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Blues and Brews
July 30th - 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.

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 Iron Eagle 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.

Sparket: A Creative Market
Wednesdays - 11:00am to 2:00pm - 1900 Crystal Drive - The eclectic and colorful shopping experience of Eastern Market returns to Crystal City with Sparket – A Creative Market. Featuring a diverse mix of arts, crafts, handmade jewelry, accessories, bath and beauty products and other local, handcrafted products as well as live-music and select food products, Sparket aims to provide a new lunchtime attraction for area workers, hotel guests, and residents. Sparket will be open every Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM starting July 16th.

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
Every Other 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 ?or calling 202-657-2316.  

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.

Crystal City Sports Pub's 20th Anniversary
August 2nd - Crystal City Sports Pub - Congratulations to the Pub on their 20th Anniversary! Celebrate two decades of success with an appetizer buffet, give-a-ways, DJs & dancing.

National Oyster Day
August 5th - Legal Sea Foods - Come celebrate all things oyster, everyone is invited - mavens of the mollusk and oyster newbies - all who share the belief of the idiomatic saying, "the world is your oyster."

Cinnabar Restaurant
Come try the new lunch menu in Cinnabar Restaurant at Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Modern interpretations on Southern Classics featuring local and seasonal ingredients. Open daily 11am to 3pm.

Wines of Italy
August 4th to 31st - Legal Sea Foods invites you to experience the wine bounty of Bella Italia. Enjoy one of their tasting flights, or experience the wonder and evolution of a full bottle as it opens to express nuance and subtlety in the glass. Most importantly, see what the excitement is all about!

Tortoise & Hare
Hop in to Tortoise & Hare for weekly fun! Monday is extended Happy Hour until 9:00! Tuesday offers the best TRIVIA NIGHT around with great prizes followed by 1/2 PRICED BURGER on Wednesday. Eat and drink from a great menu, enjoy live music Wednesday through Saturday nights, and be happy at Tortoise & Hare any night of the week!

TechCocktail's DC Sessions
August 5th - 6:30pm to 9:00pm - 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? Already had failures, successes?Tech Cocktail’s speaker series, brings the experiences of successful entrepreneurs to you so you can learn valuable lessons for your startup. Hear their stories in their own words and ask them your questions in an intimate setting. Register for the next Tech Cocktail DC Session here.

Arlington County Board Approves Innovative Residential Apartments
The Arlington County Board today approved a plan by Vornado to convert a 1960s vacant office building in Crystal City to innovative residential apartments that will offer shared amenities and a unique floor-by-floor “neighborhood” culture. Vornado is creating the project in partnership with WeWork, a national company with co-working offices in major metropolitan areas across the country. Click here to read more.

Take a Tour of Crystal City
Take a tour of Crystal City with Crystal City BID President/CEO Angela Fox and the Washington Business Journal.

TechShop Summer Camp
Registration is now open for TechShop DCA's very first Summer of Creation! Camp sessions include Robotics, Music and Technology, 21st Century Design, and High-Tech Fashion. Join us for adventures in laser cutting, Arduino programming, 3D printing, print-making, digital art, LED fashion and more! Spark your creativity this summer! Taught by professionals in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) world. Ages 12-17 welcome! For more information and registration, click HERE.

WAKA Kickball VA South Arlington League
WAKA Kickball VA South Arlington League fall registration is now open. WAKA is a GREAT way for your employees to meet new people, make new friends, bond as teammates & just have fun! Contact marvin@kickball.com with any questions or to sign up click here for you, your group or your team to sign up! Season begins August 21st.


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