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UPCOMING EVENTS
JUNE
24
Family Film Night: WALL-E
JUNE
24
Free Yoga Class at Metropolitan Branch Trail
JUNE
25
NoMa Summer Screen: When Harry Met Sally
JUNE
26
Rhythm in NoMa: The Pantones
JUNE
26
NoMa Run Group
JUNE
26
Free Fitness Class at Metropolitan Branch Trail
JUNE
27
National Postal Museum: Behind the Badge Opening
JUNE
28
Drink the District: Red, White & Brew
JUNE
28
VinoFest Wine and Music Festival
JUNE
29
FRESHFARM Farmer's Market
JULY
2
NoMa Summer Screen: The Muppets
JULY
4
July Fourth Bash
JULY
8
Family Film Night: Frozen
JULY
19
Bike and Beer Run with Chocolate City Brewery
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Tonight: WALL-E at Family Film Night
The fourth annual Family Film Night returns tonight, June 24 with a screening of WALL-E! Free food and beverages will be provided, courtesy of Harris Teeter at 7 PM. Families and children are invited to watch free, kid-centric films. This event will take place on the following four Tuesdays this summer:
  • June 24: WALL-E (2008, G)
  • July 8: Frozen (2013, PG)
  • July 22: The Lego Movie (2014, PG)
  • August 5: Despicable Me 2 (2013, PG)
Family Film Night at Sursum Corda will take place in the plaza at L and First Streets, NW. Please note that this is a different location than the field where NoMa Summer Screen takes place. The event starts at 7 PM with fun activities and free food. Films start at sunset.
Underpass Design Competition Semi-Finalists Selected
The NoMa Parks Foundation has selected 49 semi-finalists to continue on to the next phase of the NoMa Underpass Design Competition. The competition’s prestigious jury is comprised of Elizabeth Broun, the Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum; architect and columnist Roger Lewis; local artist Robin Rose; George Hemphill, local art curator/gallery owner and founding member of the District of Columbia Arts Center; and Charles “Sandy” Wilkes, Chair of the NoMa Parks Foundation, which is the sponsor of the competition.
 
The underpass competition seeks artists to install interactive installations in four underpasses at L, M, and K Streets, NE, and Florida Avenue, NE. The competition has generated overwhelming interest and excitement since its announcement in April. During the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) phase, the Foundation received 248 submissions from 14 countries, including a strong number of local entries. After a rigorous review, 49 semi-finalists now have four weeks to prepare their responses. Click here to view the full list of selected semi-finalists.
NoMa Summer Screen: When Harry Met Sally
NoMa Summer Screen continues tomorrow, June 25, with When Harry Met Sally! Grab your friends, family, and a blanket and enjoy this free film under the stars 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. When Harry Met Sally will be screened with subtitles. Coolers, children, and friendly (leashed) dogs are welcome. Please note that When Harry Met Sally is rated R.
 
Before the movie, check out Yappy Hour at TD Burger, located at 250 K Street, NE, around the corner from NoMa Summer Screen. There will be half-price bottles of wine, select beers, rail cocktails for $3.50, and select burgers for only $5. Pamper your dogs with free treats and other giveaways from Metro Mutts. Enjoy these specials from 5-8 PM.
 
Popped! Republic, Pho Wheels, DC Empanadas, BBQ Bus, and Pleasant Pops will be vending on site starting at 7 PM. Come early for the chance to win tickets to see GroupLove and Portugal. The Man at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for weather updates and giveaways.
 
Full lineup:
 
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.
Rhythm in NoMa Lunch Concert

Rhythm in NoMa, a free live concert series, continues Thursday, June 26! Stop by Union Center Plaza (810-840 First Street, NE) to enjoy the steel drum music of The Pantones. Jazz up your lunch break with live music from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM and free outdoor WiFi.


Full lineup:

  • June 26: The Pantones (Steel Drums)
  • July 3: NO CONCERT DUE TO HOLIDAY
  • July 10: Liz Biones (Jazz)
  • July 17: Sam’O (Reggae)

 
Thank you to Union Center Plaza Management Corporation, First Potomac DC Management, and Harbor Group Management for supporting this concert series.
 
Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID for weather updates and giveaways.

July Fourth Bash
Come enjoy face painting, music, moon bounces, games, and more at NoMa’s July Fourth Bash! This free and public event will be held at the Loree Grand Field on Second and L Streets, NE from 4-7 PM. Celebrate the Fourth of July with friends, family, and neighbors. Free hamburgers, hot dogs and watermelon will be provided for the first 200 people, courtesy of Harris Teeter. Feel free to bring a picnic as well. 

This free and public event is organized by the NoMa BID, and the site is provided by Toll Brothers Apartment Living.
Drink the District: Red, White & Brew
Eat, drink, and celebrate with your fellow Americans at Drink the District Saturday, June 28! Pick from two sessions to sample over 100 different beers and wines. The afternoon session will be from 1-4 PM and the evening session from 6-9 PM at 50 M Street, NE. Red, White, and Brew will also feature some of the district's best food trucks including The Big Cheese Truck, DC Slices, and more.

Just for newsletter subscribers: use the promo code 'NOMA' at checkout, and receive $10 off the standard $40 ticket price.
VinoFest Wine and Music Festival
Come out and celebrate wine, music, and local 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. 
 
Just for NoMa BID newsletter subscribers, use the code 'NOMA' for $15 off your ticket price. The event will begin at 2 PM at Union Market, 1309 Fifth Street, NE. Purchase your tickets here. A portion of the proceeds will go to two local DC charities: Bike2TheBeach and Dream for Kids D.C.
Angelika Pop-Up Now Open
The Angelika Film Center is bringing a small pop-up theatre to NoMa. The Angelika Pop-Up will showcase the films Chef and Violette at the end of this week. Be sure to check out this summer’s full lineup. Delight your tastebuds with gourmet treats including rosemary truffle popcorn and Intelligentsia coffee.
 
Purchase tickets in advance, and head to 550 Penn Street, NE for a curated film and food experience at Union Market.
 
The Angelika Pop-Up is a temporary theater that will operate during the development of a new full-scale Angelika Film Center, expected to open in late 2015 near Union Market.
Sunday Farmer's Market at Union Market
Spring has sprung at the FRESHFARM market at Union Market! Head over every summer Sunday from 11 AM - 3 PM. The market operates right outside of Union Market and features farmers and producers from the Chesapeake Watershed. This week, beets, spinach, radishes, greenhouse tomatoes, apples, asparagus, and more are in season.
 
FRESHFARM Markets also offers a unique matching dollars program for customers who use SNAP (Food Stamps/EBT), WIC and SFMNP checks.
Free Fitness and Yoga Classes
Get active in NoMa this summer with one of many local fitness opportunities. Join the NoMa Run Group or sign up for the upcoming Bike and Beer Run!

Running Groups:
  • The NoMa Run Group will meet every Thursday starting June 26 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.
  • "Bike and Beer Run" with Chocolate City Brewery. Start your bike or run interval at 9:30 AM or 7 PM on July 19 at the NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro Station (M Street side), and end at Chocolate City Brewery. Registration is free for Project Fitness DC members and $25 for non-members (price includes beer and a light snack after the run).
Free Yoga and Fitness 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 June and July at 6:30 PM, weather permitting. Visit MBT 5k on Facebook for news and announcements. Email metbranch5k@gmail.com for more information.
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