Spring/Summer Registration Now Open!

It's cold outside, but we're gearing up for spring!  Registration for spring and summer classes and camps is now open and ongoing. From pottery to painting, silversmithing to stonecarving, music to mixed media, and much more!

Download the catalog and register here >>

A Light Mix: Wine, Cheese, Dance

Join us this Sunday in the Hall of Mirrors Dance Studio to view 6 new performances by Light Switch Dance Theatre. Wine, cheese, and dessert will be served. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Visit our calendar for more details >>

Save the Date!

Save the Date for the Folk & Fiddle Gala in the Park. Join us Saturday, May 16, from 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm to enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing, award presentations, and more while supporting the arts and cultural programs at the Park.

More information or purchase tickets to the Gala in the Park >>

Family Day is Saturday, May 2!

Family Day celebrates the opening of the Park's historic Dentzel Carousel for its 95th season and includes many FREE activities, including magic shows, family dancing, face painting, art activities, story-telling, and ALL NEW performances!  Carousel rides are just $1.25 per ride.

Visit our FAMILY DAY page for more information >>

Artist Talk by Dr. Mick Moloney

Dr. Mick Moloney, award-winning musician and historian, will give this year's Artist Talk on Saturday, April 18. Dr. Moloney is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the highest official honor that a traditional artist can receive in the United States.

More information or to purchase tickets online >>


Spring/Summer Registration Open


Spring Classes Starting Now: Register Today!


April Classes

Dance Technique for Children - NEW!

Dance Technique & Social Dance for Adults

Adult & Teen Visual Arts

Music for Adults

Children's Visual Arts


Looking for Camps?

We have a vast array of camp programs including Young Artists Camps, new Mixed Media camps and more!


Browse camps online or Download our Camps section.



Emmanuel Trifilio




Thursday: Blues in the Annex


Friday: Contra with Waverley Station in the Spanish Ballroom or Special Tango Workshops & Practica in the Annex


Saturday: Swing with the Tom Cunningham Orchestra in the Spanish Ballroom or Cajun Dance with Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew in the Bumper Car Pavilion or Special Tango Workshops & Practica in the Annex


Sunday: Waltz with Addison Bleufonte in the Spanish Ballroom


Sunday: Contra & Square Dance with Narrowminded Naysayers in the Spanish Ballroom or Special Tango Workshops & Milonga with Emmanuel Trifilio and DJ Mark Sakowski in the Annex



Folk & Fiddle Artist Talk


April 18, 2015

Ballroom Annex

$10 general public

$5 members


Join us April 18 for an Artist Talk & Reception featuring award-winning musician and historian Dr. Mick Moloney. The discussion will be an engrossing, entertaining, and insightful examination of Irish and Jewish historic musical influences on Vaudeville and Early Tin Pan Alley music.


Please purchase your tickets by 

Friday, April 17   


Questions? 301.634.2234 or bwokas@glenechopark.org 


Currently On View in our Galleries


Get inspired in our galleries every weekend!


Traditionally, Nontraditional, March 21 to April 26, 

Popcorn Gallery>>


In Appreciation, April 4 to April 26,

Stone Tower Gallery>>


InstrumentalApril 4 to April 26, 

Park View Gallery>> 


Mirror to the World 2015: An Exhibition of Documentary Photography, April 17 to June 1, 2015

Photoworks Gallery>>


Fired Up, April 11 to May 3

Art Glass Center Gallery>>


ArtAbility 2015



ArtAbility Spring and Summer Programs

Registration Now Open


ArtAbility is a collaborative arts experience designed to provide middle school students with autism the opportunity to engage in arts experiences, help them build social and communication skills, and learn new forms of self-expression. 


Spring Family Programs:

Students attend 4 FREE Family Programs held on weekend days throughout the spring with their families.  

  • Sat, Mar 28 - Music for Autism Concert, Ivymount School 
  • Sun, Apr 26 - Jack & the Beanstalk, Puppet Co. at Glen Echo Park 
  • Sun, May 3 - Sinbad, Imagination Stage
  • Sun, May 17 - Carousel ride, drama & movement workshop, Glen Echo Park


Summer Program:

Students attend three weeks of daily programs, June 15 - July 2, at Glen Echo Park.





Glen Echo Park In the News


Photoworks Exhibition at Katzen Center

NewsWise reports on winter exhibitions at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C., including an the current show (open Jan. 24) celebrating forty years of photography at Photoworks. Congratulations to our outstanding resident photography program on this special exhibition!


Glen Echo Park Renovates the Hall of Mirrors 

Bethesda Now reports on the Hall of Mirrors: “Renovating the Hall of Mirrors was the first step toward invigorating our ballet and creative movement classes..." ~ Katey Boerner, Executive Director


Glen Echo Park in Washingtonian's Best of Washington

Glen Echo Park is on Washingtonian magazine's Best of Washington list in the July issue! Grab a copy and check us out on page 86!






What's So Special About Glen Echo Park...


“Glen Echo Park fosters creativity and a love of the arts as well as a sense of community. The learning and shared experiences that I have enjoyed at the Park over the years have not only strengthened my understanding of myself but also of the arts as a basic necessity.”

Laura C.

Member, Student, and Volunteer


“We love dancing at Glen Echo Park! The dance community is what brought us together 10 years ago when we first met at a USO dance in the Spanish Ballroom... The beauty of the Ballroom, the wide variety of dance offerings (we especially enjoy Waltz Time), the incredible bands that play at the dances, the lessons offered before each dance – all of this has kept us coming back for more."

Bob & Francine L.

Social Dancers