April Happenings at Union Market District 


Drive-in Movies and Ping Pong Are Back!

Washington, DC — Buckle up for some exciting experiences at Union Market District this April! Our popular Drive-in Movie Series is back, with movies showing on the first and third Friday of every month through July, and, don’t miss the one-day Table Tennis Showdown on April 15.

Ping Pong Tournament
Grab your partner and go! On April 15, Union Market District invites future ping pong champions to put their skills and reflexes to the test in this one-day event to benefit Playtime Project – Sponsored by Fulcrum Properties Group, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Mess Hall, DC Central Kitchen and Business Benefits Group.

Players of all ages and skill levels are invited to purchase tickets as a two-person team. Ping pong tables will be accessible on Neal Place the week leading up to the event for practice sessions and free-form play.

Playtime’s mission is to cultivate resilience in children experiencing family housing insecurity by providing and expanding access to transformative play experiences.

Saturday, April 15, 2-6pm. Visit our website to register.

Drive-In Movies at Union Market
Roll down the windows, feel that warm breeze and turn up the volume for DC’s “must-do” experience. The series of eight movies launches April 7 and will continue the first and third Friday of every month through July 21st.

This is a cinephile and foodie match made in heaven with better than average concessions. Watch movies under the stars while munching on your Market favorites.

For those on foot, pack your chairs and blankets and set up shop in front of Union Market for great views and picnic-style entertainment. Tickets are not required to watch on Neal Place.

April Movies: WALL-E on April 7 (sponsored by City Homes), and A League of Their Own on April 21.

Check out the full list of movies and buy tickets.

Check our events and experiences calendar for new and upcoming events.

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About Union Market District:
Pioneering vision is the driving force behind Union Market District, an historically relevant neighborhood of sights, sounds and tastes that continues to thrive today. Expanding beyond its origins as a food market to include shopping, dining, arts, entertainment and community events year-round, Union Market District is a discovery destination—a place for creative enterprise and authentic experiences.

More than 35 independent merchants and purveyors of food and drink operate within Union Market proper, alongside a unique mix of small businesses, nationally recognized retail brands and highly rated restaurants located throughout the District. La Cosecha, a contemporary Latin American marketplace and culinary embassy located in the District, is designed for community and conversation—carried by a philanthropic mission to foster business education throughout Latin America. An open-air rooftop bar and green space with stunning 360-degree city views distinguishes Union Market District as a destination like no other.

About EDENS:
EDENS is a retail real estate owner, operator and developer of a nationally leading portfolio of 110 places. Our purpose is to enrich community through human engagement. We know that when people come together, they feel a part of something bigger than themselves and prosperity follows— economically, socially, culturally and soulfully. EDENS has offices in key markets including Washington, D.C., Boston, Dallas, Columbia, Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, Houston, Denver and San Francisco. For additional information about the company and its retail real estate portfolio, visit or follow@WeAreEDENS.

About Playtime Project:
The mission of Playtime Project (Playtime) is to cultivate resilience in children experiencing family homelessness by providing and expanding access to transformative play experiences. We do this by creating ongoing play opportunities that nurture healthy child development; challenging systemic injustice by advocating for policies and practices that reduce the risk of chronic homelessness; and connecting families with critical support services and supplies in the community to meet their concrete needs.