Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 - Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022
Wednesday-Saturday, Noon–8 p.m. and Sunday, Noon–6 p.m. Closed on Monday and Tuesday. This experience will be closed on 12/23, 12/24, 12/25 and 12/31 in observance of County holidays.
Free admision; registration required. You can register for a one-hour timeslot by clicking here.
In “Traveling While Black VR,” the immersion of 360° footage draws viewers into living history lessons told around a booth in Ben’s Chili Bowl. The Washington, D.C. restaurant has been a mainstay of the African American community since 1958, bearing witness to significant Civil Rights milestones that are woven into the film in powerful snippets of footage. The Traveling While Black VR experience/film was directed by Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams.
From the stirring memories of civil rights leader Courtland Cox to the heartbreaking words of Samaria Rice, whose young son, Tamir, was killed by police in 2014, VR allows Williams to connect the parallels of the past to the present.
Please register for a timeslot. We will sign in participants at the top of the hour, with a short introduction to the Occulus VR set, followed by the film that lasts approximately 20 minutes.
Please Note: Contact lenses are strongly encouraged for the best viewing experience. Glasses don't fit well under the Oculus sets and may cause blurriness.
The experience was funded with support from the Québec Government Offices in New York and Washington as well as the Embassy of Canada to the United States and in cooperation with the Fairfax County Public Library.
Friday, Feb. 4, 7–9 p.m.
$5 per family of 4. Preregisration is recommended.
Activity No. 4708.322
Gather the family and test your trivia knowledge virtually with the Old Firehouse. Participants will have the chance to win delicious prizes.
Friday, Feb. 11, 7–9:30 p.m.
$15/$10 MCC district residents. Preregistration is recommended.
Activity No. 4709.322
For all ages. Join us for an evening of fun and prizes! Enjoy free popcorn and winners will take their pick of prizes! Preregistration is recommended.
Friday, Feb. 18, 7–9 p.m.
$5 per person. Preregistration is recommended.
Activity No. 4710.322
Whether you are a beginner or an expert, love snacks or want to get your hands dirty with some paint, come on down to the Old Firehouse for our Snack and Paint Night. Led by a professional art teacher, you will be able to create your own masterpiece with your family while having tons of fun doing so. All materials and snacks are included in the fee. Preregistration is recommended.
Friday, Feb. 25, 7–9 p.m.
$25/$20 MCC district residents. Each participant must register separately.
Activity No. 4501.322
For all ages. Children can come to MCC for a fancy “date” with their parents or guardians. Create lasting memories by joining us at the MCC’s Sweetheart dance.
- Light refreshments
- Photo booth
Space is limited so register early! Each participant must register separately.
Sunday, April 10, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
General Attendance: Free; registration is not required.
Adult Vendor Space Fee: $30/$20 MCC district residents
Youth Vendor Space Fee: $15/$5 MCC district residents
Shoppers, find bargains at this parking lot sale with up to 50 vendors! Residents selling household items are welcome. Limited commercial vendors or flea market dealers are also welcome. Register online, or in person or by phone by contacting the MCC Registrar at 703-744-9365, TTY: 711.
Adults, All Items
Vendor Space Fee: $30/$20 MCC district residents
Children (up to 15 years old), Children’s Items Only
Youth vendors must be supervised by a parent or guardian.
Vendor Space Fee: $15/$5 MCC district residents
The vendor enrollment deadline is Wednesday, April 6. Advanced registration is required. Vendor spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Saturday, April 16, 10 a.m.–noon
$5 per person, children under 29 months are free. Advance registration is required for all participants. Walk-ins will not be accepted.
Activity No. 4502.322
For families with children ages 2-8. Join your neighbors as we celebrate the changing of seasons with self-guided arts and crafts, entertainment and an opportunity for your child to take a photo with our Bunny character. Bring your camera or smartphone for photos! An MCC staff member will be on hand to take a photo of you and your family. Remember to bring your basket for our Parent-Child Egg Hunt (10 egg limit per child).
Please register early! Space is limited.
Friday, April 22, 7–9:30 p.m.
$5 for 5 cards.
Activity No. 4711.322
For all ages. Join us for a virtual evening of fun and prizes! Winners will take their pick of themed prize packs. Preregistration is recommended.
Saturday, April 23, 9 a.m.–noon
Free admission for MCC district residents; registration is required.
To allow us to process everyone in a timely fashion and prevent overcrowding, we ask that you sign up for a specific timeslot.
This outdoor environmental action event is designed to provide McLean residents an opportunity to create a healthier planet. Shred, reuse, recycle and replenish, and make McLean an even better place by acting locally. The event will include document shredding (up to 5 file boxes – no clips please), composting, recycled art displays, bulk and household item donations, and more. Don’t leave without your free gifts of a tree seedling and pollinator seeds!
Note: This event is limited to McLean residents who reside in Small Tax District 1A—Dranesville.
Friday, May 13, 7–9 p.m.
$5 per family of 4. Preregistration is recommended.
Activity No. 4712.322
Gather the whole family and come test your trivia knowledge at the Old Firehouse Family Trivia Nights. Participants will enjoy unlimited popcorn with the chance to win a delicious prize!