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UPCOMING EVENTS
SEPT
17
Festivo Alt.Latino at NPR
SEPT
19
PARK(ing) Day
SEPT
20
MBT Walk with WABA
SEPT
20
Eckington Beautification Day
SEPT
21
Bloomingdale Farmers Market
SEPT
27
Columbus Plaza Clean Up
SEPT
28
Crafty Bastards at Union Market
OCT
4
Eckington Fall Fest
NOV
15-16
Emporiyum
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PARK(ing) Day and Car Free Monday
PARK(ing) Day, a global event in which metered parking spaces are transformed into temporary public parks, returns to D.C. on Friday, September 19. Keep your eyes peeled for four temporary parks along First Street, NE between M and L Streets, NE.
  • Check out the NoMa BID’s park(ing) space at the corner of First and Pierce Streets, NE for free ice cream for the first 100 people starting at 12 PM, and fun until 3 PM. 
  • Ayers Saint Gross will create a Community Canvas that will bring residents, office workers, and visitors together to create a piece of living art. Participants will be able to paint, draw, and more in front of 1100 First Street, NE.
  • DOtankDC will create a fun park with classic parks games including checkers, chess, etc on the corner of First Streets and M Streets, NE.
  • Opt 2 Move will create a fitness area where you can get your heart pumping in front of the Harris Teeter at First and M Streets, NE.
Park(ing) Day will run from 9 AM to 3 PM on Friday in NoMa, and throughout the District.
Survey: What Do YOU Want in NoMa?

NoMa BID is conducting a survey in the neighborhood this fall. We want to know what you’re looking for in NoMa – dining, shopping, playing and more. The results will help us understand what the neighborhood needs and wants. Click here to take the survey online.

We will be conducting the survey in several residential and commercial buildings in NoMa as well, so come say hello and give your feedback if you see our staff! Complete the short survey to let your voice be heard and for the chance to receive NoMa giveaways, including one of six $50 Harris Teeter gift cards.

Tonight: Free Concert at NPR

The holidays are coming in September! Join NPR Music’s Alt.Latino for a special live taping of its holiday program Festivo Alt.Latino. This year’s show will feature a performance by Choral Cantigas, a twenty member choral group from Washington, D.C., in a presentation of choral music from across Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean. Alt.Latino’s Felix Contreras will host the performance, which will include stories about holiday traditions and cultures, while also celebrating the many rich styles of traditional Latino choral music. Tickets are free and seats are limited, so reserve your ticket today! Doors open at 7 PM, live performance from 7:30-9 PM at NPR’s Studio 1, 1111 North Capitol Street, NE. 

NSO Coming to NoMa this Winter
For one week each year, the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) ventures outside the Kennedy Center to bring amazing, free, classical music to the public during “NSO in Your Neighborhood”. This year, NSO in Your Neighborhood has selected NoMa and Brookland as the two areas to focus their events from January 6-12.

The NoMa BID is looking to help connect NSO with unorthodox, unique, and fun venues to host a musical program during this week in January. NSO performs and facilitates a variety of different musical programming during NSO in your Neighborhood. If you are interested in hosting one or multiple events, please click here to fill out a request form. The deadline for submitting your form is September 25. 
Crafty Bastards Returns to Union Market

Crafty Bastards is returning to Union Market on September 27 and 28, and it's going to be craftier than ever! With 175 booths, countless handmade treasures, and tons of activities for all ages, you don't want to miss this event. Tickets are only $5 in advance and kids are free. The price will be higher at the door. Click here to view the Crafty Bastards Pinterest boards and scope out what crafty home décor, clothing, and art will be available.

Emporiyum Discount for NoMa Friends

Emporiyum is an artisanal food market "pop up" featuring Bryan Voltaggio of Top Chef, Erik Bruner-Yang of Toki Underground, and 50+ other specialty food vendors from all over the country. Everything from frozen Momofuku crack pie to Luke’s Lobster will be at Union Market for you to savor on November 15 and 16! 

Last year’s Emporiyum in Baltimore not only sold out, but accumulated a wait list of more than 1,000, so make sure to buy tickets early. Just for NoMa friends, from today through Tuesday September 23, use the promo code NOMA when purchasing tickets receive $5 off your General Admission ticket. Kids under 12 are free. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
 

Get Active With Project Fitness
Join Project Fitness, a local fitness organization, for free workouts to get your heart pumping and meet your neighbors this September.

Details: 
Tuesday September 23, Meet at M Street, NE Underpass, 7 PM
10 minute run along the Metropolitan Branch Trail, followed with yoga. Free.

Saturday September 27, Meet at M Street, NE Underpass, 11 AM
One hour high intensity interval workout. Free.

Saturday September 27, Meet at M Street, NE Underpass, 12 PM
One hour high intensity interval workout. Free.

For more information, please email Project Fitness at projectfitnessdc@gmail.com.

Community Events and Updates

5X5 Mural in NoMa
Explore new street art in NoMa! 5X5, a project of the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, has brought public art to all eight D.C. wards. Five artists have curated five separate, public art exhibits throughout the city. A wall along First Street, NE between N and M Streets has been transformed by a mural entitled "Looking Back, Seeing Forward" by Dignidad Rebelde for curator Stephanie Sherman's Near Futures project. Come see it before it ends in December 2014.

Walk the MBT with WABA
Curious about the next phase of the Metropolitan Branch Trail? Join Washington Area Bicycle Association's (WABA) trail advocates this Saturday, September 20 for a walking tour of the unbuilt northern portion of the trail from 1-3:30 PM. The walking tour will begin at the Fort Totten Metro Station, then walk two miles north along the route of the planned trail, and finish at the Takoma Metro Station. Click here to sign up and learn more. 

Eckington Beautification Day
The Eckington Civic Association will hold the next Beautification Day this Saturday September 20 at 10 AM. Participants should meet at the Harry Thomas Recreation Center (1743 Lincoln Road, NE). There will be a picnic at noon.

Columbus Plaza Clean Up
Keep Columbus Circle Beautiful with the National Park Service, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation, Project Evergreen, and Ruppert Nurseries. The Clean Up will be Saturday, September 27 from 10 AM- 3 PM, rain or shine. Efforts will include trash-pickup, power washing, planting (over 600 new plants!), mulching, and more. To join, please click here to register.

New Art Gallery Opens in NoMa
Two years after Nihal Kececi bought a carriage house at 321 K Street, NE, she renovated the interior to transform it into an art gallery. Gallery NK is Nihal's home, studio and gallery space. Currently, Nihal and Richard McMurry, a classical oil painter, are exhibiting pieces in the space. The opening for the new exhibit, entitled "Abstract Landscapes" will be on display through October 2. Click here for more information about visiting the gallery.

Fall Fun Open House at Flats 130
SuiteAmerica, a leading temporary housing provider, is hosting a Fall Fun Open House on Wednesday, October 1 at Flats 130, 130 M Street, NE from 1-7 PM.  There will be a private viewing of a furnished SuiteAmerica apartment along with refreshments, raffles and prizes. Please RSVP by September 29 to Claudia Park.

Eckington Fall Fest
Save the date for Eckington's Fall Fest on Saturday, October 4, from 10 AM - 4 PM. Are you a performer, artist, food vendor, or organization interested in participating? Check out the vendor registration options here. Got questions or interested in volunteering at this event? Email events@riamainstreet.org or call 202-808-9050. 

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