Is there any other way to spend your summer than with great food and great drinks? Of course not! In Arlington VA, where both Crystal Quarters Corporate Housing properties are located, you are right in the middle of it all. Check out these upcoming events in our area:
FRESHFARM Farmers Market
Join your neighbors on a beautiful summer day! Come sift through tons of delicious, in season, conventional and Certified Organic fruits and vegetables, grown by over 20 farmers and merchants from the DMV, Pennsylvania and West Virginia areas. Located on Crystal Drive, every Tuesday between 18th and 20th street, from 3-7 pm. The Farm Fresh Market is incredibly convenient for our residences at The Concord, which is just a short stroll away! Pick up some fresh-cut flowers, farm raised eggs, all natural, grass-fed meats, savory or sweet artisan baked goods and more! Take your produce, baked goods and meats and bring them home to your very own kitchen in your very own apartment provided by Crystal Quarters at The Concord or The Gramercy. Everything you need to make a perfectly satisfying meal can be found at the FRESHFARM farmers Market! For additional information visit their website here: http://www.freshfarm.org/crystal-city.html
Blues and Brews
Every final Wednesday of the month, from July to September, from 5 to 8pm. Get outside and relax to some great local music. Select a brew from a list of hand-selected beer chosen by the experts at Washington Wine Academy or pick up some take-out from the local restaurants then kickback to music performed by only the best local bands.
Taste on Wheels
Presented by Taste of DC, a food truck event that celebrates the extraordinarily delicious food trucks in the Mid-Atlantic area. At each event there will be 20+ food trucks ready to serve you their unique and extremely satisfying various dishes. Each food truck will additionally feature a signature “taste” item that will be priced at an affordable $3 or lower. The event is held on Sunday July 31st from 11am to 4pm. Tickets are $5 - $19 and each attendee receives a free drink with the purchase of their admission ticket. Walk to the metro from either The Concord or Gramercy and take the Red Line to the NoMa Gallaudet stop. The event will be held at Storey Park- 195 L Street Northeast, Washington D.C. 20002 which is a short 6-7 minute walk from the metro station. Children under the age of 5 are free and will not require a ticket. While there is no age limit to enter the event, you will need to bring a government issued photo ID if you plan to purchase and consume alcohol during the event.
Wine in the Water Park
Wind down at the Water Park, located in Crystal City at 1750 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 2220, a beautifully landscaped urban park with water fountains, picnic areas and shady trees. Every Friday in July and September from 6 PM to 10 PM enjoy a glass of individually-selected wine from the Washington Wine Academy, live music and a free outdoor ArtJamz session. The event is free, and a cash bar is also provided. Wines served will also be available for purchase at the Crystal City Wine Shop, three blocks away.
*As stated in the previous blog post, DC Metro is experiencing some scheduled shutdowns while they implement the new SafeTrack program.
The SafeTrack is an extensive maintenance program designed to catch-up sections of the track that have been relatively neglected. As of July 12th DC Metro is on their fourth surge which affects the Yellow and Blue lines from the Reagan National Airport to Braddock Road Metro Stations. The fourth surge is a 7 day event which will continue through the 18th and bring us into the 12 day long fifth surge- beginning on the 20th that Stations.
Fear not, in lieu of trains, Metro is offering free shuttle buses traveling between metro stations during the surge that connect the stop with the Reagan National and Pentagon City stations. In fact, our Crystal City property is located directly across from a bus station with a free MetroWay Shuttle bus that travels to Braddock Road Metro Station.
Crystal City Metro station, which will reopen on July 19th, is just a brief, ten minute walk from The Concord. Pentagon City Metro station, also reopening July 19th is an even shorter, seven minute, walk from The Gramercy.