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MCC in the News


September 2022

McLean Project for Arts lauded by Board of Supervisors
(Sun Gazette, September 21)
32rd Old Firehouse Block Party

(The Connection, September 20)

McLean's Yarborough wins N.Va. Chamber accolades for lifetime of service
(Inside NOVA, September 19)

August 2022

Sons of Mystro Perform at McLean Central Park on September 17
(Tysons Today, August 26)

The Alden at the McLean Community Center and Furia Flamenca Announce Partnership for the 2022-2023 Season
(Fairfax Times, August 26)

People and Places - week of August 26, 2022 (OFC Marker Dedication Included)
(Fairfax Times, August 26)
Old Firehouse Center Historic Marker Celebrated
(The Connection, August 25)


July 2022
‘Camp McLean’ alums return to inspire a new generation
(Sun Gazette, July 18)

June 2022
McLean Community Players' Return to The Alden Theatre With A Musical Revue THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
(Broadway World, June 24)
McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for June 2022

(Tysons Today, June 1)

May 2022
11 Ways to Celebrate Pride Month
(Arlington Magazine, May 26)

Acclaimed Political Comedian Bassem Youssef Performs at The Alden in McLean on June 10
(Tysons Today, May 26)
Candidates backed by Democrats win heated McLean community center election
(Washington Post, May 24)
McLean Community Center reports strong turnout for 2022 board election
(FFX Now, May 24)
McLean Community Center Election 2022: 3 Adults, 2 Youth Chosen

(Patch McLean, May 23)
Progressives defeat Katharine Gorka in community election

(Inside NOVA, May 20)
MCC General Programs Manager Mike Fisher promoted McLean Day on a live broadcast of WJLA Channel 7 News

(WJLA Channel 7, May 19)
Letter: Politicization of MCC Governing Board race a sad development
(Inside NOVA, May 18)
Teen Character Awards To Be Presented At McLean Day
(Patch McLean, May 16)
Out and About: Concerts & Events in Tysons
(Viva Tysons, May 15)

April 2022

How ‘Drag StoryBook Hour’ set off culture wars at a Virginia community center
(The Washington Post, April 18)
McLean Community Center hosts meet-and-greet with Governing Board candidates

(Inside NOVA, April 15)
Spring Community Yard Sale Planned In McLean This Weekend

(Patch McLean, April 7)
McLean Community Center moves forward with $100K roof repairs

(FFX Now, April 7)
McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for April 2022

(Tysons Today, April 5)

March 2022
Doodle Pop Comes to The Alden

(Tysons Today, March 25)

McLean Community Center Holds A Spring Community Parking Lot Sale on Sunday, April 10
(Tysons Today, March 22)

MCC Governing Board candidate make case to public
(Inside NOVA, March 21)
McLean Community Center Governing Board Candidates Announced
(Patch McLean, March 17)
Hearing set on McLean Community Center programming priorities

(Inside NOVA, March 13)
Virginia native comes home to Capital One Hall in Tysons for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

(WTOP News, March 8)
Chocolate festival to make post-COVID return in McLean

(Sun Gazette, March 8)
Park Authority releases tweaks to McLean Central Park plan

(Inside NOVA, March 7)
Foust brings mostly upbeat report to ‘State of McLean’

(Sun Gazette, March 2)
McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for March 2022

(Tysons Today, March 1)

February 2022

McLean Day Exhibitors & Sponsors
(Tysons Today, February 24)
MCC staff recognized for excellence.

