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NoMa’s Annual Pumpkin Carving Party Returns with a 90s Cover Band, Food Trucks and a Petting Zoo

 WASHINGTON, DC, October 19, 2015:  On October 22, 2015 NoMa will reprise its fabulous fall classic, the Pumpkin Carving Happy Hour. This event is the perfect free fall, family-friendly event. The third annual Pumpkin Carving Happy Hour will be held on Thursday, October 22 from 4pm – 7pm at NoMa Junction @ Storey Park. Carve or paint a free pumpkin, enjoy seasonal treats from local food trucks, sip on hot apple cider or beer and wine and check out the 14,000 SF of murals created by 55 East Coast artists. Pumpkins, carving utensils, live music, petting zoo, face-painting and a candy scavenger hunt are free. Food and beverages are available for purchase. 

Live music will be provided by 90s cover band Lloyd Dobbler Effect. The candy scavenger hunt begins at 5 PM. 

Thursday, October 22 4-7 PM
NoMa Junction @ Storey Park – 1005 First Street, NE (Corner of First and L Streets, NE)
Closest Metro: Union Station or NoMa/Gallaudet U (Red Line)
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 Free pumpkins and carving kits will be given to the first 200 attendees, so reserve your pumpkin today. Click here to reserve a pumpkin. Unreserved pumpkins will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Carvers may bring their own carving tools.

Click here to view photos from previous years of the NoMa Pumpkin Carving Party.

About NoMa
NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood nestled among Union Station, the U.S. Capitol, Shaw, and the H Street, NE corridor in Washington, D.C. Already, NoMa contains more than 17.6 million SF of office, hotel, retail and residential space. Each day, 110,000 people are out in the commercial core of NoMa. More than 38 percent of NoMa’s office space is home to private sector tenants, including a concentration of media, tech and think tanks such as NPR, Google and Mathematica. Through a public-private partnership with the District government and a capital investment of $50 million, NoMa will soon have great new parks and public spaces as well. NoMa is home to 3,836 terrific new apartments, and more than 54,000 people work here each day. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, D.C. With unparalleled transportation access on Amtrak, VRE, MARC, two Red Line Metro stops, and vehicular access to Interstate 395, visitors, workers and residents can easily travel throughout the region as well as get to New York or anywhere on the East Coast. NoMa has a WalkScore of 92 and offers stellar biking facilities, including the 8-mile Metropolitan Branch Trail. The NoMa BID organizes more than 50 free award-winning community events each year, connecting more than 20,000 friends and neighbors. For more information about NoMa, visit and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID and like us on Facebook.



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