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Union Market Drive-In: Julie and Julia
Haunted House: The Curse of Frau Mueller
Free Concert at Union Kitchen
Bike & Hike
Taste of DC
Taste of H Auction for J.O. Wilson Elementary School
Pumpkin Carving & Happy Hour

Pumpkin Carving and Happy Hour
Pop over to the NoMa pumpkin patch party! Carve a jack-o-lantern with your friends and family on Thursday, October 24 from 4:30-7 PM outside 1150 First Street, NE. Union Kitchen vendors will be selling food, warm apple cider, and (for the over-21 crowd) beer. Carving utensils will be provided and prizes will be given to the best costumes. Don’t want to carve a pumpkin? No problem! Come by and enjoy a petting zoo complete with bunnies, chickadees, and more. DC local Sam’O will perform live music at this quintessential fall activity. There will be a candy scavenger hunt for children starting at 5:30 PM. More at
Lease Signed at Sentinel Square
General Services Administration (GSA) signed a ten-year lease for 10,525 SF of office space at Sentinel Square at 90 K Street, NE. This is one of two leases GSA signed in 2013 and both were awarded to Sentinel Square. This recent lease brings the LEED-Gold building to 87% leased. Sentinel Square I is a joint venture between Trammell Crow Company, Crow Holdings and Cottonwood Partners.
Union Market: New Events and Shuttle Route
Take advantage of new fall events and amenities at Union Market. Did you know that there is a lunchtime shuttle, affectionately named “The Roadie” that runs every 20 minutes Wednesday through Friday from 11 AM-2 PM? The three pick-up stops include Union Market, Union Station (First and G Street, NE), and First and L Street, NE. Plan your trip based on the scheduled stop times. The shuttle also runs in the early evening on Fridays for attendees of the returning DC Drive-In outdoor movie series

This Friday, October 11, Julie and Julia will be projected onto Union Market’s giant 3-story exterior wall. Starting at 7 PM, enjoy music, contests, giveaways, and of course dine with the delicious Union Market vendors before the DC Drive-In movie begins. Don’t have a car? There will be a secured picnic area on the parking lot for bikers and walkers. Showtime is 8 PM. Click here for more information about inclement weather policy and view the full film lineup.

Save the date for Thread at Dock 5, a three-day retail salon starting November 29 and lasting through December 1. This event will offer a curated mix of highly designed fashion, art, home, shoes and accessories. Click here for more information about the participating retailers and the times the salon will be operating each day.

National Guard Memorial Museum Open
"Always Ready, Always There” is the motto of the National Guard, and this remains true for their dedicated museum during the government shutdown. The National Guard Memorial Museum’s doors are still open for tours from 9 AM-4 PM Monday through Friday. Admission is free. Click here for more information about the only museum dedicated to telling the story of the National Guard from its roots in Colonial America to its current global operations.
You’ve never been to an Oktoberfest celebration quite like Dogtoberfest, a dog-friendly festival at Union Kitchen lot on Saturday, October 26 from 12-4 PM. The event will feature a doggy photobooth, costume contest, adoption dogs from Washington Humane Society and a wide array of food and drink vendors for both people and their pooches. Mark your calendars for this unique event at Third and L Streets, NE.
Free Saturday Concert at Union Kitchen Lot
Celebrate the arrival of autumn with free live concerts at the Lot @ Union Kitchen from 5-10 PM. DC’s own Greenland and Bella Russia and NYC gypsy master Mary Alouette will each be performing this Saturday, October 12.  Bring a friend, neighbor and your family, and swing over to Third and L Streets, NE. These free evening performances are held every Saturday through November 2. Click here for full concert lineup and dates. This concert series is organized by Union Kitchen and sponsored by the NoMa BID.

Concerts at Union Kitchen Lot Feature:
- Union Kitchen’s awesome food trucks and vendors (follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID for more details!)
-@UnionKitchenDC will be selling beer and wine

Public Meetings
Florida Avenue Multimodal Transportation Study: Thursday, October 17, 7-9 PM, Gallaudet University (Jordan Student Academic Center). Join the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) for a discussion on how to improve Florida Avenue, NE. Please visit or contact Gabe Onyeador, Project Manager at for more information.

