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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, workers, 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.

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.

5K Fridays
April 25 - Don't miss the last 5K Friday! Registration is open. 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.

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.

Monday Morning Yoga
April 28th through September 29th - 7:00am - Crystal City Water Park - Join the Crystal City BID and Mind Your Body Oasis for free yoga in the Crystal City Water Park at 7:00am on Monday mornings from May through September.

Outdoor Zumba
April 30 through September 24 - Noon - 2121 Crystal Drive - Join the Crystal City BID, Sport and Health fitness club, and Vornado/Charles E. Smith for free Zumba in the courtyard of 2121 Crystal Drive. 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

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.

Vote Crystal City
The nominees are in, and it is time to vote for the Arlington Green Patriot Award. The Crystal City BID is honored to be nominated. Click here to vote.

Urban Alliance
Calling All Crystal City Businesses! Do you care about developing our future workforce? Want to help empower under-resourced high school seniors to aspire, work, and succeed? Urban Alliance works with under-resourced youth at Wakefield High School to provide paid internships, formal training, and mentoring. Watch this short clip to hear from employers and Interns alike about how the program is mutually beneficial, and contact Alessandra Colia, Director of Employer Partnerships (202.735.2360, acolia@theurbanalliance.org) 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.

Tortoise and Hare
Attention Pittsburgh fans! Come see all the Pens playoff games at Tortoise and Hare! Follow them all the way to the Stanley Cup. And don't forget Live Music all weekend, Trivia Tuesday Nights and the best Happy Hour around!.

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!

Mother's Day at Legal Sea Foods
May 11th - Legal Sea Foods is adding festive features to their regular menu for Mother's Day. Also, soft shell blue crabs are running at the restaurant from April 23rd to May 28th. Don't miss these great dishes.


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