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NoMa Summer Screen: Silver Linings Playbook
Rhythm in NoMa Lunch Concert
Free Fitness Class at Metropolitan Branch Trail
NoMa Summer Screen: Midnight in Paris
Freshfarm Markets at Union Market
Family Film Night: WALL-E
VinoFest Wine and Music Festival

NoMa Summer Screen: Silver Linings Playbook
Head to the Loree Grand Field (250 K Street, NE) today, June 4, to watch Silver Linings Playbook! Grab your friends, family, and a blanket and enjoy this free film under the stars at NoMa Summer Screen. Music, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking, and fun for all ages start at 7 PM, film starts at sunset. Silver Linings Playbook will be screened with subtitles. Coolers, children, and friendly (leashed) dogs are welcome. Please note that Silver Linings Playbook is rated R.
The food trucks participating in tonight’s NoMa Summer Screen are Popped! Republic, The Big Cheese Truck, DC Empanadas, DC Slices, and Pleasant Pops.
Full Lineup:
• May 28: Back to the Future (1985, PG)
• June 4: Silver Linings Playbook (2012, R)
• June 11: Midnight in Paris (2011, PG)
• June 18: Up (2009, PG)
• June 25: When Harry Met Sally (1989, R)
• July 2: Clueless (1995, PG-13)
• July 9: The Muppets (2011, PG)
• July 16: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012, PG-13)
• 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.
The property is owned by Toll Brothers Apartment Living®, who are hosting the film series again this year.
Rhythm in NoMa Returns Thursday


Rhythm in NoMa, a free live concert series begins this Thursday, June 5! Enjoy everything from steel drums to funk at the Union Center Plaza (810-840 First Street, NE). These lunchtime concerts will take place every Thursday afternoon from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM until July 17. Jazz up your lunch break with live music and free outdoor WiFi with your friends and coworkers.
This Thursday’s concert will feature R&B jams by Johnny Artis. Here is this summer’s full lineup:

  • June 5: Johnny Artis (R&B)
  • June 12: Levi Stephens (Funk/Blues)
  • June 19: Annie Sidley (R&B)
  • June 26: The Pantones (Steel Drums)
  • July 10: Liz Biones (Jazz)
  • July 17: Sam’O (Reggae)

Thank you to Union Center Plaza Management Corp., First Potomac DC Management, and Harbor Group Management for supporting this concert series.
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Free Fitness and Yoga Classes
Get active this summer at free yoga and fitness classes on the Metropolitan Branch Trail!  Brought to you by the MBT 5k, classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June and July at 6:30 PM, weather permitting. The first class will be on Thursday, June 5!
Tuesdays:  Yoga with Crystal Moore in the mini park at Fourth & S Streets NE (and the trail intersection).  Bring towel or mat. For more information, click here.
Thursdays:  Fitness classes at Eighth & Edgewood Streets (at trail entrance near Chocolate City Beer) with Project Fitness. For more information, click here.
Bring a friend! Visit MBT5K on Facebook for news and announcements.  Email for more information.
VinoFest Wine and Music Festival
Come out and celebrate wine, music, and DC culture at the first annual VinoFest Wine and Music Festival on Saturday, June 28! VinoFestDC is curated to bring together boutique Virginia and imported wines, local food vendors, and musical performances from emerging and established artist for a one-day festival experience. Attendees will be treated to four wine tastings.
The event will begin at 2 PM at Union Market, 1309 Fifth St, NE. Purchase your tickets here. A portion of the proceeds will go to two local DC charities: Bike2TheBeach and Dream for Kids D.C.
Community Events
Do More 24: Give Back to Your Community
On June 19, Open Arms Housing, Inc. will be participating in Do More 24. Powered by United Way of the National Capital Area, this 24-hour online fundraiser will raise much-needed funding for Open Arms Housing and other local nonprofit organizations working throughout the Washington, DC region. Open Arms Housing, Inc.'s mission is to provide permanent homes with a welcoming and supportive environment to women who are homeless with a wide range of mental health issues. Currently, their building is home to 16 formerly homeless women. 

Get involved: open Arms Housing needs volunteers to assist with their fundraising efforts and event coordination for Do More 24.  Email to join the OAH Street Team.

New CSA in Bloomingdale
Radix Farm is now offering a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) pick-up in Bloomingdale!  Members will pick up their CSA share each Thursday outside of Big Bear Café at 1700 First Street, NW from 5:30-7:00 PM. To sign up, please click here to fill out the online registration form.
CSA members will receive a weekly share of a wide variety of fresh and seasonal produce. Radix Farm grows over 50 types and hundreds of varieties of vegetables in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, less than 10 miles from DC. Their farm is Certified Naturally Grown, which means they follow organic practices to grow high-quality, diversified produce for the CSA, farmers markets, and restaurants.

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