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NoMa Fall Festival and Market
NoMa Fall Festival and Market
NoMa's first Starbucks is now open at First and M Streets, NE, directly across the intersection from Harris Teeter. The cozy shop serves coffee, sweet treats, tea, lemonade, and delicious breakfeast items. If you need the early morning pick-up or a midday jolt, be sure to check out Starbucks at 1160 First Street, NE!
Fall Festival and Market: Two Days Only
Don’t miss the NoMa Fall Festival & Market on Wednesdays, October 17 & 24 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.! Reserve your Thanksgiving turkey from Groff’s Content and sample their seasoned sausage. Taste 18 cheeses from Peachy Family Dairy, and take home a tomme or chevre. Learn how to grow mushrooms in a city stick (logs are hard to find), and how to prepare your urban garden for winter. On October 24, bring your children for a free pumpkin carving and face painting! We’ll also have a farm in the back of a truck, music, and giveaways.

The market is at the NoMa/Gallaudet U Metro station at Second and N Streets, NE, next to the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. Vendors and activities differ each week. For a full schedule, visit Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID and Facebook
Starbucks Now Open
Starbucks opened its first NoMa location on September 29 at 1160 First Street, NE, directly across the intersection from Harris Teeter. The cozy shop serves coffee, sweet treats, tea, lemonade, and delicious breakfast items. Starbucks also provides free wireless internet for all of its customers. The coffeehouse is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. So, if you need an early morning caffeine jolt or a late afternoon pick-up, head over to Starbucks and welcome them to the neighborhood!
Ibrahim Retires from NoMa
Ibrahim Turayson retired from the NoMa BID last week, after nearly five years as a Hospitality Ambassador here. Ibrahim was the first ambassador hired by the BID, and he really set the tone for future hires. With his smiling face and ever-cheerful countenance, Ibrahim was a welcome sight each morning for many commuters off the NoMa Metro station.
“Ibrahim, with the story of his rescue from civil war in Sierra Leone, reminded us of the many gifts that we have," said Robin-Eve Jasper, the NoMa BID President, at Ibrahim’s retirement celebration."He lived that joy and gratitude and each day and he shared that with the thousands of people he interacted with here in NoMa. We were remarkably fortunate to have him on the NoMa team all these years.”
Ibrahim plans to return to his native Sierra Leone and spend time with his family. We wish him all the best! Farewell, Ibrahim!
Clean Team Wears Pink for Breast Cancer 
If you have seen the NoMa Clean Team, you may have seen a new addition to their work gear…pink gloves! The Clean Team will be wearing the gloves in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Clean Team will also sport pink logos on their cleaning barrels.
“We are constantly looking for ways to be active in community building and ways to actively engage our BID family,” says Clean Team Operations Manager, Cory Luster.
NoMa Supports the Nationals
For the first time since 1933, our own Washington Nationals will make an appearance in the playoffs. After beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2, the Nats won the National League East division with an overall season record of 98-64.

To celebrate this historic moment, the NoMa BID Hospitality Ambassador team have distributed “Natitude” stickers to neighborhood businesses, residential buildings, and pedestrians, and during the playoffs, the Ambassadors and Clean Team will wear red “Curly W” hats.

“The Hospitality Ambassador team at NoMa BID joined the tremendous show of support for the Washington Nationals’ playoff efforts by bringing some serious Natitude to the NoMa neighborhood.  We passed out nearly 750 ‘Natitude’ stickers to pedestrians on the streets of NoMa, and they were snapped up very quickly,” said Hospitality and Outreach Manager Otavio Thompson.

The Nationals will play their first home playoff game today against the St. Louis Cardinals. Good luck, Nats!
National Guard Museum Renovations
The National Guard Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. will close Oct. 8 for renovations and reopen on Nov. 1 with a newly added gallery detailing the Guard’s service since the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001. With approximately 780 square feet, the 9/11 Era Gallery will tell the story of the Guard’s transition from a strategic reserve to an operational force over the past decade.
Design Minds, Inc. created the blueprint for the new gallery and Color-Ad, Inc. will install the exhibit.

The gallery will include a memorial wall displaying names of Guardsmen who died in support of the War on Terror; artifacts from domestic missions; pieces of steel from the World Trade Center towers; and uniforms worn by Guardsmen who served in Operation Noble Eagle, Operating Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 9/11 Era Gallery will be officially dedicated during a private ceremony on Nov. 17. For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Anne Armstrong, the deputy director of the National Guard Educational Foundation, at 202-408-5890 or

Northwest One Library Announcements
This October, stop in to celebrate Hispanic Heritage, participate in the city-wide DC Reads initiative, or pick out books, CDs, and DVDs for upcoming fall fun. Check out the Northwest One Library website for more information.

The Northeast Neighborhood Library is closed for renovation – so the most convenient libraries for our Capitol Hill, Trinidad, and NoMa neighbors are Northwest One, Southeast, and the soon-to-be open Rosedale. Southeast Neighborhood Library will have expanded hours during the renovation process. Learn more here:

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