(Sun Gazette, February 18)

Hot Picks: 10 Things in do IRL and online in D.C. and beyond
(Metro Weekly, February 14)


January 2022

Panel discussion to complement 'Traveling While Black' virtual-reality experience
(Inside NOVA, January 29)

McLean Community Center to host Ben’s Chili Bowl founder for Black History Month panel

(Tysons Report, January 28)

McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for February 2022
(Tysons Today, January 28)
Election season opens for McLean Community Center Governing Board
(Tysons Today, January 28)
'Traveling While Black' Virtual Reality Exhibit Opens In DMV Area
(Travel Noire, January 18)
'Traveling While Black' art exhibit features an iconic DC restaurant

(WUSA9, January 17)

Virtual Reality Film at McLean Community Center Presents Immersive Look at Racism

(Arlington Magazine, January 4)

Weekly Planner: Winter Block Party, comedian Fortune Feimster, and more

(Tysons Reporter, January 3)


December 2021

Weekly Planner: Winter Block Party, comedian Fortune Feimster, and more

(Tysons Reporter, January 3)

Alden Theatre set to resume foreign-film series

(InsideNOVA, December 28)

McLean Community Center program to look at Va.'s native tribes

(InsideNOVA, December 24)

Musical performance, lecture to highlight King holiday events in McLean

(InsideNOVA, December 24)

Exploring Black America Past and Present: Virtual Reality experience of “Traveling While Black” at McLean Community


(Connection McLean, December 16)

‘Traveling While Black’ virtual reality exhibit opens in McLean

(WTOP News, December 15)

Virtual-reality experience aims to open eyes in McLean

(InsideNOVA, December 15)

Weekly Planner: Holiday Movie Pajama Party, Santamobile, and more

(Tysons Reporter, December 13)

10 Virtual And IRL Things To Do Around D.C. This Week

(DCist, December 13)

‘Traveling While Black’ virtual reality experience books stay at McLean Community Center

(Tysons Reporter, December 6)

November 2021

Do Your Holiday Shopping At These 12 Festive Markets In The D.C. Area

(DCist, November 19)

McLean Community Center leaders want ideas from public

(InsideNOVA, November 19)

2021 Holiday Markets

(Tysons Premier, November 18)

MCC Offers Vouchers for Feedback

(Tysons Reporter, November 18)

Hot Picks of the Week: Dragula returns, Strathmore’s Holiday Market, SeoulSpice, and more! (Includes Antiques Show)
(Metro Weekly, November 5)


October 2021

Start Your Holiday Celebration With Family And Friends At These November Events
(Northern Virginia Magazine, October 29)

McLean Antiques Show & Sale Returns
(Tysons Today, October 29)
Coming up at the Alden: Highlights From the 2021 Schedule

(Metro Weekly, October 22)

'House of Horror' to make return appearance in McLean
(InsideNOVA, October 15)
Community organizations rally to create new online hub for McLean

(Tysons Reporter, October 5)

Weekly Planner: Jim Messina, Farm Day, and more
(Tysons Reporter, October 4)

The Alden in McLean Announces a Musical and Moving Fall Performance Season
(Tysons Today, October 1)

September 2021

Morning Notes: MCC Board Commits to Prioritizing Equity
(Tysons Reporter, September 30)

Alden Theatre returns from pandemic pause with music-heavy fall lineup
(Tysons Reporter, September 30)

McLean Community Center to present annual Pet Fest
(InsideNOVA, September 27)

McLean Center’s Harvest Festival Set For Sept. 25
(Falls Church News-Press, September 16)

Tress distress: She cut off her record-setting hair. Now she has to adjust.
(Washington Post, September 15)
Weekly Planner: Perchfest, Sunset Cinema, and more

(Tysons Reporter, September 13)
McLean Project for the Arts to launch regional painting exhibition next week
(Tysons Reporter, September 10)

August 2021

She’s been growing her hair for 17 years. On Thursday, she’ll cut it off for charity.
(Washington Post, August 25)
Meetings set to discuss McLean Community Center budget
(Sun Gazette, August 24)
5K race to benefit McLean Community Foundation
(InsideNOVA, August 8)
‘Harvest Happenings’ festival returning to McLean

(Sun Gazette, August 8)

July 2021

McLean Community Center supports proposed amphitheater as part of McLean Central Park revitalization plan.
(Patch McLean, July 22)

Community center weighs in on park overhaul.
(Tysons Reporter, July 20)
McLean Community Center Governing Board supports McLean Central Park redevelopment plan.

