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Bike to Work Day
DC Breeze Game
Bloomingdale Farmer's Market
DC Bike Swap
Bloomingdale Farmer's Market
NoMa Summer Screen Returns

Bike to Work Friday, May 15
Tomorrow, 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 from Bicycle Space, Commuter Connections, The Daily Rider, Gearin' Up Bicycles,  People for Bicycles, REI, and WABA, 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. There will be a brief program at 8:45 AM with DC Councilmember Charles Allen, ANC Commissioner Tony Goodman, REI Mid-Atlantic Manager for Outdoor Programs and Outreach Matt Liddle, and a representative from Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Continue the fun by biking to Atlas Brew Works after work! The brewery, just a short bike ride from NoMa, will offer half price pints for all bicyclists who visit from 4-9 PM on Friday. Atlas Brew Works is located at 2052 West Virginia Avenue, NE Suite 102.
Carpe Librum: Pop Up Bookstore Open
Turning the Page, a local education nonprofit, opened a pop-up, gently used book store in NoMa at 140 M Street, NE. 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 be open through the summer.

This pop-up bookstore was made possible through a partnership with Bozzuto, Flats 130, the NoMa Business Improvement District, and StonebrigeCarras.
NoMa Summer Screen Returns May 27
Get out your dancing shoes, and moonwalk over to NoMa Summer Screen. NoMa Summer Screen returns in two weeks for 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 NoMa Junction @ Storey Park, a future development site at First and L Streets, NE, that will be transformed for 2015 into NoMa's best  temporary park yet. The new site is asphalt, so we highly recommend you bring low beach chairs or cushions.
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
Volunteer at NoMa Events
Want to give back to your neighborhood and have some fun while you do it? NoMa BID wants YOU to volunteer at an upcoming event! We're looking for friendly and dependable volunteers to lend a hand at NoMa Summer Screen, Family Film Night, and our July 4th Bash. Please email NoMa BID Marketing & Events Coordinator Ali Newman at if you're interested. 
DC Breeze Game May 16

Have you been to a DC Breeze professional ultimate frisbee game yet? Come for the music, beer and food, stay for the fast-paced game! Each DC Breeze game event features a free pre-game youth clinic, a live local band, craft beer on tap from Atlas Brew Works for only $5 a pint, pizza, brats and more.

This Saturday only: use promo code NOMAMEALDEAL for a free meal pass with the purchase of your $10 ticket to the May 16 game! Advance purchase game ticket includes a Papa John's Meal Deal (slice, water/soda/juice, and side), plus an additional beverage (including beer) up to $10 total value! Tickets are $10 online until noon on game days, $12.50 at the gate.

The DC Breeze's home field is Hotchikiss Field, on Gallaudet University's campus. Please click here to view the full game schedule, and for more information on getting to the field.

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

NoMa Annual Meeting Recap
Thank you to the hundreds of people who attended NoMa BID’s Annual Meeting at the end of April to celebrate the achievements of the neighborhood over the past year. More than 18,000 votes were cast at the meeting to elect the newest class of the NoMa BID board of directors, which is 34% of the total ballot population. Congratulations to the Class of 2018 board of directors: Darren Blue (GSA), Deborah A. Cowan (NPR), Matt Liddle (REI), Michael B. Smith (The Washington Center), and David Tuchmann (Akridge), and the newest Class of 2016 board member, Robert Milkovich (First Potomac Realty Trust).
Thank you to New Boston Fund for hosting the Annual Meeting on the eleventh floor of 111 K Street, NE, complete with fantastic views of the Capitol, the train tracks, and First Street, NE. It’s been an amazing year in NoMa, from launching free outdoor WiFi, to spearheading an international design competition for NoMa's underpasses, and everyone at the NoMa BID is thrilled to be able to share in the successes of the neighborhood with you. Please click here to view the FY 2014 Annual Report

We also celebrated our private sector, public sector, and community partners. John Gordon (Polinger Shannon & Luchs) and Dennis Tinker (The Principal Financial Group) were presented with the Private Sector Award. Jamie Henson (DDOT), Jim Sebastian (DDOT), and Sam Zimbabwe (DDOT) were awarded the Public Sector Award. 
The NoMa Scenario Planning Committee received the Community Award; this committee participated in a planning process with Gensler and facilitator Bill Potapchuck to envision how the neighborhood might evolve over the next 25 years. Thank you to all of the committee members, including David Bevirt (Brookfield Office Properties), Carlos Bonner (Skanska), Uwe Brandes (Georgetown University), Mark Decker (Sweetgreen), Nina Liggett (Think Local First), Anne Phelps (DC Council), Matthew Robinson (MRP Realty), Beverley Swaim-Staley (Union Station Redevelopment Corporation), Andrew VanHorn (The JBG Companies), Senthil Sankaran (Edens), Samuel Swiller (Gallaudet University), and Heather Edelman (NoMa Resident). Congratulations to all the award winners! We appreciate your dedication, time, and vision.
Free Moe's Burrito

Skip to the front of the line with the Moe’s Southwest Grill SplickIT app. Order through the SplickIT app now through May 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, 1275 First Street, NE. 

Community Events
Bloomingdale Farmer's Market
Sundays, 9 AM - 1 PM, First and R Streets, NW
Every summer Sunday, head over to the Bloomingdale Farmer's Market for fresh, local produce, cheeses, plants, and more! 

Eckington Clean Up
Saturday, May 16, 10 AM, 1743 Lincoln Road, NE
The Eckington Civic Association will host its monthly neighborhood cleanup Saturday, May 16 starting at 10 AM.  Meet at the Harry Thomas Recreation Center. Trash bags and disposable gloves will be provided.  Afterwards, enjoy refreshments in the park at the recreation center.

Bike Swap
Sunday May 17, 10 AM-2 PM, 314 Randolph Place, NE
Fulfill all you cycling needs at the DC Bike Swap! There will be hundreds of discounted cycling and fitness products, giveaways, and more. Admission is a requested $5 cash donation at the door. Whether you’re looking for road, mountain, triathlon, BMX, vintage, new or used, the Bike Swap has it all.

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