Starr Hill Biergarten Opens — Starr Hill Brewery opened its new Tysons beer garden at 11 a.m. on Saturday (Aug. 21) with live music, craft beer, and more. The 5,000 square-foot venue is part of Capital One Center’s The Perch skypark, which will celebrate its grand opening with a three-day music festival in mid-September. [Starr Hill/Instagram]
See FCPS Photos from First Day of School — “Today was a great day to be in Fairfax County Public Schools! Almost 180,000 students returned to our buildings this morning, excited and ready to learn. Enjoy some highlights from #FirstDayFairfax and #FCPSReturningStrong on social media, or visit our website for more photos.” [FCPS]
Construction Firm Adds Vienna Office — Skanska USA has signed a five-year lease for a 3,129 square-foot office at 8521 Leesburg Pike in Vienna to expand its civil practice in the mid-Atlantic region. Executive Vice President Michael Viggiano says “the rapidly changing Tysons region has been an area of investment” for the construction company “for many years,” pointing to its involvement in projects like The Heming at Scotts Run and The Boro. [Commercial Observer]
Visit Fairfax Leader Details Pandemic’s Impact on Hospitality — “The COVID-19 pandemic still is wreaking havoc upon the region’s hospitality industry and full recovery may be a good distance off, the president and CEO of Visit Fairfax told Greater McLean Chamber of Commerce members Aug. 19…Biggar predicted it would be at least mid-2022 — and perhaps sometime in 2023 — before business travel recovered.” [Sun Gazette]
Falls Church Community Center Closed — “FYI: the Community Center is closed this week (Aug. 23 – Aug. 29) for their annual deep clean. It’s good timing, since the building has an eau de sweaty camper essence right now.” [City of Falls Church/Twitter]
Today’s snow has prompted the cancellation of events around the Tysons area this evening.
In Falls Church and the Town of Vienna, the recreation and parks departments canceled activities after 4 p.m., according to press releases from the city.
The Falls Church City Hall is set to close at 5 p.m., while the community center will close at 10 p.m. and the library will close at 9 p.m. — their regular hours. In Vienna, the community center and town hall are also expected to remain open.
Residents in the Little City can expect their trash, recycling and compost collection to occur on Wednesday.
In Vienna, the Windover Heights Board of Review meeting set for tonight has been canceled.
The public hearing on the newly proposed Capital Improvement Program set for tonight at Jackson Middle School (3020 Gallows Road) has been rescheduled to Monday, Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m., according to a tweet from Fairfax County Public Schools.
Parks and rec programs and classes beginning at 4 pm or later today have been canceled. Community center and Town Hall will remain open until normal closing times. This evening's Windover Heights Board of Review meeting has been canceled. Info: https://t.co/cNIqI0dObA. pic.twitter.com/YrUyd34BXx
— Town of Vienna, VA (@TownofViennaVA) January 7, 2020
SNOW UPDATES AT 4:30 PM ON 1/7 :: all previously scheduled Rec & Parks activities after 4PM are cancelled due to weather. City Govt. facilities open tonight with normal hours (@mrsplfc closing at 9PM & Community Center closing at 10PM). pic.twitter.com/2JxhfhTh9A
— City of Falls Church (@FallsChurchGov) January 7, 2020
This year’s 16th annual “Sunset Cinema” series features three family-friendly flicks in the City of Falls Church.
The city’s Parks and Recreation Department will host weekly movies at Cherry Hill Park (223 Little Falls Street) beginning at 7:45 p.m.on Fridays.
This week’s pick is Disney’s “Lilo and Stitch” on this Friday (Sept. 20), followed by “Hocus Pocus” on Sept. 27 and finally “Back to the Future” on Oct. 4.
All movies are free and open to the public.
Drinks and popcorn will be available for purchase, and attendees are welcome to bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs for comfort.
In case of bad weather, the showing will be moved indoors to the nearby community center.
Image via the City of Falls Church
The community center in the City of Falls Church is getting cleaned from top to bottom.
“They do that every year just to give the floors a good scrub and get all the supplies recognized,” Susan Finarelli, a spokesperson for the City of Falls Church, said.
The center will be temporarily closed for deep cleaning from Saturday, Aug. 24, through Monday, Sept. 2.
It will reopen for public use on Tuesday, Sept. 3, with normal hours, which are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.
The community center provides community members access to gyms, multi-purpose rooms, a kitchen and a preschool. It also houses the senior and teen centers.
Community members looking for activities can still visit the Mary Riley Styles Public Library or visit one of the city’s public parks.
FYI: the Community Center will be closed Aug. 24 – Sept. 2 for their annual deep clean. It's good timing, since the building has an eau de sweaty camper essence right now. pic.twitter.com/SugbJDEtZh
— City of Falls Church (@FallsChurchGov) August 19, 2019