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NoMa July 4th Bash

Looking for an event close to home before the fireworks displays on the 4th of July?

The NoMa Business Improvement District and Storey Park will be hosting a July 4th Bash with a live blue grass band, moon bounces, face painting, and more. The free and public event runs from 4 pm – 7 pm at 1005 First Street NE in Storey Park. The NoMa Harris Teeter will also be supporting the event with hot dogs, hamburgers, and watermelon for the first 200 people.

See the NoMa BID website for additional information.


REI Outdoor Classes at Wunder Garten

REI is opening a store in the old Uline Arena in 2016. Ahead of the store opening, they are offering free outdoor classes in bike maintenance, yoga for athletes, knots, and backpacking basics as well as trivia sessions, a run club, and other events. You can see the full schedule and descriptions of classes at

All classes will be held at Wunder Garten, the pop-up beer garden at 150 M Street NE by the NoMa metro. Since the site is a beer garden, you must be 21 to enter or be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

This is a great chance to learn new skills but stick close to the neighborhood!

REI Uline

Free Outdoor Summer Movies at Union Market and NoMa

Union Market offers free outdoor movies again this summer. The films are projected onto the front of the building with a speaker system providing the sound. There is ample space to set up chairs or blankets or, for $10, you can park your car in the 6th Street lot for true drive-in style.

Union Market Drive In

Union Market Drive InFriday – Friday | June 5 – June 26, 2015 | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Union Market Drive In is back, and just in time for Summer! Join us every Friday in June for “Flashback Fridays” where we will be showing our favorites 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

As always, 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. For Tickets, click here. 

Another outdoor movie series is set to get you dancing from Trinidad to NoMa, hosted by the NoMa Business Improvement District. Here’s what they have to say:

Get a watermelon and head over to the debut of NoMa Summer Screen on Wednesday, May 27. The 8th year of this popular outdoor movie series kicks-off with Dirty Dancing. In addition, this year’s danciest film series under the stars will be hosted in a new location at NoMa Junction @ Storey Park, a future development site at First and L Streets, NE, that will be transformed for 2015 into NoMa’s best temporary park yet. The new site is asphalt, so we highly recommend you bring low beach chairs or cushions.

The event starts at 7 PM, and films start at dark. DJs, giveaways, as well as the usual food trucks, picnicking, and more start when the doors open. All movies are screened with subtitles.

2015 NoMa Summer Screen Schedule:

  • 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: Singing 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)

The 2015 NoMa Summer Screen series is hosted by Storey Park, a 712,000 SF mixed-use project with office, retail and residential in the heart of NoMa, coming in 2017. Developed by First Potomac Realty Trust and Perseus Realty. For more information on Storey Park, visit The event is sponsored by 2M, a WC Smith property, and Bozzuto’s NoMa properties: Elevation, Flats 130, 77H, Loree Grand at Union Place, and Senate Square.

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