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Yoga NoMa: Advance Your Asana Workshop
Yoga NoMa: Explore Your Core Workshop
Project Fitness: Free Workout in NoMa
Capital Area Food Bank Mobile Marketplace
Yoga NoMa: Yoga ABCs Workshop
Board Game Afternoon
Nerds in NoMa: The Power of Paint
ANC 6C Parks & Events Meeting
Yoga NoMa: Meditation ABCs Workshop
Yoga NoMa: Valentine's Day Workshop
Yoga NoMa: Partner Workshop
Rodney Jordan Author Talk

Welcome to the Neighborhood, REI!

Climbing wall at REI's Flagship store in Seattle

Get ready for adventures, NoMa! REI announced it will open a flagship store in Uline Arena in 2016. Uline Arena is famous for being the venue of the first Beatles concert in North America and President Eisenhower’s inaugural ball. Everyone from Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones to the Temptations performed at Uline Arena in its heyday.

How is a flagship store different from other REI store locations? REI flagships are designed and programmed to be an immersive experience, with community space, outdoorsy educational classes, and partnerships with local non-profits. This flagship in NoMa will be REI’s fifth in the United States, and its first retail location in DC proper. 

Douglas Development, who owns the historic Uline Arena, started construction two months ago. Along with REI on the first floor, there will be 157,000 SF of commercial office space and 22,708 SF of additional retail space. Welcome to the neighborhood, REI, we can’t wait to see what adventures you bring to NoMa!

Nerds in NoMa: Street Art
Nerds in NoMa returns Tuesday for The Power of Paint, a panel discussion on street art, and how artists balance their creativity with their business strategies. On Tuesday, February 10 from 6-8 PM, stop by the Lobby Project (1200 First Street, NE) for free wine, beer and knowledge-packed discussion. Click here to RSVP for this free event.

Powerhouse speakers at The Power of Paint include: Nerds in NoMa is a free speaker series that will let you explore your favorite nerdy topics, from D.C. street art to food trucks to health technology. All Nerds in NoMa events are from 6-8 PM and are free and open to the public.
Quarterly Ambassador Award Winner
Congratulations to Michele Hydier for receiving the NoMa BID Quarterly Ambassador Award! Michele received this award for unfailingly going above and beyond in all aspects of her work. Michele is from Pennsylvania and has lived in DC for the past 8 years. She started working as a part-time ambassador in NoMa in 2014.

Michele helps out at NoMa BID events including Park(ing) DayNoMa Summer Screen, and Nerds in NoMa. Her favorite part about the job is the level of teamwork and collaboration among the ambassador team. "The most rewarding part of my job," Michele said, "is the opportunity to lend support and assistance to the homeless population in the area." If you see Michele in NoMa, be sure to say hello and congratulations!
New Postal Museum Exhibit
Freedom Just Around the Corner, a new exhibit devoted entirely to African American History, unveils next week at  The National Postal Museum. The opening of Freedom marks 150 years since the abolition of slavery. The new exhibit will feature letters carried by enslaved Americans, mail sent to and from leaders of the civil rights movement, and stamp artwork.

The exhibit opens on February 12 and will be on display for a year. The National Postal Museum is located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE. The museum is free and open to the public from 10 AM - 5:30 PM daily.
Community Events and Updates
ANC 6C Grant Writing Seminar and Information Session
When: 10-11:30 AM, Saturday, February 7
Where: 700 Second Street, NE (Kaiser Permanente First Floor Conference Room)

Meet members of your ANC Grants Committe and learn how your organization can successfully apply for ANC 6C grant funds. Coffee and light snacks will be served. Please RSVP to

Free Events at Northwest One Library
Northwest One Library (155 L Street, NW) hosts free events and workshops that are open to the public. Click here to see Northwest One Library's full calendar. Upcoming events include:
  • Capital Area Food Bank Mobile Market: Feb. 7, 10 AM; This monthly Mobile Marketplace provides low income families with 30 pounds of fresh farmers market produce on the first Saturday of every month.
  • Board Game Afternoon: Feb. 8, 3 PM; Play fun board games or learn chess every Sunday afternoon (kids 10 and older).
  • Rodney Jordan Author Talk, 'Tired of Being Black': Feb. 19, 6 PM; Join Northwest One and author Rodney Jordan for a discussion of his book, Tired of Being Black, which offers a fresh perspective on the struggles and stereotypes that African Americans face.
Free Workout Training: February 7
Join your neighbors for a free total body workout on Saturday, February 7 at 10 AM. The workout will be broken up into two 30-minute intervals: a dynamic warmup, followed by a high intensity circuit. Click here to register for this free workout with Know Your Fitness.

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