McLean Community Center Calendar of Events for September 2022

McLean Community Center Around Town, Art & Culture

The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in September. Please check the center’s website, www.mcleancenter.org, for up-to-date information. Residents of the center’s tax district, Small District 1A-Dranesville, are eligible for discounts on fees. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.


American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, Sept. 8
Noon – 5 p.m.

MCC is helping the American Red Cross with diverse blood donations! It is urgent for donors of all ethnicities to support patients in need. Join us and support the community with your lifesaving blood donation. All donors will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card via email. For an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor word: HEARTOFGOLD, or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Eligibility Questions? Call 1-866-236-3276.

Old Firehouse Family Events


Family Fun Bingo

Friday, Sept. 9
7:00 p.m – 9:30 p.m.

Old Firehouse Center
1440 Chain Bridge Rd.
McLean, VA 22102

$15/$10 MCC district residents. Preregistration is recommended.

Join the staff at the Old Firehouse for an evening of fun and prizes! Enjoy free popcorn and winners will take their pick of prizes!


Presented by The Alden

Lil’ Maceo

Sunday, Sept. 11
3 p.m.

McLean Central Park
1468 Dolley Madison Blvd
McLean, VA22102

Free admission

For all ages. Come enjoy old-school funky, foot-stomping R&B saxophone. Lil’ Maceo’s musical roots in funk, pop, dance and contemporary jazz will get you partying.


Community Events

Fall Community Parking Lot Sale

Saturday, Sept. 17
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

McLean Central Park
1468 Dolley Madison Blvd
McLean, VA22102

Free Admission. Sellers must register.  

Find bargains and treasures at this outdoor community parking lot sale with up to 60 vendors selling household items. Got stuff? Local residents are welcome to sell household items and a limited number of commercial vendors or flea market dealers also can participate. Sellers must register by Wednesday, Sept. 14, at www.mcleancenter.org, in person or by phone by calling the MCC Registrar at 703-744-9365/TTY: 711.


Celebrating 32 Years!

Old Firehouse Block Party

Saturday, Sept. 17
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Old Firehouse Center
1440 Chain Bridge Rd.
McLean, VA 22102

Free admission

Come out and celebrate the Old Firehouse’s 32 years of serving the Greater McLean community! Activities include live music, air-brushed tattoos, street performances, an Old Firehouse Living History Exhibit, concessions, various amusements and free popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones while they last. Patrons are encouraged to bring a bike to donate to Wheels to Africa!


Presented by The Alden

Sons of Mystro

Saturday, Sept. 17
5:00 p.m.

McLean Central Park
1468 Dolley Madison Blvd
McLean, VA22102

Free admission

The Sons of Mystro are brothers who use their violins to interpret reggae classics and American pop songs by such artists as Al Green, LMFAO, Bob Marley and Dua Lipa. They are winners of the Emerging Artist (Under 21 Years Old) Award from the International Reggae and World Music Awards. “The band dazzled alongside each other, their chemistry drawing the crowd out of the shade and into the open lawn, dancing their way to the stage.” – TropiCult (covering SunFest)


Celebrate the Change of Season!

Harvest Happenings

Saturday, Sept. 24
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Free Admission. Registration is required.

Celebrate autumn with your family! Harvest Happenings is an indoor-outdoor festival with live entertainment, a petting zoo, crafts and games. Visit our pumpkin patch and purchase a pumpkin to decorate at the crafts station.


Old Firehouse Teacher Workday Trip

iFly & Movie

Monday, Sept. 26
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

$90/$80 MCC district residents

Prepare to be blown away! iFly is an indoor skydiving, adrenaline rush activity that has you floating in midair. A signed waiver is required for participation. Following the flight, the group will watch one the newest movies at a nearby movie theater. Admission to iFly, lunch and movie tickets are included in the fee. Participants should bring additional money for movie concessions as desired.


MCC Governing Board Meeting + Budget Public Hearing

Wednesday, Sept. 28
6:30 p.m. 

The meeting will begin with the Public Hearing on FY2024 Budget; the hearing will be followed by the Board’s regular monthly meeting. All Governing Board meetings are open to the public.  Tax district residents (Small District One A-Dranesville) who wish to speak during the “Citizen Comment” portion of the meeting are asked to call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, to be placed on the agenda.


For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit the website, www.mcleancenter.org. For Old Firehouse activities, call 703-448-8336. For The Alden Box Office, call 571-296-8385.


About McLean Community Center

McLean Community Center offers a continuing program of activities for adults and children, including a wide range of classes, lectures, study tours, camps, art exhibits, theatre performances, and specialty shows. The Center also sponsors major community activities such as McLean Day at Lewinsville Park in May and the 4th of July Fireworks at Langley High School.

The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center 14 working days in advance of the event.

To request this information in an alternate format, call 711. 

www.mcleancenter.org