“Union Market, northeast D.C’s vibrant district, will bring its drive-in movie series to a close for the season on Friday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m. with a special showing of Ghostbusters. The classic American drive-in will take place in Union Market’s parking lot and will project the feature presentation onto the market’s three-story wall. The family-friendly showing is $10 per car or free for walk-ups in the picnic area. (more…)
“Join REI [1146 3rd Street, NE] for 3-day Block Party to celebrate the Grand Opening of our DC Flagship store! Friday we’ll open the doors at 10am with some big band fanfare (hint, hint) and DJs keep the party going all day.
Saturday and Sunday we’ll expand the block party to a main stage with live bands, Outdoor School classes, beer gardens, s’mores, screen printing, a climbing wall, and more. Saturday’s music starts with a family band at 10am and then goes on with live go-go, a Beatles cover band, and plenty of DJ sets (Biz Markie at 3pm!).
Sunday we’re teaming up with the Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival to bring you a day of live bluegrass and Americana on the main stage. All 3 days the first 500 people in line receive a custom DC Camelbak bottle with a gift card inside. We’ll have free breakfast and coffee for all each morning. Everybody who attends all weekend can help REI decide how to split up $100,000 among 5 regionally focused outdoor non-profits!
TRANSPORTATION NOTE: there are several surface lots in the neighborhood, but we suggest you arrive by metro, bus, or bike. Our store entrance is adjacent to the NoMa/Gallaudet Metro station and the Metropolitan Branch Trail.”
Ed. Note: I’m gonna share this comment from Irving Streete left after the champagne lounge post because it is amazing.
“Sometimes I feel as though I’m living in (or ubering towards) Wiemar Germany or one of Gatsby’s parties — a glorious burst of self-conscious decadence before the whole house of cards collapses. I guess there’s nothing to do except put my assets into overseas gold, decide between Beluga and Ossetra, and see what vintages of Grand Dame they have on the fizz list. Maybe buy a cake to leave out for the peasants on the way home.”
Ed. Note too: Don’t get me wrong, if I had $375 or really $750 floating around, I’d be here in a heartbeat. Damn you daycare for two…
From a press release:
“Only 30 seats are available for this exclusive al fresco dinner set beneath Masseria’s enchanting pergola. The dinner is $375 per person, all-inclusive, and will begin at 7PM. Come raise a glass to a good harvest!
The Italian wine harvest gets underway in early autumn, and to celebrate this event that is so central to Italian gastronomy, Chef Nicholas Stefanelli is establishing an annual Harvest Dinner at Masseria, that will showcase a different Italian winemaker each year. The inaugural Harvest Dinner will take place Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in partnership with the venerable Antinori Estate.
continues after the jump including a look at the menu. (more…)
“The new and improved Wunder Garten (1st & L St NE) announced the second annual Oktoberfest 2016, a weekend of festivities including traditional food, games, beer and events.
Beginning Thursday, September 22 and continuing through the weekend, Wunder Garten will be the spot for anyone seeking the energy of a true German Oktoberfest. Guests will nosh on German food from Café Berlin and enjoy live bands and DJs, all while swigging the best Oktoberfest beers. (more…)
Last week we learned that Union Social had abruptly closed in NoMa. Now I’m hearing that World of Beer could be interested in the space. A few things, first, I think that would be awesome. Second, World of Beer scuttlebutt hasn’t panned out in the past. Third, this is a different source with a higher accuracy rating than the previous scuttlebutt. Fourth, you still never know with these things. Having said all that – think a World of Beer would do well here?
This house is located at 421 3rd Street, Northeast. The listing says:
“STUNNING RENOVATED ROW HOUSE IN THE HEART OF DC. LIGHT FILLED OPEN FLOOR PLAN W/ GOURMET KIT W/ SS APPL, GRANITE, B-SPLASH, AND SHAKER STYLE CABINETS. HRWD FLRS THRU MAIN & UPPER LEVEL, SEP DINING/LIVING W/ WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE. 3 UPPER LEVEL EN-SUITES ALL WITH LUXURY BATHS W/BEAUTIFUL TILE. FULLY FENCED REAR W/DECK, OSP & ROLL UP DOOR. LOCATED BETWEEN UNION STATION & STANTON PARK & H ST.”
“The seventh annual DC State Fair will be held this Sunday, August 28, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at NoMa Junction at Storey Park (1005 First Street NE). This free celebration of the District’s farmers, bakers, brewers and makers will see the return of more than a dozen classic contests, as well as new features: Bingo, live competitions and more performances from local artists than ever before. (more…)