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ZestFest Brings Art, Music & Fun to NoMa Sept. 20-30

ZestFest returns to the streets of NoMa next week, with art, music and community gatherings! More than 11 events take place at four locations in NoMa from September 20 – 30.

ZestFest kicks off with a wine reception at Union Center Plaza (810-840 First Street, NE) on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Over the next two weeks, eight lunch-time events feature concerts curated by Bloombars, chair massage by Lunar Massage, a pop-up bike repair shop from Bike & Roll, storytelling from the Story League, and much more. Participants will be able to paint a Zipcar, or enjoy a fitness demonstration from Project Fitness.

An all-inclusive Field Day on Saturday, Sept. 24, will feature field day games for both children and adults, face painting and food trucks from 4 to 7 p.m. Albus Cavus will present unique screenprinted T-shirts for $10. Then, Bloombars presents an evening concert by Cloud IX and Tamika Love Jones. A closing event on September 30 marks the return of Rock Band on the big screen (a big hit at least year’s ZestFest), along with screenprinted T-shirts from Albus Cavus.

For a full schedule and list of locations, visit and don’t miss two weeks of FUN UNLEASHED in NoMa! All events are free (except the screenprinted T-shirts) and open to the public.

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.

About NoMa

NoMa is a vibrant, growing neighborhood north of Union Station and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In the last five years, private developers have invested more than $3 billion in the 35-block area covered by the NoMa BID, and have plans to develop more than 20 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, and retail space. In 2010, more than 6,000 people moved into NoMa to live or work; and eight new retailers opened for business. NoMa has 15 modes of transportation, including two Red Line Metro stops, and the best biking facilities in DC, with the only East Coast Bikestation, the 8-mile Met Branch Trail, and six Capital Bikeshare stations. NoMa is the most connected neighborhood in Washington, DC. For more information about NoMa, visit and sign up for our bimonthly newsletter. Follow us on Twitter @NoMaBID; or Facebook at

About Pink Line Project

Pink Line Project was founded by Philippa Hughes to inspire creativity in everyone, build community and connectivity, and open portals to contemporary art and culture for the culturally curious. The Pink Line website includes: (1) a consolidated and searchable calendar of all things cool and creative in DC and (2) a widely read blog that highlights the best of DC’s creative scene. The Pink Line Project has established a reputation for creating inventive and collaborative environments in which people who would not normally have the opportunity to interact with each other gather to experience art and culture in alternative and stimulating ways. Philippa has also been a leader in the creative and temporary use of vacant, urban space throughout the city. Our vision is to catalyze the culturally curious to participate, innovate, engage, and conspire with passion, awesomeness, inspiration, generosity, and ingenuity. For more information, visit


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