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Did you you join us at any of our Wine in the Water Park events this September? We want to hear from you! Fill out this survey for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the Crystal City Wine Shop!

Floral Frenzy - Tropical Storm
18th Street & Crystal Drive
Tuesday, October 11 - Begins at 3:00 PM
The Floral Frenzy’s Tropical Storm allows area residents and workers to rescue tropical ferns and other plants that would otherwise be thrown into the compost pile! Once brought indoors, these tropicals can thrive all-year long. Stop by the Crystal City FRESHFARM Market on Tuesday, October 11th at 3:00 PM (No plants to be given away before that time. While supplies last.) to claim your green prize!

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.

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

Arlington Mosquito Information Center
Arlington Public Health Department is taking action to control mosquitoes and prevent mosquito bites as part of its broader Zika prevention efforts. With recent media coverage of the Zika virus, and the mosquito season in Arlington continuing through October when the first frost occurs, we must remain vigilant in all our efforts to prevent the local mosquito population from breeding and carrying diseases like the Zika virus. Arlington County has simple steps to take that will help to control mosquito populations, prevent mosquito bites, and more information on their website.

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!

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.

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!

Secrets of Crystal City Bike Ride
Wednesday, October 5th ~ 6:30 to 8:00pm
Psssst, wanna know a secret? Riding a bike in Arlington is a great way to get around! Okay, maybe you knew that already, but on our Secrets of Crystal City ride, we'll open your eyes to a whole new side of one of Arlington's signature neighborhoods. There's just one thing about these Secrets...tell everyone to come and ride along with you!

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.

Synetic Family Theater
The Music Box
October 8th & 22nd ~ 11:00am
A wonderful collection of comedic vignettes set to music: an average day becomes extraordinary when a surly janitor and an uptight businessman discover a magical mask, two cowboys in the wild west tame a bull on the loose, two road workers try to catch a butterfly in an attempt to capture the heart of a girl, and the classic invisible wall. Students are introduced to the art of storytelling without words through imagination, illusions, and physical comedy.

The Miraculous Magical Balloon
October 15th & 29th ~ 11:00am
A series of hilarious sketches synthesizing music, ballet, clowning, and audience participation. Students will discover the art of acting without words, opening the door to their imaginations. Expressed through body and facial masks, pantomime illusions, and unique choreography, ‘Balloon’ tells a wonderful story of a traveling actor and his magical trunk of tricks and toys.

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!

1900 Crystal Drive
Thursday 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!

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