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Washingtonian Feature: A Day in the Life of Crystal City
Washingtonian reporters descended on Crystal City last week to explore all the neighborhood has to offer. See what they discovered:

Fridays at the Fountain
1751 Crystal Drive - The Fountain (aka Crystal City Water Park)
Every Friday June through October ~ 5:00PM to 9:00PM
Friday evenings are about to get a whole lot more refreshing with the return of Crystal City's popular beer and wine garden. With a new name and an extended season, Fridays at the Fountain features live music, a delicious menu of beverages from the Crystal City Wine Shop, and a relaxing setting. As the sun sets, catch the new LED light display in the park's canopy of trees for a unique and bright experience. Admission is free, but beverages are available for cash/credit purchase. Skip the line and save money by pre-purchasing drink tickets in bulk!

Crystal Ride: The Armed Forces Cycling Classic
2121 Crystal Drive
Sunday, June 11 - 7:00 AM
The Armed Forces Cycling Classic, proudly brought to you by The Boeing Company, is back! The event features the Crystal Ride Challenge and the Crystal Cup. The Crystal Ride Challenge is an amateur, non-competitive, participatory ride, open to cyclists of all abilities and hosted on a closed, 10-km circuit in and around the Pentagon and Crystal City. Experience professional racing up close with the USA Cycling sanctioned Crystal Cup, a fast, 1.3-km course in the heart off Crystal City.

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.

Crystal Car Fathers Day Auto Festival
Sunday, June 18 ~ 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Celebrate this Fathers Day in style amongst heavy machinery and horsepower at the Crystal Car Fathers Day Auto Festival. A free Fathers Day auto festival in partnership with Carsfera, the day features a variety of exciting automobile categories including innovative electric vehicles, area sports car auto clubs, classic muscle cars, motorcycles. Take in the cars while enjoying a refreshing beverage in the beer garden, listening to great live music, and letting the kids expend their energy in the bounce house or painting and racing wooden cars.

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.

FRESHFARM Market
1900 Crystal Drive
Tuesdays, through November ~ 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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.

Outdoor Zumba
2121 Crystal Drive
Wednesdays, through September - 12:00 PM
The Courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive heats up on Wednesdays with outdoor Zumba fusing hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program.

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 work with mobile bicycle repair services by Velofix. Simply drop off your bike on Thursday morning and have it tuned up and ready to ride before heading home. Appointments can be made at velofix.com using the Crystal City zip code (22202), but walk ups are always welcome.

Sparket: A Creative Arts 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 Crystal Drive with 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,

Food Truck Thursdays
1900 Crystal Drive & 201 12th Street
Thursdays, through November ~ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Enjoy some of the area’s favorite trucks at two locations in Crystal City. Truck schedules are subject to change so be sure to follow your favorites.

Brunch Yoga at the Pub
Crystal City Sports Pub
Every Sunday through June 25th ~ 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.

City-State Brewing Co. Tasting
WeWork Beergarden - 2221 S. Clark Street
Thursday, May 25th ~ 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Head to WeWork Crystal City's beer garden for a night with Mothersauce Partners and City-State Brewing Co. where you can meet the founders, taste the beer, and learn more about the project. There will be three variations on tap, light snacks, and lawn games.

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
Through 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.

IdentoGo: Mobile TSA Pre-Check Enrollment
Monday May 22nd to Friday May 26th

Get your TSA Pre-Check certification quick and easy in Crystal City with IdentoGo, the TSA's mobile enrollment center. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are also taken online at www.identogo.com/rv.

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

DCA Live's Growth & Innovation Series - Red Hot Media
Tuesday, May 30 ~ 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Dive into the region's media industry with an in depth panel discussion of the hottest companies and technologies, the most exciting opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs, and what it all means for the regional economy. DCA Live's new Growth & Innovation series features the industries, companies, and people that are driving growth in the Washington Capital Region's economy. Drinks, heavy hour d'oeuvres, and quality networking always follow the panel.

Mind Your Body Oasis
What's happening at MYBO:

  • Backbending - Sunday, June 4th - noon to 1:30pm:Learn proper alignment and backbending techniques to heal the spine
  • Happy Baby Yoga - Sunday, June 18th - 10:30am to 11:30am: Parents can enjoy yoga with their little ones (ages 8 weeks - 18 months)
  • Journey to Handstand - Sunday, June 18th - 1:30pm to 3:30pm: Learn drills, strengthening techniques and where the body is placed in handstand
  • MYBO Paddle Board Yoga - multiple dates/times: Learn basic Standup Paddle Board Yoga skills

Pivot's Physical Therapy
Suffering for an injury or chronic pain. Call Pivot Physical Therapy for a complimentary injury screen today! 571-257-8348.

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. CrossFit 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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