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NoMa Summer Screen: Ferris Bueller's Day Off
ANC 6 Meeting
NoMa Beer Fest
Sunday Supper at Union Market
Good Food Marketplace at Union Market
Family Film NIght
NoMa Summer Screen: Bridesmaids

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NoMa Beer Fest Saturday
Love beer, live music and great food? NoMa Beer Fest is this Saturday, August 17! This free outdoor festival features a dozen beers, including specialty beers such as Heurich’s Lager (DC Brau) and Brimstone&Clover (Right Proper). All-local breweries include DC Brau, Chocolate City Brewing Company, District Chophouse, Capital City Brewing Company, Three Stars Brewing Company, The Brewer’s Art (Baltimore) and Right Proper Brewery (opening soon in Shaw). View the full beer selection from all seven breweries and the smattering delights from the food vendors at!

Vibe to music by Mission South, a DC-based Roots Rock/Blues band, DJ Grey Goon, and local R&B favorite Johnny Artis. Bring your A-game for corn hole, bocce, and bear pong (that is not a typo!) coached by your friends at DC Bocce League. For the kiddos, SCRAP-DC and CNU DC Chapter is organizing a chalk mural, face painting, magnet crafts, and sprinklers to beat the heat. Join the Washington Area Bicyclist Association for a Met Branch Trail ride and clean-up Saturday morning, then relax at NoMa Beer Fest.

Follow @NoMaBID and #NoMaBeerFest for updates and free giveaways.

Beer Fest Details
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2 pm to 8 pm
Rain or Shine
Location: Parking Lot at 1250 First Street, NE (at First & N Streets)
Metro/Bus: NoMa/Gallaudet U (Red Line), or 90/92 Bus on Florida Avenue
Admission: FREE. Purchase your beer tickets online now to bypass lines at the event, but you may also purchase beer tickets at the event: $5 beers and four tasting tickets for $10. (First 100 people get a free tasting ticket.)
Under 21? Children and friendly leashed dogs are welcome. IDs will be checked at the gate. This event is free and open to the public.
More information at
Ferris Bueller at NoMa Summer Screen
“Hey, Cameron. You realize if we played by the rules right now we'd be in gym?” Your favorite ‘80s Outlaw Hero comes to NoMa Summer Screen Wednesday, Aug. 14 with the iconic comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Come out to the Loree Grand Field at Second and L Streets, NE with a picnic, cooler, Frisbee, blanket, and your friendly (leashed) dog. Fojol Brothers, Doug the Food Dude, Popped! Republic, Curbside Cupcakes and DC Empanadas will all be serving tasty treats on the field. Across the street, the team at Union Kitchen is hosting a happy hour-style hang-out with food trucks, beer, and music at their Lot at Third & L Streets, NE. The fun starts at 7 PM and the film starts at sunset. A video short filmed by local videographer Nick Fitzhugh will be screened immediately prior to the feature film, showcasing the transformation of a vacant church in southwest DC by artist HENSE.
NoMa Summer Screen is organized by the NoMa BID. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates, free giveaways and weather cancellations. More at P.S. Wednesday, Aug. 21 is the LAST NoMa Summer Screen of the season, showing Bridesmaids!
NoMa Ambassador Earns Citizenship
NoMa BID President Robin-Eve Jasper congratulating Nazir Nura on his American citizenship

In a solemn ceremony on Tuesday, August 13, NoMa BID Hospitality Ambassador Nazir Nura became an American citizen! The entire NoMa BID team would like to congratulate him on this honor and achievement. Nazir fled his native Ethiopia in 2000 and spent three years in a refugee camp in Kenya before moving to the United States. “I have no words to say; it’s such a long story,” he told the NoMa staff. “The United States helped me get this chance. I have a US passport and now can return to Ethiopia to see my mom, who I’ve missed for over 10 years.” Nazir has other siblings in the United States but has not seen his mother in more than a decade. “I am proud to be an American,” Nazir said, through joyful tears. Nazir has worked at NoMa BID since November 2012 and has been a fantastic addition to the team.
Project Fitness Events
Before NoMa Summer Screen Wednesday, join an outdoor fitness class in NoMa organized by Project Fitness, a DC-based fitness company:

