May 2018 - Special Events & Concerts

Art Walk in the Park

First Friday of the month: May 4 / Jun 1 / Jul 6 / Aug 3 / Sep 7

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Throughout the Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301 634 2222



Every First Friday, May through September from 6pm to 8pm, the Glen Echo Park Partnership hosts open studios and artist demonstrations throughout the park. Check the Art Walk page to see what is happening in studios and shows at

Casual Concert: Michael Adcock

Friday, May 4, 7:30pm

Presenter: Washington Conservatory of Music

Location: Washington Conservatory of Music at Glen Echo Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301 634 2250



The Washington Conservatory of Music is pleased to present tonight's Casual Concert "Ragtime to Rachmaninoff". Michael Adcock, piano, will be performing music of Scott Joplin, Albeniz, Ginastera, Ravel, Schubert-Liszt and Rachmaninoff .  Free - Donations at door for musician welcomed. For more information about the concert, visit 
The Conservatory's Casual Concert is part of Glen Echo Park's Art Walk. For more information about Art Walk, visit

Argentine Tango - Gran Milonga in the Ballroom

Sunday, May 6, 7:30 pm - midnight

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $30 in advance / $35 at-the-door

Contact Name: René Davila

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Advance tickets now available for $30. Click HERE to purchase. You will not receive a physical ticket. Please show your PayPal confirmation (electronic or hardcopy) at the door.


Tango Brillante DC is pleased to present a special night of Argentine Tango with live music by Abaddón NY Tango in Glen Echo Park's historic Spanish Ballroom. Abaddon is a New York City-based tango sextet that aims to explore the vast repertoire of vibrant and passionate music from Buenos Aires, infusing it with the vitality of NYC while respecting the essence of its tradition.

Come and experience world-class music on a world-class dance floor. The Spanish Ballroom is an art deco gem that boasts a sprung hardwood floor measuring 110 feet by 70 feet. See for yourself HERE.

Dance lesson from 7:30 - 8:15 pm with instructor René Davila. Dancing from 8:30 pm - midnight. No partner required.



Saturday, May 19, 6:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $200 per person

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents its annual Gala in the Park, which includes a reception, gourmet dinner, award program, dancing, and carousel rides. This year's Gala theme is Crystal Gala in the Park. The Gala celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. This year we honor Jeffrey Z. Slavin, Co-Director, Sanford & Doris Slavin Foundation. Tickets are $200 per person and are tax-deductible above the $75 per person cost of the dinner and entertainment. 



Saturday, May 19, 8:15 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $25

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents our annual Gala Dance featuring live music by Craig Gildner and the Blue Sky 5! Starting at 8:15 pm, join us for a beginner dance lesson, followed by dancing from 9:15 pm - midnight.


This is a fundraiser and your ticket purchase helps support all of the arts programs at Glen Echo Park. Admission includes the lesson & dance, dessert, beverages, and free carousel rides.