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Family Film Night: Happy Feet 2
REI Run Club
NoMa Junction Mural Celebration
NoMa Summer Screen: Breakin 2- Electric Boogaloo
REI Class: What Knot to do Camping
Free Yoga on the MBT
Bastille Day at Wunder Garten
Farmer's Market at Union Market
Bloomingdale Farmer's Market
Yoga for Athletes
NoMa Parks L Street Underpass Community Meeting
NoMa Summer Screen: Singing in the Rain

NoMa Junction Mural Celebration

The transformation began with 200 gallons of white paint primer and an enthusiastic band of students studying hip-hip, arts and life skills with Words, Beats & Life. Today, NoMa Junction @ Storey Park has been transformed with more than 14,000 SF of murals, on the walls and the ground, created by East Coast artists. 

Attend the mural celebration on Wednesday, July 8 and meet the artists who transformed a vacant lot into the largest piece of public art in Washington, DC. Two breakdancing performances will take place, including a class taught by the Words, Beats & Life b-boys and b-girls, and the dance group Urban Artistry, before a free NoMa Summer Screen showing of Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo at sunset. Starting at 6 PM, enjoy free ice cream from Dolci Gelato and music by DJ RBI. 

Where: NoMa Junction @ Storey Park, 1005 First Street, NE
When: Wednesday, July 8

  • 6 pm: Doors Open/Music by DJ RBI/free gelato
  • 6:30 pm: Speaking program/dedication
  • 6:45 - 7:15 pm: Words, Beats & Life breakdancing class
  • 7:30 pm: Music DJ Baronhawk
  • 8 pm: Urban Artistry Performance
  • 8:45 pm: Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo begins
Happy Feet 2 Tonight
The fifth annual Family Film Night returns on July 7 with a screening of Happy Feet 2 (2011)! Families and children are invited to watch free, kid-centric films on the following four Tuesdays this summer:
  • July 7: Happy Feet 2 (2011, PG)
  • July 21: Rio 2 (2014, G)
  • August 4: The Princess and the Frog (2009, PG)
  • August 11: Rain Date, Film TBD
Free food and beverages will be provided for the first 100 people, courtesy of sponsor Harris Teeter.  The event starts at 7 PM with fun activities and free food, and films start at sunset. Family Film Night at Sursum Corda will take place in the plaza at L and First Streets, NW. Please note that this is at a different location than NoMa Summer Screen. 
Breakin' 2 at NoMa Summer Screen
Breakdancing, art party, and more! Don't miss Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo at NoMa Summer Screen Wednesday, July 8. See the above story about the NoMa Junction Mural Celebration for more information about the free breakdancing workshop, ice cream, and festivities planned to celebrate the 14,000 SF of murals at NoMa Junction prior to the film.

The fun starts at 6 PM, and films start at sunset. DJs, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking, and more start when the doors open. All movies are screened with subtitles. Bluejacket Brewery will be on site selling their Forbidden Planet (Dry-Hopped Kolsch), Stroppy (New Zealand Pale Ale), and Jam (Strawberry-Rhubarb Berliner Weisse).

Remaining 2015 NoMa Summer Screen Schedule:
  • July 8: Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (PG)
  • July 15: Singing in the Rain
  • July 22: Save the Last Dance (PG-13)
  • July 29: Moulin Rouge (PG-13)
  • August 5: Stomp the Yard (PG-13)
  • August 12: Footloose (R)
  • August 19: Rain date, movie TBD
The 2015 NoMa Summer Screen series is hosted by Storey Park, a 712,000 SF mixed-use project with office, retail and residential in the heart of NoMa, coming in 2017. Developed by First Potomac Realty Trust and Perseus Realty. For more information on Storey Park, visit The event is sponsored by 2M, a WC Smith property, and Bozzuto’s NoMa properties: Elevation, Flats 130, 77H, Loree Grand at Union Place, and Senate Square.
Celebrate Bastille Day in NoMa Saturday

Celebrate Bastille Day, a cultural celebration of all things French, at the Wunder Garten on Saturday, July 11 from 3 PM to 10 PM. The event has been hosted at its sister venue, L'Enfant Cafe in Adam's Morgan, for the past 10 years. The Bastille Day Party will feature memorable performances including can-can dancers, a French maid relay race, burlesque dancers and the royal guests of honor, King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette. Très chic! 

Entry to this year’s event and D.C.’s biggest masquerade ball is $7. Advance ticket purchase is required and capacity is limited. View more information at or purchase tickets here. Guests will storm the Bastille via M Street, NE, just steps from the NoMa/Gallaudet U Metro stop (Red Line).

L Street Underpass Community Meeting

The NoMa Parks Foundation invites you to a community meeting  for the L Street underpass. Meet the design team, Future Cities Lab, and contractor of the project, and give your feedback on the concept and design. The meeting will be held on Monday, July 13 from 6:30 to 8 PM in the Lobby Project, 1200 First Street, NE. This event is free and open to the public; RSVP here

The L Street, NE underpass will be the second to be transformed with light and art in the NoMa neighborhood. Future Cities Lab will create an undulating light structure, ‘Lightweave,’ that will appear to float from the ceiling of the underpass. The installation will “peek out” onto L Street outside the underpass and beckon visitors to explore and linger in the beautifully transformed space. M.C. Dean will serve as contractor, and construction is expected to begin in late 2015. Click here for more information.

Union Kitchen Grocery and CSA

Did you know there's a CSA pick-up location at the new Union Kitchen Grocery? Smucker Farms brings together some of the best produce from small farmers and producers in Lancaster County. Union Kitchen is proud to have the opportunity to bring local products into the homes and offices of our neighbors. 

Stop by the Grocery located at 538 Third Street, NE to sign up to receive a weekly farm share on Tuesdays or Fridays through November. For more information on the CSA, please visit Union Kitchen on Facebook

Community Events
REI Classes at Wunder Garten
150 M Street, NE
Join REI for educational outdoor programming at Wunder Garten this week:
July 7, 6:30 PM: REI Run Club (Free)
July 8, 6 PM: What Knot to do Camping (Free)
July 12, 1 PM: Yoga for Athletes ($12)

Free Outdoor Yoga
Thursdays, 6-7 PM, Metropolitan Branch Trail at Rhode Island Avenue Pedestrian Bridge
Grab your yoga mat and join Serenity Place DC, a neighborhood yoga studio for a free weekly, outdoor community yoga class the Metropolitan Branch Trail.  

Union Market Farmer's Market
Sundays, 11 AM - 2 PM, 1309 Fifth Street, NE
Union Market hosts a Farmstand with organic vegetables, fruits, jams, eggs, and more. Plus, visit all the artisanal delights inside Union Market.

Bloomingdale Farmer's Market
Sundays, 9 AM - 1 PM, First and R Streets, NW
Every summer Sunday, head over to the Bloomingdale Farmer's Market for fresh, local produce, cheeses, plants, and more! 
End the Awkward: Join the Campaign

The “End the Awkward” campaign, led by the Office of Human Rights, is a one-day campaign on July 15 aimed at empowering individuals and businesses to share information about disability issues, and to take a pledge to raise awareness and better understand them.

You and your organization can participate by registering and wearing an “End the Awkward: Ask Me How” pin and receiving talking points on how to act respectfully toward people with disabilities. It’s a great opportunity for businesses to support people with disabilities in the District,and demonstrate their commitment to enhancing a sense of community and inclusion. 

Click here if you're a business or organization interested in participating in this campaign.


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