There’s something about the Fall season that awakens the creative spirit; coming up with unforgettable customs at Halloween, creating the perfect meal during Thanksgiving, or decorating your apartment for the Holidays. Autumn seems to open up endless opportunities to craft something warm and special. What better way to take this artistic season one step further than to add in some fun “Do it yourself” projects.
Your apartment aesthetic will become the envy of all of the others with these easy to accomplish “do it yourself” Fall projects:
Allow your apartment door to express your Autumn excitement! The Sunflower wreath is the perfect décor if you’re looking to make a strong statement on your apartment door. Take a weekend and create something that your friends, family, and neighbors will admire all season long.
The fall season means sweater season. Instead of getting rid of your older sweaters as you purchase new ones, maximize them by crafting some cozy sweater pillows. This DIY project is guaranteed to add the perfect Fall look to your living room or bedroom.
Decorated Toilet Paper Rolls
Spice up the look of your bathroom this season with festive Fall toilet paper rolls! Who said that your bathroom can’t match your Autumn excitement? Take a weekend and jump into this fun Fall DIY project
Pumpkins are one of the popular staples of the Fall season, but sometimes it’s a huge chore to have to maintain real one’s overtime. Eliminate that problem altogether with these easy-to-make festive yarn pumpkins! You will love the simplicity, yet stunning aesthetic that this DIY project will bring to your apartment.
Yarn Candy Corn Cones
Your favorite Halloween candy comes to life with this fun Fall design. Your Yarn Candy Corn Cones (Say that 3x fast) will be the Fall envy of all of your friends and family. Place them in your window seal, dining room table, or even outside of your door for a stunning Autumn look!
The last couple of months Summer have swiftly passed by, and the last call for Summer activities is ringing loud and clear as August appears on the calendar. As the sunny season begins to wind down, it’s only right that you begin to cash in on your Summer last “oorahs”.
When you’re not booking that last Summer flight, or planning one more beach trip. We have you fully prepared for some last Summer “oorahs” right here in NoMa DC
Here are 3 last-minute Summer “must-dos” in NoMa DC:
Freshfarm Farmer’s Market Trip
The Freshfarm Farmer’s Market has grown to be a popular NoMa DC gem. Every Sunday at CORNER OF 2ND & L STREETS NE residents have their selection of fresh produce from local farms and artisans. There is only 1 more Sunday left until the close of the 2019 Farmer’s Market season. Come by Freshfarm and take advantage of conventional and certified organic vegetables and fruit, mushrooms, pasture-raised meat, cheese, eggs, fermented foods and pickles, smoothies, popsicles, artisan sweet and savory baked goods and breads, fresh pasta, prepared foods, jams and sauces, locally roasted, directly traded coffee, locally distilled spirits, flowers, bouquets, and plants.
2019 Outdoor Summer Movie Series
The NoMa Summer Outdoor Movie Series has had another successful year! If you haven’t been, or simply desire to go again, August is your last opportunity to watch a film on the lawn this season. Grab a chair, a blank, and some snacks and check out one of these movies on the big screen before the Summer season ends.
Remaining Outdoor Movie Line-up:
August 7: Cool Runnings
August 14: She’s the Man
August 21: Best in Show
Feel Good Fridays
They are only 2 more “Feel Good Fridays” left this Summer. Stop by NOMA-GALLAUDET METRO (N STREET SIDE) or THE CNN PLAZA and start your Summer morning off right!
Remaining Feel Good Friday Dates:
The Summer season is in full swing, and off to an amazing start. Now we welcome July. Along with the rising temperatures, it’s time to take your current apartment experience up to the next level, and truly tap into one of the biggest reasons you decided to live at 2M… The rooftop! The views are stunning, the amenities are plentiful, and the overall vibe is unlike any other. All the elements you need to have a winning rooftop season is right at your fingertips at 2M.
Here are some quick rooftop tips to help maximize your rooftop experience at 2M.
Reserve the fun ahead of time
While the pool is not available to reserve for private parties, the Skyline Café is the perfect location to book your next Summer event. The Café has an extended kitchen area ideal for any of your catering orders. It is also adjacent to a lounge area with a cozy fireplace and television.
Apart from enjoying the Summer is being able to take a weekend to enjoy the closeness of your family and friends. What better place to do it than your magnificent rooftop. Take control of the experience and eliminate the worry of wondering if a certain area is going to be available for a particular weekend.
