Popcorn Gallery presents Land Lines

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents Land Lines in the Popcorn Gallery. Exhibition runs from September 30 to October 22; Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm to 6pm.

For more information, visit our EXHIBITIONS calendar >>

Dances with Live Music Every Weekend

The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents social dances every week from Thursday through Sunday. Dances feature swing, contra, blues, waltz, cajun, zydeco, salsa, tango, and more. Ticket prices include a FREE pre-dance introductory lesson, and most dances have live music from top-notch bands!

For more information, visit our SOCIAL DANCES page >>

Drop in at Saturday Art Explorers

Saturday Art Explorers, our drop-in arts program for kids and parents is back! (no pre-registration required) Join us anytime from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays in the Candy Corner Studio. $5.00 per child with an adult. 

For more details visit our Saturday Art Explorers page >>

Halloween Fun at Fall Frolic

On Saturday, October 28, we will hold our annual Fall Frolic -- a day of Halloween-themed fun! Daytime activities for families will include pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating, and a costume parade through the Park. 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Volunteer and earn SSL hours!)

Visit our Fall Frolic page for more details >>

Fall & Winter Classes 

Registration for Fall & Winter 2017-2018 classes and programs is now open. Check out all your favorites in visual arts, music, dance and more - and new classes in social dance styles and early childhood programs.

Visit our CLASSES page for more details >>


Sign up today for

Fall/Winter Classes!






Visual arts, music, dance, theatre, and more! For kids, teens and adults. 

Check out our classes page to learn more, download the catalogs, and register.





Craig Gildner

Join Us

for Our




Saturday: Craig Gildner Big Band!


We offer a variety of social dances each week. Styles include Swing, Blues, Contra, Tango, Waltz, Ballroom, and Balboa. Most dances are preceded by a beginner dance lesson (included in the cost of admission). No partner or prior experience needed. 



Support the Park by Becoming a Member Today!


Become a Member of the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture and support the arts, educational, and cultural programs at the Park!




Get inspired in our galleries every weekend!


Land Lines

Popcorn Gallery

J. Jordan Bruns: Unveiling the Magician's Trick

Stone Tower Gallery

Stephanie George: Dream Visions

Park View Gallery


Photoworks Gallery

Brian Coyne 

Yellow Barn Gallery 




Award-Winning Children's Theater


Playing at the Puppet Co -- Pinocchio

Half life-size rod puppets, performed in the Italian "Comedia del Arte" style, tell Carlo Collodi's story of what it means to be "real". Share the trials and tribulations of the little live puppet as he finds in one adventure after another that the "easy way" isn't always the right way. October 5 - November 17, 2017.


Playing at Adventure Theatre MTC  -- How I Became a Pirate

Argh matey! It's a pirate's life for me on the high seas! One day as Jeremy builds a sand castle on the beach, a pirate ship rows ashore in search of a place to bury the pirate's treasure. Taken aboard as an honorary pirate, Jeremy learns the ropes of what it really means to be a swashbuckling (but smelly) pirate, and the pirates just might learn how to play soccer too. September 22 - October 29, 2017.





•••••  Glen Echo Park News  •••••


CultureSpot MC Writes About "Circus!" at the Puppet Co.

CultureSpot MC writes about Puppet Co.'s show "Circus!" and how this puppet show has been in Christopher Piper's family. Read to learn about how Piper's parents made the puppets and traveled around the United States with them.


Broadway World DC Writes a Review on "Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook"

Broadway World Washington D.C. writes about the actors' performances and how the set adds to the story. Read to see how this play is something that people of all ages will enjoy.






Glen Echo Park Opportunities


Interested in Teaching at Glen Echo Park?

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is currently accepting course proposals for classes for our Spring and Summer 2018 term. Check out our Proposal Information to learn more and apply.  You may also apply using an online form. New proposals must be received by November 1 for consideriation for the Spring/Summer print catalog.


Interested in Working at Glen Echo Park?

The Glen Echo Park Partnership has several job openings. Visit our jobs page to find out more and apply.