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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!

Crystal Social - A Neighborhood Gathering
Highline RxR
Wednesday, October 26th ~ 5pm to 7pm
Join your fellow Crystal City neighbors and area workers for a neighborhood happy hour at Highline RxR. You bring the conversation and we'll handle the beverages and snacks. Space is limited so please RSVP.

Marine Corps Marathon
18th Street and Crystal Drive
Sunday, October 30th - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Crystal City streets enliven with over 30,000 runners during the 41th annual Marine Corps Marathon, where spectators can spark dedication and experience fun for all ages. The festival will include engaging activities like moon bounces, face painting, arts and crafts, cotton candy, balloon animals, circus activities, and more. Click here for a list of road closures associated with the race.

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.

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.

Mind Your Body Oasis October Specials
A new month means new specials from your neighborhood yoga studio. Check the available October specials here!

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.

Synetic Family Theater
The Music Box
October 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 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.

The Art of the Pitch w/ Author Peter Coughter
Monday, October 17 ~ 6:00 to 8:00pm
1776 Crystal City
Peter Coughter, author of the highly-acclaimed “The Art of the Pitch — Persuasion and Presentation Skills that Win Business,” kicks off ADWKDC at 1776 with the opening presentation. Come meet, mingle and mix with attendees from every level of branding, advertising and PR agencies, tech companies, startups, media outlets and corporate communications units in and around Washington, D.C.

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!

DMV2go
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!

CaBi Hack Night VI
WeWork Crystal City - 12th Floor
Thursday, November 3rd ~ 6:00pm to 8:00pm
CaBi Hack Night is a show & tell of apps and data visualizations about Capital Bikeshare. Join Mobility Lab and WeWork for the sixth edition. Doors open at 6:00 for pizza and soft drinks, with speakers starting at 6:30. Stay tuned to @techiesdc for updates. Our hashtag is#cabihacknight. Event is free, but please register online.

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