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Family Film Night: Frozen
Free Yoga Class at Metropolitan Branch Trail
NoMa Summer Screen: The Muppets
Rhythm in NoMa: Liz Biones
NoMa Run Group
Free Fitness Class at Metropolitan Branch Trail
Playable Art DC Community Meeting
FRESHFARM Farmer's Market
NoMa Summer Screen: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Rhythm in NoMa: Sam'O
Bike and Beer Run with Chocolate City Brewery

Tonight: Frozen at Family Film Night
The fourth annual Family Film Night continues tonight, July 8 with a free outdoor screening of Frozen! Free food and beverages will be provided for the first 100 people, courtesy of Harris Teeter at 7 PM. This event will take place on the following Tuesdays this summer:
  • July 8: Frozen (2013, PG)
  • July 22: The Lego Movie (2014, PG)
  • August 5: Despicable Me 2 (2013, PG)
Family Film Night at Sursum Corda will take place in the plaza at L and First Streets, NW. Please note that this is a different location than the NoMa Summer Screen field. The event starts at 7 PM with fun activities and free food. Films start at sunset.
Playable Art DC Community Meeting
Playable Art DC, a play and place-making initiative of the DC Office of Planning (OP), will bring an artistic play structure to NoMa and several other DC neighborhoods through an international design competition and community outreach.

Join us Saturday, July 12 from 10 AM-12 PM at Flats 130 (130 M Street, NE) for the first community meeting to learn more about this project. Representatives from Playable Art DC, ANC 6C and the NoMa BID will be there to engage participants in a fun community feedback session about play, play structures and aesthetic preferences. Coffee and treats will be served.

You can also take our short survey to let your voice be heard.
NoMa Summer Screen: The Muppets
NoMa Summer Screen continues tomorrow, July 9, with The Muppets (2011)! Grab your friends, family, and a blanket and enjoy this free film under the stars at the Loree Grand Field (250 K Street, NE). Music, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking, and fun for all ages start at 7 PM. The film will start at sunset. The Muppets will be screened with subtitles. Coolers, children, and friendly (leashed) dogs are welcome.
This Wednesday, we are partnering with Washington Area Bicycle Association for a bike night! So, switch your metro card for a bike helmet and head over to NoMa Summer Screen. Come early to win bike-related prizes.
Popped! Republic, Kafa Mania, DC Slices, Crepe Love, and Orange Cow will be vending on site starting at 7 PM. 

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for weather updates and giveaways.
Full lineup:

• July 9: The Muppets (2011, PG)
• July 16: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012, PG-13)
• July 23: The Dark Knight (2008, PG-13)
• July 30: Pitch Perfect (2012, PG-13)
• August 6: Top Gun (1986, PG)
• August 13: The Sandlot (1993, PG)
• August 20: Rain Date, movie TBD
For more information, including the list of participating food trucks for each evening, please click here. The 2014 series is sponsored by Storey Park, a 712,000 SF project with office, retail and residential in the heart of NoMa, coming in 2016. Developed by First Potomac Realty Trust and Perseus Realty.
Mid City East Small Area Plan
Give your feedback on the Mid City East Small Area Plan, a framework for conservation, development and connectivity in the neighborhoods of Bloomingdale, Eckington, LeDroit Park, Bates/Truxton Circle, Hanover, Sursum Corda and portions of Edgewood and Stronghold.

The DC Office of Planning (OP) will be accepting formal feedback from constituents until Tuesday, September 2. Public comments will be accepted in writing via email, U.S. mail, or in person at the Mid City East Mayoral Hearing on Tuesday, July 29 from 6:30-8:30 PM at The Summit (116 T Street, NE). All comments in writing should be directed to:

c/o Chelsea Liedstrand
Mid City East Small Area Plan
1100 Fourth Street, SW Suite 650
Washington, D.C. 20024

Prior to the hearing, the Office of Planning will host office hours on Wednesday, July 16 from 9-10:30 AM at the Big Bear Cafe (1700 First Street, NW) and on Thursday, July 24 from 4-6 PM at the Rustic Tavern (84 T Street, NW). 

The plan is available online and at the locations listed below:

Harry Thomas Recreation Center
1743 Lincoln Rd, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

Walker Jones Library
155 L Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
901 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

D.C. Office of Planning
1100 Fourth Street, SW, Suite E650
Washington, D.C. 20024
Rhythm in NoMa Lunchtime Concert

The Rhythm in NoMa lunchtime concert series continues this Thursday, July 10 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM with the jazz music of Liz Briones! This free weekly concert series takes place at Union Center Plaza (810-840 First Street, NE).

Full lineup:

  • July 10: Liz Briones (Jazz)
  • July 17: Sam’O (Reggae)
Thank you to Union Center Plaza Management Corporation, First Potomac DC Management, and Harbor Group Management for supporting this concert series.

Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID for weather updates and giveaways.

Sunday Farmer's Market at Union Market
Cherries are making their short appearance at this Sunday's FRESHFARM market at Union Market (1309 Fifth Street, NE) from 11 AM-3 PM! Strawberries are also on their way out of season, so be sure to pick some up while they last.

FRESHFARM at Union Market will be focusing on preserving your summer harvest this July with canning demonstrations and giveaways from Ball® Jars! Drop by the market info tent to receive coupons for Ball®.

Visit Union Market's website for more information. For all the latest news, follow FRESHFARM Market on Twitter.
Free Fitness and Yoga Classes
Get active in NoMa this summer with one of many local fitness opportunities. Join the NoMa Run Group, do yoga on the Metropolitan Branch Trail, or bike to a brewery!

Running Group
  • "Bike and Beer Run" with Chocolate City Brewery. Start your bike or run interval at 9:30 AM or 7 PM on July 19 at the NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro Station (M Street side), and end at Chocolate City Brewery. Registration is free for Project Fitness DC members and $25 for non-members (price includes beer and a light snack after the run).
Free Yoga and Fitness Classes on the Metropolitan Branch Trail 
  • Tuesdays: Yoga with Crystal Moore in the mini park at Fourth and S Streets NE (at the trail intersection). Bring towel or mat. For more information, click here.
  • Thursdays: Fitness classes at Eighth and Edgewood Streets NE (at trail entrance near Chocolate City Beer) with Project Fitness. For more information, click here.
Brought to you by the MBT 5k, classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July at 6:30 PM, weather permitting. Visit MBT 5k on Facebook for news and announcements. Email for more information.
Eckington Community Walk
Join the Eckington bike police officers on Tuesday, July 15 at 7 PM for their monthly community walk. The walk will begin in front of the Harry Thomas Recreation Center. Those taking part in the walk can guide its direction depending on their points of interest in the area. Kids and leashed pets are welcome.

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