Share-A-Bag DC

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
Locations:
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: 16x4 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!  

2M To Host Art All Night Pop-Up Performances This Weekend

Update: we enjoyed a wonderful performance from S.J. Ewing & Dancers – please see the video below for a few snippets from that evening.  We’re pleased to announce that S.J. Ewing & Dancers will continue to have a presence at 2M in the form of a pop-up digital art installation.  Viewed from the North Capitol Street side of the 2M building, come check it out Tuesday, Friday & Sunday evenings from 7:30 – 9:30 through November 4th.  

 

 

This Saturday, September 23rd, 2M is excited to be participating as a performance site for Made in D.C.’s Art All Night, a free overnight art festival taking place throughout the city.  From 8-10PM, a series of pop-up performances will take place in 2M’s Sports Court and can be viewed via the floor-to-ceiling windows on North Capitol Street.

This performance is brought to us by S. J. Ewing & Dancers and will live on through the end of October in the form of a projected animation of the original live performance.  This performance piece, entitled “Analog: OnSite” melds the digital experience of technology with human movement by using interactive projections in live, site-specific dance performances.

More details from Director and Performer Sarah J. Ewing:

“In keeping with Ewing’s commitment to finding unique ways to explore social trends, human experience and culture through her work, Analog seeks to physicalize the technology society uses every day by bringing together the creative processes of both technology and contemporary dance in performance environments.  The OnSite series pushes this collaboration into the realm of street art by finding non-conventional performance spaces to present the work, thereby bringing art into the everyday experience of DC’s community.

This work has been created through a Performance, Event and Festival Grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and is presented by CulturalDC as part of their Storefront series with the support of CityDance.  The work is part of a larger series of Arts and Technology performances by S. J. Ewing & Dancers this season at Velocity DC at Harman Hall, Dupont Underground, Dance Place and Detroit City Dance Festival amongst other venues.”

Directed by Sarah J. Ewing

Projection Design by Jonathan Hsu

Choreography by S. J. Ewing with the Artists

Performances by S. J. Ewing & Dancers Company Members Ryan Carlough, Grace Cho with CityDance Conservatory Dancers Naiya Dawson, Tessa Fang and Noa Kamiya

 

photo credit: Kaylee Wong

 

More information about the Company and Director:

S. J. Ewing & Dancers is a contemporary dance company in DC who perform and tour the creative work of Sarah J. Ewing, a CityDance OnStage Ignite Artist.  Ewing has been a recipient of DCCAH Artist Fellowship Grants, Project, Event and Festival Grants and will be presented in CulturalDC’s inaugural Space4 season at Dupont Underground as well at CulturalDC’s Storefronts season.  She creates both theater-based and site-specific work, and this season has a focus on the fusion of art and technology.

Ewing was the recipient of a 2013 Local Dance Commissioning Project Grant from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, through which she made Australia Home Land, as well as a participant in CulturalDC’s Mead Theater Lab Program who, in a co-presentation with CityDance, presented Trapped Happiness in 2014.  Sarah received a 2012 Dance Metro DC Dance Connect Grant and was a collaborator on the multi-media work, FILTER, for the 2012 Source Festival.

The company has performed at The Kennedy Center, Sydney Harman Hall, Dance Place, CityDance Studio Theater at Strathmore, Atlas Performing Arts Center, Detroit Dance City Festival, Boston Contemporary Dance Festival, Dance Gallery Houston, White Wave Festival NYC, Your Move JC, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, The Smithsonian Museum of America Art and The Hill Center.

We can’t wait to welcome Sarah and her fellow performers and artists to 2M and share their unique performance with you all!

For more information about the Art All Night free overnight arts festival, check out their website here.

For more information about S. J. Ewing & Dancers, including current, upcoming and past performances, visit their website here.

Featured image photo credit: Kaylee Wong

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2M Resident Appreciation Week 2017 Is Here!

As we head into August, we’re excited to be hosting a week full of fun, food, and entertainment to thank our residents for choosing 2M as their home.  Here’s what we have in store for 2M’s 2017 Resident Appreciation Week!

 

Monday, August 7– Breakfast to Go, Lobby, 7 am to 10 am

Kick the week off with the most important meal of the day, breakfast to go from Corner Bakery!  Stop by and see us in the lobby from 7am to 10am on your way out the door.

 

Tuesday, August 8– Massage Chairs, Lobby, 4 pm to 7 pm

Unwind after a long day with complimentary chair massages from Mustard Seed Massage.  Stop by on your way home or come on down to the lobby between 4pm and 7pm.

 

Wednesday, August 9– Ice Cream Sundae Social, Lobby, 5 pm to 7 pm

Dessert for dinner?  Why not!  Scoops 2 U is here to help you cool off on Wednesday evening with an Ice Cream Sundae Social in the Lobby from 5pm to 7pm.

