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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.

Bike Light Giveaway
Mount Vernon Trail @ the Crystal City Connector (view map)
Friday, November 4th ~ 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Don't get caught in the dark! Join us along with the National Park Service as we give out free lights, arm/leg bands, and more at the intersection of the Mount Vernon Trail and the Crystal City Connector.

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 - Final One of the Year
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 Note, this is the final mobile bike repair of the year.

Open Class for Non-Technical Founders: How to Bring on Developers
Monday, October 24th ~ 5:30pm to 7:30pm
1776 Crystal City
How does someone hire for a technical co-founder anyways? Turns out 1776 is hosting another free class at their Crystal City campus next Monday evening (10/24). It's about hiring technical development talent, and is designed for non-technical founders. For more questions, please reach out to

Public Meeting on the I-395 Northern Express Lanes
Wakefield High School
Monday, Oct. 24 - Hearing is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with a presentation at 7 p.m.
The Virginia Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, will hold public meetings on plans to extend the I-395 Northern Express Lanes for eight miles from Turkeycock Run near Edsall Road to Eads Street near the Pentagon. The draft Environmental Assessment also will be presented for public review and comment. Provide comments on the design plans or draft EA at the public meeting, or until close of business on December 12, 2017. Visit the project website for additional detail.

Ask a VC
Wednesday, October 26th ~ 8:00am to 12:00pm
1776 Crystal City
Want an opportunity to hear from the region's best investors? Want an opportunity to pitch in front of your peers and investors? And meet investors 1:1? Get all that and more at Ask a VC. The morning Tech Breakfast will have many a number of Venture Capital (VC) and Angel Investors answering your questions on what is VC, the process for getting VC, what investors look for, and more. Plus a chance to tell your story and meet with some of the investors 1 on 1! Tickets available here.

Synetic Family Theater
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.

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.

I-95/I-395 Transit/TDM Study – online survey
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation held an open house in Arlington last month to discuss its I-95/I-395 Transit/Transportation Demand Management (TDM) study. As part of that review, to be released for public comment in December, the department is seeking online input on transit and TDM needs along the I-95/I-395 corridor.

Tastings @ the Crystal City Wine Shop
220 20th Street S
Stop 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.

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