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Crystal Screen Sweets & Sips
Courtyard at 1851 S. Bell Street
Every Tuesday in September at Sunset
The Crystal Screen Sips & Sweets movie festival joins our SIPtember line-up which will indulge guests this September with fun movies about wine and chocolate. Bring a picnic or take-out from area restaurants and enjoy sips from the pop-up wine bar with hand-selected offerings from the Crystal City Wine Shop and Washington Wine Academy as well as sweet samples from Crystal City’s Schakolad. Schedule (9/20: Chocolat, 9/27: Sideways)

Vintage Crystal: Wine in the Water Park
Fridays in September - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Crystal City Water Park - 1750 Crystal Drive
Featuring live music, hand-selected beer and wine from the Washington Wine Academy, and a free outdoor ArtJamz session, Crystal City's pop-up beer and wine garden returns every Friday in September from 5 PM to 10PM.

Car-Free Day in Crystal City
Crystal City Water Park - 1750 Crystal Drive
Thursday, September 22nd - 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Join us and the rest of the DC Metropolitan Area for part of a worldwide movement to celebrate more sustainable forms of transportation on Car Free Day - Thursday, September 22. Go Car Free or Car-Lite and make a difference by bicycling, walking, teleworking, carpooling or taking transit. The Crystal City BID will be setup in the Crystal City Water Park giving out coffee and snacks for those going Car Free for the day. Participants can take the pledge even if you're already using these transportation alternatives.

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.

Morning Meditation
Every Tuesday in September at 7:00 AM
Green Space at 12th Street & Crystal Drive
Meditation is the perfect complement in building a healthy and connected community. Join the Crystal City BID and Natalie Sigmund Wellness for a weekly morning meditation class to help increase your overall wellbeing.

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 with Crystal Park Sport & Health
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
Wednesdays - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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.

Expanded ART 92 Service
Starts September 19th
A new ART 92 schedule will go into effect providing more frequent service during peak periods (every 15 minutes) and continue to run every 30 minutes midday and evening. The ART 92 provides connecting service to the Crystal City and Pentagon Metro Stations for northern Crystal City and Long Bridge Park.!

Tastings @ the Crystal City Wine Shop
220 20th Street S
Get the most out of your SIPtember by swinging by the Crystal City Wine Shop for free, hand-picked tastings! There is a beer tasting on Thursday and wine tasting on Friday from 5pm to 7pm as well as a Staff Pick tasting on Saturday from 2pm to 6pm each week! You can also experience monthly cider tastings from 5pm to 7pm on the second Tuesday of the month. Check out their calendar to see what's on the tasting menu!

September Shows at the Gallery Underground
Crystal City Shops - 2100 Crystal Drive
During September, Gallery Underground features the “Tranquility” Show. Exhibiting artists will create a contemplative spirit with tranquil colors, scenes and thoughts in works that envelope, calm and invite the viewer to linger with the art. In addition to a new September Members Show in the Main Gallery, also featured is the watermedia work of Chica Brunsvold

“ABC’s of Wine” at the Washington Wine Academy
Saturday, September 24
Become a wine expert this SIPtember with a 90-minute introduction to wines with the Washington Wine Academy. Taste six wines (three white wines and three reds) as you take not only a tour of the World of Wines but also learn a battalion of tips, tricks and fun things about the ever changing world of wines. Students also receive a $5 off coupon to take over to the Crystal City Wine Shop and make use of your new "degree."

Brunch Yoga at the Pub
Crystal City Sports Pub
Every Sunday through November 6th ~ 9:30am
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 $10 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.

Crystal City Civic Association Meeting
Wednesday, September 21 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
1805 Crystal Drive, Community Room
Get involved in your community via the Crystal City Civic Association. Representatives from Transurban will provide an update on the proposed I-395 Express Lanes and Representatives from Vornado/Charles E. Smith will present preliminary plans for two proposed development projects on Crystal Drive. Afterwards, there will be a presentation and demonstration on the light display coming to the Crystal City Water Park.

DMV2go
1900 Crystal Drive
Thursday September 22nd and 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!

8th Annual Oyster Festival at Legal Sea Foods
Legal Sea Foods -
September 15 – October 12
Legal Sea Foods is celebrating the oyster with a 4-week celebration of oysters, with a special feature menu and shell-shocking events.

Trending 40 - Corporate Counsel
Wednesday, September 21 ~ 6:00pm to 8:00pm
1776 - Crystal City Campus
Join Trending 40 in celebration of the great in house lawyers in DC's leading corporations and non-profits. The event honors those lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional performance and made significant contributions to the growth and success of their organizations. Come meet them and enjoy an open bar, great food and top networking with leaders from DC's legal and business community.

Fight for Air Climb
241 18th Street S.
September 24
Step up and join the Fight for Air Climb to raise funds for research, education and patient programs to help people affected by lung disease.

Ribbon Cutting: Crystal City Pop-Up Library Opening
The Connection: Crystal City
Wednesday, September 28 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Join Arlington County, the Crystal City Civic Association, and Vornado/Charles E. Smith for the ribbon cutting at your new Pop Up Library in Crystal City.

Arlington Fun Ride
1900 Crystal Drive
Saturday, October 1
This scenic, family-friendly bike ride will give the anticipated 250+ participants a chance to experience the paved, multi-use trails that make up the “Arlington Loop” while enjoying support from rest stops in Crystal City, Columbia Pike, Ballston and Rosslyn.

Toastmasters International Fall Speaking Contest
1776 Crystal City Campus
Monday, October 3 ~ 5:30pm to 9:00pm
Speech contests are a Toastmasters tradition. TOASTMASTERS is a 90 year old legacy of providing people a self-progressive speaking program launch pad to personal success in a community of like minded people seeking to change their lives using communication skills. See you there, cheers!

ARTrageous Silent Art Auction
Gallery Underground
Friday, October 7 ~ 6pm to 8pm
Pick up some incredible local art at the 3rd annual ARTrageous Silent Art Auction. All art is created by top local Arlington-based artists, and features original paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and ceramics. Admission is free and purchases benefits the many community programs of the Arlington Artists Alliance.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants Workshop
Eastern Foundry - 2011 Crystal Drive
October 8-9; November 12-13
If you’re seeking funding for your new idea, Eastern Foundry is bringing a group of like minded inventors and business leaders together to build applications for fifty, $225,000 grants from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) SBIR program that will be released this Fall. This workshop will take place over two weekends where you will build and refine your application with guidance from Eastern Foundry coaches, see examples of winning applications, and gain insight into any future grants you are interested in.

Transportation Techies: Transportation + Urban Planning
WeWork Crystal City - 12th Floor
Friday, October 14 ~ 6:00pm
How do computer programmers get involved in urban planning? This session looks at cool tools coders have built that revolve around transportation and urban planning. Pizza courtesy of our sponsor the Eno Center for Transportation.

Bend & Brunch
Highline RxR
October 15
Join Highline RxR and Mind Your Body Oasis for a Yoga Cass and Brunch with drinks compliments of Crystal City BID. The Class is $15, mats are included, and brunch is discounted after class! Click here for tickets.

Painting Uncorked
Gallery Underground - 2100 Crystal Drive
Thursday, October 20 ~ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Create a piece of art while sipping wine! No experience required. This 2-hour class will result in an original piece of art you can take home and enjoy. Created by YOU! Artwork and instructor to be announced. Fee covers wine and all materials. Come with your friends and uncork your hidden artist! Must be 21 years of age or over to participate. Sign up today!

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