Culture

VPIS produces cultural activities that enrich the lives of citizens and relay heritage from one generation to the next.

Arbor Day Celebration – Every April
VPIS produces and sponsors an annual Arbor Day Celebration. Falls Church is awarded a “Tree City USA” designation by the Arbor Day Foundation and the city receives our new “Tree City USA” award at the celebration.  We have more of those awards than any jurisdiction in Virginia.

Independence Day Readings – July 4
Unique to Falls Church is the reading of the foundation documents of the United States.  Members of the audience are encouraged to participate.

Summer Concerts in Cherry Hill Park – Every Thursday from late June through early August
VPIS co-sponsors the concert with the City. The city provides the venue and VPIS hires the bands and produces the event. These free concerts are fun for all ages.

Attic Treasures Sale – Every Spring
Citizens donate treasures for the annual fundraising sale at the Community Center. Sale items are displayed in settings depicting a village setting.   An auction, Society Cafe, and live music are also popular attractions.

Memorial Day Parade and Booth – Every Memorial Day
Our parade entry always reflects one of our programs, such as tree planting or historical preservation. Our booth provides local information.

Farmers Market Booth – Every Saturday May through November
The Society sponsors a beverage and information booth each Saturday at the City’s Farmers Market. All proceeds are used to plant trees.

Sponsorship of Watch Night Program at Falls Church Presbyterian Church
VPIS produces and funds a dance for Watch Night every year as part of the City of Falls Church Watch Night Celebration.

Spring and Fall Programs – June/November
The general membership meeting highlights a speaker, a forum for voting on important issues, and a slide show on unique local features.

Heritage Presentations – Times Announced
Special presentations on our heritage are made periodically.  These events are announced through The Society publication,
The Village Way. Watch this documentary about E.B. Henderson.