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Nightly fireworks lit up the sky at the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, held June 8th through 10th at the Fairfax County Government Center. Nearly 70,000 people attended the 37th annual event, which included carnival rides, interactive exhibits, food vendors, family programs, a 5K Race—and much more. Musicians performed 120 shows on the seven stages at the […]

As Tysons Corner continues its transformation from a business district dominated by offices and shopping to a new identity as a community with an ever-expanding range of housing options and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, it finds itself intersecting with the wellness revolution now shaping adult and senior living and embracing the dramatic shifts in the housing targeted […]

The west coast restaurant chain Urban Plates launched its first east coast eating destination in June.  Its DC area fast casual concept debuted in the Tysons Galleria on the first floor across from Maggiano’s. The Tyson Galleria location is the latest addition to Urban Plates’ growing wholesome food emporium dynasty. The California based chain selected […]

Woman’s Club honors middle- and elementary-school students The musicianship of four students from Cooper and Longfellow middle schools was recognized by the Woman’s Club of McLean at a ceremony on Tuesday, May 1, where the students also performed on their instruments. Students Anh-Thu-Pham and Muriel Wallach, of Cooper Middle School, played solo works by Fritz […]

New homes, restaurants, shops, theaters, parks and roads—come to the Tysons Open House to learn what’s happening in Fairfax County’s dynamic “downtown.” It’s your chance to experience what it’s like to live, work, shop and play in Tysons. This free event was held Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 6 to 8pm at Basis Independent, 8000 […]

The Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run, in McLean Virginia provides tremendous good for our community and our nation. We accurately portray the life of a poor tenant farm family in the year 1771. We represent this important time in our history by using re-enactors and junior interpreters on our historically precise colonial farm […]

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $10,000 to 1st Stage for the 2nd Annual Logan Festival of Solo Performance. The Art Works […]

Overnight Adventures Await Children at Three Smithsonian Museums Smithsonian Associates presents true Night at the Museum experiences for children in the National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of American History and the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Sleepovers will be held from May through August beginning at 7 p.m. and ending […]