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Artomatic Crystal City
Through May 6
1800 S. Bell Street
Artomatic's is open! There is so much to see and do at Artomatic; every day is a new adventure. Check out their event calendar to see what is coming up, or just stop by. The exhibition is open from Wednesday through Sunday every week, and is FREE. Don't miss out on this unique and inspiring experience.

Crystal Run: 5K Fridays
2121 Crystal Drive
Fridays in April - 6:30 PM

Every Friday in April, Crystal City hosts this popular evening race where you can hit the pavement after work and head to dinner or a local watering hole after crossing the finish line. Click here to register. Also, click here for a list of road closures associated with the race.

First Fridays in Crystal City
Every First Friday of the Month
Art Underground - 1800 S. Bell Street; 2100 Crystal Drive; 2200 Crystal Drive
Head to Crystal City on the first Friday of every month for a healthy dose of arts in the Art Underground. Featured this month:

The Rendezvous
Every Fourth Friday
Earth Treks Crystal City
Head to Earth Treks Crystal City every 4th Friday of the month for fun, games, climbing and camaraderie! Discounted day passes are available for non-members for only $20

Crystal Ride: The Armed Forces Cycling Classic
2121 Crystal Drive
Sunday, June 11 - 7:00 AM
The Armed Forces Cycling Classic Challenge Ride, proudly brought to you by The Boeing Company, is back in Crystal City on Sunday June 11th! The Challenge Ride is an amateur, non-competitive, participatory ride, open to cyclists of all abilities. All participants will start and end in Crystal City. The ride will be held on a closed, 15km circuit in and around the Pentagon, Crystal City and the Air Force Memorial. Register today!

Summer Arts and Technology Kids Camp
Summer 2017
Registration is now open for the Crystal City Art and Technology kids summer camp. Merging the arts with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) topics, the camp fosters innovative thinking, creative problem solving, and command for fine arts principles to shape the world's future professionals, artists, scientists, and engineers. Campers participate in a variety of fun, hands-on activities to gain exposure to painting, digital art and design, fabrication, performing arts, and creative writing. Learn more or register here.

Mobile Bike Repair by Velofix
Thursdays, April through October - 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
1900 Crystal Drive

Get those nagging bicycle repairs taken care of while you are at work with Mobile Bicycle Services by Velofix. Simply drop off your bike on Thursday morning and have it tuned up and ready to ride before heading home. Velofix will be set up at 1900 Crystal Drive from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM every Thursday April through October. Appointments can be made at velofix.com using the Crystal City zip code (22202) beginning April 3rd, but walk ups are always welcome. More info can be found online, by email at DC@velofix.com, or phone 855-VELO-FIX.

FRESHFARM Market
1900 Crystal Drive
Tuesdays, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The popular FRESHFARM Market returns on Tuesday, April 4th on Crystal Drive. Shop from 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.

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 and 201 12th Street. 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.

Crystal Ball: Street Hockey
1900 Crystal Drive
Thursdays, 6:30 PM
In partnership with the DC Fray, hockey enthusiasts compete competitively and recreationally right here in Crystal City. Games are played weekly and champions are crowned at the end of each season. This is a COED Social league, focused on having fun on and off of the court! Click here to register.

Crystal City Spring/Summer Camps
In addition to the Crystal City Art and Technology Camp launching this year, there are a number of other options to keep your child active, engaged, and occupied this summer! Check out this full list of camps and offerings from TechShop, Synetic Theater, and Earth Treks Crystal City and register today!

Public Meeting on 12th Street South Complete Street Project
Crystal City Connection - Pop-Up Library - 2100 Crystal Drive
Wednesday, April 5th ~ 3pm to 6pm

Arlington County is seeking input on the future of 12th Street South between Eads and Clark Streets as plans to reconstruct it advance as part of the future Transitway extension to Pentagon City. In addition to new transit-only lanes, the project will create a safer environment for people who walk, bike, drive or use transit. Proposed improvements include new crosswalks, a two-way cycle facility, and new sidewalks and streetlights. Design plans will be presented and interested residents and employees can provide their feedback and comments on the preliminary design. The project display boards will remain at the library through April 15 for viewing.

National Walking Day
Wednesday, April 5 ~ 11:30am to 1:30pm
Crystal City Water Park (The Fountain)

Join Arlington Transportation Partners in celebrating walking and active transportation in Arlington County. Stop by the Crystal City Water Park (aka The Fountain) to pick up fun National Walking Day swag, available on a first come, first serve basis and drop your business card into a drawing for a Fitbit giveaway!

Monthly Beer Dinner - Cinnabar at Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Thursday, April 6
Hyatt Regency Crystal City

Each month Cinnabar will host a family style paired beer dinner in conjunction with one of our local craft breweries. Join us on Thursday, April 6th in Cinnabar featuring Fordham & Dominion Brewing. The dinner will include Four beers, Four courses, for $40 dollars, not including gratuity. Please call 703-418-6681 to reserve a seat.

First Fridays Jam at ArtJamz Underground
ArtJamz Underground - 2100 Crystal Drive
Friday, April 7 ~ 5:30, 7:00, 8:30

Get inspired by First Fridays and Unleash Your Inner Artist at ArtJamz Underground! Grab a $15 discounted ticket to a 1-hour freestyle session and create your own masterpiece! Ticket includes paints, art materials, easels, canvas, drinks (one beer or two glasses of wine) and guidance from the ArtJamz team.

Pivot's Physical Therapy
How to avoid an injury during Spring Cleaning? Warm up, wear proper shoes and lift with your back. If you sustain and injury call Pivot Physical Therapy for a free injury screen today 571-257-8348.

Brunch Yoga at the Pub
Crystal City Sports Pub
Every Sunday ~ 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.

Trending 40: CTOs & CIOs
April 18th ~ 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join DCA Live in celebrating the great technology talent that is driving growth and change in the Washington DC area's hottest companies and non profits. Forty of the region's top CIOs and CTOs will be honored amidst 200+ movers and shakers from the local technology and business community for a fun evening of music, food, drinks and great networking.

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