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Vintage Crystal: Wine in the Water Park
Crystal City Water Park - Across from 1750 Crystal Drive
Fridays in June - 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Don't miss the last Wine in the Water Park of the series! The event combines sips and sounds to create an ambient outdoor event featuring interesting wine varietals and live music in the neighborhood's signature Crystal City Water Park. If you're interested in painting while you sip, ArtJamz is offering a free painting session at Wine In the Water Park from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM every Friday in June (while supplies last).

Crystal City Twilighter
2121 Crystal Drive
Saturday, July 23rd - 8:30pm
Bypass the height of the heat and make your midsummer night’s jaunt more fun than ever. Come out for the Crystal City Twilighter! After all, summer nights are made for racing the streets with thousands of your closest running pals. You can even cool down with them at select Crystal City establishments using the drink tickets you’ll find attached to your race bib. Click here for more info and to register.

Monday Morning Yoga
Crystal City Water Park - 1750 Crystal Drive
Amateur and seasoned yogis can join professional instructors from Mind Your Body Oasis and flex their way into the week with Monday Morning Yoga in the Crystal City Water Park across from 1750 Crystal Drive. In the event of inclement weather, the class will be held inside at Mind Your Body Oasis.

Fotowalk Underground: Exposed DC
Art Underground
April to September
The Exposed DC Photography Show is an annual photography contest and exhibition that showcases life in the Washington, D.C. metro area by people who work, live, and love here. Exposed DC turned 10 this year, so they’re celebrating a decade of local photography with this selection of our favorite images from the last decade.

FRESHFARM Market
1900 Crystal Drive
Tuesdays, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The popular FRESHFARM Market takes place every Tuesday on Crystal Drive. Shop from 20 local farmers and producers with seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, container plants and herbs, farm-raised eggs, all-natural meats, artisan baked goods, specialty foods and much more.

Outdoor Zumba
2121 Crystal Drive
The Courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive starts to heat up on Wednesdays with outdoor Zumba. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Come out and join the party!

Sparket: A Creative Market
1900 Crystal Drive
11:00am - 2:00pm
The eclectic and colorful shopping experience of Eastern Market returns to 1900 Crystal Drive with Sparket – A Creative Market for a Spring Market from May to June. Featuring a diverse mix of arts, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath and beauty products and other local, handcrafted products as well as live-music and select food products, Sparket aims to provide a new lunchtime attraction for area workers, hotel guests, and residents.

Food Truck Thursdays
1900 Crystal Drive & 201 12th Street
Thursdays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The food trucks gather in the parking lots at 1900 Crystal Drive. Some of the area’s favorite trucks will be onsite offering a great mix of delicious food for lunch. Actual truck schedules are subject to change so be sure to follow your favorites.

Mobile Bike Repair
1900 Crystal Drive
Thursdays, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The weekly Mobile Bike Repair station will be open at Food Truck Thursdays for bike service. If you need a bike repair or simply a tune-up, show up onsite where walk-ups are welcome. You can also schedule an appointment by emailing roman@districtwrench.com.

Crystal City Construction Updates
Pardon our dust as we continue to transform! Get the latest on Crystal City area transit and roadway construction projects on the Crystal City/Pentagon City Construction Update page. You can also sign-up directly for updates from Arlington County. Click here for the latest update.

TechShop 2-Year Anniversary Week
Happy Anniversary, TechShop! Help us celebrate the 2-year anniversary of TechShop Crystal City with a week of events and activities. See the full line-up of events at MeetUp.com.

Take the AED Survey and Get $5 to Starbucks
Do you work here in Arlington? Love it? Hate it? Arlington County is looking for your feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of working here so we can make Arlington County a better place to do business. To gather these insights, they have partnered with the Southeastern Institute of Research (SIR) to conduct a short 10-minute survey. When you take a moment to take our survey, we'll reward you with a gift card for $5 for Starbucks.

