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UPCOMING EVENTS
JAN
21
Presidential Inauguration, MLK, Jr. Day, NoMa BID Offices Closed
JAN
22
Property Manager Meeting, 2-3 p.m. For more information, contact othompson@nomabid.org

FEB
12
NoMa BID Public Safety Meeting, 2 p.m. For more information, contact ttaylor@nomabid.org
FEB
16
WPA SELECT Exhibition Opens
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NeighborWorks Moves Headquarters to NoMa
NoMa celebrates the largest lease of 2012, as NeighborWorks America, a community development nonprofit, signed a 64,669 SF, 10-year lease at 999 North Capitol Street, N.E., which will commence on June 1, 2013. The nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals, NeighborWorks America, will move their national headquarters and 200 employees from 1325 G Street, N.W., to the NoMa building.
 
“NoMa, which has experienced such a rapid transformation into a vital mixed-used community, represents the perfect location for NeighborWorks in light of our mission,” said Eileen Fitzgerald, CEO of NeighborWorks. For 35 years, NeighborWorks America has created opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated more than $19.5 billion in reinvestment in these communities.
Bisnow: NoMa Event January 30
On Wednesday, January 30, Bisnow will hold an all-star panel discussion and networking event at 77 K Street, NE, on the Future of NoMa, exploring the recent explosion of growth here and the exciting projects in the pipeline. Speakers include: Robert Cohen, President of Perseus Realty; Sam Simone, Managing Director of Mill Creek Residential Trust; Doug Firstenberg, Principal of StonebridgeCarras; Tom Finan, Managing Director of Trammell Crow Company; Rob Ward, EVP of Skanksa; Fred Rothmeijer, Founding Principal of MRP Realty; Kevin Clark, Government Interiors VP of Davis Construction; and Robin-Eve Jasper, President of the NoMa BID. The event is hosted by Brookfield Office Properties at 77 K Street, NE; don't miss the stunning views of NoMa from the ninth floor! Click here for more information or to register.
Washington Project for the Arts Brings Gala to NoMa
Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) is bringing SELECT, their annual art auction and benefit gala, to 64 New York Avenue, NE, in NoMa, along with a month of programming! The event showcases more than 100 prominent and emerging artists in a month-long exhibition and brings together over 500 patrons and artists for a vibrant gala evening and auction. The exhibition opens on Saturday, February 16 from 6-8 p.m. with a reception for all of the artists and wine and appetizers from Peacock Café. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition will remain on view from 12 p.m.- 6 p.m. every Wednesday through Saturday from February 20 through March 15. The gala is March 16. Curator talks will take place February 20 (Kaitlin Booher; Amy Brandt, Ph.D.; Klaus Ottmann, Ph.D.) and February 27 (Dorothy Moss, Ph.D.; Lawrence Waung; Michelle Wilkinson, Ph.D.) at 6:30 p.m. For more information, to purchase an individual ticket, or to become a sponsor, please click here
Neighborhood Meeting on Parks
The Capitol Hill North Neighborhood Association (CHNNA) is meeting this Saturday, January 12 to discuss the current and future state of parks and green space in the neighborhood. Robin-Eve Jasper, President of the NoMa BID, Tony Goodman, ANC606 Commissioner, and Mark Kazmierczak, ANC6C05 Commissioner, will present the parks initiatives they have been working on. This event is open to the public. The meeting will be held this Saturday, January 12, at 10am, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church (1140 6th Street NE). For more information on NoMa BID’s public realm master plan, please click here.
Delonte Jones Wins Quarterly Ambassador Award 
The NoMa Ambassador Team provides on-the-street concierge service, assisting neighborhood visitors with directions, local information, and answering any questions they may have confidently and with a smile. The Quarterly Ambassador Award recognizes an Ambassador each season who unfailingly goes above and beyond in all aspects of their work. Delonte Jones is the inaugural recipient for the Fourth Quarter 2012. Delonte is the first to volunteer a helping hand on work projects, and diligently follows-up on projects until they are completed. He took a leading role in mentoring a fellow Ambassador, David Wright, which strengthened the team as a whole.
 
Delonte Jones joined the team in August 2012 as a full-time Hospitality Ambassador after working many years with the Five Guys hamburger chain. From day one, he has proven himself to be a highly productive and dependable member of the Ambassador team.  He will be pursuing an associate’s degree at Prince George’s Community College in the spring semester of 2013.
Construction Update
The DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) expects construction to start in first quarter of 2013 on First Street, NE. The project will rebuild the entirety of First Street, NE and its sidewalks from Columbus Circle to New York Avenue, including significant improvements to the side streets of K, L Pierce, M, Patterson, and N. The most significant impact will be north of K Street.
 
The reconstruction will upgrade underground infrastructure, add stormwater catch basins, install a two-way cycle track, install bio-retention stormwater swales, realign sidewalks, enlarge tree boxes, add new crosswalks, install new traffic lights and street lamps, and landscape the pubic space adjacent to unfinished parcels. Initially, the west-side traffic lane and many sidewalks will be closed. Upon completion of the west half of the street, construction will move to the east side. Construction is anticipated to last nearly two years. For more information about this project, please contact Thomas Taylor, NoMa BID Director of Operations, at (202) 289-0111 ttaylor@nomabid.org, or Abdullahi Mohamed, DDOT Project Manager, at (202) 671-4614 or abdullahi.mohamed@dc.gov.
Vegan Soulfood Cooking Workshop

Join Tiffany Griffin of comowater for her next veg-centric cooking class on January 19, 2013, at 2:30-4:30 p.m. here in NoMa. In this part hands-on/part demonstration class, you will learn to cook healthier versions of your favorite soulful classics–vegan mac & cheese and braised cabbage + kale.  The workshop is $39 (Price includes Como Water recipe cards and a meal at the end of the workshop).
 
To Register: Please email tiffany@comowater.com with Cooking Workshop in the subject line. A welcome letter with additional information will be emailed once registration and payment is confirmed. For more information please click here.
Ongoing Events
Story Time at Northwest One Neighborhood Library
Every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.-12 p.m. 
Introduce your child to a love of reading at Northwest One Neighborhood Library's weekly Wednesday story times. Each week enjoy adapted stories, songs, and movement activities that engage children.
 
Tech Monday at Northwest One Neighborhood Library
Every Monday, 2 p.m.-4p.m. 
Learn basic computer including how to surf the web, create an email account, and use a variety of computer applications.
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