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AUGUST 31, 2011
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UPCOMING EVENTS
AUG
31
Farmers Market
3pm-7pm
SEPT
20-30
ZestFest
Fun Unleashed!
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Starbucks at Marriott

Need your Starbucks fix in NoMa? Stop by the Courtyard by Marriott at 1325 Second Street, NE (adjacent to the New York Avenue Metro Station). The second-floor lobby holds a full-service Starbucks Coffee Shop, where you can satisfy your grande-decaf-extra-foam-triple-macchiato craving.
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ZestFest: Fun Unleashed for 2 Weeks
Join us for ZestFest, a zany two-week festival bringing arts, culture and music to the streets of NoMa from September 20 to 30! Stay tuned for a final schedule that will include Zumba classes, Project Fitness demonstrations, lunch-time concerts, badminton on the lawns, Rock Band on a huge screen, and much more!
 
Mark Your Calendars: 
Sept. 20: ZestFest Opening Party, Location TBD
Sept. 20-23: Power Lunch, Multiple Locations, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 24: Family Field Day & Evening Concerts Curated by Bloombars, Loree Grand Field
Sept. 27-30: Power Lunch, Multiple Locations, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 30: Closing Party with Rock Band on the big screen and Screenprinted T-shirts from Albus Cavus, Loree Grand Field
 
Stay tuned for detailed information at www.zestfest.org. The NoMa BID partnered with The Pink Line Project to organize the interactive fall festival. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Rachel Davis, Director of Marketing & Events.
Summer Events: BID Wins Award!
 
With summer drawing to a close, NoMa celebrates a spectacular event season that attracted thousands of residents and workers to movies, concerts, and the neighborhood’s first farmers market. But folks outside the neighborhood are taking notice, too: Travel & Leisure Magazine rated NoMa Summer Screen as one of America’s Top 10 Outdoor Movie Theatres! In addition, the International Downtown Association recognized NoMa BID with a Merit Award to celebrate the BID’s popular programming.
 
The BID has doubled its signature events for the last two years, and now offers more than 100 free events each year. Now in its fourth year, NoMa Summer Screen experienced average crowds of 350 people each week, and attracted well known local chefs and food trucks. Lunchtime concert series Rhythm in NoMa provided 20 weeks of lunch-hour tunes ranging from Blues to Jazz to Reggae.
 
But event season is not over yet! ZestFest, a two-week outdoor festival with Pink Line Project bringing arts, music and culture to NoMa, runs September 20 through 30 (see above story). The NoMa Farmers Market continues Wednesday afternoons through October 26 (see below). NoMa BID offers three chances to take the NoMa WalkingTown DC Tour this year (see below).
 
Special thanks to our partners and sponsors for supporting the 2011 event season, particularly: TD Bank, the Union Station Business Center, Courtyard by Marriott, Au Bon Pain, the Loree Grand at Union Place, Polinger Shannon & Luchs, Metro Green Markets, Pink Line Project, and the property owners surrounding Union Center Plaza, including Lincoln Property Company, American Realty Advisors, 810 First Street, Akridge and Union Center Plaza Management Corp.
Hurricane Clean-Up Success
Thanks to our hardworking Clean Team and property managers, NoMa weathered Hurricane Irene with very few problems. BID staff had reported clogged storm drains to DC Water before the storm, so no flooding was reported. After the storm, BID staff removed fallen branches, one downed tree, one large broken limb, and cut a large fallen tree into lengths for removal by DDOT. The team was prepared with a chain saw, hand saws, and a battery-powered saw for quick and effective tree removal. Kudos to our BID Clean Team!
BID Taxes Due October 1st
The NoMa BID is a nonprofit funded by assessments on properties within our boundaries. BID members will be receiving their tax bills in the next few days; taxes are due October 1. If you have questions about your BID tax bill, please contact us at tax@nomabid.org.
NoMa Farmer's Market: Apple Season!

TThe NoMa Farmers Market continues Wednesday, August 31, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Every Wednesday through October 26th, an array of local vendors sets up in front of 1200 First Street, NE, with their lush produce and homemade baked goods. The NoMa Farmers Market offers decadent cakes, goat cheese to frothy, peaches, zucchinis, melons and more! Located in front of the Harris Teeter, the NoMa Farmers Market is a great opportunity to get all your grocery shopping done in one stop.
The market is organized by the NoMa BID and Metro Green Markets. For more information about NoMa Farmers Market, visit www.nomabid.org/farmersmarket.
NoMa Walking Tours This Fall

Presented by Cultural Tourism DC, WalkingTown and BikingTown DC strive to shed light on the many jewels of DC, from the unknown to well-known attractions. You have three chances to take the NoMa tour: See where the Beatles played their first U.S. concert, hear the area’s rich history, and learn how the New York Avenue Metro station sparked the sleek new development underway now in DC’s most connected neighborhood.

NoMa: From the Beatles to NPR
 
Saturday 9/24 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Thursday 9/29 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Thursday 9/29 6:00-7:30 p.m.
 
Registration is not required for the NoMa tour. All tours start at the Au Bon Pain near the New York Avenue Metro Station (Second and L Streets, NE) and end at Union Station. WalkingTown and BikingTown DC will hold more than 100 free walking and biking tours throughout all eight wards of DC from September 23 to October 2. Read more.
CCDC Partners with Walmart, Dale Carnegie

The Community College of the District of Columbia (CCDC) is partnering with Walmart to create a Retail Training Academy as part of Walmart's Urban Workforce Initiative. CCDC will receive $1.65 million to provide job readiness training to more than 1,000 District residents to prepare them for entry-level positions in the retail sector. The programs will also offer English literacy, math, computer literacy and customer service training.
 
More than 2,700 students, faculty and staff visit CCDC’s flagship location at 801 N. Capitol Street, NE each day. Walmart will break ground in 2012 on a mixed-use development at 77 H Street, NW. Read more.
 
CCDC is also partnering with the Dale Carnegie Foundation for the ‘Skills for Success’ program, a proprietary process that uses team dynamics and intra-group activities to help students master the capabilities demanded by today’s tough business environment. Read more.
Nominate Businesses for Hilly Awards
The nominations for the 2011 Hilly Awards are open now! Nominate your favorite NoMa business, organization or neighbor in the 12 categories, which include Nonprofit of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, and more.

The Hilly Awards are produced by CHAMPS, the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce. A gala event will be held at the Atlas Performing Arts Center November 13, 2011. Click here to vote.
Announcements
DC Bar Small Business Support
Registration now open for Railvolution
Solar Decathlon Fundraiser at Watershed
Help Shape the Future of Bicycling!
Capital Bikeshare Birthday Bash
Car Free Day
MBT Day of Service, Sept. 10
CHNNA Community Yard Sale
Union Station History Book Released
Dale Carnegie Partners with CCDC
New Breakfast Options at Roti
Northwest One Neighborhood Library Sept. Events
DC Youth Orchestra Open House

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