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NoMa Summer Screen: Hunger Games
Rhythm in NoMa Lunchtime Concert
DC Drive-In: No Way Out
Family Film Night: Happy Feet
NoMa Summer Screen: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
NoMa Beer Fest
Sunday Supper at Union Market
Good Food Marketplace at Union Market

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Presenting: NoMa Beer Fest
All of DC’s favorite beer-makers converge for NoMa Beer Fest during DC Beer Week on Saturday, August 17 here in NoMa! Sample special summer ales and local favorites, with live music, DJs, games, and tasty food by Union Kitchen and local food trucks. All-local breweries include DC Brau, Chocolate City Brewing Company, District Chophouse, Capital City Brewing Company, Three Stars, Right Proper Brewery (opening soon in Shaw), and the Brewer’s Art (Baltimore). Reserve your beer tickets online now! $10 for two beers, or $10 for four sample tastings.

Join the Washington Area Bicyclist Association for a Met Branch Trail ride and clean-up Saturday morning, then relax at NoMa Beer Fest. Hear music by Mission South, a DC-based rock/blues band, Johnny Artis, a local R&B artist, and DJ Grey Goon. DC Bocce League will provide bocce courts, bear pong (that is not a typo!) and corn hole. CNU-DC and SCRAP-DC will organize a kids’ corner with crafts, games and sprinklers to beat the heat.

The Details:
Saturday, August 17
Time: 2 - 8 pm (Last call, 7:30 pm)
Location: Parking Lot at 1250 First Street, NE. Entrance at First and N Streets, NE
Admission: FREE. Reserve your tickets online in advance, or purchase beer at the event. IDs will be checked at the gate. Children and friendly [leashed] dogs welcome.
Bikes: Bike parking provided by Washington Area Bicyclist Association
Metro: NoMa/Gallaudet U (Red Line), Bus: 90/92
Rain or shine

Organized by the NoMa BID. Hosted by The JBG Companies. Sponsored by Harris Teeter, Union Kitchen, Trilogy NoMa, 77H Apartments and First + M. Thanks to our partners Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Uber, DC Bocce League, CNU’s DC Chapter, DC Brau, District Chophouse, Capitol City Brewing Company, Right Proper Brewing Company, Chocolate City Beer, Three Stars Brewing Company, The Brewer’s Art and Think Local First DC.
Hunger Games at NoMa Summer Screen
Hunger Games is playing at NoMa Summer Screen tonight! 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. Orange Cow, Something Stuffed, Kaftamania and Doug the Food Dude 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. There are only four movies left in the 2013 NoMa Summer Screen season – don’t miss out! 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 Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates, free giveaways and weather cancellations.

Remaining Line-Up
  • July 31: Hunger Games: PG-13.
  • August 7: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: PG.
  • August 14: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off: PG-13.
  • August 21: Bridesmaids: R.
Dodge Ball, Basketball, and MORE
Head over to the RH Terrell Recreation Center on Thursday, August 1 for RH Terrell Teen Fun Day, a day of basketball, dodge ball, and video games! This community building event for local teenagers will be from 5:30-8 PM, and the recreation center is located at 155 L Street, NW.
Rhythm in NoMa Lunchtime Concert
Raddy & the Cats will play this Friday’s Rhythm in NoMa lunchtime concert on August 2. Enjoy this R&B 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
Happy Feet at Family Film Night
The third season of Family Film Night at Sursum Corda continues on Tuesday, August 6 with a free outdoor screening of Happy Feet. 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. The movies shown at Family Film Night also fit the ‘Outlaw Heroes’ theme of the larger NoMa Summer Screen season. For more information go to

Full Line-Up
  • July 9: Despicable Me: PG
  • July 23: Toy Story 3: G
  • August 6: Happy Feet: PG
  • August 20: How to Train Your Dragon: PG
DC Drive in at Union Market
Don’t miss Union Market’s last “DC Drive-In” of the summer on Friday, August 2. This Friday’s movie is No Way Out (R) starring Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman. The film will be projected onto Union Market’s giant three-story 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 rollerskating car hops!

DC Drive-Ins is free and open to the public. There are no more car reservations available for Friday’s screening, but a portion of the lot is available for the first cars to arrive. Please line up southbound on 6th Street starting at 7:15 PM. Union Market will open their lot at 8 PM. 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 retro-inspired event, please click here.
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.

Get the NoMa Neighborhood Map
Need a little art for your home? Torie Partridge, the founder and principal designer at Cherry Blossom Creative, which operates out of Union Kitchen, created a beautiful neighborhood map of NoMa. You can view the art print here. As a special for NoMa BID subscribers, use the promo code NOMABID and get 20% off her entire collection. Check it out, and represent your NoMa neighborhood!
NoMa BID Reports Back from Parks Alliance Conference
NoMa BID's Planning Manager, Galin Brooks, joined parks professionals from across the country last week at Parks Alliance, a conference to learn about innovative practices in parks and open space planning. This two-day conference took place in one of the most park poor cities in our country, LA. There, attendees were shown examples of a micro-park initiative called the 50 Parks Initiative. The department of recreation and parks has begun to build what they hope to be over 50 small parks in park starved neighborhoods throughout the country. Best practices in operations and maintenance, financing and sustainability were also shared and tour participants lent their own experiences in cities throughout the country to the conversation.
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.
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  For more information about Union Market, please visit Follow the market on Twitter:  @FRESHFARMUnMkt
Volunteer at DC Public School’s 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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