Glen Echo Park To Close at 3 pm Today!

Due to inclement weather, Glen Echo Park will close today at 3 pm. Daytime programs after 3pm and all evening programs are canceled. This message and our hotline will be updated at 7:00 am on Monday, March 2.

CLASSES & CAMPS

Spring/Summer Registration Open

 

Spring Classes Now Starting: Register Today!

 

March Classes

Dance Technique for Children - NEW!

Dance Technique & Social Dance for Adults

Adult & Teen Visual Arts

Music for Children & Adults

Children's Visual Arts

 

Spring Break is Coming Soon

Spring Break Camps for Children & Teens

 

Looking for Camps?

Browse camp programs online or Download our Camps section.

 

 

Inclement weather? Call our Park Closing Hotline 301-320-2330.

DANCES THIS WEEK

Tom Cunningham Orchestra

Weekend

Dances

 

Thursday Evening: Blues DJ Dance in the Back Room Annex

 

Friday Evening: Contra Dance with Contratopia in the Spanish Ballroom

 

Saturday Evening: Swing Dance with The Tom Cunningham Orchestra in the Spanish Ballroom

 

Sunday Afternoon: CANCELED: Waltz Dance with Taylor Among the Devils in the Spanish Ballroom

 

Sunday Evening: CANCELED: Contra & Square Dance with Contratopia in the Spanish Ballroom and Tango Workshops & DJ Milonga in the Back Room Annex

 

SUPPORT THE PARK

House Tour Fundraiser

 

This special event includes:

 

•  Welcome presentation held in Glen Echo Park’s Ballroom Annex

 

•  Self-guided access to two beautifully restored historic castles and two remarkable contemporary homes

 

•  Shuttle transportation running continuously from the Park to all of the homes

 

•  Wine & cheese reception at the Park’s Stone Tower Gallery

 

All proceeds from the House Tour support the arts and educational programs at Glen Echo Park.

 

Currently On View in our Galleries

 

Get inspired in our galleries this weekend!

 

Out of Nothing Feb 22 to March 15, 

Popcorn Gallery>>

 

Jewels by Wayson Jones, Jan 17 to March 1,

Stone Tower Gallery>>

 

The Silk Work of Diane Tuckman, Jan 17 to March 1, 

Park View Gallery>> 

 

My Little Town, Feb 27 to April 13, 

Photoworks Gallery>>

 

 

Call for Entries

 

 

ArtAbility Spring Family 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

 

 

 

 

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