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Forward Festival OUTSIDE Block Party in NoMa
Met Branch Trail 5k
Two Rivers Gala
The Perfect Pita

The frozen yogurt is back! Now that warmer weather is here to stay, get your spring and summer cool fix at The Perfect Pita, with their frozen yogurt. Also try one of their fresh, veggie-filled pita wraps, or a delicious pizza. 1300 Second Street, NE
Music & Block Party in NoMa SATURDAY
Forward Festival brings Outside, a one-day music festival and block party, to NoMa TOMORROW, Saturday, April 28. Don’t miss the sound stages, food vendors, outdoor bar, boutique artist market, live performance art, and installation art. The family-friendly event will take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Loree Grand Field, Second and L Streets, NE. The event is part of Forward Festival, a five-day celebration of electronic creative culture that is now in its fifth year. The festival includes day- and night-time events, educational workshops/panel discussions, custom-built sculpture and interactive digital installations. For more information, visit The NoMa BID is one of the festival's key sponsors. 
NoMa Summer Screen Lineup Announced!

NoMa Summer Screen is the neighborhood’s most anticipated summer event – and the fun starts in just four weeks! This year’s theme ‘Is 2012 the End of the World?’ features films about world-ending scenarios as a spoof on the doomsday prophesies marking the end of the Mayan calendar.
Mark your calendars for your favorite blockbusters from ‘Is 2012 the End of the World?:’*
·          May 23: The Day After Tomorrow: (Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal) A climatologist tries to figure out a way to save the world from abrupt global warming. He must get to his young son in New York, which is being taken over by a new ice age. PG-13.
·          May 30: Dr. Strangelove: (Stanley Kubrick, Peter Sellers) An insane general starts a nuclear holocaust process that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. PG.
·          June 6: Men in Black: (Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones) Two men who keep an eye on aliens in New York City must try to save the world after the aliens threaten to blow it up. PG-13.
·          June 13: Shaun of the Dead: A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. R.
·          June 20: Wall-E: (Pixar, Animated) In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. G.
·          June 27: Ghostbusters: (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd) Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. PG.
·          July 4: Independence Day: (Will Smith, Bill Pullman) The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, humanity’s best weapon is the will to survive. PG-13.
·          July 11: Red Dawn: (Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson) It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town and country from invading Soviet forces. PG-13.
·          July 18: War Games: (Matthew Broderick) A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III. PG.
·          July 25: The Incredibles: (Pixar, Animated) A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. PG.
·          August 1: Jurassic Park: The Lost World: During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaurs to run amok. PG-13.
·          August 8: Deep Impact: (Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni) Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive? PG-13.
NoMa Summer Screen is a free, 12-week outdoor film series in NoMa, Washington, DC’s fastest growing neighborhood. The event takes place Wednesdays from May 23 to August 8 on the Loree Grand Field at Second and L Streets, NE. The event starts at 7 p.m. with music, giveaways, family fun, food vendors and picnicking. Films start at dark. Subtitles are provided for all films. Find more details at Interested in sponsoring? Interested in being a ‘NoMa-resident’ DJ this year? Contact Rachel Davis
Launching a Parks Vision at the Annual Meeting 
At NoMa’s snazzy Annual Showcase April 19, the NoMa BID unveiled a strategic vision for creating a network of parks in NoMa. The event attracted more than 200 people for cocktails, networking, and NoMa news. For the first time in public, NoMa BID President Robin-Eve Jasper unveiled the conceptual designs for three new parks in NoMa and the early concepts for a modern, monumental gateway at the New York Avenue/Florida Avenue/First Street intersection. For the last few years, NoMa stakeholders have gathered public input and collaborated to identify sites and financing approaches for this initiative.

“Simply put, the vision is inspiring,” said Jasper. “Everyone knows that this great NoMa neighborhood needs great parks, and taking these ideas to the NoMa property owners and city leaders has created a lot of excitement already.” Jasper cautioned that these ideas are a vision, and there are many details to be worked out. However, all the property owners adjacent to the affected parcels have been approached, and many are considering ways they can incorporate the NoMa parks ideas into their own future developments. View more information and images of the public realm vision.
Special thanks to Tishman Speyer and The Rockefeller Group for hosting the BID’s annual meeting, and to TW Telecom and TD Bank for sponsoring the event. 
Street Banners Are Live!
Launching a street banner program is one of the BID’s largest investments in our long-term branding campaign. Last week, more than 300 banners were installed throughout the neighborhood. Six colorful and artistic designs evoke the distinct characteristics of NoMa, showing a train, a cyclist, the water tower silhouette, daffodils, a satellite dish, and an active, jumping person. Let us know what you think of the banners on Twitter.
111 K Street Sells to New Boston Fund
New Boston Fund, Inc., a private equity real estate investment, development and management firm, announced this week that it acquired 67,000 square feet of leasable office space at 111 K Street NE from the J Street Companies. New Boston has selected Geoffrey M. Kieffer and Andrew T. Wolf from the J Street Companies to lease the property.
Completed in 2010, 111 K Street NE is a Class A 85,000-square-foot, 11-story building located at First and K Streets, NE. The building boasts a landscaped rooftop terrace with 360 degree views of the city including the U.S. Capitol Building. The building was built to LEED certification standards with green features that include a stormwater management plan to reduce runoff, a green roof, water-conserving plumbing features and recycled building materials. The contemporary, all-glass Gensler-designed structure features 9-foot ceilings, a 3,000-square-foot shared conference center and private reserved underground parking.
Walmart Project Wins Business Journal Award
Each April, the Washington Business Journal recognizes the top real estate maneuvers, strategies and deals in the region. The Walmart deal at 77 H Street, NW, was awarded Top Retail Lease in 2011. The mixed-use project will be home to a 75,000-square-foot Walmart and 300 apartment units. The site at First and H streets will be one of the first Walmarts in the country to have apartments above the retail store, which is also slated to feature a 40,000-square-foot grocery and pharmacy. Developer JBG Cos., JBG Rosenfeld Retail, Bennett Group and MV+A Architects collaborated to design the new store and residence. Read more.
Met Branch Trail 5k Race May 5: Register

The second annual Met Branch Trail 5k Race/Walk takes place Saturday, May 5, 2012 and will be held on the off-road, paved portion of the MBT bike trail in Northeast DC, starting at 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of S Street and 4th Street, NE, and the trail entrance. To register, and for business sponsorship information, visit: You can also “Like” MBT5K on Facebook at The first 150 students under the age of 18 who register online will be able to participate without charge.

NoMa Farmers Market Hiring Manager
Now in its second year, the NoMa Farmers Market starts soon! The market runs Wednesday afternoons, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., from May 30 to October 31. The NoMa BID, which oversees the market, is seeking a part-time market manager to oversee day-of-market operations each week. The paid position is for 8 to 10 hours per week. View the full job description to apply.
Gallaudet Campus Plan: Give Your Input

Gallaudet University welcomes community members to join them for a workshop about the University 2022 Campus Plan. A community workshop will be held Monday, April 30, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Gallaudet University’s Peikoff Alumni House, 800 Florida Avenue, NE. For more information, please contact Julia Triman at
Two Rivers Gala: May 5
Bike to Work Day May 18: Register Now
April Showers
CHAMPS Presents Real Estate Development Series
Leadership Training at CCDC
Small Business Legal Clinic
Brookland Happy Hour

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