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NoMa Summer Screen: Back to the Future
First Street Celebration
NoMa Summer Screen: Silver Linings Playbook
Rhythm in NoMa Lunch Concert
Family Film Night: WALL-E

NoMa Summer Screen Starts Wednesday!
NoMa Summer Screen returns tomorrow, May 28! Grab your friends and a blanket to enjoy free films under the stars. This 13 week movie series fitting the “Unlikely Friendships” theme, will be held at the Loree Grand Field (250 K Street, NE). Movies include coming-of-age tales, time-travel comedies, 80’s classics, and more. The food trucks participating in this Wednesday's NoMa Summer Screen are Popped! Republic, The Big Cheese Truck, TaKorean, Red Hook Lobster Pound, and Dangerously Delicious Pies.

Now in its seventh season, NoMa Summer Screen is a free, outdoor film series in NoMa, Washington, D.C.’s most connected neighborhood. Every Wednesday from May 28 to August 20, hundreds of neighbors gather at 7 PM for music, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking, and fun for all ages. Films start at dark. All movies are screened with subtitles. Coolers, children and friendly (leashed) dogs are welcome. 

Full Lineup:
• May 28: Back to the Future (1985, PG)
• June 4: Silver Linings Playbook (2012, R)
• June 11: Midnight in Paris (2011, PG)
• June 18: Up (2009, PG)
• June 25: When Harry Met Sally (1989, R)
• July 2: Clueless (1995, PG-13)
• 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. For more information, visit Developed by First Potomac Realty Trust and Perseus Realty.
The property is owned by Toll Brothers Apartment Living®, who have graciously agreed to host the film series again this year.
First Street Party

Huzzah, the construction on First Street, NE is drawing to a close! Due to rain, this celebration has been rescheduled for Friday, May 30 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Join Mayor Vincent Gray, other dignitaries and the NoMa BID to celebrate the fantastic new First Street including: a protected cycle track, enlarged tree boxes, and new streetlights. Enjoy free food, toast the end of construction, and thank DDOT and their contractors for their hard work over the past 12 months. See you there! Click here for more information.

When: Friday, May 30
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Where: Grassy field adjacent to 1100 First Street, NE
(First & Pierce Streets, NE)

Sculpture Adorns First & M Intersection
A new sculpture now adorns the First and M intersection, thanks to generous support from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the NoMa Business Improvement District, and Principal Real Estate Investors. The structure was selected through a public design competition and awarded to NADAAA, a Boston-based multidisciplinary design firm. The piece, entitled “Torqued Tensility,” activates the street, engages pedestrians and creates a strong icon and reference point for the neighborhood.
The 31-foot-tall installation is comprised of four steel tubes held in compression by cables, and anchored in three locations on a raised concrete plinth. The plinth acts as seating, and also contains uplighting for the sculpture. Thin stainless steel wires are laced between the compressive tubes, bypassing each other so no two wire “surfaces” intersect. NoMa BID oversaw fabrication and installation.
Representatives from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities will attend a ribbon cutting event on Friday, May 30 in celebration of the new public art, as well as Mayor Vincent Gray. The event will take place in conjunction with the First Street Party from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the grassy field adjacent to 1100 First Street, NE.
Community Events
Avalon First & M 2 Year Birthday Party
Two years ago, First & M opened its doors. To celebrate their anniversary, Avalon is hosting an open house event for all current residents and interested passerbys. Head over on Saturday, May 31 for fitness classes, a pet spa, outdoor cinema, and more. Apply during your visit and move in for $99.

Do More 24: Give Back to Your Community
On June 19, Open Arms Housing, Inc. will be participating in Do More 24. Powered by United Way of the National Capital Area, this 24-hour online fundraiser will raise much-needed funding for Open Arms Housing and other local nonprofit organizations working throughout the Washington, DC region. Open Arms Housing, Inc.'s mission is to provide permanent homes with a welcoming and supportive environment to women who are homeless with a wide range of mental health issues. Currently, their building is home to 16 formerly homeless women. 

Get involved: open Arms Housing needs volunteers to assist with their fundraising efforts and event coordination for Do More 24.  Email to join the OAH Street Team.

New CSA in Bloomingdale
Radix Farm is now offering a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) pick-up in Bloomingdale!  Members will pick up their CSA share each Thursday outside of Big Bear Café at 1700 First Street, NW from 5:30-7:00 PM. To sign up, please click here to fill out the online registration form.
CSA members will receive a weekly share of a wide variety of fresh and seasonal produce. Radix Farm grows over 50 types and hundreds of varieties of vegetables in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, less than 10 miles from DC. Their farm is Certified Naturally Grown, which means they follow organic practices to grow high-quality, diversified produce for the CSA, farmers markets, and restaurants.
RAMMY Awards: Special Price for NoMa Community

The 2014 RAMMY Awards Gala on Sunday, June 22 honors the great accomplishments of the DC region’s vibrant restaurant community, including the five chefs that were featured at NoMa BID's 2014 Annual Meeting. 

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington has extended their member ticket price to this one-of-a-kind celebration to the NoMa neighborhood. To learn more about The RAMMYS visit

The RAMMYS Awards Gala
Details: Sunday, June 22, 2014 – 6 PM to Midnight
Tickets: $225 (regularly $300)

Buy Your Tickets Here
Enter promo code: NoMa to receive the discounted rate.
Must 21 years old to attend

Ticket includes full access to the evening:
·        Opening Reception featuring libations from local breweries and wineries and passed hors d’oeuvres
·        Awards Ceremony
·        Dinner and dancing featuring food pavilions, specialty bars, live band and DJ


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