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“REI and Wunder Garten Bring Community Events Back to NoMa”

by Prince Of Petworth June 28, 2016 at 4:20 pm 11 Comments

150 M Street, NE last year, new location will be First and L Street, NE

From an email:

“REI is coming back to NoMa with a brand new line up of summer events! The NoMa BID today announced that REI is re-opening their popular REI Community Space at Wunder Garten, NoMa’s pop-up Bavarian bier garten and launching their “United Outside” campaign.  The NoMa BID will also be hosting the ever-popular NoMa Summer Screen, a 4th of July Bash and other exciting events for the entire community.

After a highly successful first season, REI’s Community Space at Wunder Garten will once again provide urban and wilderness adventurer’s throughout the DMV with the chance to come together in a unique neighborhood destination and enjoy outdoor classes, happy hours, fundraisers and some great parties this summer.

In honor of their D.C. flagship store opening this fall, REI recently announced their “United Outside” campaign, marking 100 days of outdoor recess dedicated to the belief that in the outdoors we can all find common ground. Many of REI’s events will take place in the Wunder Garten.

A few events being hosted by REI in their Community Space at Wunder Garten show the dizzying range of activities around which citizens can become “United Outside”, including:

–          REI D.C. Flagship Sneak Peak, July 11:  Enjoy ice cold beer and gooey s’mores while meeting the general manager of the new store and other REI leaders.  To top off the night, get a sneak peak of store’s design that will inspire a life outside.

–          FREE WEEKEND, July 16-17: Here’s a free ride everyone can get behind. This weekend only: No charge for Capital Bikeshare rentals, Key Bridge Boathouse rentals, REI Outdoor School classes and entry to C&O Canal National Historic Park at Great Falls Tavern, MD. The evening of July 16 includes a party at Wunder Garten with cold beer, s’mores and giveaways.

–          Outdoor Women’s Night, July 21:  Grab your girlfriends and meet REI for a night of storytelling, drinks, vendor clinics, instructional sessions and giveaways.

–          Thingamajig Gear Swap, July 30 and October 8Buy/sell/barter/trade used gear with other outdoor lovers while listening to live Appalachian music and sipping on craft beer. A portion of ticket sales will support Living Classrooms, a local outdoor nonprofit).

–          Wild Kitchen Sunday Supper Series, Dates throughout summer: At these special dinners, you’ll do good while eating well. Each night features a local chef and the entire ticket price benefits a local non-profit that supports the outdoors.”

  • DF

    All I gotta say is I. Can’t. Friggin. Wait until REI opens in DC! Thus reduces the few reasons left to go to the suburbs.

    • NH Ave Hiker

      I don’t mind driving to College Park, it’s only about 20-25 drive from my place in Petworth.

      • NH Ave Hiker

        but yes, for those without cars it will be a great addition.

        • Not to mention the tax dollars you spend stay in DC, not in MD.

  • No interest in another poorly constructed beer garden, but glad to hear the store is almost open.

    • EBNOMA

      Nothing shabby about the construction this time. I work across the street and they have been retrofitting the beer garden for a month. Today they were planting new trees just for the Beer garden.

    • anonymous

      Plus I tried contacting the managers Wundergarten on numerous occasions last year and never got a response. Went up there too and it was poorly run IMO. Yah for REI tho!

  • pjl35

    Worth mentioning it’s not located at 150 M St NE anymore like the picture indicates. It’s at the NW corner of 1st and L Streets NE.

  • jumpingjack

    From my view from the Metro I have a hard time seeing how the store will be open this fall. It’s got a way’s to go. There’s still no roof on much of it!

  • noway

    I would bet any amount of money this store will not be open September as they claim. Delusional.. I’m thinking december.


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