Hello Kitty Cafe Truck


The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck tour is coming back to Tysons Corner Center with its all-pink cafe on wheels, carrying exclusive treats and collectibles celebrating all things Hello Kitty.

Fans of Hello Kitty can look forward to edible goodies and limited-edition merch, including: 

  •  NEW Hello Kitty Cafe Cup Plush
  •  Hello Kitty Cafe Glass Mug with Sprinkle Handle
  •  Hello Kitty Cafe Coin Bank
  •  Hello Kitty Cafe Lunchbox
  •  Hello Kitty Cafe Lavender T-Shirt
  •  Hello Kitty Cafe Canvas Tote
  •  Stainless Hello Kitty Cafe Rainbow Thermos (18oz and 32oz)
  •  Hand-Decorated Cookie Sets
  •  Madeleine Cookie Sets

Other best-selling items include: Hello Kitty Cafe Plush Toys and giant Hello Kitty Cafe chef cookies.

Artist Demo: Figure Painting

Free figure painting demonstration hosted by McLean Art Society

 McLean Art Society is honored to welcome J. Jordan Bruns to give a demonstration of figure oil painting in the style of “Alla Prima” on Fri., Mar. 24 at 11 am at McLean Community Center located at 1234 Ingleside in McLean. As an artist with a diverse range in his body of works, he’s demonstrated his mastery of abstract works, works on paper, assemblage paintings and the “Alla Prima” style he will be illustrating. Also known as “color spot painting,” Mr. Bruns uses decisive brush strokes to capture the mood and background of his model while leaving the viewer to imagine the rest.

Apart from his current body of work, Mr. Bruns is an accomplished landscape painter, spending 8 months living out of his car painting North America. His exhibitions have been viewed across the United States from a solo show in the Indiana University Art Museum to the Foundry Art Center in St. Charles, MO. He is currently represented by Long View Gallery in Washington DC and the Manager of The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery in Glen Echo, MD, where he also teaches and holds workshops. He is the resident artist in the Chautauqua Tower in Glen Echo Park.

Much of Mr. Bruns’s works are motivated by his strong interest in balance–”how opposite or contrary forces complement each other and become awe-inspiring and beautiful…I coax (but not dictate) the imagery to communicate dualities of triumph vs. tragedy, light vs. darkness, and most importantly order vs. chaos.”

Visit his website to learn more about his career, his works and classes he teaches (www.jjbruns.com).

Tech Madness


Things are going to get real at Tech Madness! The future is now — are you ready for the Big Dance? 

It’s no secret that technology has had a profound impact on nearly every aspect of our lives. It is also changing the way homes are built and renovated. From new construction methods to smart home devices, technology is making home renovation more efficient, less expensive, and less time-consuming. 

Tilt the odds in your favor. Get an edge by learning from the experts about choosing and installing connected smart home technology. Harness technological advances on design and scheduling software, as well as other business solutions, to take your business “into the next bracket.” Try out products first hand and find out what new products are on the horizon. 

Date and Time

Tuesday Mar 21, 2023
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT


1960 Chain Bridge Rd
McLean, VA 22102


$25 / attendee 
Exhibitors, please contact Debbie Cain to reserve your space



Contact Information

Director of Events Debbie Cain
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To reserve your exhibitor table please contact Debbie Cain at connections@promidatlantic.org.

2023 ABC Joint Tech Summit


Join ABC Chesapeake Shores, ABC Greater Baltimore, ABC of Metro Washington, and ABC Virginia for our 2nd Annual Joint Tech Summit on Thursday, April 27th! This premier event will connect the region’s most forward-thinking companies for an opportunity to meet, collaborate, and learn how technology is revolutionizing the construction industry and how it can positively impact the way you do business.

Attendees will be able to exhibit with over 15 leading vendors in construction technology, while hearing from speakers and panels of speakers with expertise on a variety of technology related topics that span from the field work to the owners of companies.


New this year!
Choose a ‘track’ that best fits your expertise and receive content more specific to your role.

1. Project Manager/Superintendent Track
2. Safety Track
3. Executive Level/C-Suite Track

Who from your company should attend?
• Project Managers & Superintendents
• Technology Decision makers/ IT
• Company Leadership
• Safety Leaders

Need an overnight room at the Westin? Click here for a discounted group rate.
Book Your Group/Corporate Rate | Marriott International

We will provide five (5) key takeaways we guarantee you will leave the Joint Tech Summit with for each speaker and panelist to help you understand the content for the day – click here to browse!