(InsideNOVA, July 20)

Drag Storybook Hour gets mixed reviews
(Fairfax County Times July 16)

Citizens group calls for rethinking of McLean Central Park upgrades amid concerns
(Tysons Reporter, July 9)

‘Celebrating Rainbow Families and Inclusion’ in McLean
(Connection Newspapers, July 9)

Sun Gazette editorial: A good deal for McLean? Time will tell.
(Sun Gazette, July 1)

June 2021

McLean Community Center opts for drive-thru Independence Day celebration
(InsideNOVA June 24)

After last-minute struggle, Board of Supervisors approves McLean revitalization plan
(Tysons Reporter, June 24)
4th of July Fireworks 2021 Around McLean
(Patch McLean, June 21)
Weekly Planner: Wolf Trap returns in-person, live music, and Juneteenth (Summer Concert Included)

(Tysons Reporter, June 14)

June 8 Board of Supervisors Meeting - Video on Demand

(FairfaxCounty.gov, June 8)
(Patch McLean, June 4)

Morning Notes

(Tysons Reporter, June 3)


May 2021

McLean Community Center celebrates Pride Month in June with an exhibition and a Teen Open Mic Night

(Fairfax County Times, May 28)

PHOTOS: A creative approach to McLean Day

(Sun Gazette, May 24)

New McLean Community Center chief aims to build on success

(Sun Gazette, May 21)

New members elected to McLean Community Center governing board

(Tysons Reporter, May 20)

McLean Community Center Presents 2021 Board Election Results

(Patch McLean, May 19)

Retired MCC executive director wins community plaudits

(Sun Gazette, May 19)

McLean Community Center shares new executive director’s program ambitions

(Tysons Reporter, May 13)

6 Events For A Fun Family Weekend

(Northern Virginia Magazine, May 12)

Weekly Planner: Fit4Mom Class, McLean Day, and City of Falls Church habitat restoration

(Tysons Reporter, May 10)

McLean Day To Be Held In 2021 In Drive-Thru Format

(Patch McLean, May 3)

Scaled-back McLean Day festivities will still pack a lot of fun

(InsideNOVA, May 2)

April 2021

5 In-Person And Virtual Weekend Events For The Family

(Northern Virginia Magazine, April 14)

Weekly Planner: Coffee with a Cop, ’80s Music Drag Bingo, and John McCutcheon

(Tysons Reporter, April 12)

McLean Community Center prepping environmental happening

(InsideNOVA, April 5)

March 2021

McLean Father-Daughter Dance Reimagined (PDF)

(McLean Connection, March 30)

Father-daughter disco dance on horizon in McLean

(InsideNOVA, March 28)

5 Adults, 8 Teens Running For McLean Center Board

(Falls Church News-Press, March 26)

Weekly Planner: Student Town Hall, Doggie Playdate and Cherry Blossom Art

(Tysons Reporter, March 22)

McLean Community Center Governing Board Field Set

(InsideNOVA, March 19)
McLean Community Center asks residents to 'fill us in' on program choices

(InsideNOVA, March 15)

McLean Governing Board Filing Deadline is March 12

(Falls Church News-Press, March 12)

Fairfax aims to expand solar initiatives on its facilities (MCC is included)

(InsideNOVA, March 12)

Wednesday Morning Notes (Includes information on MCC FY2023 Programming Public Hearing)

(Tysons Reporter, March 10)

Monday Morning Notes: Deadline Approaching for McLean Community Center Governing Board Candidates

(Tysons Reporter, March 8)

Weekly Planner: The Amazing Joshua Holden, Teen Job Fair, and Arnaud Sussmann

(Tysons Reporter, March 8)

McLean Community Center and Police Station Among Possible Sites for Solar Panels

(Tysons Reporter, March 5)

Weekly Planner: The Fast and the Flavorful, Capital Harmonia Choral Festival, and Christian Lopez (includes Unruly Theatre Auditions)

