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Community Underpass Meeting
Union Market Drive-In: Homecoming Series, Rushmore
Freshfarm Markets
NoMa Pumpkin Carving Party
Union Market Drive-In: Homecoming Series, Remember the Titans
Freshfarm Markets
Taste of H
Union Market Drive-In: Homecoming Series, People's Choice
Eckington Beautification Day

Underpass Competition
Community Meeting: Oct. 16

Join the NoMa community to give your feedback on the finalists for the NoMa Underpass Design Competition! A community meeting will be held Thursday, October 16, from 6-8 PM at the Lobby Project, 1200 First Street, NE. Please RSVP here. Can't make the meeting? You can give your feedback in two other ways: images from the 10 finalists and accompanying survey forms will be displayed in the Lobby from October 14 to October 17 during business hours. In addition, you can take an online survey here. View dozens of images of the final designs at

The NoMa Parks Foundation received 248 submissions from 14 countries when it launched the NoMa Underpass Design Competition in April. The purpose of the competition is to fill NoMa's four dark underpasses at Florida Avenue and M, L, and K Streets, NE, with light and art, transforming them into safe, inspiring and beautiful spaces. Click here for the full list of prestigious finalists. With the community's feedback, the jury will select the winners by year-end. Installation of the winning designs will begin in 2015. The project is a partnership between the NoMa Parks Foundation, the District of Columbia government, WMATA, and Amtrak.

Ohhhhhmmmm My: NoMa’s First Yoga Studio Opens Tomorrow!
Yoga NoMa, the neighborhood’s first yoga studio is opening on October 15! The full-service yoga and mat pilates studio will offer competitive rates for classes thanks to donated retail space on First Street, NE. Sign up for classes now and get your first 30 days of unlimited classes for $30.

Classes include All Level, Yoga ABCs (Beginner Yoga Workshop), Intermediate Yoga, Kids Yoga, Mat Pilates, Prenatal Workshops, Yogalates, and Solo Practice.

Yoga NoMa is made possible thanks to an investment by the NoMa Business Improvement District in partnership with Principal Real Estate Investment and Polinger Shannon and Luchs. The design of the space was graciously provided by NoMa architecture firm Ayers Saint Gross
NoMa Pumpkin Carving Party

Mark your calendars for the Pumpkin Carving Happy Hour on Thursday, October 23. Stop by from 4-7 PM to carve a pumpkin, visit the cutest petting zoo in D.C., and hear live bluegrass band the Page County Ramblers. Click here to reserve a free pumpkin, courtesy of the NoMa BID! Many thanks to Camden NoMa for sponsoring the event. 
The event is free and open to the public, and Union Kitchen will be selling delicious, seasonal food and beverages. Tweet @NomaBID to hype your favorite jack-o-lantern pattern.
Want to lend a hand, give back to your neighborhood, and have some fun? If you are interested in volunteering at the Pumpkin Carving Party, please contact NoMa BID Marketing and Events Associate Ali Newman.
Gallaudet Approves Sixth Street Development Project
Gallaudet University's Board of Trustees has approved an agreement with JBG Companies for development on Sixth Street, NE. Over the next 10 years, development on seven acres of on- and off-campus properties will be transformed into a mixed-use, urban corridor.

The Sixth Street development plan is a part of Gallaudet University's 2022 Campus Plan to bring this part of Northeast, DC "from isolation to innovation." Some of the primary goals of this development are to create a pedestrian friendly public-realm, and for the Sixth Street Corridor to be a destination for the deaf community.
Congratulations, Thomas Henderson: Quarterly Ambassador Award Recipient
The NoMa BID would like to recognize Thomas Henderson as the most recent recipient of the Quarterly Ambassador Award.
Thomas joined the Hospitality Ambassador team in 2010 and has been an asset to the BID and the NoMa neighborhood from the start.  He won this award, in part, for his superior work attendance, close attention to detail, and consistent willingness to take on new and bigger projects.
Thomas, a DC native, says he most enjoys the appreciation he receives from the community and being able to help out at NoMa's events. His favorite event so far has been NoMa Summer Screen, and he's already looking forward to next summer's events.
When he's not at work, Thomas enjoys reading and spending time with his family, including his 18-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter. One of his favorite things about living in DC is that his family is always nearby. If you see Thomas around NoMa, say hello and congratulations!
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.

Freshfarm Markets at Union Market
Join Freshfarm Markets, the leading voice for farmers markets in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region, and a national leader in the local-food movement, every Sunday in October.

Union Market Drive-In: Homecoming Series
Join Union Market for a drive-in movie every Friday in October at 8PM. Parking costs $10. See the movie schedule below:
October 17: Rushmore
October 24: Remember the Titans
October 31: People's Choice: Halloween Edition

Stop by the Hilton Garden Inn U.S. Capitol on October 25 for Barktoberfest, to benefit Pet Harbor Rescue. Tickets cost $40, and includes food and beverages including beer, wine and sangria. There will also be a silent auction. Dogs are allowed, and there will be a prize for best dog costume.

Taste of H
Get your tickets, dress up and experience Taste of H at the historic Atlas Performing Arts Center. The Third Annual Taste of H Auction on October 26 from 5-9 PM includes live music, DJ, and a live and silent auction. General admission tickets cost $45, and VIP tickets cost $65 which includes a wine tasting at Le Grenier. Proceeds from this event support JO Wilson Elementary School.

Eckington Beautification Day
Join the Eckington Civic Association on November 15 for the last 2014 Beautification Day from 10 AM to 12 PM. The event will start at the Harry Thomas Recreation Center (1743 Lincoln Road, NE), and will be followed by a community gathering at 12 PM.


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