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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

NoMa ZestFest: Fun Continues Through Saturday!

ZestFest: Fun Continues Through Saturday!

ZestFest continues all week, bringing arts, culture and music to the streets of NoMa through October 1! Events range from Zumba classes, Project Fitness demonstrations, lunch-time concerts, free chair massages, Rock Band 3 on a huge screen, and much more!

Sept. 27-30: Lunch Events, Multiple Locations, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Today, stop by Union Center Plaza (810 First Street, NE) for Project Fitness assessments and blues/guitar by Rick Franklin.

Sept. 30: Return for Rock Band 3 on the Big Screen, plus food trucks and screenprinted T-shirts from Albus Cavus, 6-10 p.m. Loree Grand Field (Screenprinted T-shirts cost $10. All other events are free.) Plus, paint a Zipcar!

Oct. 1: Family Field Day will be held Oct. 1! Join the NoMa BID and CHNNA, the Capitol Hill North Neighborhood Association, for outdoor games, face painting, food trucks, $10 screen-printed t-shirts designed by Albus Cavus, and music. CHNNA is providing a picnic for all those in attendance, and will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments, chips, plates, napkins, and drinks. The family friendly event will offer games for both adults and kids.

Location: Loree Grand Field, Second and L Streets, NE
Time: 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011

All events are free and open to the public. Find a detailed calendar at ZestFest is organized by the NoMa Business Improvement District and the Pink Line Project, and sponsored by Zipcar, Todd Gray’s Watershed, Bike & Roll, Project Fitness, Lunar Massage, Bloombars, ScoutMob, and the Story League. Special thanks to Courtyard by Marriott, Loree Grand, VEF-VN Capitol Plaza I LLC, Polinger Shannon & Luchs, Union Center Plaza Management Corp., G&R Management Co. LLC, Lincoln Property Company, DC First Street Corporation, 830 First Street LLC, and Akridge for allowing the use of their spaces.

NoMa Farmers Market: Pumpkins!

Fall foods are here! Get your squash, apples, cider, sausage and tasty stew items at the NoMa Farmers Market, Wednesday afternoons 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. through October 26. The market takes place at 1200 First Street, NE, in front of the CVS. The market is organized by the NoMa BID and managed by Metro Green Markets.

Two NoMa Walking Tours Thursday

This Thursday, rain or shine, take a walking tour of NoMa. See where the Beatles played their first U.S. concert, hear the area’s rich history, and learn how the New York Avenue Metro station sparked the sleek new development underway now in DC’s most connected neighborhood.

NoMa: From the Beatles to NPR
Thursday 9/29 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Thursday 9/29 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Registration is not required for any of the NoMa tours. All tours are free and start at the Au Bon Pain near the New York Avenue Metro Station (Second and N Streets, NE) and end at Union Station. Special thanks to CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield for sponsoring the NoMa walking tours. Presented by Cultural Tourism DC, WalkingTown and BikingTown DC strive to shed light on the many jewels of DC, from the unknown to well-known attractions with more than 100 free walking and biking tours throughout all eight wards of DC from September 23 to October 2. Questions? Contact Rachel Davis.

Rachel L. Davis, LEED AP
Director of Marketing & Events
NoMa Business Improvement District
1200 First Street NE, Suite 310Washington, DC 20002
(P) 202-289-0111 x.3

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