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UPCOMING EVENTS
JULY
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Family Film Night: Toy Story 3
JULY
24
NoMa Summer Screen: True Grit
JULY
25
Rhythm in NoMa Concert: Evening
JULY
26
Rhythm in NoMa Concert: Lunchtime
JULY
26
DC Drive-In: The American President
JULY
31
NoMa Summer Screen: Hunger Games
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NoMa Beer Fest
DC’s favorite beer-makers converge on Saturday, August 17 from 2-8 PM for NoMa Beer Fest, a free outdoor festival finale to DC Beer Week. Sample special summer brews available only for this festival, and discover a new favorite! Event admission is free to enjoy live music, DJ entertainment, games by DC Bocce League for the whole family, and tasty eats from Union Kitchen and local food trucks. To savor the flavors of the District’s best brews, you may purchase tickets in advance or at the event. It is $10 for four beer tasting tickets and $10 for two standard beers.

Brewers in attendance include:
DC Brau
District Chophouse
Capitol City Brewing Company
Right Proper Brewing Company
Chocolate City Beer
Three Stars Brewing Company
The Brewer’s Art

This event is rain or shine, and open to the public. Children and friendly leashed dogs are welcome. Entrance is at First and N Streets, NE. IDs will be checked at the gate. Organized by the NoMa BID. Hosted by The JBG Companies. Sponsored by Union Kitchen, Trilogy NoMa, and Archstone First + M. Thanks to our partners Washington Area Bicyclist Association, DC Bocce League, DC Brau, District Chophouse, Capitol City Brewing Company, Right Proper Brewing Company, Chocolate City Beer, Three Stars Brewing Company, and The Brewer’s Art. Follow @NoMaBID and #NoMaBeerFest for updates on beer selection, food vendors, live music and free giveaways. For more information, click here.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Google
Google is moving to NoMa in 2014! The technology giant signed a lease for 54,000 SF at Republic Square I, a 385,000 SF building at 25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Google joins several other large media organizations already in the NoMa neighborhood, including NPR, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, CNN, and CQ Roll Call.

Roughly 40,000 employees work in NoMa each day, and new residents are flocking to the neighborhood to take advantage of NoMa’s great apartments and transit connectivity, quickly leasing up the neighborhood’s new buildings. The streets of NoMa are bustling day and night.
Toy Story 3 at Family Film Night
The third season of Family Film Night at Sursum Corda continues with a free outdoor screening of Toy Story 3 on Tuesday, July 23. Families, children, and neighbors gather at the plaza at First and L Streets, NW for free food, games, and kid-friendly movies. 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. For more information go to http://www.nomabid.org/family-film-night/.
True Grit at NoMa Summer Screen
 
True Grit is playing at NoMa Summer Screen on Wednesday, July 24. Come out to the Loree Grand Field at Second and L Streets, NE to connect with friends, coworkers, and family under the stars. Bring a picnic, cooler, Frisbee, blanket, and your friendly (leashed) dog. Popped! Republic, Orange Cow, Capital Chicken & Waffles, Something Stuffed and Basil Thyme will all be serving up your favorite culinary delights. 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. All movies are screened with subtitles. NoMa Summer Screen is organized by the NoMa BID, and the site is provided by Toll Brothers Apartment Living. More information can be found at www.nomasummerscreen.com. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates, free giveaways and weather cancellations.
Rhythm in NoMa Concerts
Evening Concert
Stop by the Union Kitchen Lot for the third Rhythm in NoMa evening concert of the summer Thursday, July 25 with food vendors and fantastic tunes from DC local salsa band Sin Miedo from 6-8 PM. From 8-9 PM, hear original folk songs from the band Petticoat Tearoom. Bring a friend, neighbor and your family, and swing over to the Union Kitchen Lot at Third and L Streets, NE for food, wine and beer.
 
Lunchtime Concert
Annie Sidley will play the Rhythm in NoMa lunchtime concert on Friday, July 26. Enjoy this soul concert, your summer Fridays, and the courtyard at Union Center Plaza (810-840 First Street, NE) from 11:30 AM -1:30 PM every Friday now through August 9. Concert lineup and dates are at www.nomabid.org/concerts.
DC Drive in at Union Market
This summer, Union Market will have “DC Drive-In” on Fridays now through August 2. This Friday’s movie is The American President. The film will be projected onto on Union market’s giant 3-story exterior wall. Starting at 7 PM, enjoy live music, contests, giveaways, dine with the delicious Union Market vendors, or explore the market. Food will be served directly to your car by roller-skating car hops!

DC Drive-In is free and open to the public. Cars, please line up southbound on 6th Street, and the lot will open on a first-come, first-serve basis at 7:15. Union Market is no longer taking reservations for this Friday's film. Don’t have a car? There will be a secured picnic area on the parking lot for bikers and walkers. But, get there early! No reservations will be taken for the picnic area, and it will fill up quickly. Showtime is 9 PM. For more information about this vintage-inspired event, please click here.
New Farmer's Market on Sundays
A new farmers market opened at Union Market last weekend! FRESHFARM Markets, the non-profit that operates 10 producer-only markets in the D.C. region, and Edens, the real estate owner and developer behind Union Market, joined forces to open a Sunday farmers market. The market (Sundays through Oct. 27, 10am to 2pm) will operate outside Union Market on Neal Place and feature 11 farmers and producers, all highlighting the best foods and flavors of the Chesapeake Watershed. In order 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 in these nutritional benefits, FRESHFARM will give the shopper an additional $15 FREE Market Dollars to spend at market.
 
Farmer/Producer Line-up:
Baklava Couture Greek sweets made with local honey    
Banner Bee raw honey & handcrafted beeswax candles
Mock’s Greenhouse hydroponic salad greens, tomatoes & herbs   
Full Cellar Farm fresh vegetables, flowers &  pastured eggs  
Kuhn Orchard apples, apricots, berries, peaches, plums & field vegetables          
McCauley’s Roasted Pepper Relish                            
Number 1 Sons fermented local vegetables & pickles  
Praline Bakery croissants, quiches, cookies & cakes   
Richfield Farm field vegetables, flowers & plants                      
Soupergirl! vegan soups made from local produce  
Wildcraft Sodas botanical sodas 
  
For more information about FRESHFARM Markets, please visit www.freshfarmmarkets.org.  For more information about Union Market, please visit www.unionmarketdc.com. Follow the market on Twitter:  @FRESHFARMUnMkt
 
Free Metro Bike Registration
Metro Transit Police (MTPD) launched a free online registration program for bikers who park their bikes at one of the 1,700 bike racks at Metro facilities. Riders can click here to sign up. To submit a registration, riders will need their bike's make, model, serial number, color and frame size.
 
This bike registration program is part of the MTPD’s ongoing effort to reduce bike theft. A bike that is registered is easier for the police to recover and return to its rightful owner in the event that it has been lost or stolen.
District Provisions Catering
A new catering company, District Provisions, recently opened in the Union Market Commissary. Founded by the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, District Provisions brings together a unique collection of your favorite locally produced foods and delivers them directly to your doorstep. Exclusive food artisans who partner with District Provisions include Buzz Bakery, Red Apron, Georgetown Bagels, Local Growers and GBD Chicken and Doughnuts among others. District Provisions’ commitment to local, fresh food distinguishes them from other caterers; all of their food artisans use only the best local and seasonally sourced ingredients. In fact, District Provisions partners with local farms, including Arcadia, a nonprofit farm based in Alexandria.

Exclusively for NoMa Newsletter Subscribers: enjoy 10% off and a free basket of Buzz Bakery pastries with your first order now through August 31.
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
 
Thaaja:
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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