Taking a trip to Union Market is a special experience. Although it’s not far from us (just a 12 minute walk!) you could truly make a day trip out of a visit here. Trust us, we have on more than one occasion! There’s lots happening this Summer so we wanted to make you’re in the loop. Here’s a roundup of upcoming events at Union Market.
Suburbia and Flying Dog Beer Summer Kick Off Party
Sunday | May 24, 2015 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kick off Summer with 8 flying dog beers on draft, 2 flying dog cocktails on draft, frozen drinks, corn hole, beer pong, BBQ from Bidwell, ice cream from Trickling Springs and more raffles and giveaways!
Yoga with Nya
Sundays | March 8 – June 28, 2015 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Dock 5
Local yogi, Nya Alemayhu leads a weekly class that moves to the beat of her guidance. The classes are open to all levels and are free, but a $5 donation is strongly encouraged.
Bring a mat, an open mind, and a willingness to grow.
The Perfect Cheese Plate
Tuesday | May 26, 2015 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cloud Terre and Righteous Cheese present The Perfect Cheese Plate, an intimate class exploring the world of pairing cheese, wine and more. Participate in a demo making Port Wine + Cherry Compote and take home a one-of-a-kind cheese board designed by Amber Kendrick, designer and founder of Cloud Terre.
Friday – Sunday | May 29 – May 31, 2015
Northern Grade is a roving marketplace featuring carefully selected American-made brands and products. Check out goods from both well-established brands and up and coming companies.
Friday, May 29th: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 30th: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday May 31st: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Union Market Drive In
Friday – Friday | June 5 – June 26, 2015 | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Union Market Drive In is back! Every Friday in June they’ll be playing a “Flashback Friday”, showing favorite flicks from the 80’s and 90’s.
June 5th: Jurassic Park
June 12th: Pretty Woman
June 19th: Space Jam
June 26th: Beverly Hills Cop
The lot will open at 6 and the movie begins at 8. There is a $10 parking fee, but the event is free for walkers/bikers.
Summer is right around the corner and NoMa BID has released the 2015 N0Ma Summer Screen schedule! Kicking of May 22nd at the Storey Park Lot at 1005 First Street NE (new location!), join your neighbors for free outdoor movie screenings every Wednesday night at sundown. The theme this year is “Dance, Dance, Dance” and these selections are sure to get you up out of your seats:
May 27: Dirty Dancing (PG-13)
June 3: Center Stage (PG-13)
June 10: Bride & Prejudice (PG-13)
June 17: Flashdance (R)
June 24: Strictly Ballroom (PG, 1992)
July 1: Grease (PG-13)
July 8: Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (PG)
July 15: Singin’ 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)
Get more info about the series and what to expect here.
Don’t let the current snowy conditions keep you cooped up, there’s all sorts of fun stuff happening this weekend in DC. The weather should be sunny and in the high 40’s, so get out there and enjoy!
National Harbor Restaurant Week
We all know and love the Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week that rolls around twice a year. Step just outside of the city to the National Harbor to experience their version and enjoy discounted prix-fix meals with a dozen restaurants to choose from. Lunches are being offered for between $8-20 and dinners range from $16-35 depending on the type of service the restaurant provides. National Harbor Restaurant Week is running through March 8th.
Travel and Adventure Show
If you’re only taste of paradise lately is that palm-tree laden screen saver on your computer, this event is for you. Head down to the Convention Center this Saturday or Sunday to gather some info on hundreds of the best travel destinations throughout the world. Exclusive travel packages, giveaways, performances and more await attendees. The Travel and Adventure Show takes place March 7th-8th and admission is $11 online, $16 at the door and children under 16 are free.
Feed your inner nerd this Sunday by participating in the 3rd annual Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon. In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, the theme this year is focused on improving the current entries related to notable female artists and world figures as well as encouraging women to participate in the editing process. All are welcome and encouraged to participate, but you must register in advance and bring your own laptop with a power cord and a valid photo ID. The Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is this Sunday at the Great Hall of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and admission is free.
Second Inaugural Address Commemoration Ceremony
This one might be a mouthful but it’s well worth checking out! Gather at the Lincoln Memorial with your fellow Washingtonians this Saturday to commemorate Abraham Lincoln’s second inauguration in a ceremony that will include Civil War music, a recreation of his original address and an explanation of the meaning behind it. Admission is free; learn more about the event here.
Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt
On Friday, head over to the William G. McGowan Theater for “The Complete History of Presidential Drinking”, part of the launch of the new exhibit titled “Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History”. Listen in as author Mark Will-Weber discusses memorable boozy moments in US history and gives us a glimpse inside the beer fridge’s and liquor cabinets of the White House. Info on this and other upcoming events here.