(Tysons Reporter, March 1)

February 2021

These Are The Best Things To Do In NoVA In March (includes The Glow Party)

(Northern Virginia Magazine, February 26)

A Day In The Life Of A Trainer: Katie Culligan
(Northern Virginia Magazine, February 2)
Weekly Planner: Space Innovation, Magic Shows, and McLean Uncorked
(Tysons Reporter, February 1)
Here Are Some Great Virtual Book Events Happening This Week: Feb. 1–7

(BuzzFeed News, February 1)

January 2021

McLean Center Director George Sachs Set to Retire
(Falls Church News-Press, January 26)
McLean Community Center to host online health fair

(The Connection, January 21)
McLean Community Center Seeks Candidates for Governing Board
(The Connection, January 19)
Retiring MCC chief aims to help eventual successor settle in

(Tysons Reporter, January 13)
Keep Your 2021 Wellness Goals with This Upcoming Virtual Health Fair in McLean
(Northern Virginia Magazine, January 12)
MCC Governing Board election season to kick off

(Tysons Reporter, January 12)
For MCC Executive Director, Retirement Is on the Horizon (PDF)

(Sun Gazette, January 8-10)
McLean Community Center Executive Director Announces Retirement
(Tysons Reporter, January 8)
McLean Community Center Moves Annual MLK Day Celebration Online

(Tysons Reporter, January 5)

MCC’s 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration goes virtual with three events

(The Connection, January 5)

December 2020

MCC to host multiple events in commemoration of King holiday

(InsideNOVA, December 28)

DC area entertainment venues likely to see dedicated funding in relief bill

(FOX 5 DC, December 23)

McLean Community Center Seeks New Executive Director

(Tysons Reporter, December 22)

McLean Community Center finds new way to celebrate the season

(Sun Gazette Newspapers, December 21)

November 2020

Shop For Homemade And Artisanal Goods At These Craft Fairs And Holiday Markets (Includes the MCC Crafts Show)

(Northern Virginia Magazine, November 12)

Patrons pining for in-person performance are now finding it by the carload

(DC Metro Theater Arts, November 8)

McLean Community Center Celebrates Small Event Successes Amid Pandemic

(Tysons Reporter, November 2)

October 2020

"House of Terror" Serves up Chills, Thrills

(InsideNova, October 25)

Actors Pivot to Drive-Thru Performances

(Fox 5 DC, October 24)

9 Virtual And IRL Things To Do In D.C. This Weekend

(DCist, October 22)

Enjoy more of the Sun Gazette's OFC House of Terror photos here:

(InsideNova, October 21)

A Frightfully Fun Time Is Promised at ‘House of Terror’ Event in McLean

(Sun Gazette, October 21)

Old Firehouse Center in McLean to Host ‘Trunk or Treat’ This Weekend
(Tysons Reporter, October 19)

2020 Halloween Events For The Family Around McLean

(Patch McLean, October 19)
McLean Community Center undergoes extensive sanitizing

(InsideNova, October 7)

McLean Activist and County Leader Dies (Lilla Richards)

(The Connection, October 7)

The McLean Community Center Contracts Purifi, LLC for Biopurification Services

(Tysons Today, October 2)

September 2020

Former Dranesville supervisor Lilla Richards dies at 81

(InsideNova, September 29)

McLean Teen Program Offers In-Person Supervision of Virtual School
(Tysons Reporter, September 29)
McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for October 2020

(Tysons Today, September 28)

Old Firehouse in McLean to offer support for distance-learning students

(InsideNova, September 25)

MCC budget plan anticipates a return to (mostly) normal

(InsideNova, September 22)

McLean Community Center’s McLean Pet Fest will be held virtually 

(Tysons Today, September 17)

'America is going to fall in love': Local dance instructors prepare Vernon Davis for DWTS

(WJLA7, September 14)

