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EMMS Announces Summer and Fall Activities

Eastern Market Main Street Announces Summer and Fall Activities:

Advertising Grants, Fourth of July Movie Day (July 4, 2017), Beat the Heat (August 18, 2017), And Hard Hats at Hine (September 7, 2017) 

(WASHINGTON) – Eastern Market Main Street is excited to announce a full slate of activities for the Summer and Fall of 2017.

Advertising Grants – Deadline June 30, 2017

EMMS’ Advertising Grant Program is intended to enhance the visibility of businesses within Eastern Market Main Street’s boundaries by fostering collaboration and cross-promotion. Grant eligible activities include print and digital advertising/marketing campaigns and cross-promotional on-site campaigns between two or more businesses on the EMMS corridor. The program disburses grants on a reimbursement basis and is generously supported by the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development.

2017 Application Deadline: June 30, 2017

Fourth of July Movie Day – July 4, 2017

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a day in one of the most iconic places in our nation’s capital? After watching the fabulous Fourth of July Parade on Barracks Row, head over to Eastern Market’s North Hall for family-friendly movies hosted by Eastern Market Main Street. Two films will be presented – Despicable Me at 11:30am and The Wizard of Oz at 2:00pm. Bring your blankets, cushions, and low chairs, and either bring a packed lunch or purchase from one of the many restaurants open on the EMMS corridor on the holiday. (Not sure which businesses are open? Don’t worry – we’ll have a list!)

Learn more:

Beat the Heat – August 18, 2017

Already dreading the heat of August? Eastern Market Main Street and participating businesses are here to help!  During Beat the Heat, visitors can play lawn and sidewalk games, make a fun craft to take home, and learn about the wide variety of EMMS businesses.  

More details to come!

Hard Hats at Hine – September 7, 2017

The commercial corridor surrounding Eastern Market represents a unique blend of historic and modern, from the Market itself completed in 1873 to the new development at 700 Penn, the site of the former Hine School. Join us as we welcome this new addition to the EMMS corridor, both the building and the new businesses, and celebrate all the history this corner has seen over the last two centuries. Sponsorships and individual tickets will be available June 26.  

Learn more:

Eastern Market Main Street is a designated DC Main Streets program and is funded in part by the Department of Small and Local Business Development.

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Eastern Market Main Street

Madeleine Odendahl

Program Manager


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