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Posted on: January 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] MLK Day Closures and Day of Service Details


The City of Falls Church commemorates the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by declaring Monday, January 21, 2019, a Day of Service and supporting and promoting civic engagement across The Little City.

Day of Service

City Council declared January 21, 2019, to be an official Day of Service in the City of Falls Church. "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?'," the proclamation reads. "Each year, on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together to serve their neighbors and communities."

The City will join thousands of communities around the country in a national day of service projects.

  • City Council, board and commission members, and staff will spend time with Sunrise of Falls Church residents during their scheduled social hour.
  • Families of students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Mount Daniel Elementary School, or Jessie Thackrey Preschool are invited to Give Day, a PTA-sponsored event, to raise money and collect food for Food for Others, which serves local children in need of food on the weekends. Visit for details.
  • Find other volunteer opportunities by searching databases managed by The Corporation for National and Community Service or All for Good

Road Closures for Unity March 

To accommodate the Tinner Hill Foundation's Unity March, there will be rolling road closures on Monday, January 21 from 12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The following roads will be closed intermittently between 12:45 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

  • S. Maple St., from the intersection at Tinner Hill Rd. to Annandale Rd.
  • Annandale Rd., from the intersection at S. Maple St. to S. Washington St.
  • S. Washington St., from the intersection of Annandale Rd. to E. Fairfax St.
  • E. Fairfax St., from the intersection at S. Washington St. to Douglass Ave. 

Please visit for the most up-to-date event information.

City Government Holiday Closures

The following City Government offices, programs, or services will be closed or rescheduled in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21, 2019:

  • CLOSED: City Hall and most government offices and services including the Mary Riley Styles Public Library
  • OPEN: Community Center, open 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • RESCHEDULED: City Council Work Session will take place on Tuesday, January 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Senior Center Room in the Community Center.
  • RESCHEDULED: Planning Commission meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the School Board Conference Room.

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