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Crystal Social
Crystal City Sports Pub
Tuesday, December 6th ~ 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Join your fellow Crystal City neighbors and area workers for a fun happy hour at the Crystal City Sports Pub along Crystal City's 23rd Street Restaurant Row! You bring the conversation and we'll handle the beverages and snacks. Space is limited so please RSVP.  

1K Wine|Beer Walk
Crystal City Shops
Saturday, January 21st ~ 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Everyone's favorite faux race, the 1K Wine|Beer Walk is right around the corner. Choose the beverage type of your choice, select your heat, and get ready to make your way through the course stopping at “hydration stations” throughout the Crystal City Shops and Art Underground where you will be able to sample from up to 20 different wine and beers. Heats do fill up so register today

FRESHFARM Market
1900 Crystal Drive
Tuesdays, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Two more weeks for this year's FRESHFARM Market. Pick-up your locally sourced seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, container plants and herbs, farm-raised eggs, all-natural meats, artisan baked goods, and specialty foods while you can.

Sparket: A Creative Market
1900 Crystal Drive
Wednesdays - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Last One of the Season
This is the last week for this year's Sparket Market. Get your holiday shopping out of the way early at this creative market featuring a diverse mix of arts, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath and beauty products and other local, handcrafted products.

Food Truck Thursdays
1900 Crystal Drive & 201 12th Street
Thursdays, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Last One of the Season
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. Note that this is the last week for the 2016 season!

Four Mile Run Trail Detour Underway
The Four Mile Run bicycle and pedestrian trail will be detoured due to construction of the Four Mile Run Stream Restoration project. Construction and the detour are expected to last through the fall of 2017. View the detour map.

Crystal City Civic Association General Meeting: Rail Transportation In & Through Crystal City
Crystal Park Condominium - 1805 Crystal Drive

Wednesday, November 16 ~ 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Learn about plans to upgrade and improve existing rail infrastructure through Crystal City. Projects include the replacement of Long Bridge, changes to the existing VRE station, and more. The panel will include speakers from: DC DOT/Federal Rail Transportation (Long Bridge Project); CSX; VRE; Virginia DOT; Congressman Beyer's office.

Gingerbread House Challenge at Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Hyatt Regency Crystal City - 2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy

Thursday, November 17 ~ 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Teams of four, from area businesses, will compete to build and decorate the best gingerbread house. All decorating materials will be provided. This festive evening will also feature a selection of wine and delicious hors d'oeuvres. The team that receives the most “likes” for their gingerbread house will win an office reception for 25 people. Space is limited and reservations are required to participate. There is no cost to participate. Please contact Marisa Moore at 703-418-6883 or Marisa.Moore@hyatt.com to register to participate.

Knit One, Read One
Connection: Crystal City - Pop-Up Library

Fridays, November 18; December 2, 9, & 16 ~10:00am to 11:30am
Have you always wanted to learn how to knit or do you need to refresh your skills. Learn the basics and knit a cozy ribbed scarf while discussing your latest read. Learn to cast on, knit, purl, cast off and how to “frog” your work if you need to. Advanced knitters welcome to join us and work on their own projects. Bring your own materials - see website for details.

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
November 20th ~ 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.

November Shows at the Gallery Underground
Crystal City Shops - 2100 Crystal Drive

During November, Gallery Underground features the colorful imagery of Meg Mackenzie whose artwork is based on a deep love of horses. “Horses of a Different Color” celebrates “the majestic power and beauty of the horse - bold, muscular, elegant dancers, so sensitive and aware in their environment as well as both wild and gentle” according to the artist. November also includes a new all-media Members Show in the Main Gallery and the witty sculptures of Trinka Roeckelein and eye-catching jewelry of Kat Jamieson.

Lunchtime Coloring
Connection: Crystal City - Pop-Up Library

Every Friday ~ noon
Take a break, relax and enjoy the latest fad in adult coloring (kids invited, too). Supplies are provided.

FotoWalk Underground - Exposed DC
Through Spring 2017
Crystal City welcomes a new photography exhibit from Exposed DC along the FotoWalk Underground. See the works of twelve photographers, each focusing on s specific series, on your way through Crystal City.

FRESHFARM FRESH Food Drive
Donations Accepted Online Now
On-Site Donations Collected on Tuesday, November 22 ~ 3pm to 7pm

FRESHFARM Markets is holding a FRESH food drive benefiting the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). Make a tax-deductible donation at market or online and FRESHFARM will use your donation to buy market foods to donate to AFAC to fight hunger and feed those in need. Learn more...

Arlington Premiere
1776 Crystal City – 2231 Crystal Drive
Wednesday, December 7th ~ 6pm to 8pm

Arlington Economic Development invites you to attend the Arlington Premiere – an exclusive reception welcoming new businesses to Arlington County. Come welcome new business owners and network with other key business and community leaders as we celebrate our growing business community.

Connection: Crystal City - Pop-Up Library
Have you visited Crystal City's pop-up library? Learn more about upcoming events including their kids programs, Puzzle Saturdays, Tech Help, Gaming Night, and more! Find out what's upcoming via their event calendar.

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