Monday, March 17, 2008

Crystal Flight Block Party

Crystal Flight lands in Crystal City with 50 airplane statues on the streets of Crystal City celebrating flight.

April 13, 1-6pm
23rd Streeet Between S. Eads & S.Fern, Crystal City, VA
1 Block. 3 Bands. 50 Planes

Crystal City BID Soars with Crystal Flight – A Celebration of Art and Air, Crystal City (Arlington, VA)
New development, high-profile tenants, a revitalized Crystal Drive, award-winning restaurants, energy-filled events, and an epic theater all speak to Crystal City’s evolving character. Couple these exciting changes with one of Crystal City’s most unique assets – proximity to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – and the area truly is taking off!

To highlight this aviation connection, the Crystal City Business Improvement District(BID) announces a six-month “Celebration of Flight.” This campaign kicks off with Crystal Flight, which brings 50 (fifty) 5-foot-by-5-foot airplane statues (25 fighter jets and 25 vintage planes) to the streets of Crystal City in April 2008.
Each Crystal Flight plane is sponsored by an area business, designed and decorated by local artists, and then placed throughout Crystal City. Aimed to attract visitors from all over, this series showcases Crystal City’s integral relationship with the concept of “Flight,” as illustrated by the proximity to Washington National Airport and the local presence of the United States Air Force, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and more.

“Few neighborhoods have the luxury of a walkable airport connection,” said Angela Fox, President/CEO of the BID. “It’s one of the things that makes Crystal City unique, and we decided to have some fun with it. This will be great for families and aviation enthusiasts everywhere.” Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group has generously provided workshop space to store and decorate the planes, and JK Moving and Storage, Inc., has partnered to provide critical technical support for the handling of the planes.
The BID continues to celebrate other exciting flight-related activities in Crystal City, such as the recent opening of the Boeing retail store and the expanded partnership with the U.S. Air Force and Arlington Sports in hosting the 2nd annual Crystal Ride – U.S. Air Force Cycling Classic on May 4, 2008.

About the Crystal City Business Improvement District
Established in April of 2006, the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) is creating a soul for Crystal City. A public-private partnership, the BID is providing a higher level of service to visitors, workers and residents in Crystal City – driving to become world-class destination in both Arlington and the greater DC region.

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