Friends of GGWash at our birthday party in March. Come hang out at our July happy hour! Image by Corey Nichols used with permission.

Let’s ring in the summer with the next Greater Greater happy hour! Join us at Highline RxR in Crystal City on Tuesday, July 11 from 6 to 8 pm.

Hang out with GGWash contributors and readers over drinks, snacks, and conversation at Highline RxR, located at 2010 Crystal Drive in Arlington. This bar's second-floor patio has a great view of the adjacent train tracks, where you can see VRE, Amtrak, and freight trains.

To get there, you can take the Blue or Yellow lines to the Crystal City Metro station, which is two blocks away, or the Metroway BRT to 18th Street and Crystal Drive, one block away. Metrobus routes 10A, 13Y, 23A/B and ART routes 43 and 92 all stop at the Metro station. There’s also a Capital Bikeshare station at 20th and Crystal.

If you plan to come, please RSVP here!

This year, we've held happy hours in White Flint, Shaw, on U Street, and in Edgewood. Later this summer, we’ll head back to Maryland. We’re always looking for new, Metro-accessible locations for future happy hours. Where would you like us to go next?

Also, check out these other great events:

Monday, June 26: Fairfax County is working on a study to improve the Braddock Road corridor, between Guinea Road and I-495. Changes could include additional travel lanes, HOV lanes, and safer intersections for biking and walking. Share your thoughts on the project at a community meeting at 6:30 pm in the cafeteria of Lake Braddock Secondary School (9200 Burke Lake Road) in Burke.

Tuesday, June 27: The Virginia Railway Express currently uses the Ivy City Coach Yard for storage but is looking for a replacement. Head over to the public meeting on Tuesday from 7 pm to 9 pm at 1917 Bladensburg Road NE to discuss the project to plan, design, and construct a permanent midday storage facility for VRE trains that travel to the District.

Thursday, June 29: The District Department of Transportation is working to make New York Avenue NE a safer place for walking, biking, and driving. Weigh in on the final ideas for the project at the third public meeting on Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm at the REI at 201 M Street NE.

Thursday, June 29: Head over to the Phillips Collection (1600 21st Street NW) on Thursday to hear from Derek Hyra, associate professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University and recent author of Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City, a look at the redevelopment of DC's Shaw/U Street neighborhood. Hyra will talk about his findings on the causes, consequences, and larger implications of gentrification in American cities like DC, with a discussion on parallel issues in Berlin, Germany. The talk begins at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, June 29: Fairfax County is looking options for a shared-use path on the north side of the future site of the Innovation Station on the Silver Line. Share your thoughts on the project at a community meeting on Thursday at 6:30 pm. in the cafeteria of Herndon Middle School (901 Locust Street).

Saturday, July 8: Get your bike fixed at the Anacostia Library! On a handful of Saturdays throughout the summer, DC Public Library is partnering with volunteers from bike shops from around the area to offer free repairs there. The library is at 1800 Good Hope Road SE and the event runs from noon to 2:30 pm.

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Claire Jaffe was born in DC and now lives in the U Street area. She is a University of Michigan graduate and currently works at Coalition for Smarter Growth. On her off time, Claire can be found biking the street of DC or exploring the many green spaces throughout the region.