in the L Street NE underpass. Late last week, if you were walking by at the right time, you might have even seen the lights turned on, as shown above, if only for a few moments of testing. Watch for more news in the coming weeks as we prepare for a springtime unveiling!

Two Rivers PCS Annual Gala

Two Rivers' annual Framing the Future Gala is the public charter school’s largest fundraiser, the proceeds of which supports a robust arts education program. The NoMa BID is a sponsor of this year's event, which takes place on Friday, March 29 at Dock 5 and includes local artists, a silent auction, bites and beverages from local establishments, and more. If you're interested in supporting this great local elementary/middle school, purchase your ticket today!

McDuffie Makes Moves in NoMa

The northern section of NoMa, which sits in D.C.'s Ward 5 and is represented by Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, has been in the mix of the CM's recent activities. Last week, he sent a letter to Mayor Muriel Bowser that included a request for funds to address the traffic, cycling, and pedestrian woes around the Wendy's at New York and Florida avenues NE (at lower right in the photo above). And on March 6, he introduced legislation to officially name the NoMa Parks Foundation's second park development "Alethia Tanner Park" (the large, empty parcel at upper left). On behalf of the neighborhood, thanks for your efforts, CM McDuffie!

Reminder: Nerds in NoMa on March 12

We'll be discussing the District's comic illustration scene. Join the conversation and enjoy bites from Stellina Pizzeria and Insomnia Cookies, and beverages provided by our sponsor, Advantage Financial Federal Credit Union.

Enroll in MPD's Community Engagement Academy 

The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department counts on the engagement of private citizens to make its work better. If you're interested in everything the MPD does, you should sign up for their six-week Community Engagement Academy. The spring 2019 session kicks off on March 23; download the application packet here.

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