What is open, closed on MLK Jr. Day 2022 at Falls Church?

FALLS CHURCH, VA — On Monday, residents and businesses in Falls Church will take a moment to honor the life and legacy of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 17, is a federal holiday and a federal Tuesday observed.

The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation hosts its annual Martin Luther King Day Jr. program on January 17th. The opening event will be at 11 a.m. at the Tinner Hill Civil Rights Monument at South Washington St. and Tinner Hill Rd. At 11:30 am, US Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, Edwin B. Henderson II and others will make remarks.

At noon Monday, protesters will walk from the memorial down South Washington St. to the Falls Church’s Episcopal Church. Signs along South Washington Street will honor the African Americans whose lands were taken by a significant domain in 1922 to build a road – the Lee Highway – to honor Confederate General Robert E. Lee, who fought to protect their ancestors remained enslaved.

At 1:00 p.m., a memorial program with US Rep. Don Beyer will be held outdoors at the Falls Church Episcopal Church at 115 East Fairfax St.

The public is invited to the free events. Registration is desired but not required.

As a federal holiday, MLK Day could also affect the hours of operation of government offices, libraries, public transportation, garbage disposal and other services in Falls Church.

Before you head out, here’s a rundown of what’s open and what’s closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Falls Church:

City of Falls Church Administrative Offices: City offices will be closed on Monday, January 17th.

Fairfax County Government Offices: County government offices are closed on January 17.

Courts: Arlington County courts are closed on January 17th. The Fairfax County General Circuit Court, Circuit Court and District Court for Youth and Family Relations are closed on January 17.

Public Schools in Falls Church City: The school district will be closed on Monday, January 17th.

Fairfax County Public Schools: The school district will be closed on Monday, January 17th

Community Centers: The Falls Church Community Center will be open on January 17 from 8:30 am to 10:00 pm.

Virginia DMV: All DMV customer service centers will be closed on January 17th.

Fairfax connection: On January 17th, Fairfax Connector will offer a weekday holiday service. Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector for more information.

Libraries: The Mary Riley Styles Public Library is closed on January 17th. Due to concerns about the recent increase in COVID-19 transmissions in the DC area, all in-person library programs and use of the library’s conference rooms are suspended until January 31. Beginning January 10, the library changed its hours due to staffing issues and COVID-19 concerns. The new opening hours apply until February.

Metro: Metrorail and Metrobus usually operate on Saturdays on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Due to the ongoing impact of the derailment and the 7000 series investigation, Metrorail service will continue to be restricted. Visit www.wmata.com/schedule/timetables for more information.

Mail department: Closed on January 17th.

Garbage and recyclables collection: City of Falls Church Collections are held on Wednesdays. Private collection customers should check schedules with their carrier.

Garbage and recycling depots: The I-66 Transfer Station (4618 West Ox Road) and the I-95 Landfill Complex (9850 Furnace Road) will be open for regular hours on January 17th.

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