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Crystal Screen: In Flight
Monday, June 2nd through August 25th - 1851 S. Bell Street - The Crystal City BID hosts a free outdoor film festival every Monday in the summer. With the help of Moonflicks, a courtyard in Crystal City is transformed into a movie theater. There is no better place to meet friends, bring a picnic, and enjoy an evening under the stars. This year's theme is "In Flight," and tonight's movie is Airplane!.

Air Force Association Cycling Classic
June 8th - The Air Force Association Cycling Classic (AFACC) is the region’s premier cycling event. Professionally ranked Men’s and Women’s racers and teams vie for the Crystal City Cup on the 2 KM Criterium course in the heart of Crystal City for non-stop excitement and speed. Preceding the professional races, amateurs and cyclists of all abilities have the chance to be part of the action with the annual AFACC Challenge Ride. Click here for more information and click here for information on road closures.

Wine in the Water Park
Fridays, Through June 27th - 6:00pm to 10:00pm - Crystal City Water Park - Vintage Crystal’s “Wine in the Water Park” combines sips and sounds to create an ambient outdoor event featuring interesting wine varietals and great music in the neighborhood’s signature Crystal City Water Park.

Tech Cocktail’s DC Mixer & Startup Showcase
June 5th - 6:30pm to 9:00pm - 2231 Crystal Drive - Work might be from 9-5, but business happens between 5-9. Tech Cocktail Mixers are like networking events except fun, like a party, except business-oriented, and like a startup pitch series, except informal and face-paced. The result is a one-of-a-kind experience that makes for the perfect evening for entrepreneurs, investors, tech enthusiasts, and fun seekers alike. Click here to purchase tickets.

Crystal Car
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.

Women 2.0 City Meetup
June 26th - Women 2.0 City Meetup has officially arrived in CRYSTAL CITY and they’re bringing their networks with them! Spend an evening with the women and men who work in the local tech industry, participate in some smooth icebreakers, network and get inspired by their speaker. Click here to register.

Crystal City Twilighter
July 26th - 8:30pm - Join Pacers and the Crystal City BID for the area’s favorite summer twilight race! The Twilighter’s flat and fast course, competitive team prize structure and incredible post race party make it the hottest 5K in town! 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

Everything Esmonde
18th and Crystal Drive - Everything Esmonde will be at the corner of 18th and Crystal Drive every other Thursday from May 15th through October 30th. Walk ups are welcome, or call 202-657-2316 or email everything.esmonde@gmail.com for an appointment.

Fashion and Food Truck Thursday
Get your lunchtime Food Truck fix at Food Truck Thursday. Actual truck schedules are subject to change so be sure to follow your favorites. The Crystal City BID has a new partnership with DC Fashion Truck Tour that brings our successful pop-up clothing shop and fashion show, the Crystal Couture Show and Sale, outside onto the sidewalk of Crystal Drive. The emerging evolution of the mobile vending industry brings fully functional stores on wheels, complete with inventory, dressing room, and friendly staff, directly to their customers’ neighborhoods.

Northern Virginian of the Year
Congratulations to Crystal City BID President/CEO for being named on of Northern Virginia Magazine's Northern Virginia of the Year.

Three Men in a Boat at Synetic Theater
Through June 8th - Synetic Theater - Jerome K. Jerome’s delightful travelogue tells the story of three young men suffering from a severe case of “overwork”. Accompanied by their dutiful terrier Montmorency, they take a boating holiday through the country, getting into one satirically hilarious predicament after another along the way. Adapted from a novel consistently ranked as one of the funniest of all time, this production will be directed by a renowned area director Derek Goldman and choreographed by Synetic’s Irina Tsikurishvili. Click here for tickets.

Bloomberg BNA Toastmasters
Bloomberg BNA Toastmasters helps individuals achieve their public speaking and leadership goals. They meet at Bloomberg BNA, at 1801 South Bell Street, Arlington, Virginia, 22202, in the First Floor Conference Center. Non-BNA employees are eligible to attend and join. Click here for more information.

PenPlace Open Space Open House
June 3rd - 7:00pm - Aurora Hills Community and Senior Center - Please come and see the open space network concept which the OLIN design team developed after gathering public input from the community at two workshops! The OLIN Design Team and staff will be on hand to answer questions and to take input on the open space concept.

Crystal City Community Meeting
June 4th - 6:30pm - Crystal City Community Room - Vornado is hosting a community meeting to present and take questions from the community regarding the Plaza 6/WeWork Residential project.

Tortoise and Hare
Come join Tortoise and Hare for the best Happy Hour around. And on Monday, they thank those in our neighborhood by extending our happy hour! Call or email for Live Music, food and drink specials throughout the week, and Trivia Tuesday information. Or - if you need our menu brought to you, ask us about our extensive catering options. See you here, at the Hare!

Painting Uncorked at Gallery Underground
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.

Bowen McCauley Dance's "Victory Road"
June 13th and 14th - Synetic Theater - Celebrate the finale of Bowen McCauley Dance's 18th Anniversary Season with the Virginia premiere of the "rewarding Timed Connections, an intriguing and resonant work set to Josef Suk's Piano Quartet in A Minor." Click here for more info and tickets.

Dine, Drink and Celebrate Spain
June 18th - Jaleo - 7:00pm to 9:00pm - Join Jaleo to savor wines from the Galicia region paired with inventive tapas created specially by Head Chef Miguel Rebolledo. Galicia's cool, damp Atlantic-influenced climate favors the production of crisp whites and youthful reds, perfect to enjoy on a summer evening! Click here to reserve your spot.


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