 

Thursday, August 10– Guided Meditation, Rooftop, 7 pm

Unwind on the rooftop Thursday evening with a guided meditation session from neighborhood favorite Yoga NoMa.  Never tried meditation before? This is the perfect opportunity to try it out!

 

Friday, August 11– Comedy Show, location depends on weather, 7 pm to 9 pm

Laugh your way into the weekend with a live comedy show from Comedy For All!  Join us at 7pm for a night of entertainment right in the comfort of your own home.  Location TBD depending on the weather!

 

Saturday, August 12– “Dive-In” movie: Beauty and the Beast (2017), Pool, 8:30 pm

We’re taking it to the pool for a twist on the classic “drive-in” movie experience, brought to you by ResEssential and Verizon.  Dive in and enjoy a showing of 2017’s live action version of the classic Beauty & The Beast.  Show starts at 8:30pm but come early to grab your spot!

 

Sunday, August 13– Brunch and Bloody Mary Bar, Club Room, 11 am to 1 pm

Soak up the last of the weekend with a rooftop Brunch and Bloody Mary Bar provided by Pinstripes Georgetown.   Head to the Club Room at 11am to get the party started!

 

We hope to see all of you at one or more of these events!

Meet The 2M Team: Leasing Consultant Erin Austin

Each time we gain a new team member here at 2M, we ask them to share a little bit about themselves.  This week, we’re welcoming our newest Leasing Consultant, Erin Austin!  Erin tells us what she loves about 2M and NoMa, what she enjoys doing in her spare time and more.

 

How did you end up in DC?
Born and raised.

What made you want to come work at 2M?
Ironically, I had actually researched 2M Street before it was even fully developed however, I have been in Property Management for a little over 5 years and it is truly a dream job for me. I grew up in Real Estate, so [the job] feels natural for me to do. When the time came for me to move on from my former company I decided to take a leap for WC Smith, a company well-known throughout the District for not only its property acquisition and management but its philanthropic support throughout as well.

When you’re not working at 2M, where can we find you?
Anywhere hanging out with my two intelligent little boys. I love my children and everything that I do is for the ultimate benefit of them.

What are you Netflix-binging on right now?
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

If you were to work from home, which 2M space would you choose?
Definitely the Skyline café, hands down. Or come to think of it, I may opt to work outside around the rooftop pool (but that may prove to be too much fun).

When you want to unwind at the end of the day, where do you go?
There is no place to unwind like home. Being around my family is what re-energizes me.

How would you work on your wellness/fitness at 2M?
I would attend the complimentary yoga classes held on Monday evenings and possibly shoot some hoops in the basketball court.

3 words to describe 2M
Modern, Atypical, Ultraconvenient

What’s your favorite restaurant in the neighborhood and what do you order?
Uptown Café, directly across from NoMa-Gallaudet Metro station, has this awesome steak, egg & cheese sandwich…

If 2M were a drink/cocktail, what would it be?
A refreshing bellini… beyond classy!

What’s a local organization doing good in our DC community that residents and readers should know about?
WC Smith actually invests in supporting the DC community, from partnering with other non-profits to found the Skyland Workforce Center, to assist the community to connect with jobs and employment services to offering educational support and youth enrichment programs in the city.

Where is your favorite spot to grab lunch in the neighborhood?
Roaming Rooster food truck. The honey butter chicken sandwich is so good!

2M & NoMa April Events & Activities To Look Forward To

As we head into Spring, there are a number of events and activities happening both here at 2M and throughout the NoMa area.  Here’s what have to look forward to:

2M Events & Activities

Fitness:

Yoga classes: Mondays at 6:30 pm
Zumba classes: Saturdays at 10 am
NEW: HIIT classes: on Wednesdays at 6:30 am
NEW: Jr Bootcamp: on Saturdays at 11:30 am
Softball team: begins 4/5/17

Activities:

Trivia night: Tuesdays at 7 pm at Old Engine 12
Game night:  Thursdays at 7 pm in the Café

Events:

Resident Car Wash:  April 23rd, time TBD

Spring Wine Tasting With Schneider’s of Capitol Hill: Date & Time TBD

2M Summer Concert Series: Kicking off in May

 

 

NoMa Events

Fruhlingsfest (Springfest)

When: April 13-15th, 4 – 11 pm
Where: Wundergarten, 1001 1st St NE, Washington, DC
What: Can’t wait for Oktoberfest?  Let Springfest hold you over until Fall!  Welcome the Spring season with a celebration that involves music, German food, fun and games, and – of course – lots of good beer.

