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DMV To Go
May 1st - 9:00am to 4:00pm - 1900 Crystal Drive - Can't get to the DMV? For your convenience, Crystal City is bringing the DMV to you this Thursday, May 1st. Renew your drivers license; obtain vehicle titles, license plates, decals, or transcripts; purchase hunting/fishing licenses; update your address and more! Review this brochure for a complete listing of offered services.

Bulb Blitz
May 2nd - 9:30am - 2121 Crystal Drive - the Bulb Blitz invites area residents and workers to dig in on the fun of removing the thousands of tulip bulbs along Crystal City Drive in preparation for the Spring seasonal plantings. Typically discarded after a single season of blooming, these high quality bulbs will continue to bloom for many years. Gardeners can take the bulbs home and save them for the opportune time to plant them.

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!

Phoenix Derby
May 17th - 2:00pm to 6:00pm - 1900 Crystal Drive - The Crystal City Phoenix Derby is a unique cycling event that combines speed and high-energy fun in a cool urban environment while showcasing the D.C. region’s only youth-oriented bike nonprofit organization. The Crystal City Phoenix Derby features a variety of race formats including a non-competitive open course ride, a head-to-head stationary sprint race, team relays, and a special kid’s course.

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.

Monday Morning Yoga
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.

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.

Outdoor Zumba
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

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.

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.

National Bike Challenge
Join the Crystal City BID in helping Arlington County lead the nation in the National Bike Challenge from May 1 to September 30. Participants and their respective communities are pitted in a friendly competition to cycle as many days and miles as possible. Monthly prizes are available through the League of American Bicyclists and other event sponsors. The Crystal City BID will also be offering a custom Banjo Brothers Backback to the team member with the highest total at the end of the season. Visit www.nationalbikechallenge.org to sign up and look for the Crystal Ride Team!

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!.

District 27 Toastmasters Spring Conference
Mike Storkey, 2nd Vice President of Toastmasters International will be in the Washington DC Metro area from May 2-3, 2014 for a Special Working Visit, and will be Hosted by District 27 Toastmasters. Click here for more information.

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.

Painting Uncorked at Gallery Underground
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.

296 Project Fundraiser
June 6th - Gallery Underground - Gallery Underground is hosting a fundraiser for The 296 Project. The fundraiser will feature the work of Kristin Beck, the very first (and still only) Transgendered US Navy SEAL who attributes her art as having kept her from suicide on a number of occasions. Click here for more info and tickets.


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