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Bike to Work Week
Crystal City Water Park
May 15-19 ~ 7:00am to 9:00am
Make biking to work the norm by challenging yourself to ride every day during Crystal City's Annual Bike to Work Week (BTWW). Scheduled to coincide with National Bike to Work Day, BTWW welcomes riders every weekday morning for a week with coffee, bagels, snacks, and a chance to connect with the growing regional bicycle community. BTWW also always features great prizes. This year, riders can earn a chance to win a coveted custom Crystal City jersey. Click here for more information and to register.

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, 10km circuit in and around the Pentagon and Crystal City. 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.

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

Monday Morning Yoga
Crystal City Water Park - 1750 Crystal Drive
Mondays, through September - 7:00 AM
Amateur and seasoned yogis can join professional instructors from Mind Your Body Oasis and flex their way into the week with Monday Morning Yoga in the Crystal City Water Park across from 1750 Crystal Drive. In the event of inclement weather, the class will be held inside at Mind Your Body Oasis.

Mid-Day Meditation
Upper Garden Plaza at 1225 S. Clark Street
Mondays, through September - 12:00 PM
Meditation is the perfect complement in building a healthy and connected community. Join the Crystal City BID and Natalie Sigmund Wellness for a weekly lunchtime meditation class to help increase your overall wellbeing.

Outdoor Zumba
2121 Crystal Drive
Wednesdays, through September - 12:00 PM
The Courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive starts to heat up on Wednesdays with outdoor Zumba. Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. Come out and join the party!

Sparket: A Creative Market
1900 Crystal Drive
Thursdays, through June - 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.

Mobile Bike Repair by Velofix
Thursdays, 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, through November ~ 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, through November ~ 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.

Gallery Underground: small works/BIG IMPACT
Gallery Underground
Open through May 26

“small works/BIG IMPACT,” a national juried art competition comes to Gallery Underground during May. This all-media show has drawn artists from around the country and is guaranteed to intrigue, packing a large bang into small packages. In addition to a new all-media Members Show, featured is local artist Meg MacKenzie, known for her playful, color-filled paintings with an abstract horse theme.

Synetic Theater: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
1800 S. Bell Street
May 10 - June 11

Synetic’s visionary Founding Artistic Director Paata Tsikurishvili brings his mind-bending, cinematic style to Victor Hugo’s gothic, heartbreaking epic of inner beauty and undying loyalty. When the beguiling dancer Esmerelda captures the heart of the deformed bell-ringer Quasimodo, his adoptive father, the priest Frollo, decides he wants her for himself – plunging all of Paris into a spiral of riots, revolution, and murder.

KBQ Karaoke
KBQ Korean BBQ and Bar - 2450 Crystal Drive
Thursday, Friday, and Staturday - 9:00pm

Head to KBQ for 3 nights of singing fun every week.

Mind Your Body Oasis
Your Group Leader Katherine Nguyen is a licensed psychotherapist and registered art therapist and she is leading Art Therapy at the Oasis on Friday, May 12th. The cost is $45 and includes art supplies and space is limited. On Sunday, May 14th, Happy Baby Yoga is the perfect yoga class for parents to come back to their mats with their little ones. Babies who attend should be between 8 weeks - 18 months, no exceptions.

TechBUZZ Summer 2017
Tuesday, June 13 ~ 1:00pm to 7:30pm
The Mid-Atlantic Venture Association (MAVA) comes to Crystal City this June to shine the spotlight on the hottest up-and-coming early stage technology companies in the Mid-Atlantic. A diverse and experienced cross-section of Early Stage Investors, VCs, and experienced CEOs will provide valuable feedback in response to the TechBUZZ presentations. Whether on stage or in the audience, the insight of our investor panels is always informative and thought-provoking.

Pivot's Physical Therapy
Suffering for an injury or chronic pain. Call Pivot Physical Therapy for a complimentary 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.

FitFam Summer Jam
Crossfit South Arlington
Saturday, June 17 ~ 9:00am to 4:00pm

Arlington's most fun fitness block party is in Crystal City. CrosFit South Arlington is bringing together coaches and athletes from all areas of Arlington's fitness community for some fun in the sun. With free yoga classes, body building coaching, partner CrossFit workouts, nutrition talks and fitness tests there's something to do or learn about for everyone.

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