Cost: Free Admission

MORE INFO

 

NoMa Parks Community Conversation 6.0

When: April 13th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 1225 First St NE, Washington, DC
What: The NoMa Parks Foundation works hard to beautify our neighborhood through preserving and building green space.  This event provides insights into current efforts.
Cost: Free

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SHOW*OFF Live Karaoke Brunch

When: April 15th, 12 – 3 pm
Where: Wundergarten, 1001 1st St NE, Washington, DC
What: A live karaoke brunch experience from the creators of La Boum – one of DC’s most popular brunch events.  Come show off your skills on stage with a live band to back you up! Your $20 ticket includes a brunch buffet.  
Cost: $20 per person

MORE INFO 

 

Nerds in NoMa: Greening The City

When: April 18th, 6 – 8 pm
Where: 1200 First St NE, Washington, DC
What: Nerds in NoMa is back with their monthly speaking program, and the theme for April is “Greening the City – Why having green space is important in the urban landscape”.  Doors open at 6, speaking program begins at 6:30.
Cost: Free

MORE INFO 

 

Gourmet Camp Cooking Basics With REI & Whole Foods

When: April 18th, 7 – 8:30 pm
Where: REI, 201 M St NE, Washington, DC
What: Love camping but hate leaving your gourmet 2M kitchen behind?  Whole Foods and REI are teaming up to teach you the basics of elevated camp cooking.
Cost: Free

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*Note: REI puts on free events of all types – bike maintenance, backpacking basics, run club, and more – pretty frequently.  Sign up to get on their newsletter so you won’t miss anything of interest to you!

 

“NoMa Green” Community Meeting

When: April 24th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, 1225 First St NE, Washington, DC
What: The NoMa Parks Foundation works hard to beautify our neighborhood through preserving and building green space.  Get the update on design and details for the planned “NoMa Green” park.
Cost: Free

MORE INFO 

 

Meet The 2M Team: Leasing Consultant Sarah Glass

Each time we gain a new team member here at 2M, we ask them to share a little bit about themselves.  This week, we’re welcoming our newest Leasing Consultant, Sarah Glass!  Sarah tells us what she loves about 2M and NoMa, what she enjoys doing in her spare time and more.

 

How did you end up in DC?

For the past year, I have been living in Arlington and worked for a company in Northern Virginia. I always found myself going to DC to visit friends and enjoying festivities in the area. When I began working at 2M I couldn’t see myself living anywhere else! DC has so much to offer and I’m so excited to get to know my new city. 2M has allowed me to explore a whole new area of DC!

 

What made you want to come work at 2M?

After exploring different opportunities in DC, I decided on 2M based on its vibrant community. I wanted to find an area in DC that I would be excited to promote and take pride in leasing. I have definitely found that here at 2M.

 

When you’re not working at 2M, where can we find you?

Usually with my friends at a local dive bar or attempting (poorly) some yoga skill at Yoga NoMa down the block.

 

If you were a House of Cards/Scandal character, who would you be?

I think I may be the only person in the world to not be watching House of Cards, but Scandal is a totally different story. I think I identify most with Olivia Pope. When I’m busy at work I very much take on a “get it done” mentality.

 

What are you Netflix-binging on right now?

I am a HUGE Parks & Recreation fan, so naturally I have been repeating all of my favorite episodes.

 

If you were to work from home, which 2M space would you choose?

Hands down I would work on the rooftop if it were a nice day outside. 2M’s location in DC is perfect if you want to catch some great views of the city. In one quick look, you can see the monument, the capitol, and the cathedral! Crazy right?

 

When you want to unwind at the end of the day, where do you go?

Typically you will find me cuddled up on my couch with a glass of wine and my dog, Beau.

 

How would you work on your wellness/fitness at 2M?

Thankfully, 2M has such a large gym that is super conveniently located. We also have yoga and Zumba classes weekly. I think those two things combined will help me get back into the swing of working out again!

 

Describe your perfect day at 2M:

Honestly, any day that I can tour my community to hopeful prospects and receive positive feedback from residents is a great day to me.

 

3 words to describe 2M:

Luxurious

Convenient

Fun

 

What’s your favorite restaurant in the neighborhood and what do you order?

I love a ramen restaurant very close by called Bantam King. You have to get the Miso Ramen, it’s to die for if you’re a noodle lover! The best part about NoMa is that there are so many great places to explore as well as some amazing restaurants in the surrounding areas.

 

If 2M were a drink/cocktail, what would it be?

A crisp glass of Sauvignon Blanc because 2M is both refreshing and luxurious.

 

What’s a local organization doing good in our DC community that residents and readers should know about?

Recently, the beer garden in our neighborhood, Wunder Garten, has been hosting a lot of events promoting local charities that provide so many great services to our community. One of which was a Barks & Brews Pawty event featuring the Humane Rescue Alliance.

 

Where is your favorite spot to grab lunch in the neighborhood?

I absolutely love the food trucks that line up every day around the corner from 2M. So many great choices and so much fun!

 

Where do you head for happy hour?

There are some great local spots on H St. I am still exploring the area but I’ll definitely be taking the new trolley over to H St. Corridor to do some exploring!