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Family Film Night: The Lego Movie
Free Yoga Class at MBT
NoMa Summer Screen: The Dark Knight
The Lobby Project Art Opening
Free Fitness Class at MBT
Union Market Drive-In: The Life Aquatic
FRESHFARM Farmer's Market
Mid City East Mayoral Hearing
NoMa Summer Screen: Pitch Perfect
Family Film Night: Despicable Me 2 

New Bike Repair Facility and Pump
NoMa just got even more bike-friendly, with new air pumps and a free public repair station installed in the neighborhood. To serve cycling traffic from the Metropolitan Branch Trail and the beautiful new cycle track on First Street, NE, the NoMa BID has installed a bright orange FIXIT station, an outdoor, tamper-resistant repair station that includes all the tools necessary to perform basic repairs and maintenance, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs.

The FIXIT station is located right off the Metropolitan Branch Trail ramp on M Street, NE, beneath the underpass and across from the M Street entrance to the NoMa/Gallaudet U Metro station.
In addition, the NoMa BID has installed five new, tamper-resistant, bright orange bike air pumps throughout the neighborhood at the following locations:
  • First and M Streets, NE, northwest corner of the intersection
  • M Street, NE, right off the Met Branch Trail ramp next to the new Fixit Station
  • Third and L Streets, NE, southeast corner of the intersection
  • On First Street, NE, just south of K Street, NE, adjacent to the Burnham Wall
  • On the North Capitol at H Street, NE, adjacent to the University of the District of Columbia
Tonight: Family Film Night
Join us tonight, July 22, for a screening of The Lego Movie at Family Film Night! Free food and water courtesy of Harris Teeter will be provided for the first 100 people at 7 PM. This free outdoor movie series takes place in the plaza at L and First Streets, NW. Please note that this is a different location than the NoMa Summer Screen field. 

Remaining Lineup:
  • July 22: The Lego Movie (2014, PG)
  • August 5: Despicable Me 2 (2013, PG)
  • August 19: Frozen (2013, PG)
Family Film Night at Sursum Corda starts at 7 PM with fun activities and free food. Films start at sunset.
Saturday Free Summer Meals Program
The District's Free Summer Meals Program has been extended to several new locations this year, including the Harry Thomas Sr. Recreation Center (1743 Lincoln Road, NE). Free meals will be served from 12-2 PM every Saturday through August 16.

Meals will be provided for children and youth 18 years of age and younger. No registration or application is necessary. Children or youth can simply show up at free meal sites during meal times.

Visit the program's website for additional times and locations as well as a menu. Menus will also be publicized on Twitter
Farewell, Sergeant Gary Ciapa
For 15 years, Officer Gary Ciapa served DC's First District and all of its residents. Gary worked diligently to cut down crime in the area, and went on to become the business beat officer in NoMa. Gary has recently been promoted to Sergeant in the Fourth District, and everyone at the NoMa BID would like to thank him for his hard work and dedication during his time here.

As NoMa BID's beat patrol officer, Officer Gary Ciapa was ever-vigilant in protecting the residents, workers, and visitors in the NoMa BID and surrounding communities. Drawing on his considerable experience, he spoke to unruly teenagers to avoid escalations of bad behavior, educated concerned residents and property owners on how to prevent or avoid crime, and compassionately assisted the less fortunate to get the assistance they needed. Though we congratulate him on his promotion to Sergeant and applaud his elevation to a leadership position at MPD's Fourth District, his presence in the NoMa BID will be sorely missed.
NoMa Summer Screen: The Dark Knight
NoMa Summer Screen continues tomorrow, July 23, with The Dark Knight! Enjoy this free film with friends, family and neighbors at the Loree Grand Field (250 K Street, NE). Music, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking, and fun for all ages start at 7 PM. The film will start at sunset. The Dark Knight will be screened with subtitles. Coolers, children, and friendly (leashed) dogs are welcome.

This week, we are teaming up with The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA), to celebrate all the movie-goers who choose to bike to NoMa Summer Screen. On your way to the field, keep an eye out for NoMa’s new protected cycle track on First Street, NE, as well as our new FIXIT Station and five public air pumps for your convenience should your bike need a bit of TLC. Get to the field early for the chance to win some bike-related prizes for your bike-mobile.
Popped! Republic, SUNdeVICHtruck, DC Slices, Kafta Mania, and Orange Cow will be vending on site starting at 7 PM. 

