Register for fall and winter 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 >>

Renovated Hall of Mirrors Open House

On Saturday, November 8, Glen Echo Park unveils the newly-renovated Hall of Mirrors Dance Studio with an Open House. The day will include free FREE classes and demonstrations, as well as a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Visit our Hall of Mirrors Open House page>>

Drop-in Art Activities on Saturdays

Join us this Saturday -- and every Saturday -- for Art Explorers Family Studio in the Candy Corner. This is a NEW parent/child drop-in art program for kids ages 10 and under.

Visit our Art Explorers page for more details >>

CLASSES & CAMPS

Register for Fall/Winter Classes!

 

Visit Classes to learn more.

 

Starting this week: Adult Ballet, SilversmithingStone Carving, Night Photography, Blues danceFiber Arts

 

November Classes

For Adults and Teens:

For Children:

Children's Visual Arts

Children's Dance

 

DANCES THIS WEEK

Chelsea Reed & the Fairweather Five

Weekend

Dances!

 

Thursday Evening: DJ Blues Dance in the Back Room Annex or Contra Sonic in the Spanish Ballroom
Friday Evening: Halloween Contra Dance with ContraForce in the Spanish Ballroom
Saturday Evening: Swing Dance with Halley's Hot Gumbo Swingtet vs. Seth Kibel-Bay Jazz Project in the Spanish Ballroom
Sunday Afternoon: Waltz Dance with Devine Comedy in the Spanish Ballroom
Sunday Evening: Contra & Square Dance with Devine Comedy or Tango Workshops & DJ Milonga in the Back Room Annex

 

SUPPORT THE PARK

Purchase a Raffle Ticket for a chance to win a 2014 Toyota Prius

 

Sponsored by the  Montgomery County Executive's Ball, each $50 raffle ticket will enter you into a drawing to win a 2014 Toyota Prius C while providing a $25 donation to Glen Echo Park and a $25 donation toward a general fund for arts organizations throughout Montgomery County!

 

The drawing will be held at the Executive's Ball on December 1st. Winner does not need to be present to win.

 


Currently On View in our Galleries

 

Get inspired at our galleries this weekend!

 

CircuitScapes: Work by Glen Kessler 

Nov 1 to 23, Popcorn Gallery>>

Ancient Materials, Modern Aesthetic, 

Oct 25 to Nov 23, Stone Tower Gallery>>

Photo Slam: The 2013 Winners' Exhibition, Oct 10 to Nov 17, Photoworks Gallery>>

Paintings by Nassera Dahmani, Nov 1 & 2, Yellow Barn 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)

 

 

Requests for Proposals

 

Partnership Seeking an Environmental Education Program Partner

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is seeking a program partner to provide environmental education programs to the public in the former Living Classrooms site/stables building. Deadline for letters of interest is November 14.

 

Request for New Course Proposals for Spring and Summer 2015 programs

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is now accepting proposals from instructors and groups interested in offering visual arts and dance classes at the Park this spring and summer.  Deadline is November 4.

 

 

Glen Echo Park In the News

 

Glen Echo Park Renovates the Hall of Mirrors 

Bethesda Now report on the Hall of Mirrors. “Renovating the Hall of Mirrors was the first step toward invigorating our ballet and creative movement classes..." -Katey Boerner

 

Spooktacular Halloween Happenings

Fall Frolic makes the cut for Red Tricycle's Spooktacular Halloween Happenings in D.C. for Kids.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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