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Crystal City FRESHFARM Farmers Market
1900 Crystal Drive
Tuesdays through November - 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.

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.

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 at either of the two Food Truck Thursdays locations in Crystal City.

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.

car2go Has Arrived
Point-to-point car sharing has arrived in Crystal City! Learn more about Arlington County's pilot and sign-up for an account today to add this incredible mobility option to your daily routine. Get 60 free driving minutes and a discounted $5 membership by using promo code HOPIN.

CiderWeek Tasting & Expo
Crystal City Shops @ 1750
Monday, November 16 - 6pm to 9pm
Virginia Cider Week is coming up and the Washington Wine Academy is pleased to host the largest tasting of cider in Northern Virginia during CiderWeek open to the public. Local Brewers will be sampling some of their finest ciders with bottle sales available. Register here

Gingerbread House Challenge
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Thursday, November 19th - 3pm to 6pm
The Hyatt Regency Crystal City is hosting its second annual Gingerbread House Challenge on Thursday, November 19 from 3 to 6 PM. Bring four decorators from your office and join the Hyatt Regency Crystal City for wine, light fare, and to build the gingerbread house of your dreams. Gingerbread and candy decorations will be provided, just bring your holiday spirit. Each of the houses will be posted on Facebook, and the house with the most “likes” will win a 2-hour reception for up to 25 people from your office. RSVP by November 17th to kathy.frey@hyatt.com.

Long Bridge Park Survey
What’s important to you for Phase II of Long Bridge Park? Help Arlington County staff and the Long Bridge Park Advisory Committee provide input to the County Manager, who will be making recommendations to the Board in the new year. Click here to take the survey.

ARTrageous Silent Art Auction
Gallery Underground - 2100 Crystal Drive
Party: Friday, December 4th, 6 to 9pm
Preview Dates: November 30- December 4, 2014

Join Gallery Underground for “ARTrageous,” the 2nd Annual Arlington Artists Alliance silent art auction featuring great art, live music and good food for a good cause. Come and bid from 6-9pm on gorgeous framed original paintings, jewelry, pottery and sculpture from some of the area’s finest artists. Great for holiday shopping!

Looking to Start a Vanpool?
Looking for new ways to get to or from Crystal City for work? Arlington Transportation Partners is currently offering up to $300 per person to those interested in starting a vanpool. Vanpools benefit from being able to use HOV (High-Occupancy Vehicle) lanes to beat traffic and get you to your destination quickly and stress-free! You can find out more information by contacting solutions@transpartners.com or reading this article on their website.

November Members Show
Gallery Underground - 2100 Crystal Drive
Exhibit Dates: Through November 27, 2015
During November, Gallery Underground also features a new exhibit of members’ work in the Main Gallery, including sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, watercolor, oil, acrylic and mixed media. The featured artist this month will be Patricia Andril (colored pencil works), as well as mini-shows during November for “Small Works” and a tribute to American Pop painter, Wayne Thiebaud. For more information about events, visit www.galleryunderground.org.

Lane Closures on Airport Access Road
The National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration are working on the Route 233 bridge, which connects Jefferson Davis Highway to the airport. An off-ramp from the southbound lanes of the GW Parkway also connects to the bridge. Single lane closures on the bridge are planned from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in both directions, according to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. At least one lane will be open on the bridge and on the GW Parkway ramp will remain open during the nine month project, which will replace the bridge’s median, among other improvements. Click here to read more.

DC to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail Public Meeting
Hilton Springfield 6550 Loisdale Road Springfield, VA
Wednesday, December 9th, 5pm to 7:30pm
Attend a third round of public information meetings to develop a plan to improve your travel experience in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) invite you to attend and discuss alternatives to improve intercity passenger rail service from Washington, D.C. to Richmond, VA. During this meeting you can learn about and provide input on the most feasible and reasonable improvement alternatives, potential station locations, and track and safety improvements.


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