NoMa Notes: What do you want to see at Nerds In NoMa this Year?
Nerds in NoMa Returns in 2021
With the holidays just around the corner, we are gearing up for another fun season of the NoMa BID’s annual event series, Nerds in NoMa. For those who haven’t attended before, every January through March, we host a monthly panel series on various trending and timely topics. Attendees are encouraged to nerd out as they enjoy and engage in thought-provoking conversations.
We’d love your opinions and suggestions on topics to explore in 2021. Please take a minute to email us your ideas for topics you’d be interested in learning more about at [email protected].
Congratulations to all our PumpkinPalooza winners this year! We were truly blown away by the creativity from everyone who participated. We had so many great entries that our panel of judges awarded several ties and even added a special award category, “Most 2020 Pumpkin,” to mark this unique year!
A special shout out to this year’s sponsors and supporters, including Brllnt, Harris Teeter, Red Bear Brewing, REI, Sweet Science Coffee, LaLuxe Dental and The Duncan Dog Hotel & Day Spa.
Free NoMa Face Masks
With health experts confirming that face masks remain our #1 tool for protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19, our #wearamask campaign continues full steam ahead. Now, in addition to offering FREE posters designed by local artists Kelly Towles, Michelle Chen, Red Swan Walls and Trap Bob, we’re working with local businesses to post banners in the neighborhood, and we’re giving away FREE NoMa face masks! Stop by participating NoMa restaurants and retailers to pick up your NoMa100% cotton, reusable face mask. Be sure to snap a photo with your NoMa mask on and tag @noma.bid using the hashtag #maskonnoma to help spread the word and curb the spread!
Wunder Garten's FALLFEST Features Laos in Town Pop-up This Weekend
Two of NoMa’s favorite establishments, Wunder Garten and Laos In Town, are teaming up the weekend of Nov. 13th for the beer garden’s FALLFEST, a socially-distanced, outdoor celebration happening now through Saturday, Nov. 28. The Michelin award winning, Southeast Asian hot spot will be offering their delicious food to customers at Wunder Garten on Friday, Nov. 13 and Sat., Nov. 14.
Stop by this weekend to support these two local favorites, then mark your calendar for continued fun and festivities, including crafting classes and additional restaurant pop-ups from Chiko, Toki Underground, Little Miner Taco and more! Enjoy a flight of whiskey during a fall wreath-making class led by Holley Simmons, lifestyle writer, creator, and co-owner of She Loves Me flower shop. Sip your favorite beer while knitting your very own chunky blanket with AR Workshop. Join cookbook author & DC artist Marcella Kriebel for an evening of watercolor painting of one of her original illustrations celebrating fall and Wunder Garten!
WABA Cider Ride
The NoMa BID is a proud sponsor of WABA‘s 2020 Cider Ride. Join other cyclists at four different starting locations (to help with social distancing) on Saturday November 14th and/or Sunday November 15th. Three route choices mean you can ride for 10, 30, or 55 miles, enjoying fall-themed treats at pit stops along the way. Then, join us in Brookland for a post-ride celebration.
NoMa BID has also partnered with Yoga NoMa to offer FREE restorative yoga classes on Sunday (11/15) and Monday (11/16) evenings for event participants, as well as the public! So bring a friend and join us for these FREE classes:
> Sunday 11/15 @ 8:00pm – Cider Ride Restorative Yoga Class with Yoga NoMa
> Monday, 11/16 @ 7:30pm – Cider Ride Restorative Yoga Class with Yoga NoMa
Thanksgiving Pies from Sweet Science
No Thanksgiving meal is complete without pie! This year, Sweet Science Coffee, known for its delicious, European-style pastries, is offering made-from-scratch Pumpkin or Bourbon-Pecan pies in two sizes, small (serves 2-3) for $16 and large (serves 4-6) for $23. Place your pre-order online here or in-store by Nov. 20, and schedule your pickup November 24-26.
You can also enter their pie giveaway contest. Just follow @sweetsciencecoffee on Instagram, then tag two friends in your comments. The sweetness continues with made-to-order Apple Cider donuts too, by the half or full dozen. Preorder yours here.
NoMa BID Events
OUR MAGICAL WORLD STORY HOUR
Yoga NoMa – Bollywood Dance HIIT
WED ,NOV 11 | 7:30pm
NUBOXX – Boxing Conditioning
THU, NOV 12. | 6:30pm
Capital Nature – Virtual Nature Immersion
FRI, NOV 13 | 7:30am
Yoga NoMa – Barre Burn
WED, NOV 18 | 7:30pm
NUBOXX – Strength Training
THU, NOV 19. | 6:30pm