Current Exhibitors:
Atlantic Hardware Supply
CADD Microsystems
Construction Intelligence Solutions, LLC
Mobile Video Guard
Potomac Valley Brick
and more to come….

9:00AM – Registration & Exhibits
9:55AM – Welcome by
10:00-10:45AM – Opening Keynote, Paul Doherty of the Digit Group
11:00-11:45AM – Breakout ‘Tracks’
          Project Manager/Superintendent Track: Building a Culture to Innovate
          Safety Track: How Data Artificial Intelligence Improves Safety on the Jobsites

         Executive/C-Suite Track: The Intersection of Business and Technology with Kelly Schulz, CEO of Maryland Tech Council
12:00PM – Lunch & Exhibitors
1:15-2:15PM – Mini Tech Presentations (15 minutes per topic)
2:30-3:15PM – Breakout ‘Tracks’
          Project Manager/Superintendent Track:  Getting the ROI out of Your Technology, a panel discussion.
          Safety Track:  Jobsite Safety Technology, a panel discussion.
          Executive/C-Suite Track: How Technology is Addressing the Labor
Shortage, a panel discussion.
3:25PM – Closing remarks from Procore and more TBA
4:00-6:00PM – Happy Hour, Exhibiting & Networking

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Photos with the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is back at Tysons Corner Center starting on March 17! Visit the Bunny in Fashion Court-Lower Level Nordstrom Wing, and for the easiest experience, pre-book your photo session for your littles by clicking the link: https://bit.ly/3lQo9Ne

March 18- April 8

Candytopia at Tysons Corner Center

A candy land will soon come to life at Tysons Corner Center. Tickets are on sale now: $23 for kids aged 4-12 and $30 for adults. Kids 3 and younger are free.

The temporary, traveling exhibit Candytopia will arrive at the mall in mid-March, filling a 16,000-square-foot space across from H&M that has previously hosted installations dedicated to the Sistine Chapel and Princess Diana.

Like the Dr. Seuss pop-up scheduled to visit the mall in April, Candytopia will feature a variety of interactive sets and photo opportunities — only this time, everything will be made out of or designed to resemble sweets.

Elements of the pop-up include an art gallery with pieces made out of candy, a candy confetti room “complete with confetti-farting pigs,” and a pit filled with 250,000 marshmallows. The 14 different interactive sets will feature some touches specifically inspired by the D.C. area, Candytopia says.

The Candytopia will be located on the lower level of the center, across from H&M. Early access sign-ups begin February 28 and tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 1. Candytopia officially opens its doors to the public in mid-March and will be at the center for a limited engagement until the end of May. Tickets are $23 for children ages 4-12, and $30 for adults. Kids 3 and under enter for free.

For more information, and to sign up for early access visit www.candytopia.com.

About Candytopia
(Youtopia Entertainment LLC)

For anyone who’s ever dreamed of scoring a Golden Ticket or nibbling their way through Candyland, Candytopia transports guests to an imaginative confectionary wonderland with a one-of-a-kind full sensory experience and welcomes people of all ages to explore their sweet tooth like never before. Candytopia has drawn long lines and sold-out crowds during its limited run engagements in cities across the country, from Santa Monica to New York, San Francisco to Miami. Candytopia has amassed a huge following of guests of all ages and A-list celebrities including: CardiB, Pink, Usher, Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rick Ross, Bruce Willis, Adam Sandler, Kevin Durant, Josh Duhamel, Christina Aguilera, Wiz Khalifa, Hilary Duff, and Jessica Biel, to name a few. Candytopia is currently open in Atlanta and Houston and soon New York. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.candytopia.com.


An imaginative and interactive immersion into the wondrous world of Dr. Seuss at Tysons Corner


Swing among Truffula Trees from The Lorax, make your way through the Stars Upon Thars Sneetches Mirror Maze, stroll through towering clovers listening for a Who from Horton Hears a Who!, or join the Circus McGurkus!


Watch the books come to life with Seuss-themed rides, staff in costumes representing iconic characters, bespoke merchandise, and incredible photo opportunities!


There’s something for everyone at The Dr. Seuss Experience! Come have a Super Stoo-Pendous day and relive your most precious childhood memories.


