McLean Community Center Events Calendar for May 2022

The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in April. Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, many Center programs and events have been adjusted to virtual (online) or peMcLean, Va. The McLean Community Center (MCC) offers the following activities in May. All customers are encouraged to wear masks inside the building. Please see the Centre’s website,, for up-to-date information. Residents of the central tax district, the smaller District 1A-Dranesville, are eligible for fee reductions. The center is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave.

Presented by The Alden

Foreign Language Film: Selection of the AAPI Heritage Month

Thursday, May 5, 1 p.m.

Free; registration is mandatory

register here

By popular demand, the foreign language film series The Alden is back! Organized by Director of Performing Arts Sarah Schallern Treff, with more than a little help from patrons, all screenings are free, but advance registration is required. Schedule subject to change. Warning: This month’s movie contains graphic violence and gore.

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Friday night excursions to the old fire station

Skittles and arcades

Friday May 6, 3:30-10 p.m.

$60/$50 OFC members
Food is included
Pre-registration is highly recommended
Activity number 5307.322

1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101

Lace up your bowling shoes, OFC is heading to the lanes! Attendees will go bowling in a facility with large-screen video walls and a surround-sound system that broadcasts hits. It’s a non-stop, high-five, unforgettable good time. Between games, participants can visit the arcade. Dinner will be included on this Friday night adventure.

Presented by Dark Horse Theater Company and (the) Unruly Theater Project

Northern Virginia Improvicon

Saturday May 7, 7 p.m.

$20/$15 MCC District Residents
To buy tickets

This event is a true competition of several improv groups throughout Northern Virginia. Bands competing for the trophy are The Pundemics, Home Improv Mints, (the) Unruly Theater Project and Calamity Improv with host Pete Bergen. Who will walk away with the title of Improvicon Champion of 2022?

The Alden Chamber Music Series

The Suzuki Duo

Sunday May 8, 2 p.m.

$10/$5 MCC District Residents
To buy tickets

Hidetaro Suzuki and Zeyda Ruga Suzuki are the violin and piano duo that have performed in world music centers from New York to Chicago, London, Paris, Russia and Tokyo, since the 1960s. The couple have lived in McLean for 15 years and performed several times at The Alden. They resume their engagements in the United States and Japan in the spring of 2022.

Old Fire Station Family Events

Family quiz night

Friday, May 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

$5 per family of 4
Pre-registration is recommended
Activity number 4713.322

1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101

Gather the whole family and come test your knowledge at Old Firehouse Family Trivia Night. Participants will enjoy unlimited popcorn and a chance to win delicious prizes!

Presented by The Alden

“Living in Central Park [Revisited]:James Taylor”

Friday, May 13, 7 p.m.

$40/$30 MCC District Residents
To buy tickets

Relive the James Taylor concert in Central Park in 1979 with the transcendent harmonies of Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers as they pay homage to the unique artistry and indelible music celebrated on that monumental night. “High level vocal romanticism.” —Billboard magazine.

Produced by the McLean Community Center

McLean Day 2022: Celebrating our hometown since 1915

Saturday May 21, 11am-5pm


Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Rd.

Discover the rides in advance!
Friday night rides
Friday May 20, 2-10 p.m.

Buy your tickets in advance. Walking tickets also sold on site.

Vote for adult and youth candidates
MCC Board Election
Saturday May 21, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bring the family and have fun at McLean’s biggest annual festival. This event attracts around 10,000+ customers throughout the day. Enjoy music, games, balloon animals, mini farm, amusements, sponsors, exhibitors, gourmet food trucks, small and large carnival rides and much more! Tickets for the ride are sold on site or can be purchased in advance online.

MCC Board of Directors

Regular monthly meeting

Wednesday, May 25, 6:30 p.m.

All Board meetings are open to the public.

Residents of the Tax District (Small District One A-Dranesville) who wish to speak at the “Citizens’ Feedback” portion of the meeting are asked to call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, to be put on the agenda.

Presented by The Alden

Performing arts documentaries

Thursday, May 26, 1 p.m.

FREE ENTRANCE. Registration is mandatory.
register here

Learn a little more about the performing arts with these hour-long (approximately) documentaries. Security permitting, join Director of Performing Arts Sarah Schallern Treff for a chat afterwards.

For more information, call the Center at 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit the website, For Old Firehouse activities, call 703-448-8336. For the Alden ticket office, call 571-296-8385.

The McLean Community Center offers a continuous program of activities for adults and children, including a wide range of courses, lectures, study trips, camps, art exhibitions, theater performances and specialist shows . The Center also sponsors major community events such as McLean Day at Lewinsville Park in May and the July 4 fireworks at Langley High School.

The McLean Community Center, an agency of the Fairfax County government, is committed to a policy of non-discrimination 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 business days prior to the event.

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

Jill E. Washington