DC Streetcar Construction Update for H/Benning Line: Tuesday, October 22, 6:30-8 PM, Miner Elementary School (601 15th Street, NE). DDOT will provide an update on the roadway construction progress underway and what residents can expect for delivery of streetcar vehicles. Please contact the DC Streetcar management team at or call 855-413-2954 for more information about this meeting.

Eckington Clean Up: Saturday, October 29, 10 AM-12 PM, meet at Harry Thomas Recreation Center.

Taste of DC This Weekend
Head down to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between Ninth and 14th streets from 12 AM-7 PM for Taste of DC, the annual event to showcase the culinary delights of DC. $10 general admission gives you access to over 70 DC restaurants, live music, speed-eating competitions and cooking demonstrations. You can purchase tickets in advance here.  Each food vendor will prepare a few selections from its regular menu starting at $1-$3 each. Keep your eyes peeled for the 22 Union Kitchen vendors who are participating in this festival!

Full List of Union Kitchen Members Participating:

2Armadillos Banana Love MuffinBlind Dog CafeBorder SpringsChayaCherry Blossom CreativeComida Latina, Crankcases, Cured DC District DoughnutsGlover's Pepper SauceGone NativeJRINK JuiceryLe Petite TreatLos VerracosMilk CultMotisolaNutrition Synergies, Rare SweetsRunningByrd Iced TeaThunder Beast Root Beer and Thunder Pig Confectionary.

Local Charitable Fundraisers
Support J.O. Wilson Elementary School at the Second Annual Taste of H Auction, Sunday, October 13th, from 5-9 PM 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

Join NAIOP Maryland/DC REEL (Real Estate Emerging Leaders) for their Tailgate for Charity on Wednesday, November 6 from 5:30-8 PM at 440 First Street, NE for a night of networking, competitive corn-hole mania and charitable fund raising. Sign up to compete to be corn-hole champion, or enjoy the evening as a spectator of a 16-team corn-hole tournament. All proceeds go to 826DCa Washington, DC based non-profit organization dedicated to improving the creativity and writing skills of DC students age 6 - 18. Click here to register.

Thrills and Chills at NoMa Haunted House
Boo! Think you are brave enough to face-off against zombies, ghosts, and all the other tricks and treats waiting in store for you at a haunted house extravaganza? Gravensteen Haunted Productions, which has created haunted houses around the world, transformed the warehouse at 50 Florida Avenue, NE 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 – 11 PM. This event is ticketed and open to all ages of the public who dare to enter. Click here to buy tickets.
Large Crowds for FotoBazaar and Walking Town DC
Wade Carey for East City Art 

There was a hefty amount of foot traffic throughout NoMa last weekend, despite the Metro closures on the Red Line.  FotoBazaar, an unjuried photography showcase presented by FotoDC attracted over 2,000 people to 51 N Street, NE. If you missed it, check out the FotoNoMa exhibit in 51 N Street, NE from November 1-10, and the FotoBazaar exhibit at National Geographic’s outdoor courtyard during the same week in November.

Walking Town DC, organized by Cultural Tourism, brought almost 50 people to NoMa for a walking tour entitled “NoMa: From the Beatles to NPR” led by the NoMa BID. This is the largest group the NoMa tour has ever attracted during the annual Walking Town DC. Thank you to everyone who participated! We hope you enjoyed yourselves and learned some fun facts about the past, present and future of the neighborhood.

Retail Specials
TD Burger
Beer and burger for $5: 4-7 PM, M-F. GW Classic Burger and Oktoberfest Hofbrau beer.

Todd Gray's Watershed
Wine Happy Hour (Mondays 4-7 pm; $5 House Wines)
2 for 1 Tuesdays (4-7 pm, 2 for 1 Miller Lite Bottles)
1/2 Price Wine Night (Fridays 4-7 pm; applies to all wine bottles under $50)
Burger and Beer Special (Wednesdays, 2 pm - close; Burger & Draft Beer Special $15)

Union Market
$7 Lunch Specials (11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Wed - Fri)
Buffalo & Bergen: Salad and a Knish
DC Empanadas: Empanada and a cup of soup
Neopol Smokery: Half Smoked Salmon BLT sandwich, chips, and a beverage
Rappahannock Oyster Bar: Daily Lunch Special
TaKorean: Three TaKos

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