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Vintage Crystal: Sip and Salsa - This Sunday
1900 Crystal Drive
Sunday, September 13th - 2pm to 6pm
Crystal City's signature wine and food tasting event, Sip and Salsa, boasts the DC region's only inside the beltway, outdoor wine festival with the ease of safe and responsible transit access. Sip and Salsa brings wine tastings from Spain provided by Jaleo, South American wine provided by the Crystal City Wine Shop, and tempting tapas and tastes from local restaurants. Free Salsa dancing lessons from The Salsa Room and live music round out the 9th installment of this local favorite. Presale tickets are $20 and $25 at the door so save by purchasing online. Food only tickets are available for $10.

Vintage Crystal: Wine in the Water Park - This Friday
Crystal City Water Park - 1750 Crystal Drive
Fridays in September - 6pm to 10pm
Wine in the Water Park combines sips and sounds to create an ambient outdoor event featuring interesting wine varietals and live music in the neighborhood's signature Crystal City Water Park. If you're interested in sipping and painting, ArtJamz is offering a free painting session at Wine In the Water Park from 6PM to 7:30PM every Friday in September. Until supplies last, attendees get a 12 x 16 canvas, 1.5 hours of creating time, paints and art materials, easel, smock rental and helpful tips from an art-trained team of creative enablers.

Vintage Crystal: Pups and Pilsners
12th Street and Crystal Drive
Sunday, September 20th - 2pm to 6pm
Fly solo or bring your furry friend to the Pups and Pilsners outdoor beer festival in Crystal City. This dog-friendly festival features a massive beer garden with craft brew and offerings from local breweries. Plan a picnic or grab a bite from a local Crystal City restaurant or on-site food truck. Purchase online tickets and save $5! 

Monday Morning Yoga
Crystal City Water Park - 1750 Crystal Drive
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 City FRESHFARM Farmers Market
1900 Crystal Drive
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
2121 Crystal Drive
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
1900 Crystal Drive
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.

Food Truck Thursdays - Now with a Second Location
1900 Crystal Drive and 201 12th Street
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. There is a second Food Truck location at the parking lot at 201 12th Street.

Everything Esmonde
1900 Crystal Drive
Thursday, September 17th
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.

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.

Tech Cocktail's DC Startup of the Year Competition & Mixer
1776 - 2231 Crystal Drive
Wednesday, September 9th, 6:00PM–8:30PM
Tech Cocktail Startup Showcase events highlight, support, and promote local startups in a casual setting designed to showcase local entrepreneurs. The Mixer atmosphere promotes connections and conversations between tech enthusiasts, investors, mentors, founders, and community members who are down for a good time. Register here.

Crystal City Civic Association
Crystal Park Condominium - 1805 Crystal Drive
Wednesday, September 16
The next general meeting of the Crystal City Civic Association is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16 in the Crystal Park Condominium community room, 1805 Crystal Drive. The main focus is on the planned completion of Long Bridge Park through an aquatics/recreation facility. To provide some context for that issue, Toby Smith, former Chair of the County’s Parks Commission, will offer an overview of how our current situation regarding parks and open space in Crystal City compares with the rest of the County. Thereafter, Erik Beach, Project Manager for Long Bridge Park will give a presentation of where the project stand. He will engage the audience in a hands-on exercise to obtain input for the current efforts to prioritize the features of the facility in order to fit it in under the approved budget. Click here to read their most recent newsletter.

Coffee with a Cop
Bob and Edith's Diner - 539 S. 23rd Street
Thursday, September 17 - 4pm to 7pm
Coffee with a Cop has no agenda or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice your concerns and get to know the officers in your district. The event takes place at Bob and Edith's Diner in Crystal City.

DMV2Go
1900 Crystal Drive
Thursday, 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!


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