8 Family-Friendly Events To Attend This Weekend (includes Drive-Thru Drama)
(Northern Virginia Mag, September 9)

Tickets on Sale for Alden Drive-Thru Drama in McLean
(The Connection, September 9)

McLean Board Holds Finance Meeting
(Falls Church News-Press, September 8)

August 2020

Alden Theatre’s new Drive-Thru is a family-friendly mystery
(DC Metro Theater Arts, August 30)

McLean Community Center to present another ‘drive-thru drama’
(InsideNova, August 20)

The Alden’s ‘Drive-Thru Drama’ Returning With High School Mystery
(Tysons Reporter, August 14)

MCC to host online hearings on budget priorities
(InsideNova, August 12)

Acting Like Adults (feature article on Unruly Theatre Project)

(Elan Magazine, August)


July 2020

Drive-thru Drama Performed in McLean

(Connection Newspapers, July 7)


June 2020

McLean Community Center’s Super Summer Scavenger Hunt Begins In July

(Northern Virginia Magazine, June 30)

McLean Community Center’s ‘Drive-Thru Drama’ maps out a new route for live theater

(Washington Post, June 30)

McLean Center Starts Scavenger Hunt on July 1

(Falls Church News Press, June 26)

People & Places, Week of June 26 (includes an article on Drive-Thru Drama)

(Fairfax County Times, June 26)

Alden Theatre’s ‘Drive-Thru Drama’ offers family-friendly joy

(DC Metro Theater Arts, June 25)

Seeking Summer Fun? Sign Up for MCC’s Super Summer Scavenger Hunt

(Fairfax County Times, June 23)

When There Isn’t a Bad Seat in the House (Because It’s a Car)

(American Theatre, June 22)

Students share honors in McLean performing-arts competition

(InsideNova, June 13)

Local Students Win Performing Arts Scholarships

(Falls Church News Press, June 10)

Teen Character Awards 3 (Former MCC Board Member Megan Markwart Among Awardees)

(InsideNova, June 9)

The Alden in McLean to host drive-thru drama performances

(Northern Virginia Magazine, June 2)

The Alden in McLean Announces ‘Drive-Thru Drama’

(Viva Tysons, June 1)


May 2020

The Alden in McLean Announces ‘Drive-Thru Drama’

(Connection Newspapers, May 19)

Local theater troupes get creative during panedmic

(InsideNova, May 4)


April 2020

Viewpoints: Life in McLean in the Time of COVID-19

(Connection Newspapers, April 14)


March 2020

McLean Community Center Cancels McLean Day, Other Activities

(Tysons Reporter, March 26)

MCC Governing Board race draws boatload of youth candidates

(InsideNova, March 23)

Deadline for McLean Center’s Elections March 13

(Falls Church News Press, March 10)


February 2020

Poet Nikki Giovanni to speak at The Alden in McLean Community Center

(Connection Newspapers, February 18)


January 2020

These are the 19 best things to do around NoVA in February

(Northern Virginia Magazine, January 31)

McLean group aims to build art center at Clemyjontri Park

(McLean Connection, January 29)

McLean Community Center Seeks Governing Board Candidates 

(McLean Connection, January 20)

Deadline approaches for McLean arts-scholarship program

(InsideNova, January 21)

Be Fit McLean Event Debuts In January

(Patch McLean, January 15)

Alden Theatre presents “We Shall Overcome” performance Jan. 30.

(Connection Newspapers, January 14)

10 ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in NoVA

(Northern Virginia Magazine, January 14)

Applications for annual performing arts scholarship now open

(Northern Virginia Magazine, January 10)

3 Events To Mark Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday In McLean

(Patch McLean, January 8)

The Unruly Theatre Project at Bards Alley

(Patch Vienna, January 10)

Viva Extraordinary Teen Award

(Viva Tysons, January/February Issue)

MCC details plans for celebrating legacy of Dr. King

(InsideNova, January 8)

McLean Community Center Awarded for Website Redesign 

(Falls Church News Press, January 8)