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Congresswoman Norton Open House
FotoBazaar Photo Exhibition
Haunted House: The Curse of Frau Mueller
Free Concert at Union Kitchen
BACA Neighborhood Walk with CM McDuffie
NPR: Ask Me Another
Bike & Hike
Taste of H Auction for J.O. Wilson Elementary School
Pumpkin Carving & Happy Hour
Union Station Celebration Sept. 30
Union Station celebrates the 25th anniversary of its reopening on Monday, September 30! Stop by the station for special activities and events, including a model of the exciting new changes planned for Union Station. 
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton Welcome Open House October 1
You are invited to greet Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton at her new district office in NoMa at a public open house tomorrow, October 1 from 5-7:30 PM at 90 K Street, NE. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Come give our Congresswoman and her staff a warm welcome to the neighborhood. Congresswoman Norton moved her primary District office to 90 K Street, NE, Suite 100, on April 30. Please click here to RSVP.
FotoDC presents the city’s first massive, open-to-all, un-juried, FotoBazaar this weekend! Over 200 photographers will showcase their work at 51 N Street, NE October 4 through 6. RSVP now for the opening party on Friday, October 4 from 6:30- 9 PM to get an exclusive sneak peek at the photograph bazaar displaying over 1,000 photographs, brush shoulders with local  photographers and curators, and enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and an open beer and wine bar. FotoDC will select their five favorite works from FotoBazaar to exhibit at a unique, outdoor show in the National Geographic courtyard during FotoWeekDC’s citywide photography festival.  Click here for more information.
Red Line Metro Closures October 4-6

Metro riders, be advised that this weekend three Red Line Metro Stations, Farragut North, Judiciary Square, and Union Station, will be closed. Gallery Place will remain open for Yellow and Green Line service only and Metro Center will operate Blue and Orange line trains. Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between Dupont Circle and NoMa-Gallaudet stations beginning at 10 PM on Friday, October 4 through system closing on Sunday, October 6. The metro closures this weekend are necessary to rebuild and renew third-rail components, install new rail fasteners, and allow for structural work. WMATA suggests riders consider the following tips to minimize their travel time:
 • Use the Green Line between Fort Totten and downtown DC when traveling on the eastern side of the Red Line
 • Use Metrobus as an alternative, especially when traveling along Wisconsin Ave NW and Connecticut Ave NW
Click here for more information about what to expect when traveling on the Metro this weekend.
Massive Haunted House this Fall
Boo! Prepare to be spooked at a 14-day haunted house extravaganza now open at 50 Florida Avenue, NE. Gravensteen Haunted Productions, which has created haunted houses around the world, transformed a warehouse  into an eerie haunted adventure. The Curse of Frau Mueller will take place each weekend of October and for a full week following Thursday, October 24 from 7 PM – 12 AM. This event is ticketed and open to all ages of the public who are brave enough to face-off against zombies, ghosts, and all the other tricks and treats waiting for them. Click here to buy tickets.
Save the Date: Free Pumpkin Carving and Happy Hour
Mark your calendars, because Thursday, October 24 NoMa BID will be hosting a free pumpkin carving, happy hour and costume party from 4:30-7 PM on the grassy lot outside 1100 First Street, NE (at Pierce Street). Children and adults of all ages are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and carve a jack-o-lantern to get in the Halloween spirit. Prizes will be given for the best costumes. Carving utensils will be provided. Don’t want to carve a pumpkin? No problem! Come by and enjoy a live reggae concert by Sam’O and the beer garden ambiance of this quintessential fall activity.

What: Free pumpkin carving, live concert, food and beer/wine available for purchase on site
When: Thursday, October 24, 4:30-7 PM
Where: 1150 First Street, NE (at Pierce Street)

Click here for more information. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID to stay updated on giveaways, prizes for best costume, food specials, and more.
Free NoMa Walking Tour October 6
Learn more about the NoMa neighborhood in 'NoMa: From the Beatles to NPR,' a walking tour led by the NoMa BID as part of WalkingTown DC. See where the Beatles played their first North American concert, hear the area's rich history, and learn how the NoMa Metro station sparked the sleek new development underway now in DC's fastest growing neighborhood. On Sunday, October 6, meet at Union Station Metro (near the Bikestation) at 2 pm. The tour will wind north through the neighborhood and end at 4 pm at Union Market. Reservations are not required but are appreciated. 

WalkingTown DC offers more than 40 free guided neighborhood walking tours, September 30 to October 6. Cultural Tourism DC created WalkingTown DC 13 years ago to attract residents and visitors to the city’s historic neighborhoods. Since then it has become an annual fixture in the community, expanding to highlight new development and neighborhood change within the District.
NPR Trivia and Comedy Show Comes to NoMa
NPR’s newest quiz show, Ask Me Another, is coming to NoMa! Ask Me Another is a fusion of brain teasers, pub trivia, comedy and music to create an animated 60-minute show that is sure to tickle your funny bone. The show is occupying NPR’s Studio 1 located at 111 North Capitol Street, NE on Thursday, October 10. DC local music legend and punk rock icon Ian Mackaye will take the stage with Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg, House Musician Jonathan Coulton and the show’s resident puzzle guru. Tickets are $15 and are available here. Doors open at 6 PM, show starts at 7 PM.

Want to be a contestant? If you think you have the gumption and the guts to square off with a competitor and correctly answer trivia questions, please email with “DC” in the subject line. You may be selected for the competition and be on air for audiences everywhere to hear.
Community Events in NoMa
Neighborhood Walk with Councilmember McDuffie and BACA: Saturday, October 5, 9:30 – 11 AM. Join the Bates Area Civic Association and Councilmember Kenyan McDuffue for a neighborhood walk-through with Metropolitan Police, DCRA, DPW, DPR, and several other agencies. The route will be mapped out in advance, so please email Geovani Bonilla at to include a specific location you wish to have included in the walk.

Eckington Civic Association Meeting: Monday, October 7, 7 PM. Join the Eckington Civic Association at The Summit at St. Martin's, located at 116 T Street, NE for their monthly meeting. Presentations will cover historic designation, wired cycling, crime solvers, and community updates. 

Annual Taste of H Auction for J.O. Wilson Elementary School: Sunday, October 13th, 2013 from 5-9 PM. Support J.O. Wilson Elementary School at the Second Annual Taste of H Auction at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Enjoy a food tasting from your favorite H Street restaurants, and sip on wine or beer while listening to live music. DC Councilmember Tommy Wells will be the master of ceremony and kick off the live and silent auctions. To purchase tickets, please visit

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