WMATA SafeTrack
Metro's SafeTrack program continues. Note that there will be no rail or bus service between Arlington Cemetery and Rosslyn through July 3rd. Know your options by checking out the full SafeTrack schedule as well as Arlington County's mitigation efforts. You can also find a wealth of alternative transportation information at www.commuterpage.com. Of particular note for the Crystal City area are two full Blue/Yellow line segment shut-downs:
July 5 to 11 between National Airport and Braddock Road
July 12 to 18 between Pentagon City and National Airport

Brunch Yoga at the Pub
Crystal City Sports Pub
Every Sunday in June & July ~ 10:30am
Eat Yoga Drink and the Crystal City Sports Pub bring you an hour long, all-levels vinyasa flow on the 3rd floor of the Pub, followed by drinks at the bar. The $15 registration fee includes the yoga class and your first drink of choice (beer or wine.) BYO mat and get ready to flow and have fun! Click here to register.

Lafayette Federal Credit Union
2231 Crystal Drive - Suite R 150
Lafayette Federal Credit Union is proud to be a member of the Crystal City community and we’re excited to announce that our newest full-service branch in Crystal City is now open and ready to help serve your financial needs! The new location will be the third in Northern Virginia, joining existing branches in McLean and Falls Church (non-cash branch). We would like to invite you to our Grand Opening event, Thursday, June 16th at noon. It will be a great opportunity to check out the new branch, meet our wonderful staff and find out about our Grand Opening Special Offer for new members! Hurry in! Available for a limited time.

June Shows at the Gallery Underground
Crystal City Shops - 2100 Crystal Drive
Through June 25
During June, the Gallery Underground is proud to present the solo show “View from Within,” by Anna Schalk. The exhibition showcases the artists exploration of experiences when interacting with another person. In a addition to a new Members Show in the Main Gallery, the contemporary realist Dennis Crayon is being featured. Crayon is a nationally recognized Washington, DC-based painter. The Juried Art Exhibition of Contemporary Still Life and Trompe I’Oeil, awarded Crayon’s work with top honors this month.

USA Fit DC Training
Long Bridge Park
Have your eye on fall and winter races? Or just want to get more fit? Then join USA Fit DC, and they'll help you get marathon and half marathon-ready! They have an amazing program for ALL levels of athletes (and non-athletes) to help you meet your personal fitness and running goals in a fun, non-intimidating and safe environment. Register now and start training any Saturday, including this Saturday, through July 15 at www.DCFIT.net, PLUS, save $10 off registration with online code DC2016.

Free Yoga Day with Mezeh Mediterranean Grill
June 21st - 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Celebrate National Yoga Day and enjoy a free yoga class in the park across from Mezeh Grill. Don't forget to bring you own mat!

Artjamz Grand Opening
July 15th
ArtJamz - 2100 Crystal Drive, Studio 2105-B
Pre-order tickets now to experience the most arty ArtJamz studio yet, centrally located in Gallery Underground in Crystal City. Use the code opening16 when booking and get 20% off your order until July 15th. Studio passes include 2 glasses of complimentary wine! Click here to register.

WAKA Kickball Summer Registration Leagues Now
Registration is open for The World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA) VA Potomac summer leagues. Games are at Gravelly Point, with fun at the league sponsored bar, Crystal City Sports Pub, after the games. Contact marvin@kickball.com with any questions. Get yourself, your group or your team to sign up! Season beings in July 7th.

DMV2go
1900 Crystal Drive
Thursdays, August 4 & November 3, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
DMV2Go is a handicapped-accessible full service office-on-wheels that is equipped to process all DMV transactions including: apply for or renew your ID card - available for adults and children, apply for or renew your driver's license, get a copy of your driving record, apply for certified copies of Virginia birth certificates, get fishing and hunting licenses, and much more!

Free Paper Shredding
Every First Saturday
County Earth Products Yard - 4300 29th Street S.
Looking for somewhere to securely shred your sensitive documents? Look no further; Arlington County hosts a free shredding event every first Saturday in Shirlington. Details available online.


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