NEW Videos on Ballroom & Carousel

Check out our new short videos about our historic Spanish Ballroom and Dentzel Carousel. Learn about these "jewels" of Glen Echo Park.

Watch the Dentzel Carousel video >>

Watch the Spanish Ballroom video >>

Labor Day Weekend Festivities

An exciting weekend at the Park!  44th Annual Labor Day Art Show, 8th annual Irish Music & Dance Showcase, Open House for classes. Join us!

Visit our Labor Day Art Show page for more information >>

Visit our Open House page for more information >>

Visit our Irish Music & Dance Showcase page for more information >>

Register for fall classes today!

Whether you are finally ready to sign up for that art class you've always been meaning to take or you have been coming to Glen Echo Park for years and already love our programs, we have something in our Fall/Winter lineup of classes just for you!

Download the catalog and register here >>

CLASSES & CAMPS

Register for Fall/Winter Classes!

 

Visit our Classes page to download the catalog or learn more about upcoming classes.

 

September Classes

For Adults and Teens:

 

Children's Visual Arts

Children's Music

 

Open House for Classes Sat. Aug. 30 

DANCES THIS WEEK

Mint Julep Jazz Band

Weekend

Dances!

 

Thursday: DJ Blues Dance in the Back Room Annex

Friday: Contra Dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion with Montage

Saturday: Swing Dance in the Spanish Ballroom with the Mint Julep Jazz Band

Sunday Afternoon: Waltz Dance with Elke, Paul, Ralph & Larry in the Spanish Ballroom

Sunday Evening: Contra & Square Dance with Larry Unger & Elke Baker in the Spanish Ballroom or Tango workshop and DJ Milonga in the Back Room Annex

 

 

FALL MEMBER & DONOR EVENT

Join us for a Member & Donor event!


We invite all members and donors to join us for our fall Member & Donor Appreciation Event on Friday, August 29, 2014.


Get an early viewing of Glen Echo Park's biggest exhibition of the year at our a Labor Day Art Show Preview Reception. Enjoy refreshments and discuss the works on display with Glen Echo Park instructors and resident artists.

 

RSVP today!

 

Currently On View in our Galleries

 

Get inspired at our galleries this weekend!

Glass: Visions and Voices, August 16 to September 14, Popcorn Gallery>>

Functional, Whimsical Wearable ,  August 16 to September 14, Stone Tower Gallery>>

Mimi Levine Retrospective: A Life of Artistry, July 25 to August 25 Photoworks Gallery>>

 

Take our visitors survey! Win $200!

 

Win a $200 gift certificate!

 

The Partnership is surveying visitors from May 3 through September 28, 2014 ("carousel season"), and we want to hear from you! Provide feedback on your visit to Glen Echo Park and have a chance to win a $200 gift certificate for use toward any class or camp at Glen Echo Park! If you visit the park anytime from May 3 - Sep 28, be sure to fill out our online survey and let us know what you think of your experience here.  Takes 10 minutes or less, so why not provide helpful feedback and have an opportunity to win our grand prize! (awarded in October 2014)

 

 

News

 

Request for Proposals (RFP) for Social Dances in 2015

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is now requesting proposals from organizations and individuals interested in presenting public

dances at the park in 2015.


 

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!

 

Summer Concerts in The Gazette

The Gazette's Elizabeth Waibel wrote a wonderful piece about our free summer concert series.

 

Glen Echo Park Partnership 2013 Annual Report available

See the highlights of 2013.

 

"6 Cool Carousels We Can't Get Enough Of" 

"Glen Echo boasts one of the oldest and grandest of the local carousels -- a 1921 beauty bedecked by 52 hand-carved horses, rabbits, and ostriches," says Red Tricycle. 

 

 

 

 

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