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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Saturday: Crystal City Block & Rolls

Crystal City is hosting a big double event this Saturday! There's the CrystalRolls rollerblading event, followed by the CrystalBlock street festival. Here are details on both:

CrystalRolls - Rollerblade on Crystal Drive
Saturday, August 25, 2007, 8AM-12PM
Crystal Drive between 12th & 23rd Street

The focus of this summer event is to create a “Beach Drive” experience in the heart of Crystal City. Visitors can rollerblade along the long stretches of Crystal Drive. Bring your blades and come down to Crystal Drive and enjoy an exciting street rollerblading experience. Free and open to all ages.

CrystalBlock - An Outdoor Block Party!
Saturday, August 25, 2007, 1PM-6PM
W. 23rd Street between Fern and S. Eads Street

Come out for CrystalBlock, an outdoor block party on 23rd street between S. Eads and Fern. This free event celebrates historic “Restaurant Row,” and will be filled with live music and fun. The block party will take place from approximately 1:00pm and 6:00pm on Saturday, August 25, 2007 and will include a wide array of live musical entertainment and family friendly activities.

The events will result in some traffic changes in Crystal City and parking will be restricted, so if you're going, it's a good idea to take Metro:

TRAFFIC ALERT: Street Closures in Crystal City for Two Special Events
ARLINGTON, VA – The Arlington County Police Department will close two streets in Crystal City on Saturday, August 25, 2007, for the “CrystalRolls” and “CrystalBlock” events. Listed below are the streets that will be affected.

From 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.:
• Crystal Drive from 15th Street to 23rd Street.

From 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.:
• S. 23rd Street from Eads Street to Fern Street.

In addition, street parking in the area will be restricted. Motorists should be on the lookout for temporary “No Parking” signs. Illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed or towed. If your vehicle is towed from a public street, call 703-228-4252. For more information about both events, please visit the Crystal City Business Improvement District’s website at

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