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Public Information Meeting: Crystal City to DCA Pedestrian Connection Feasibility Study
2011 Crystal Drive, 11th Floor
Tuesday, September 5th ~ 11:30am to 1:00pm & 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The Crystal City Business Improvement District is hosting a public meeting to introduce the project and gather your feedback on a vision for a new pedestrian connection from Crystal City to the airport. RSVP suggested, but not required.

Sip & Salsa
220 20th Street South
Sunday, September 10th ~ 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Tickets are now on sale for Crystal City's signature wine and food tasting event. Enjoy over 30 wines, tastes from over a dozen restaurants, and live music and Salsa dancing.

Pups & Pilsners
Park at 12th and Crystal Drive ~ 1200 Crystal Drive
Sunday, September 17th ~ 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Bring your furry friend to this fun beer tasting event featuring local area breweries, live music, and various dog-related vendors and activities.

SoFar Sounds Crystal City
Crystal City Location TBD
Tuesday, September 26 ~ 7:30pm

Bringing the magic back to live music. Amazing artists in intimate spaces, performing stripped-back sets to carefully curated audiences in the heart of Crystal City. Use discount code CRYSTAL-1D55E for FREE tickets (while supplies last)!

Monday Morning Yoga
The Fountain (aka Crystal City Water Park) - 1750 Crystal Drive
Mondays, through September - 7:00 AM
Stretch into the week with professional instructors from Mind Your Body Oasis every Monday morning.

Mid-Day Meditation
Upper Garden Plaza at 1225 S. Clark Street
Mondays, through September - 12:00 PM
Spend your lunch hour feeding your soul with Natalie Sigmund Wellness.

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
Move to the music of hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves with Zumba instructors from the Crystal Park Sport & Health.

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

Have your ride repaired while you work with weekly mobile bicycle repair services by Velofix. Walk-ups welcome or make an appointment online.

Sparket Creative Art Market
Thursdays starting September 7th through November 16th - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
1900 Crystal Drive

Experience the eclectic and colorful shopping experience of Eastern Market right on Crystal Drive featuring a diverse mix of arts, crafts, handmade jewelry, and more.

Food Truck Thursdays
1900 Crystal Drive
Thursdays, through November ~ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Enjoy some of the area’s best food trucks along Crystal Drive at 18th Street. Follow your favorites on twitter for schedule updates.

Fridays at the Fountain
1751 Crystal Drive - The Fountain (aka Crystal City Water Park)
Every Friday through October ~ 5:00PM to 9:00PM
End your week relaxing in Crystal City’s popular pop-up wine & beer garden featuring the Keolis live music stage, delicious beverages, and a relaxing ambiance at the Fountain under a brilliant LED-lit tree canopy. Skip the line by pre-purchasing drink tickets!

Glow Yoga at the Fountain
Every Sunday through September ~ 7:30pm to 8:45pm

Yogis and their families can join instructors from Mind Your Body Oasis for fun and free yoga sessions at the Fountain across from 1750 Crystal Drive.

If I Knew Then... Angela Fox • August 17 • Crain's
Public Info Meeting - CC to DCA Pedestrian Connection Feasibility Study • August 21 • Crystal City BID
ByteCubed Announces New Program to Support Innovators and Entrepreneurs in the Greater Washington D.C. Area • August 22 • Crystal City BID

Lunch With Leaders: Jonathan Aberman
Tuesday, August 29th ~ 11:00am - 1pm
Join ByteCubed Ventures' first Lunch with Leaders this Tuesday, August 29 11:00am! Jonathan Aberman - Founder and Managing Director, Amplifier Ventures and TandemNSI, host of the What's Working in Washington podcast, and regular columnist for Washington Post's Capital Business - will give a talk titled "Pitching Investors Without Getting Caught in the Sandtraps!" You will also have the opportunity to check out a demo of ByteCubed Mixed Reality Lab's HoloLens/mixed reality experience.

Gallery Underground Exhibition Reception: Themes & Variations
Friday, September 1st ~ 5:00pm
Join the Gallery Underground for a FREE reception marking the opening of their September exhibition, Themes & Variations, featuring the work of Cindi Lewis. Also, enjoy works by Artist of the Month, Ginger Sanaie (Watermedia).

First Friday Paint Jamz
Friday, September 1st ~ 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm
Use the inspiration of Crystal City's First Fridays in the Art Underground to Unleash Your Inner Artist and create your own masterpiece at ArtJamz Underground..

Crystal City Connection Library September Schedule
Crystal City Shops @ 2100
Check out what's on the calendar at the Crystal City Connection, the neighborhoods pop-up library! Download a printable schedule for the month!

WeWork #SummerMondays
Through September
Celebrate your hustle with #SummerMondays. Now through September invite friends to work from any WeWork location for free on Mondays. We’ll have a hip, healthy breakfast, informative Lunch & Learns, and a chill happy hour with live, local music. Be sure your guests RSVP at

Crystal City Kickball League
Registration Open
Registration is still open for WAKA's VA Potomac league that plays at Gravely Point and socializes afterwards at the Crystal City Sports Pub.!

9th Annual Oyster Festival
September 14 through October 11
Back by popular demand, Legal Seafoods' 9th annual oyster festival is a celebration of all things oyster. Everyone is invited - mavens of the mollusk and oyster newbies - all who share the belief in the idiomatic saying, "the world is your oyster." Check out the menu!

Hustle N Flow
Sunday, September 17th ~ 11:45am - 3pm
CrossFit South Arlington, Mind Your Body Oasis, and Territory Foods are teaming up to bring you the DMV's very FIRST Hustle N Flow! Join Arlington's fitness enthusiasts for a day of community, health, and fitness, appropriate for All Levels.!

Over the Edge for Brain Cancer
Saturday, October 7th
Raise money for brain cancer research as you repel down the side of the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.

Weekly Weight Watchers Meeting
Crystal City Marriott Every Thursday ~ 3:00pm

Join fellow weight watchers for support and friendship. Contact Janet Mielcarek ( to register.

Booz Allen Hamilton Toastmasters Potomac Club
Every Second and Fourth Friday
11:45am ~ 1:00pm

Learn public speaking and leadership skills through this local chapter of the Toastmasters International network.

The Rendezvous
September 22nd ~ 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!

Share Your Input on Public Engagement
Survey Open Through September 13

Arlington County is soliciting feedback on their draft Public Engagement Action Plan. Share your thoughts on how the County communicates, particularly on capital projects such as transportation, park improvements, and development of new County-owned facilities.

Have a suggestion for a new name for Route 1?
Survey Open through September 15th

Alexandria's Advisory Group on Renaming Jefferson Davis Highway is soliciting public feedback on potential new names. Share your suggestions via this survey through September 15th.

Update to Bicycle Element of County Master Transportation Plan
Survey Open through September 22nd

Arlington County is updating the Bicycle Element of the Transportation Master Plan. Stay informed on the process and/or share your thoughts on bicycling in Arlington through their survey open through September 22. Share your thoughts via this survey through September 15th.


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