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Lobby Project Art Opening with DCPS Students
Yoga NoMa $5 Workshop
Yoga NoMa $5 Morning Class
Yoga NoMa $5 Lunchtime Class
Carpe Librum Bookstore Opens
Bike to Work Day
NoMa Summer Screen: Dirty Dancing

Beer Garden Opening Soon in NoMa
In May, Wunder Garten beer garden is opening at 150 M Street, NE, just steps from the NoMa/Gallaudet U Metro station. The beer garden will occupy the last parcel in the 2.5 million SF Constitution Square development. The 300-seat venue is styled as a Bavarian beer garden and is a place neighbors and friends can meet, socialize, or take a free outdoor education class with REI. The drink menu will feature Bavarian, Austrian, and German beers, as well as regional microbrews. Food will be provided by a rotating selection of the region’s most popular food trucks. Decorative landscaping will create a causal and inviting atmosphere and transform a currently unused lot into an urban oasis. 

Wunder Garten is operated by Proust Partners, which is owned by Christopher Lynch (co-owner of L'Enfant Cafe in Adams Morgan) and Biva Ranjeet. Munich native Allon Pultuskier advised on the beer garden’s design and ambiance. The owners have been working with property owner StonebridgeCarras and the NoMa BID over the last year on this initiative.
DCPS Students Exhibit Art in the Lobby Project: May 6

Join the District of Columbia Public Schools and the students of Design District at Coolidge High School for the latest Lobby Project art opening: Identity Corral. This festive event on Wednesday, May 6 from 4:30-6:30 PM will include light fare, beverages, sweet treats and music by DJ Kryptk. Click here to RSVP for this free event.
Identity Corral examines the construction of identity in the context of school pride. The work challenged students to investigate the 75 years of school heritage, visual identity and stereotypes, both internal and imposed. Students utilized multiple media including graphic design, digital photography, painting, and found objects to develop a capsule collection. In the making of imagery and in branding of oneself students are empowered and their inner voice expressed.

Vinofest: May 9

VinoFest is a growing national wine & music festival that attracts food, music and wine lovers from across the US. VinoFest DC 2015 will be held at NoMa's Storey Park lot on Saturday, May 9, 2015. This event spins together a tapestry of great wines, delicious food, and music to be enjoyed by over 2,500 expected attendees. 

Come out and enjoy a list of great artists including QuestLove from The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and the world-famous Roots. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015

Location: Storey Park, 1005 First Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Time: 3-10 PM

Carpe Librum: Pop Up Bookstore Opening May 11

Turning the Page, a local education nonprofit, is opening a pop-up used book store in NoMa at 140 M Street, NE on Monday, May 11. This will be Turning the Page's second Carpe Librum pop-up bookstore, and the first in NoMa.

All proceeds from the pop-up will directly benefit Turning the Page and their family engagement programs in D.C. public schools. The pop-up will sell high-quality, gently used books, CDs, and DVDs, all priced $1 to $4. All items for sale have been donated by the public. Donations of used books, CDs, and DVDs can be dropped off directly at the pop-up whenever it is open.

The Carpe Librum NoMa pop-up will have extended hours for the first week, opening from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm (May 11-15 only). Regular hours will be Monday through Friday 11 am – 7:30 pm and Saturdays 11:30 am – 6 pm. The pop-up will remain open for only a limited time.

This pop-up bookstore was made possible through a partnership with Bozzuto, Flats 130, the NoMa Business Improvement District, and StonebrigeCarras.
Yoga NoMa Celebrates DC Yoga Week
Celebrate DC Yoga Week at Yoga NoMa! NoMa's studio, located just one block from the NoMa-Gallaudet Metro, is hosting special $5 classes through Friday, May 8. Plus, don't miss a donation based introduction to yoga and meditation workshop on Sunday, May 10. Click here for the full list of discounted classes and workshops. Sign up today and greet the summer with a sun salutation.
Bike to Work Day: May 15
Grab your bicycle and join over 10,000 area commuters for Bike to Work Day, a celebration of biking as a sustainable, fun and healthy way to get to work. Register for the NoMa pit stop, which will feature free breakfast, coffee, your favorite bike gurus, and fantastic free giveaways. The NoMa pit stop will be located in the grassy lot next to 1100 First Street, NE, (corner of First and Pierce Streets, NE) from 7:30 AM-9:30 AM on Friday, May 15.
NoMa Summer Screen Returns May 27
Get out your dancing shoes, and moonwalk over to NoMa Summer Screen. Starting May 27, NoMa Summer Screen returns in its 8th season with a smorgasbord of dance films, from oldies to Bollywood to cult favorites. In addition, this year’s film series under the stars will be hosted in a new location at the Storey Park lot, a future development site at First and L Streets, NE, that will be transformed for 2015 into NoMa's best pre-park yet.
NoMa Summer Screen is the city’s most popular free, outdoor film series, attracting hundreds of neighbors each Wednesday from May 27 to August 19. The event starts at 7 PM, and films start at dark. This year we'll be featuring dance classes and exhibitions, DJs, and giveaways, as well as the usual food trucks, picnicking, art and more. All movies are screened with subtitles.
2015 NoMa Summer Screen Schedule:
  • May 27: Dirty Dancing (PG-13)
  • June 3: Center Stage (PG-13)
  • June 10: Bride & Prejudice (PG-13)
  • June 17: Flashdance (R)
  • June 24: Strictly Ballroom (PG, 1992)
  • July 1: Grease (PG-13)
  • July 8: Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (PG)
  • July 15: Singing in the Rain
  • July 22: Save the Last Dance (PG-13)
  • July 29: Moulin Rouge (PG-13)
  • August 5: Stomp the Yard (PG-13)
  • August 12: Footloose (R)
The 2015 NoMa Summer Screen series is sponsored by Storey Park, a 712,000 SF mixed-use project with office, retail and residential in the heart of NoMa, coming in 2017. Developed by First Potomac Realty Trust and Perseus Realty. For more information on Storey Park, visit
Take the Met Branch Trail Survey

Take a survey and help us improve the Metropolitan Branch Trail! The NoMa Business Improvement District, Metropolitan Police Department, District Department of Transportation and local stakeholders, leaders and advocates are leading an effort to enhance safety, accessibility and the user experience on the Metropolitan Branch Trail.

We created a survey to collect information from community members (you!) about your experience and perception of the trail. Whether you are a trail user or not, your participation is essential to the success of this process. Take the survey

For more information, please contact Lauren at or check out

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Moe's

Head over to Moe's today, May 5 to celebrate "Cinco De Moe’s" all day! Get any burrito, chips, and salsa for only $5.

Check out another great promotion from Moe's and say goodbye to waiting in lines. Skip to the front of the line with Moe’s Southwest Grill SplickIT app. Order through the SplickIT app from May 6-31 using the promo code “BURRITO” and get a FREE burrito with your purchase of a drink. This offer is only valid at Moe’s NoMa location. 


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