Union Market District’s “Rise & Thrive” Invites You to Wake Up on the Right Side of the Bed


April 16 – May 16 marks the launch of Rise & Thrive: a month-long series of activations specially curated to replenish your mind, body and soul.

Washington, DC — Springtime brings fresh opportunities for renewal; a long-awaited escape from virtual reality and an invitation to breathe in, breathe out and reconnect. To mark this moment, Union Market District announces Rise & Thrive, a month-long series of activations specially curated to replenish your mind, body and soul.

Generally defined as a lifestyle, health and wellness has been re-prioritized as fundamental to our daily lives. We want to feel better, stay healthy, take care of each other and come together safely in a welcoming environment.

We know that wellness is a personal journey, with no singular, universal definition. That’s why Rise & Thrive brings a variety of activations to support your well-being: wake-up with a sunrise Cut 7 class on The Rooftop at Union Market and grab an açai bowl from South Block. Tough day “at the office?” Dance it out with outdoor Zumba at La Cosecha with spiritless cocktails brought to you by Serenata and Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Spirits. Set your intentions for 2021 and beyond with a vision board workshop in collaboration with The Village Café DC, followed by a vegan pupusa, a new addition to La Casita’s menu at La Cosecha. Walk the DC Mural Tour to feel inspired and end at TheTwelve to become a new plant parent with the help of St. Plant’s workshop—the A-Z for your green thumb.

Can’t join us in person? Byrdland Records’ Rise & Thrive playlist on Spotify will help you wake up on the right side of the bed.

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Featured Partners + Programming:
• DC Mural Tour
• Boxing Class with Mona Livinia
• TheTwelve’s St. Plant Green Thumb Workshops
• Nalls Produce Stand
• SoulFire Collective
• Byrdland Records Vinyls & Vinyasas
• Fit4Mom Family Class + Three Littles Shopping Event
• Zumo x Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Spirits Yoga Class
• Poetry Pharmacy by The Village Café DC
• 305 Fitness
• The Rough ReWorkShop
• Yoga District

In addition to in-person and virtual activations, there will be giveaways inspired by Rise & Thrive throughout the month on Union Market District’s Instagram account- @unionmarketdc.

To explore the full month of Rise & Thrive activations, visit, follow @UnionMarketDC and @LaCosechaDC and tag your photos with #RiseandThriveDC.

About Union Market District: The Union Market District is a place where businesses of all sizes launch, scale and innovate; a place for creative minds and businesses to connect, thrive, discover and make D.C. their own. Located a short walk from the United States Capitol and NoMa/Gallaudet Metro station, the Union Market District is a 45-acre historic urban development where, at its core, sits the acclaimed food market, Union Market. Since opening in September 2012, Union Market has created its own thriving international community now averaging nearly 3 million visitors annually. With Michelin-recognized restaurants and retail concepts from both coasts, the District has hosted more than 500 pop-ups and events, attracting new concepts from YouTube Space to online retail powerhouse Everlane. A contemporary Latin American market, La Cosecha, opened in the District in September 2019 on 4th Street. For more information about the Union Market District, please visit or follow @UnionMarketDC on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

About Edens: EDENS is a retail real estate owner, operator and developer of a nationally leading portfolio of 125 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 250 employees across offices in key markets including Washington, D.C., Boston, Dallas, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Charlotte, Houston and Denver. For additional information about the company and its retail real estate portfolio, visit or follow @WeAreEDENS.