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5K Fridays
April 18, 25 - Registration is open for 5K Fridays. Be brave and run all four – competing each week to beat your previous time and start your weekends off with a Fit start! Also, before you head to 5K Fridays, check out Car Free Diet's tips to getting to the race.

Power Purge and Shred
April 23rd - 7:00am to 7:00pm - 1900 Crystal Drive - As part of the Green program, the Power Purge & Shred gives offices, workerss, and residents an opportunity to recycle their electronics, paint, and paper safely and securely for free. This year, Bikes for the World will be at the event and accepting bikes, bike parts, accessories and tools.

Virginia State of Wine
April 26th - 6:00pm to 10:00pm - 251 18th Street - Join the Washington Wine Academy and the Crystal City BID for a pop up event featuring the wines of Virginia. Usually one would have to travel throughout the state to visit each of these wineries. Click here for more information and tickets.

Bike to Work Week
May 12th through 16th - 7:00am to 9:00am - Friday, May 16th is National Bike to Work Day! The Crystal City BID is challenging area commuters to take the Bike to Work Week (BTWW) Challenge and ride to work every day of week. The 50 riders that show up the most number of mornings during pit stop hours, will receive a free, Crystal Ride Messenger Bag!

Crystal Car Registration
June 15th - Do you have a prized car that you love to show off? Registration is open for Crystal Car. The Father's Day car festival is a great opportunity to show off your wheels while hanging out and connecting with fellow car enthusiasts. Click here to register.

FRESHFARM Farmers Market
Tuesdays - Through November 25th - 3:00pm to 7:00pm - Celebrating its sixth year, the Crystal City FRESHFARM Market returns to its original location on Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Streets, and offers shopping from local farmers and producers.

Food Truck Thursday
Get your lunchtime Food Truck fix at Food Truck Thursday from 11 AM to 2 PM! The food trucks gather in the parking lot on Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Streets.

"Bodies of Work: Art in Series" at Gallery Underground
Through April 28 - Gallery Underground - The exhibition features the works by the gallery’s 43 members. Each artist will display a group of works with a central theme, or series.

FotoWalk Underground
Hallways of Art Underground - Enjoy the 150 spectacular photographs, including the winners of the 2013 FotoWeekDC International Awards Competition, Uncover / Discover, FotoBazaar, the Annual Youth Contest and FotoDC Favorites.

PBS's "Think Wednesday"
“Think Wednesday” airs at 8 p.m. The line up features television’s best nature, science and technology programming, including new episodes of acclaimed series NATURE and NOVA in the 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. hours respectively, and new specials debuting at 10 p.m. Click here for more information.

Spring Into Your Best Self
Mind Your Body Oasis is having a Spring sale. Get 12 months of unlimited classes, 10 sauna sessions, and 2 nutrition and health coaching sessions for $1,200. They also have specials on classes, sauna sessions, and massages.

DC Social Sports
Registration is open for DC Social Sport's Street Hockey League. Click here to register.

Crawfish Boil at Tortoise and Hare
Mark your calendars! May 3rd it's Tortoise and Hare's backlot community CRAWFISH BOIL! Come join friends and neighbors at a great event, with terrific food and fun for all. For more information, give them a call! 703-979-1872.

WAKA Kickball VA Alexandria League Spring Registration Now Open
The World Adult Kickball Association (WAKA) VA Alexandria League Spring kickball season starts May 1st, and takes place thursday evenings at Gravelly Point Park. WAKA is a GREAT way for your employees to meet new people, make new friends, bond as teammates & just have fun! Contact marvin@kickball.com with any questions or to sign up go to www.kickball.com/vaalexandria to sign up.

Walk at Lunch Day
Walk at lunch on Wednesday April 30th, and stop by the Crystal City Water Park pit stop, hosted by Arlington Transportation Partners! They will have free giveaways, raffle prizes and more. Register your company team by April 23rd – email efloyd@transpartners.com or call 703‐247‐6997 now!

Metro Public Participation Plan
Metro wants to know how we can better reach our customers! By completing this short, 10-minute survey you will help Metro find new ways of involving our customers in the many plans and projects we undertake each year.

New ART Route
ART 43 is up and running. The new route is a convenient way to travel between Crystal City and Courthouse during morning and evening rush hours. Click here for more information.

Easter Brunch at the Hyatt Regency
Join the Hyatt Regency for Easter Brunch at Cinnabar Restaurant inside the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Accepting reservations 10:30am-2:30pm through opentable.com. $48 buffet brunch to include a mimosa and free valet parking. Kids 12 and under half price, 3 and under free.

Painting Uncorked at Gallery Underground
April 24th, May 22nd, June 26th - Gallery Underground - Create a piece of art while sipping wine! No experience required. Taught by Studio Underground artist Justyne Fischer, these 2-hour classes will result in an original piece of art you can take home and enjoy.

Easter at Legal Sea Foods
April 20th - Legal Sea Foods - Legal Sea Foods will be open on Easter Sunday, and they will offer their regular menu as well as special holiday features.


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