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Ward 5 Council on Education meeting @Lamond-Riggs Library, (5401 South Dakota Ave,NE) 7 p.m.
CHNNA Earth Day Clean Up
Met Branch Trail 5k
Bike To Work Day
NoMa Summer Screen Debuts
Neighborhood Clean-Ups

Capitol Hill North Neighborhood Association Clean-Up, April 20
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet at J.O. Wilson
1-4 p.m. Cookout/Celebration at Third & L by Metro Mutts & Union Kitchen

Bates Area Civic Association Clean-Up, April 20
10 a.m. to 12 p.m., meet at 1600 3rd Street NW

Eckington CIvic Association Clean-Up, April 20
10 a.m. to 12 p.m., meet at Harry Thomas Rec Center

Stay up to date with what's going on in the neighborhood! Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID and on Facebook!
NoMa Parks Funding Headed to Council: We Need Your Support
The NoMa neighborhood desperately needs parks. To that end, $50 million for neighborhood parks is in Mayor Vincent Gray’s 2014 budget proposal (thank you, Mayor Gray!). Thank you to everyone who wrote a letter to support this effort already. However, to secure this funding, it is absolutely critical that community members continue to show their support to DC Council members. This funding will ensure that the community has access to parks for recreation, reflection and public interaction, and that the area continues to grow as a thriving, healthy neighborhood. Please support NoMa parks funding by writing letters or attending and testifying at an upcoming hearing.

Upcoming hearings:
a) April 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 412: Hearing before Committee on Workforce and Community Affairs, Chairman Marion Barry ( People wishing to testify at the hearing should contact Garret King at 741-0948 or by e-mail at
b) May 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Council Chambers, Room 500: Hearing before Committee of the Whole, Chairman Phil Mendelson (

Full listings of the committee members and the at-large councilmembers are at, along with information about the NoMa Public Realm Design Plan and the case for parks in NoMa. Please click here for more information and let your voice be heard. Contact Galin Brooks, NoMa BID Planning Manager, at or 202-289-0111 x.6 to get involved. 
Mayor, Baschuk, NPR Honored at Annual Meeting
The NoMa Business Improvement District celebrated an extraordinary year at its annual meeting last week, a networking cocktail event attended by nearly 200 NoMa neighbors, supporters and stakeholders. VIPs included Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Councilmember Tommy Wells, National Public Radio CEO Gary Knell, Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation Jesus Aguirre, Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks, Fred Weiner and Sam Swiller from Gallaudet University, Pastor West from Mt. Airy Baptist Church, the team from the Washington, DC Economic Partnership, and ANC 6C Commissioner Tony Goodman.
The NoMa BID presented its 2013 Public Sector Award to Mayor Vincent C. Gray, and the 2013 Private Sector Award to Bruce Baschuk, founding member and board chair of the organization. 

NPR CEO Gary Knell received a warm welcome, and announced some exciting news: the first program to be broadcast from the NPR headquarters in NoMa was Morning Edition on Saturday morning, April 13, 2013 at 8 a.m.  
Other announcements included:
  • NoMa BID is now more than 50 percent built-out and the area all around NoMa BID is growing rapidly as well.
  • 3,900 apartments are either under construction or available now.
  • In addition to roses and bulbs, NoMa’s Clean Team is planting edible plants throughout the neighborhood.
  • NoMa BID announced the NoMa History Project, a collaborative effort to research, catalogue and tell the stories of this quickly growing neighborhood. Representatives from Gallaudet University, the Government Printing Office, the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation and Two Rivers Public Charter School are already partnering on the project.
  • NoMa BID is launching an on-street recycling program sponsored by NoMa property owners and managers. Sponsors include: Coca-Cola, Flats 130, Constitution Square, First + M Apartments, Union Center Plaza Management Corporation, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, One NoMa Station and First Potomac Realty Trust.
Special thanks to Brookfield, Cassidy Turley and 64 New York Avenue, NE for hosting the event. Read the full press release here
Wells Fargo NoMa Location Now Open!
Welcome to Wells Fargo, NoMa's second bank and an innovative new concept branch! The Wells Fargo at 1200 First Street, NE, opened Monday with all-LED lighting and a completely paperless environment. This new branch is offering smart design perfect for NoMa, withdrawals of less than $20, and a smart 'STM' (Store Teller Machine) that memorizes customer preferences and can conduct 80 percent of banking transactions. Wells Fargo staff members have wireless tablets and wireless telephones to assist customers. In addition to the on-site team, there will be access to Video Banking, which gives the team and customers the ability to connect live with specialists across the country such as Wells Fargo Home Mortgage representatives. After business hours, the space will provide 24-hour ATM access. Go on Twitter @WellsFargo to comment on the new space with #GetBankingDone. Read the Washington Business Journal story here. 
NoMa Summer Screen: Outlaw Heroes Lineup 
The lineup for NoMa Summer Screen and Family Film Night has been unveiled! This year’s theme is Outlaw Heroes! Come and watch your favorite heroes from the wild west, space frontiers, quirky 80’s comedies, and everything in between. Click here for more information about NoMa Summer Screen and our Family Film Night movie series at Sursum Corda.
If you own a food truck and are interested in reserving a spot for one of more Wednesday nights during NoMa Summer Screen, please email Ali Newman, NoMa BID Marketing & Events Associate with your information and dates you are available.
NoMa Summer Screen Dates
May 22: Indiana Jones: Last Crusade
May 29: Star Trek (The Future Begins, 2009)
June 5: The Princess Bride
June 12: The Italian Job (2003)
June 19: Goonies
June 26: Breakfast Club
July 3: The Fugitive
July 10: Bridesmaids
July 17: Moonrise Kingdoms
July 24: True Grit
July 31: Hunger Games
August 7: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
August 14: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
August 21: Rain Date
Family Film Night at Sursum Corda Dates
June 18: How to Train Your Dragon
July 9: Brave
July 23: The Incredibles
August 6: Toy Story 3
Welcome Galin Brooks to the NoMa BID
Galin Brooks joined the NoMa BID on April 6 as Planning Manager. She received her master’s degree in Urban Planning from New York University. While in New York, she worked on a BID formation effort for Hudson River Park and was involved in planning projects in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Galin is an avid open space advocate and a planner with a background in community and economic development. She has worked on economic development projects in a wide-variety of settings, including Anchorage, Alaska, Philadelphia, PA and Western Switzerland. Through the management of BID related planning projects, her focus will be to help the NoMa area continue to grow and prosper as a healthy, vibrant and strong community. Contact Galin at or 202-289-0111 x. 6.
Earth Day Clean Up with CHNNA
Join CHNNA on April 20, 2013 at 9 a.m. in front of J.O. Wilson Elementary School, 66 K Street, NE for their fifth annual clean-up. This year CHNNA is holding the clean-up in celebration of Earth Day.

