NoMa DC Summer Event Wrap-up

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:

 August 9th

September 6th


Après Ski Party | Wunder Garten

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


Mouthwatering Smore’s 


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!


Fall Events & Celebrations In DC

Fall in the District is one of our favorite times. There are plenty of fall events in DC to choose from, and we have put together a list of our top picks:

  • Oktoberfest Celebration at the Embassy Row Hotel
  • Oktoberfest & Fall Fest River Cruises
  • Oktoberfest at the Bird
  • Pints & Puppies Barktoberfest Arlington
  • NoMa Pumpkinpalooza

Read on for further details…

For many of us, our favorite time of year in DC has finally come.  Fall is when the humidity lets up, the temperature starts to drop, and all things warm and cozy start to return to our lives.  Here in the city, there is no shortage of fall events and activities to choose from.  Here are some of our top picks this season:


Oktoberfest Celebration at The Embassy Row Hotel

Every Friday in the month through October 20th, head to The Embassy Row Hotel’s Station Kitchen & Cocktails for traditional German games, drink specials and beer pong tournaments.  Don your finest lederhosen for a free bucket of beer and pretzels!

When: Fridays, October 6th, 13th, 20th, 4 pm – 10 pm
Where: 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW
Cost: Free to Attend



Oktoberfest & Fall Fest River Cruises

Take advantage of the warmer weather while it lasts by heading out onto the Potomac to celebrate the season.  The National Ferry Corporation is offering 2 options: the Oktoberfest cruise which departs at 6:15 pm each Saturday in October and the Fall Fest River Cruise which departs at 5:45 pm the first 3 Saturdays in November.  Both options will have cider, pumpkin beer, wine, and seasonal cocktails available for purchase.

When: Saturdays, October 7th – November 18th
Where: 1300 Maine Ave SW
Cost: $45



Oktoberfest at The Bird

Bring your pup and your lederhosen along for this outdoor patio celebration, including a costume contest, food and drink specials (think German wine and beer, pretzels and sausage).  RSVP is recommended.

When: Saturday, October 7th, 3 pm – 7 pm
Where: 1337 11th St NW
Cost: Free to Attend



Pints & Puppies Barktoberfest Arlington

Head across the river toward Courthaus Social for this sure-to-be adorable, oh so pet-friendly Oktoberfest celebration. Enjoy food and drink specials, giveaways, puppy portraits, dog treats, and costume contests all afternoon long.

When: Saturday, October 14th, 4 pm – 7 pm
Where: 2300 North Clarendon Blvd
Cost: $10



NoMa PumpkinPalooza

This neighborhood favorite returns this year with over 600 free pumpkins available for carving!  In addition, attendees will enjoy live music, a petting zoo, face painting, plus some seasonal snacks and water.  Available for purchase will be fresh pizza pies and empanadas from Timber Pizza Company, hot cider, beer, and wine.  Reserve your spot in advance to make sure your pumpkin is spoken for!

When: Wednesday, October 25th, 4 pm – 7 pm
Where: 1150 1st St NE
Cost: Free to Attend




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