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NoMa Summer Screen: Center Stage
JUNE
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Lobby Project Art Opening: Tang
JUNE
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Free Outdoor Yoga on MBT
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NoMa Junction @ Storey Park Paint Jam
JUNE
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NoMa Walking Tour
JUNE
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Farmer's Market at Union Market
JUNE
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Bloomingdale Farmer's Market
JUNE
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NoMa Summer Screen: Bride & Prejudice
JUNE
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NoMa Parks Community Conversation
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Center Stage at NoMa Summer Screen
Center Stage hits the screen at NoMa Summer Screen on Wednesday, June 3. This year’s danciest film series under the stars will be hosted in a new location at NoMa Junction @ Storey Park, a future development site at 1005 First Street, NE, that will be transformed for 2015 into NoMa's best temporary park yet. The new site is asphalt, so we highly recommend you bring low beach chairs or cushions.
 
The event starts at 7 PM, and films start at dark. DJs, giveaways, as well as the usual food trucks, picnicking, and more start when the doors open. All movies are screened with subtitles.
 
2015 NoMa Summer Screen Schedule:
  • June 3: Center Stage (PG-13)
  • June 10: Bride & Prejudice (PG-13)
  • June 17: Flashdance (R)
  • June 24: Strictly Ballroom (PG, 1992)
  • July 1: Grease (PG-13)
  • July 8: Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (PG)
  • July 15: Singing in the Rain
  • July 22: Save the Last Dance (PG-13)
  • July 29: Moulin Rouge (PG-13)
  • August 5: Stomp the Yard (PG-13)
  • August 12: Footloose (R)
The 2015 NoMa Summer Screen series is hosted by Storey Park, a 712,000 SF mixed-use project with office, retail and residential in the heart of NoMa, coming in 2017. Developed by First Potomac Realty Trust and Perseus Realty. For more information on Storey Park, visit www.storeypark.com. The event is sponsored by 2M, a WC Smith property, and Bozzuto’s NoMa properties: Elevation, Flats 130, 77H, Loree Grand at Union Place, and Senate Square.
Paint Jam Saturday
This weekend, 55 artists will transform an asphalt lot into the largest piece of outdoor art in Washington, D.C. The public is invited to watch the spectacular transformation take place at a Paint Jam event at NoMa Junction @ Storey Park (1005 First Street, NE) on Saturday, June 6, from 11 AM - 8 PM. 

The NoMa BID is partnering with hip-hop nonprofit Words, Beats & Life to produce the art. The artists won't just cover the walls with art, they will enliven more than an acre on the ground. Master Artists Pose 2 & Cita “CheLove” Sadeli will create two significant murals inspired by the NoMa neighborhood. 53 additional artists from DC, MD, VA, PA, NJ and NY will add to the canvas with a series of smaller murals. 

Words, Beats & Life anticipates using 200 gallons of paint to create the murals, including 500 cans of spray paint. Join us on Saturday to watch that paint come to life.
NoMa WiFi Expansion

NoMa’s free outdoor WiFi network has been in operation for over a year and hosted 15,000+ unique users on the system, and an average of 150 users per day. In May 2015, the NoMa BID expanded the WiFi network to include NoMa Junction @ Storey Park (where NoMa Summer Screen is held), H Street, NW between North Capitol and First Streets, and further along North Capitol Street. This expansion increases NoMa's WiFi coverage to 20 blocks, with 23 access points.

Lobby Project Art Opening
Join us on Thursday, June 4 for an evening of wine and fantastic art! Artist Tang explores the journey from the rural to the urban in his installation entitled One More Thing. The newest art exhibition in the Lobby Project explores the journey from the rural to the urban. One More Thing is not a one-way journey, but rather a call to action to bring these two worlds closer. Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) curated this exhibit.

Details:
Thursday, June 4
6-8 PM
Lobby Project, 1200 First Street, NE
Click here for more information
 
NoMa Parks Community Conversation

The NoMa Parks Foundation invites you to a community gathering on Thursday, June 18 to learn about NoMa’s parks projects and discuss how to make the neighborhood more beautiful and enjoyable. Join us at the Courtyard by Marriott for a community conversation starting at 6:30 PM, and a light dinner at 6 PM. Meet your neighbors, get an update on the parks plans, and get involved in improving the neighborhood! 

Please click here to RSVP for this free and public event. For more information, please contact Stacie West, NoMa Parks Foundation's Director of Parks Projects at swest@nomaparks.org.

NoMa: Luxury Living for Pets and People
Many luxury apartment buildings don't just offer high-end amenities for their human residents, but pamper their furry four-legged inhabitants. Bisnow recently published a list of the top six most luxurious pet friendly apartments, and highlighted two NoMa buildings, 2 M Street and Camden NoMa. With amenities ranging from a pet spa, play area, private dog park, grooming station, and yappy hours, it's no wonder these two buildings are on the forefront of ensuring that all residents have a dog-on good time. Click here for more information about all the apartments in NoMa.
Drink Beer, Play Games at Wunder Garten
Just in time for summer, the Wunder Garten beer garden is officially open with German beer, great atmosphere, and games! Courtesy of NoMa's future tenant REI, patrons can now play cornhole, ladder ball, and frisbee while sipping on their beers.

Located at 150 M Street, NE, steps from the NoMa/Gallaudet U Metro station, the beer garden occupies the last parcel in the 2.5 million SF Constitution Square development. The 300-seat venue is styled as a Bavarian beer garden and is a place neighbors and friends can meet, socialize, or take a free outdoor education class with REI.

The drink menu will feature Bavarian, Austrian, and German beers. Food will be provided by a rotating selection of the region’s most popular food trucks. Wunder Garten is open 4-10 PM Monday - Friday and 12-10 PM Saturday and Sunday. 
Now Hiring: NoMa Marketing & Events Intern
Want to give back to your neighborhood and have some fun while you do it? NoMa BID wants YOU to intern with us this summer! We're looking for a design-savvy college student to be our Marketing & Events Intern, and lend a hand at NoMa Summer Screen, Family Film Night, and other NoMa events. Please click here to view the job description for our paid Marketing and Events Internship.
Carpe Librum: Pop-Up Bookstore Open
Turning the Page, a local education nonprofit, opened a pop-up, gently used book store in NoMa at 140 M Street, NE. This will be Turning the Page's second Carpe Librum pop-up bookstore, and the first in NoMa.

All proceeds from the pop-up will directly benefit Turning the Page and their family engagement programs in D.C. public schools. The pop-up will sell high-quality, gently used books, CDs, and DVDs, all priced $1 to $4. Donations of used books, CDs, and DVDs can be dropped off directly at the pop-up whenever it is open.

The Carpe Librum NoMa pop-up is open Monday through Friday 11 AM – 7:30 PM and Saturdays 11:30 AM – 6 PM. The pop-up will be open through the summer.
Community Events
Free Outdoor Yoga
Thursdays, 6-7 PM, Metropolitan Branch Trail at Rhode Island Avenue Pedestrian Bridge
Grab your yoga mat and join Serenity Place DC, a neighborhood yoga studio for a free weekly, outdoor community yoga class the Metropolitan Branch Trail.  

Union Market Farmer's Market
Sundays, 11 AM - 2 PM, 1309 Fifth Street, NE
Union Market hosts a Farmstand with organic vegetables, fruits, jams, eggs, and more. Plus, visit all the artisanal delights inside Union Market.

Bloomingdale Farmer's Market
Sundays, 9 AM - 1 PM, First and R Streets, NW
Every summer Sunday, head over to the Bloomingdale Farmer's Market for fresh, local produce, cheeses, plants, and more! 
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