Please contact Mark Decker to become a block captain and help spread the word to your neighbors and friends about this fun and environmentally friendly event. The city and our sponsors will loan tools and provide trash bags for the day. This is a great opportunity to connect with your neighbors and beautifying your neighborhood. Check out the lists of available blocks by clicking here. Whatever your gardening or plant expertise, all are invited to join the CHNNA crew in front of J.O. Wilson Elementary School at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 for coffee and muffins, and then onward to your respective block for cleaning. Following the clean-up activity CHNNA will have a community social event to relax and connect after the hard day's work.

Bike To Work Day:
Cycle to the NoMa Pit Stop
On Friday May 17, 2013 join over 10,000 area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. Stop at the NoMa pit stop, or elsewhere in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to receive a free T-shirt, refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a free bicycle! For more information, visit the Bike to Work Day website. The NoMa pit stop will feature refreshments, food, and giveaways.
Farewell, Mr. Simmons
NoMa Hospitality Ambassador John Simmons died on Monday evening after a long illness. He joined the NoMa BID Clean Team in 2010 through Gospel Rescue Ministries, and gradually worked his way up to become a NoMa BID ambassador. He enjoyed working NoMa events, particularly movie nights and concerts, and generally worked the route near Union Station. He was a kind and gentle person, and will be sorely missed by everyone on the team. 
New Bike Rack: Help Choose the Installation Location
In early March, Saris Cycling Group donated a branded bicycle rack to the NoMa BID. This bike rack is a stainless steel masterpiece, and will be installed later this month. Tweet @NoMaBID with suggestions on where in the neighborhood this bike rack should be installed. NoMa BID would like to thank Saris Cycling Group for their generosity and vision for creating bicycle friendly neighborhoods. 
First + M Wins Best Apartments!
CONGRATULATIONS to Archstone Apartments at First & M for winning the City Paper's BEST Apartments in the city! The apartment building offers 464 luxury apartments and a slew of amenities, including a chef's kitchen, pool, pet spa and more. Find out more here
New Employment Resource
How do you know who is hiring in the NoMa neighborhood? Easy, check the new NoMa BID Employment Opportunities page on our website,! Not only does NoMa BID list employment opportunities to work at the BID, but we are pleased to coordinate with other NoMa retailers, developers, and business owners to post their jobs on our site as well. If you have a job opening located in the neighborhood, please email Marketing & Events Associate Ali Newman with the pertinent information. 
Retail Spotlight
  • Weekday Happy Hour 4-8 pm; $4 beer and wine, $5 spirit drinks

Toscana Café:
Happy Hour M-F 4-7 PM

  • WINE: Fox Brook Cabernet sauv., Merlot, Sauv. Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay $5
  • BEER:  Draft $4/Bottle $3.5
  • Sangria $4
  • Prosecco $5
  • HAPPY HOUR FOOD: All Antipasti Half Price, PIZZA $5
  • Free cookie per person to any customer who mentions the free cookie promotion for all catering orders through March 31, 2013.  (i.e. a sandwich spread for 10 gets 10 free cookies, an Any Way for 30 people gets 30 free cookie)
  • Wine Happy Hour (Mondays 4-7 pm; $5 House Wines)
  • 1/2 Price Wine Night (Fridays 4-7 pm; applies to all wine bottles under $50)
  • Burger and Beer Special (Monday- Friday 2-4 pm; Burger & Draft Beer Special $12)

Tynan Coffee & Tea:

  • Happy Hour M-F 4 pm-8 pm: $1 off all BEER & WINE, $2 off all beer and wine on Tuesdays and FridaysCherry Green Iced Tea starts at $2.55Bunny Hop Latte starts at $3.45


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