Friday, December 6, 2013

PAST: BENEFIT: "Shop For A Cause" benefit for Autism Speaks at Nomad Yard Collectiv, in the Union Arts Building, on SAT, Dec 6, 11:00am - 7:00pm, Free

Shop For A Cause one day benefit for Autism Speaks at Nomad Yard Collectiv in the Union Arts building
Saturday, December 6
11:00am - 7:00pm
Free to attend, though you'll likely want to have some money to shop while there 

Shop and nosh on hors d’oeuvres and wine while you browse through an unusual blend of cultural influences from the past and present.

Nomad Yard Collectiv will be donating 10% of all sales that day to Autism Speaks to fund research into the causes, prevention and treatments to ultimately find a cure for autism. 

The lifestyle store carries goods from local makers, crafters and collectors to include carpets and textiles, “up-cycled” home furnishings and antique furniture from Yeatman & Lavin, expertly curated vintage and contemporary women’s and men’s clothing, jewelry alongside other curiosities. Jewelry and artwork from Nellie’s Gems, a designer who is on the autism spectrum, will also be available for sale. 

Autism is a complex neuro-developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. Autism has risen from 1 in 110 in 2008 to 1 in 88 in 2012 in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is the fastest-growing developmental disability today. There is no known single cause for autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families. Autism Speaks is an autism fundraising, science and advocacy organization founded in 2005 by a couple whose grandchild had autism. 

Nomad Yard Collectiv is a new collaborative retail space on the ground-floor of the Union Arts, an artists studio space and performance venue, by Union Market and the Angelika Pop-Up Movie Theater. You can connect with nomad yard on facebook and twitter. Open Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 7pm.

411 New York Avenue NE
Metro: Take the 90, 92 or 93 bus from U St or Shaw Metro, along  U St or Florida Ave to the 400 block of Florida Avenue NE. You can also walk about 15 minutes from the NoMA-Gallaudet U stop. turn right on Florida, left on 5th St NE, the market will be on your left. Closest Bikeshare is on Gallaudet Campus at 8th & Florida NE. Driving? Free parking is available in the lot to the left and rear of the store and on 4th St.

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