Wednesday, August 14: Individual and Partner Agility Drills and shuttle run, followed up with power yoga, 6 PM: Loree Grand Field. Wednesday classes are donation- based, $5 suggested. Project Fitness will provide Vitamin Water and raffle off a gift certificate to Sweet Green as 15% discount vouchers on the upcoming Local Fitness Leader Boot Camp and Brunch on Sunday, August 31 at 10 AM at Union Market  
How to Train Your Dragon at Family Film Night
Family Film Night continues at Sursum Corda Tuesday, August 20 with How to Train Your Dragon! Families, children, and neighbors gather at the plaza at First and L Streets, NW for kid-friendly movies, free food, games and more. This week, enjoy a fun dragon craft organized by SCRAP-DC! A special THANK YOU to sponsor Harris Teeter, who supports this event by providing all the food. The fun starts at 7 PM and the movies start at sunset. Free. Location: Plaza at First and L Streets, NW in Sursum Corda.

For more information, go to This will be the final Family Film Night of the summer.
New Farmer's Market on Sundays
Visit the new farmers market at Union Market each Sunday through October 27, 10 AM to 2 PM. The market operates outside Union Market on Neal Place and features 11 farmers and producers, all highlighting the flavors of the Chesapeake Watershed. The market is organized by Edens, the owner and developer of Union Market, and FRESHFARM Markets, a nonprofit that operates 10 producer-only markets in the D.C. region. To lower economic barriers to fresh local foods, FRESHFARM Markets is offering Match Dollars to shoppers using their SNAP (Food Stamps/EBT), WIC, and SFMNP checks: for $15 spent using these nutritional benefits, FRESHFARM will give the shopper an additional $15 FREE Market Dollars to spend at market. 

Products at the Market include: Lettuce, peaches, plums, asian pears, sweet corn, tomatoes, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, summer squash, sweet peppers, hot peppers, zucchini, fingerling potatoes, basil, watermelon, cantaloupe, eggplant, eggs, honey, pickles, sauerkraut, relish, pastries, cookies, baklava, preserves, local herb and fruit flavored sodas, vegan soups and salads, flowers, hand-made soaps, hand lotions. Click here for a full lineup of vendors. For more information about Union Market, please visit Follow the market on Twitter: @FRESHFARMUnMkt.
More Union Market Events
Good Food Marketplace August 18
The Good Food Marketplace will be held alongside the bustling vendors at Union Market. This will be the first opportunity for local foodies to taste and buy Good Food Award winning products and meet members of the Good Food Merchants Guild on the East Coast. Free and open to the public from 11 AM-3 PM. VIP Hour begins at 10:00 AM. More information and tickets here.

Sunday Supper August 18
Eight renowned chefs will host Union Market’s annual Sunday Supper, an evening for food lovers to experience a private, family-style dinner at Union Market. This event benefits the James Beard Foundation and the Good Food Merchants Guild. More information and tickets here.

Upcoming Community Events
ANC 6C Meeting
Wednesday, August 14: ANC 6C is meeting at 7 pm at 700 2nd Street NE  (Kaiser Permanente). 
The agenda includes:
  - TD Burger & Indigo liquor license applications
  - Uline Arena redevelopment public space & transportation changes (primarily related to Congress Street NE).
  - KIPP charter school is seeking to open a high school at the former Hamilton School adjacent to Gallaudet on Brentwood Parkway (near the corner of 6th & Penn NE).
  - CHNNA will have its August meeting in the same room, following the ANC votes

DC Public Schools Beautification Day
DC Public School’s 9th annual Beautification Day is quickly approaching! 1,700 volunteers have already signed up to come out on August 24 from 9 AM-1 PM to help make sure the District’s schools look their best for the first day of school. You can help by registering today—and inviting your family, friends, and coworkers! For more information, please contact or call (202) 719-6601.
Retail Specials
District Provisions:
10% off entire purchase and a free basket of Buzz Bakery pastries with your first order now through August 31.

Fiddleheads Salon: $10 off your cut or styling when you mention the NoMa BID Newsletter
Weekday Happy Hour 4-8 pm; $4 beer and wine, $5 spirit drinks

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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