  1.  Date: Opening April 7, 2023
  2.  Duration: Explore at your leisure, but guests spend ~60 minutes on average
  3.  Location: Tysons Corner Center. Located next to Barnes and Noble and Urban Outfitters on the 2nd level. There are two parking garages near this end of the mall.
  4.  Age requirement: All ages welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult
  5.  Access: The venue is fully accessible for individuals in wheelchairs and those with special needs. Safety measures will be in place throughout the experience
  6.  Parking: there is free parking available onsite

For more information and tickets: https://washingtondc.experienceseuss.com/washington/

Tysons to host the National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is coming to Tysons this year.

Tysons Corner Center will host a family bicycle ride on April 2 as part of D.C.’s annual celebration of its cherry trees at the Tidal Basin, the Tysons Community Alliance (TCA) announced during its official launch event at Valo Park.

The alliance — a nonprofit organization — has also acquired 20 cherry trees and is now scouting out possible locations around Tysons where they can be planted.

The bicycle ride will last from 8 to 10 a.m. starting in the Tysons Corner Center Plaza, where there will also be arts and crafts and other family-friendly activities. More details, including how to register for the ride, are expected in the coming weeks.

Though this year’s ride will stick to the mall’s footprint, future iterations could expand to other parts of Tysons as the area’s network of streets and trails gets built out.

The bicycle ride is one of several events that the TCA hopes to bring to Tysons, along with a live music series at The Boro, movie nights and monthly happy hours that will bring “like-minded people together to collaborate on TCA initiatives,” according to the press release.

As part of its official launch, the TCA unveiled a new website at tysonsva.org with an event calendar, news, business resources, development updates and other Tysons-related information. It also shared its social media handles at Twitter and Instagram (@tysons_va), and Facebook and LinkedIn (@TysonsCommunityAlliance).

Steering Wheel Lock Giveaway

The Fairfax County Police Department is partnering with Hyundai Motor Co. on a steering wheel lock giveaway at the McLean District Station on Saturday, March 4. Police are holding the event in response to an increase in thefts targeting Hyundai and Kia vehicles, which are now getting stolen at nearly twice the rate of the rest of the auto industry. The increase in thefts is partly due to a “TikTok challenge” that shows how to steal cars using a USB charging cord, according to police. Thieves are targeting the Hyundai and Kai models without push-button ignitions and immobilizing anti-theft devices. These electronic immobilizer features are standard equipment in most other vehicles.

At the event in McLean, police said priority for the steering wheel locks will be given to residents who own or lease a Hyundai and Kia vehicle. The event will take place on Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the McLean District Station at 1437 Balls Hill Road in McLean.

Earlier this month, Hyundai and Kia began offering a free software update for about 1 million vehicles that will prevent the vehicles from starting using the method of theft popularized by the TikTok challenge.The software updates will prevent thieves from breaking in and bypassing the ignition. The February rollout of the free software update was for the model year 2017-2020 Elantra, 2015-2019 Sonata and 2020-2021 Venue vehicles. The software upgrade is scheduled to be available for the remaining eligible affected vehicles by June. The free upgrades are performed by Hyundai dealers and take less than one hour for installation. Following completion of the upgrade, each vehicle will be affixed with window decals to alert would-be thieves that the vehicle is equipped with enhanced anti-theft technology.

However, some 2011 to 2022 model year Hyundai vehicles without engine immobilizers cannot accommodate the software upgrade. For these customers, Hyundai is finalizing a program to reimburse them for their purchase of steering wheel locks. The car company also is working with local police department like Fairfax County to distribute steering wheel locks.

Calling All Book Lovers

Attention Book Lovers. It’s the quarterly Friends of the Tysons-Pimmit Library Used Book and Media Sale, March 2-5, 2023, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Browse the collection of more than 15,000 books and media for sale in Children’s, History, Fiction, Mystery, Biographies, Self-Help, Home, Sports and Hobbies, Business, Politics, Cookbooks, DVDs and audio books and more. Most are priced between $0.25 and $3.00. Sunday is the very popular Bag Sale – fill a brown paper grocery bag for only $10.

Tysons-Pimmit Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043. Email tysonslibraryfriends@gmail.com for more information.

Proceeds benefit the Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library and related activities. Donations of books and media appreciated. Volunteers welcome and needed: Email tysonslibraryfriends@gmail.com for more information.