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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.

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.

Wine in the Water Park
June 27th - 6pm to 10pm - 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. This is the LAST Wine in the Water Park until September.

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 - Your favorite summer twilight race is almost here!  Run with the Pacers and Crystal City BID in Twilighter’s flat and fast course.  Its 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 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 Red Eye. 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 - 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 - 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.  

Stay Arlington
There's always something fun to do in Crystal City. If you're visiting and looking for some ideas, just watch this video and get inspired!

July 4th at Long Bridge Park
July 4th - 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
August 2nd - 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!

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.

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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