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Blues & Brews
June 25th - 5pm to 8pm - What better way to end the stressful month than to chill out over live music and beer?  Come to Blues & Brews on 2121 Crystal Drive and enjoy beverages from the Beer Garden, not to mention drinks hand-selected by experts at Crystal City’s Washington Wine Academy and Crystal City Wine Shop.

Tech Cocktail’s DC Sessions with Vox Media’s Jim Bankoff
June 18th - 6:30pm to 9pm - Crystal Tech Fund - Starting a business is hard. Building it into a successful company is even harder. What if you could learn firsthand from the entrepreneurs who have already done it? Sessions, Tech Cocktail’s speaker series, brings the experiences of successful entrepreneurs to you so you can learn valuable lessons for your startup. This week's speaker, Jim Bankoff, runs all aspects of Vox Media, one of the fastest growing online publishers, focused on the sports, personal technology and gaming categories. Click here to register.

Wine in the Water Park
Fridays through June 27th - 6pm to 10pm - 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.

TechShop Grand Opening
Saturday, June 24th - 11am to 4pm - Please join us for our Grand Opening Celebration. With Robot Battles, Games, Build Competitions, Shop Tours, Give-Aways and Free Food, it will be a fun-filled day for the entire family! They are also offering special discounted membership and class packages available only at this event. Click here to register

Women 2.0 City Meetup
June 26th - City Meetup is an event to promote new networks amongst the entire technology ecosystem. 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. All who work, start, or fund tech companies are encouraged to come! 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
Mondays 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.

Crystal Screen: In Flight
Mondays 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. Tonight's movie is Planes, Trains & Automobiles. There is no better place to meet friends, bring a picnic, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

FRESHFARM Farmers Market
Tuesdays - Through November 25th - 3pm to 7pm - Get your fresh fruits, vegetables and more at the Crystal City FRESHFARM Market, located on Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Streets.

Outdoor Zumba
Wednesdays 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

Fashion and Food Truck Thursday
Thursdays - 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.

Everything Esmonde
Thursday, June 19th - 18th & Crystal Drive - Everything Esmonde will be open for bike service every other Thursday through October 30th.  If you need a bike repair or simply a tune-up, walk-ups are welcome! You can also schedule an appointment by emailing everything.esmonde@gmail.com ‚Äčor calling 202-657-2316.  

Do More 24 at Synetic
June 19th - Powered by United Way of the National Capital Area, Do More 24 is a local movement that encourages donors to contribute to the causes and organizations closest to their hearts to solve our region’s most pressing challenges. Synetic Theater is participating this year. Click here for more information and to support Synetic.

July 4th at Long Bridge Park
The Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation are hosting a party at Long Bridge Park with amazing views of Washington's fireworks display, games for all ages, free face painting and balloon art, a variety of food and fare, local vendors, and more. Come and have a blast!

Safe at Home
Play in the 9th annual SAFE AT HOME! Kickball Tournament on Saturday, August 2nd at Long Bridge Park, where you not only have a great time and get in some exercise, but do a lot of good! The proceeds benefit the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, where homeless families can get the tools, shelter, and skills necessary for a better future. Click here to register.

Tortoise and Hare
OPEN FOR THE WORLD CUP! Come spend lunch and longer at Tortoise and Hare for all the World Cup Soccer matches. Enjoy food and drink specials all day long and stick around for happy hour! See you here, all month long for lunch!

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.

ATP Champions
Arlington Transportation Partners is recognizing businesses and properties in Arlington County that have shown commitment to encouraging green-modes of transportation.  Earn recognition for your company by working with ATP to reduce your company's carbon footprint and even company costs!  Learn more here about becoming an ATP Champion today.

Bloomberg BNA Toastmasters
Achieve your public-speaking and leadership goals! The Bloomberg BNA Toastmasters will help you.  Just come to 1801 South Bell Street, Arlington, Virginia, 22202, and meet them in the First Floor Conference Center. Non-BNA employees are welcome to attend and join. Click here for more information.

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.

Karaoke at Freddie's Beach Bar
Come join the fun with some friends and let your melodious voice be heard at karaoke night every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at Freddie's Beach Bar. Karaoke starts at 8pm and ends at 1am.


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