VPIS at the Farmers Market
The Village Improvement Society distributes information and native trees at the Falls Church Farmers Market.

The Village Preservation and Improvement Society, founded in 1885, is an active nonprofit citizen volunteer organization in the City of Falls Church, Virginia.

After many years of activism, the Society still is comprised of concerned citizens who address many important issues that face our community. As our Statement of Purpose indicates, the Society works to preserve our natural and built environment, historic structures and landmarks, and promotes cultural activities.

Photo courtesy of Gordon Theisz

Summer Concerts in the Park starts June 20

Falls Church band

Bravo to the Falls Church Concert Band for that joyful performance to kick off our summer concerts series.

This Thursday, June 27, What Strange Beasts is performing – groove, rock genre. There will not be a performance on the following Thursday, July 4, but join us at the Falls Church Episcopal for an Independence Day Reading at 11:40am. Then, on July 11, the Andrew Acosta Band will perform.

The full schedule of performances is available here. Enjoy a variety of performers from rock to blues every Thursday throughout the summer. Last performance is on August 8. Bring a picnic, bring the kids, bring your dancing moves!

Fun and Photos of the 2024 Pinewood Derby

Pinewood derby participants

See the photos from the Pinewood Derby. Lots of fun was had by all. Congratulations to the winners!

In case of inclement weather, the performance may be moved indoors to the Falls Church Community Center.

Another planting success on Broad Street!

The VPIS Garden Committee successfully planted 80-plus coleuses in the planters of the north 100 and 200 blocks of West Broad Street this afternoon.  Our prior prep work made today smooth sailing!  Coleuses were the most successful annuals when we did our pilot planting in these two blocks last summer.  Some of the perennial natives we planted survived, so we may augment them when we work on these blocks in the fall.

Attic Treasures 2024

Many thanks to all our generous donors and volunteers, new and old, who helped make this event a success. We couldn’t have done it without you! There were many wonderful treasures that found new homes.

Community Forum on Accessory/Secondary Dwelling

accessory dwelling units forum

We thank our speakers, Dr. Christina Stacy from the Urban Institute, and Brent Krasner, AICP, for a stimulating and informative discussion on the issues to be considered when changing the zoning code on accessory or secondary dwelling units. The presentation materials and handouts are now available on our webpage, Community Forum – Secondary Dwelling.