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for weather updates and giveaways.
Remaining lineup:

• 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. Developed by First Potomac Realty Trust and Perseus Realty. Special thank you to Toll Brothers Apartment Living for hosting the event on their property.
Lobby Project Art Opening Thursday
Enjoy great art, wine and light hors d’oeuvres, and air conditioning at the  Lobby Project Art Opening Thursday. The NoMa BID and the Washington Project for the Arts present a new photography exhibition by Anthony Palliparambil, Jr., opening Thursday, July 24, 2014, in the Lobby Project at 1200 First Street, NE. The event is free and open to the public from 6 PM to 8 PM. 
In this exhibit From the Archives, Anthony Palliparambil, Jr. uses images from his personal archive of photographs and edits them using only software and applications on an iPad. The idea is that in a matter of seconds, you can take a photograph, apply a vintage-effect filter, and post it for millions to view. Interested in exploring this approach to “fast art” in an original way, Palliparambil regularly shares the images on various social media platforms to encourage feedback from an international audience, and invites his followers to submit photographs from their own archives to be transformed into new works – creating art from art. From the Archives features 280 works created from the collective archives of Anthony Palliparambil, Jr., and his followers. Palliparambil is a painter and photographer from Bowie, MD.
Union Market Drive-In
Enjoy summer-themed movies from the comfort of your own car at Union Market's Drive-In Summer Series! This Friday, July 25, the drive-in will feature The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou at 8:30 PM. Please be aware this movie is rated R. Movies are free to attend, and parking is $10. Purchase a parking pass online, and be sure to get to the site early to claim a good spot. These screenings take place at 1309 Fifth Street, NE.

Remaining lineup:
  • The Life Aquatic (2004, R)
  • Surf's Up (2007, PG)
  • Casino Royale (2006, PG-13)
Mid City East Small Area Plan
Give your feedback on the Mid City East Small Area Plan, a framework for conservation, development and connectivity in the neighborhoods of Bloomingdale, Eckington, LeDroit Park, Bates/Truxton Circle, Hanover, Sursum Corda and portions of Edgewood and Stronghold.

The DC Office of Planning (OP) will be accepting formal feedback from constituents until Tuesday, September 2. Public comments will be accepted in writing via email, U.S. mail, or in person at the Mid City East Mayoral Hearing on Tuesday, July 29 from 6:30-8:30 PM at The Summit (116 T Street, NE). All comments in writing should be directed to:

c/o Chelsea Liedstrand
Mid City East Small Area Plan
1100 Fourth Street, SW Suite 650
Washington, D.C. 20024

Prior to the hearing, the Office of Planning will host office hours on Thursday, July 24 from 4-6 PM at the Rustic Tavern (84 T Street, NW). The plan is available online for the public.
Community Events
moveDC Public Comment Period Extended
DDOT is welcoming public comments on moveDC, a planning effort to develop a Multimodal Long Range Transportation plan for the District, until Thursday, July 31.

To review the plan, download an electronic version.  Printed copies are available at DDOT's office (55 M Street, SE) and the DDOT Public Space Permit Center (1100 Fourth Street, SW). You may also view the plan on CD-ROMs at DC Public Libraries. Submit your comments by filling out an online survey. Comments can also be emailed to or mailed to 55 M Street, Fifth Floor, Washington DC 20003 to the attention of Colleen Hawkinson.
Running and Yoga Classes
Get active in NoMa this summer with one of many local fitness opportunities. Take advantage of free fitness and yoga classes on the Metropolitan Branch Trail or join a NoMa running group!

NoMa Run Group
  • The NoMa Run Group will meet every Thursday at 6 AM in front of the Starbucks on the corner First and M Streets, NE. Sign up for free to run with Erika Mcmanus and other pacers from the NoMa community.
Fitness and Yoga Classes on the Metropolitan Branch Trail
  • Tuesdays: Yoga with Crystal Moore in the mini park at Fourth and S Streets NE (at the trail intersection). Bring towel or mat. For more information, click here.
  • Thursdays: Fitness classes at Eighth and Edgewood Streets NE (at trail entrance near Chocolate City Beer) with Project Fitness. For more information, click here.
Brought to you by the MBT 5k, classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in July at 6:30 PM, weather permitting. Visit MBT 5k on Facebook for news and announcements. Email for more information.
Sunday Farmer's Market at Union Market
Pick up tomatoes, zucchini and some delicious summer recipes at this Sunday's FRESHFARM Market at Union Market (1309 Fifth Street, NE) from 11 AM-3 PM! Learn how to preserve your summer harvest with canning demonstrations and giveaways from Ball® Jars! Drop by the market info tent to receive coupons for Ball®.

FRESHFARM Market is offering you the opportunity to voice your opinion on our region's access to local food. Fill out a quick survey for a chance to win $100 in fresh, local foods. Answers will remain anonymous, and participants must be 18 years or older. 

Visit Union Market's website for more information. For all the latest news, follow FRESHFARM Market on Twitter.

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