Reserve your location today!
Experience the rooftop at night
(Don’t forget the rooftop is open until 12 AM)
There’s nothing wrong with some fun in the sun, but having access to the rooftop after the sun goes down opens up an entirely new night experience. Enjoy a nice relaxing summer evening on the rooftop of while you look over the bright lights of DC. You could also enjoy a nice night swim while being next to the grilling station for easy accessibility for an evening bite to eat.
Perfect for an outdoor workout
You don’t have to wait for the next rooftop fitness class to happen in order to have an amazing workout up-top. The rooftop is always a great change of pace from your typical workout in the gym. It’s something about being outside that adds a different level to your fitness experience. Get up before work, and grab an early morning workout as you watch the sunrise. Or unwind after work with an evening session as the sun starts to go down. Either way, we’re proud to be able to truly offer an elevated overall fitness experience on the 2M rooftop.
Your rooftop season deserves to be celebrated correctly. Take advantage of these 2M rooftop tips, and open up your Summer possibilities.
The jackets, sweaters, and wind breakers are being put away, and the tank tops, shorts, and sunglasses are coming out to play. Summer is that you? The season for exciting trips, and memories is here, and we can’t wait to see what everyone’s favorite season is going to bring. Before you book up all of your summer fun in different places, make sure you make room on your calendar for some summer time adventures right here in NoMa. Washington DC as a whole has its summer perks, but NoMa DC especially has a way of truly making the resident summer experience unforgettable. Get ready, because you are in store for three whole months of exciting, community-focused, neighborhood events that are sure to have something for everyone. So, in the words of summer, “Jump in, the water’s warm!”
Let’s jump into the 2019 NoMa Summer Screen Series line-up.
2019 NOMA Summer Screen Series
Summer in NoMa means the start of the 12th annual, highly anticipated, “NoMa Summer Screen Series”. Every Wednesday starting June 5th, NoMa residents are invited to the lawn on the corner of First & Pierce (1150 First St. NE) to enjoy a movie on the BIG SCREEN. – Bring a cozy blanket, a few friends, and A LOT of snacks as we enjoy the beautiful summer evenings watching some cinematic favorites.
This year’s Summer Screen theme is, “Who’s Got Game” – Jump into the excitement as NoMa Bid features some of your all-time favorite sports-related movies. Get ready to laugh, cry, or scream when we take a memory lane kicking off with these 4 movies for the month of June.
You haven’t seen these movies on the big screen in a long time.
June 5th: “The Karate Kid” (1984)
June 12th: “Love & Basketball”
June 19th: “Moneyball”
June 26th: “Rudy”
Your spring cleaning season just got a lot easier! With the help of a new Goodwill service, you can now donate your items more conveniently than ever.
The Pack & Ship service allows you to mail your donations of clothing, shoes, and accessories to Goodwill at no cost and at a time that is most suitable for you.
Follow these 5 easy steps:
1. Pack and seal their box of donated clothing, footwear, and accessories
2. Visit: packandship.dcgoodwill.org
3. Schedule a date they would like the donation picked up by the U.S. Postal Service
4. Print a mailing label from the website and affix it to their donation box
5. Leave the donation box at the concierge desk on the date they would like it picked up (or deliver the box to their nearest USPS location)
Imagine this: It’s Saturday. You just wrapped up a productive week at work and it’s finally time to unwind and enjoy the long-awaited weekend. What is the perfect way to kick-off your weekly two-day vacation? Well brunch of course! As you may already know, brunch in DC is much more than a late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch; it’s an experience, it’s a vibe, it’s a lifestyle. When you eat brunch in DC, you want to eat great food, but more importantly, you want to be around great energy that not only makes your weekend feel like a prize, but also makes your life feel like a gift. This might include: A nice location, friends, music and a bottomless mimosa or two.
Here are a few great options in the Noma DC area that will allow you to do brunch the right way!
Red Rocks on H Street offers a nice, bright, spacious two-level venue that is perfect for a group setting. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or just enjoying a regular Saturday, Red Rocks is the place for you!
There’s no better setting than the historic Busboys & Poets for a nice selection of brunch menus items combined with an intellectual and cultural escape. Bus Boy and Poets is a great location to eat, relax, and read a nice book from their wide bookstore variety.
You will experience the breathtaking beauty of DC when you brunch at Ben’s Upstairs! Their enclosed rooftop makes eating here fun and exciting.