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Blues, Brews and Barks
Wednesday, June 25th - 5pm to 8pm
This is you LAST CHANCE to enjoy Blues, Brews and Barks. Grab some delicious take-out from local restaurants and kick back to the tunes from some of the best local music the area has to offer. Enjoy a beverage at the Beer Garden set outside in the beautiful 2121 Crystal Drive courtyard, featuring hops hand-selected by experts at Crystal City’s Washington Wine Academy and Crystal City Wine Shop. Don't miss out on the online presale, and get discounted drink tickets (while supplies last).

Wine in the Water Park
Friday, June 26th - 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. Don't miss out on the LAST Wine in the Water Park of the season. Also, take advantage of the online presale and get discounted drink tickets (while supplies last).

Crystal City Twilighter
Saturday, July 25th - 8:30pm
Summer nights are made for racing the streets with thousands of your closest running pals! Join the Crystal City Business Improvement District and Pacers Running for one of the area’s hottest and most popular summer twilight races. Run the streets of Crystal City and finish the evening with a party. Click here for more info and to register.

Crystal City Perception Survey
Survey Closes June 30th
Summer is almost here, and the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) wants your feedback. Over the course of the past eight years, the Crystal City BID has worked to change how people see, perceive, and experience Crystal City. In our continued efforts to transform Crystal City, we want your input about events, programs, and the Crystal City area as a whole. Please fill out the following survey (~20 questions) for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to a Crystal City retail establishment of your choice.

Monday Morning Yoga
Mondays - 7am
Amateur and seasoned yogis can join professional instructors from Mind Your Body Oasis and flex their way into the week with Monday Morning Yoga in the Crystal City Water Park across from 1750 Crystal Drive. In the event of inclement weather, the class will be held inside at Mind Your Body Oasis.

Crystal Screen: Spark Espionage
Mondays at Sunset
Crystal Screen: Spark Espionage continues tonight with Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol. 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. The movies start after sunset.

Crystal City FRESHFARM Farmers Market
Tuesdays - 3pm to 7pm
Spark Fresh and shop at the popular FRESHFARMS Market. Enjoy products from 20 local farmers and producers with seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh-cut flowers, container plants and herbs, farm-raised eggs, all-natural meats, artisan baked goods, specialty foods and much more. On the first Tuesday of every month, the market will have a beer/wine garden featuring products from local breweries/wineries.

Outdoor Zumba
Wednesdays - Noon
The Courtyard at 2121 Crystal Drive starts to heat up on Wednesdays with outdoor Zumba. 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!

Sparket: A Creative Market
Wednesdays - 11am to 2pm
The eclectic and colorful shopping experience of Eastern Market returns to 1900 Crystal Drive 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.

Everything Esmonde
Thursday, June 25th
Everything Esmonde will be open at Food Truck Thursdays for bike service every other week. 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.

Food Truck Thursdays
Thursdays - 11am to 2pm
Arrive hungry and Spark Scrumptious at Food Truck Thursdays The food trucks gather in the parking lot on Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th Streets.

Crystal City Construction Updates
Pardon our dust as we continue to transform! Get the latest on Crystal City area transit and roadway construction projects on the Crystal City/Pentagon City Construction Update page. You can also sign-up directly for updates from Arlington County. Click here for the latest update.

American Red Cross Blood Drive and Open House at the DoubleTree Hotel
Monday, June 22nd - Noon to 5pm
The DoubleTree Crystal City is hosting a blood drive. It is a great an opportunity to donate blood, make a difference, enjoy DoubleTree cockies, and see their newly renovated hotel. Each blood drive participant will also be eligible to win one of three prizes including a weekend stay or dinner at the Skydome Lounge. Email jessica.reagan@hilton.com to sign up.

American Red Cross Blood Drive and Open House at the DoubleTree Hotel
Monday, June 22nd - Noon to 5pm
The DoubleTree Crystal City is hosting a blood drive. It is an opportunity to donate blood, make a difference, enjoy DoubleTree cockies, and see their newly renovated hotel. Each blood drive participant will also be eligible to win one of three prizes including a weekend stay or dinner at the Skydome Lounge. Email jessica.reagan@hilton.com to sign up.

DMV2Go
July 23rd, August 6th, and September 17th - 9am to 4pm
DMV2Go is a handicapped-accessible full service office-on-wheels that is equipped to process all DMV transactions including: apply for or renew your ID card - available for adults and children, apply for or renew your driver's license, get a copy of your driving record, apply for certified copies of Virginia birth certificates, get fishing and hunting licenses, and much more!

July 4th Celebration at Long Bridge Park
Saturday, July 4th - 5pm to 10pm
The 2015 July 4th Celebration @ Long Bridge Park will be filled with fun games and activities, delicious food, awesome live music and a great view of Washington, DC’s fireworks display! Event details, including participating food vendors, programming schedule, live music line-up and more. Click here for more info.

CrossFit South Arlington
Not particularly excited to workout? Say no more. CrossFit South Arlington is the type of community that will draw you in and keep you coming back for more. Between the encouraging people and the challenging workouts, you’ll find you’re motivated to push yourself to be a better you! Try a FREE class by registering here.

Public Meeting on June 23 for Boundary Channel Drive Project
Tuesday, June 23 - 6:30pm
The County is hosting a public information meeting at the Aurora Hills Community Center on the project to replace and improve the interchange of Boundary Channel Drive, Interstate 395 and Long Bridge Drive. Download the meeting flyer (PDF). All members of the Arlington community are invited to attend and provide input on interchange design alternatives. Can’t attend? Potential interchange concepts will be posted on the project webpage in advance of the meeting.


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