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 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”
Wunder Garten’s highly anticipated Après Ski Party is just around the corner! Here’s a list of activities you can look forward to from a Noma’s biggest winter party weekend.
Festive Ski Outfits
Cozy Fire Pits
Snow Ball Toss Competition
DJ Dance Party
RSVP For Après Ski Event
Join Wunder Garten over two weekends (Feb 7-10 and Feb 14-17) for the annual Apres Ski festivities. Come dressed in your comfiest ski gear and join us for a great line up of apres ski-themed sweets-making activities, a ski-themed snow globe, fire pits, s’ mores, costume competitions, snowball toss competition, DJ dance parties on Saturday and more!
The holiday season is upon us, and there is no greater time than now to help your community. On top of the holidays, the colder temperatures are here to stay, and donating the winter clothes you no longer need is a great way to de-clutter your space and give back to those in need.
Goodwill of Greater Washington makes donating easy. Without having to leave your home, you can donate to Good Will with these three easy steps. It’s time to clean those closets out and start donating!
Good Will Mail-In Donations
- Box Up Your Donation. Clothing, footwear, and accessories are all accepted, and merchandise without corporate or event logos is preferred. Individual packages must be under 70 lbs.
- Print & Attach Shipping Label. Free mailing labels are available exclusively for Goodwill donations for the Greater Washington service area.
- Mail Your Donation Packages for Free. Schedule a free package pickup through USPS. Your donations will be picked up from your home and mailed directly to Goodwill. Your donation packages can be dropped off at a local US Post Office as well.
Goodwill Pack & Ship takes any sort of inconvenience out of donating unwanted clothes. Giving back to the community is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. With these three easy steps, your closet will be de-cluttered, you will have made a contribution to the community, and you can go into the winter months knowing you’ve made a difference. There is no greater way to start the holiday season!
Join Us In The DC Share-A-Bag Initiative!
Beginning on June 7th, 2M will be participating in the Share-A-Bag pilot, led by the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE). Share-A-Bag DC will give residents and visitors to NoMa access to free, reusable bags. Bags can be left for others to use at the exchange kiosks as well. Bags are simply returned to the kiosks once participants are finished using them. The kiosks will be in various locations throughout the neighborhood, 2M being one of them.
While the $0.5 bag fee has decreased the use of single-use plastic bags, they are still clogging our waste streams and trash traps. The DOEE has decided to launch the Share-A-Bag pilot to see if easy access to reusable bags will motivate consumers to utilize them more frequently.
What You Need To Know:
When: June 7th – June 30th
1. DOEE Headquarters | 1200 1st Street NE
2. REI | 2 M St NE
3. Hyatt House | 33 New York Ave NE
4. 2M | 2M St NE
Bags: 16×4 Heavyweight Canvas Bags
As a LEED Gold Building, efforts to create a more healthy and environmentally sound neighborhood are very important to us. Whether you use a free bag or leave one for someone else, any participation will make a difference. Join us in the Share-A-Bag Pilot to help reduce the use of single-use plastic bags in NoMa and the District of Columbia!
Summer in NoMa: Summer Screen & Union Market Drive-In
The warmer temperatures are here to stay, summer is just around the corner, and the NoMa neighborhood is coming alive! We love summer in NoMa for a variety of reasons, but the NoMa Summer Screen and the Union Market Drive-In Movie Series are two of our favorites. With so much going on in the neighborhood, it’s time to get ready for a fun summer in NoMa!
NoMa Summer Screen
WEDNESDAYS | SUNSET | JUNE – AUGUST | FREE | DOGS ON LEASHES OK | MOVIES SUBTITLED
Each summer season, the NoMa BID puts on twelve Wednesday evening movie screenings for neighborhood residents to enjoy. Named as one of the Top 10 Best Outdoor Movie Theaters in America by Travel and Leisure Magazine, NoMa Summer Screen is a great way to get outside and enjoy the neighborhood, for free! Pack a picnic for the show, or grab a bite to eat at the variety of food trucks that show up each week.
NoMa Summer Screen will begin in June and run through August. The 2018 theme is Wonder Women! Get ready for a variety of noteworthy films, all of which feature a strong female lead.
Location: The Lot at First and Pierce (1150 First St. NE)
2018 NoMa Summer Screen Schedule:
- June 6th: Ten Things I Hate About You (PG-13) | 8:40 pm
- June 13th: Mulan (G) | 8:44 pm
- June 20th: Chicago (PG-13) | 8:46 pm
- June 27th: Mad Max: Fury Road (R) | 8:47 pm
- July 4th: No movie on account of Independence Day
- July 11th: Matilda (PG) | 8:44 pm
- July 18th: A League of Their Own (PG) | 8:40 pm
- July 25th: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) | 8:35 pm
- August 1st: Pitch Perfect (PG-13) | 8:29 pm
- August 8th: Moana (PG) | 8:21 pm
- August 15th: Thelma & Louise (R) | 8:12 pm
- August 22nd: Ghostbusters (2016) (PG-13) | 8:03 pm
- August 29th: Wonder Woman (PG-13) | 7:52 pm
- September 5th: Rain Date | 7:42 pm
Union Market Drive-In
ONE FRIDAY/MONTH | MAY – NOVEMBER | $10 PARKING FEE | FREE FOR WALK-UPS
The Union Market 2018 Drive-In Movie series is back! One Friday a month, enjoy great films from the comfort of your own car. Union Market vendors will be open, so delicious food and beverages will be available for purchase. Pre-show activities will take place while you wait for the movie to begin, and all movie-lovers will be able to appreciate the selection of movies. The evening is free for those who walk or bike, and $10 for those watching from their car.
Union Market 2018 Drive-In Schedule:
- May 11th: Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark | Lot opens at 6:00 PM, closes at 8:15 PM | Movie begins at 8:30 PM
- June 1st: Clueless (PG-13) | Lot opens at 6:00 PM, closes at 8:30 PM | Movie begins at 8:45
- July 6th: Like Water for Chocolate (R) | Lot opens at 6:00 PM, closes at 8:40 PM | Movie beings at 8:55 PM
- August 3rd: Black Panther (PG-13) | Lot opens at 6:00 PM, closes at 8:15 PM | Movie begins at 8:45 PM
- September 7th: The Lion King (G) | Lot opens at 6:00 PM, closes at 7:30 PM | Movie begins at 8:00 PM
- October 5th: Cool Runnings (PG) | Lot opens at 5:30 PM, closes at 7:45 PM | Movie begins at 8:15 PM
- November 2nd: Hocus Pocus (PG) | Lot opens at 5:30 PM, closes at 7:45 PM | Film begins at 8:00 PM