FC to Celebrate 4th Of July with Readings, Music, Fireworks
By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF
July 3, 2012
A full day of activities is planned for the 4th of July in Falls Church City, starting with Independence Day Readings at noon in the Council Chambers at City Hall. Sponsored by the Village Preservation and Preservation Society, this event focuses on the meaning of Independence Day and will give participants an opportunity to review the issues of the times and read the documents upon which our democracy and freedom are based. The event, which lasts about 75 minutes, is free and open to the public.
In the evening, the City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department will present its annual July 4th Celebration on Wednesday, July 4 at George Mason High School (7124 Leesburg Pike). Musical entertainment begins at 7 p.m. with a live performance by Judo Chop. Fireworks will follow at 9:20 p.m.
The celebration is free. Spectator seating will be available at George Mason High School’s Moore Cadillac Stadium and the Northern Virginia Graduate Center parking lot. Most of the spectator seating at the high school will be on the synthetic turf football field. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets for the field. Chairs will only be permitted on paved surfaces.
Parking is limited at the high school and visitors are reminded to not park in nearby shopping center parking lots, which are reserved for store customers. Illegally parked vehicles may be towed. Drivers near the high school are reminded to watch for a large number of pedestrians crossing Route 7, especially after the fireworks.
No alcohol, smoking, fireworks, or pets are permitted on site. Food, drinks and ice cream will be available for sale.
In the event of rain, the event will be held on Thursday, July 5 at the same time and location. Spectator seating on the rain date will be available at the high school, but not the Graduate Center parking lot.
To help defray costs of future fireworks programs, donations will be accepted at the event.
For more information, call Recreation and Parks at 703-248-5178 (TTY 711).
Solid Waste Collection on July 4th. Solid waste pick up will occur in Falls Church City on Wednesday, July 4th. Because collection may take place earlier than usual, residents are encouraged to place trash and recycling bins at the curb on Tuesday night, July 3rd.
By Falls Church Times Staff
July 3, 2012