June 16, 2018 - All Events

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery


Monday through Sunday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Presenter: SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Location: SilverWorks Studio

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228




SilverWorks Studio & Gallery is a working silversmith studio and includes an ongoing exhibition, as well as sales, of the work of artist-in-residence Blair Anderson.

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo


Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Location: Art Glass Center




The Art Glass Center gallery's ongoing exhibitions feature the work of resident artists Diane Cabe, Christine Hekimian, Sue Hill, Michele Rubin, Bev and Zayde Sleph, and Janet Wittenberg. Sculpture, vessels, functional art, and jewelry are also for sale. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students.

Glen Echo Park Aquarium


Spring (March through May): 

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     Friday, 10am to 3pm; Storytime at 11:30am

     Saturday, 10am to 4pm

     Sunday, 11am to 4pm


Summer (June through August): 

     Monday & Tuesday: Closed

     Wednesday-Friday, 11am to 4pm

     Saturday, 10am to 4pm

     Sunday, 11am to 4pm


Fall & Winter (September through March):

     Friday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm


School Hours (September through February): 

     Monday - Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm


Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $6 general public; $5 military and seniors; FREE for Children under 2

Contact Phone: 301-955-6256




Come visit the Glen Echo Park Aquarium. There are different water creatures, a pirate ship, interactive games, and a touch tank!



Saturdays - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Presenter: Glassworks

Location: Caretaker's Cottage

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2280




Glassworks was the Washington DC area's first glass school. Classes are taught year-round for both new and advanced students. During open studio hours view artists and work and purchase beautiful hand-blown glass.

Glen Echo Pottery

Ongoing (April through December 24)

Saturday & Sunday - 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Pottery

Location: Glen Echo Pottery Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 229-5585




Glen Echo Pottery presents ongoing exhibitions in the Glen Echo Pottery gallery. These feature a special selection of work by resident artists, instructors, and students. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 5pm April through December.  

Saturday Art Explorers


Saturday - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: Kids under 10 years old

Location: Candy Corner

Admission: $5 per parent/child pair, or $8 for two children with adult

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228




Every Saturday morning drop in at the Candy Corner for some art activites. Most activites take around 30 minutes and change from week to week. No pre-registration required.

Presented by the Glen Echo Park Partnership with generous support of The Primary Day School.

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, June 16, 7:00 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: District Zouk

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20 before 9:30 pm / $10 after 9:30 pm




Come join us for another night of Brazilian Zouk & West Coast Swing! 


7:00pm - 9:30 pm


9:30pm - 2:00am Zouk & WCS Social 
Most music will be danceable for both dances, so we'll keep you dancing all night!


Swing Dance

Saturday, June 16, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $15 advance (see below) / $20 general at-the-door / $15 students at-the-door

Contact Email: reitan@glenechopark.org




The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Tonight we are thrilled to welcome back the Blue Moon Big Band as they celebrate their 20th anniversary! 


Tom & Debra from Gottaswing will be on hand to teach a beginner dance lesson from 8 - 9 pm (included in the cost of admission). Dancing to live music follows from 9 pm - midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.


Blue Moon Big Band has played at Glen Echo occasionally throughout the years, including a sold-out show in 1998 a few months after the band was formed. Since then, Blue Moon Big Band has recorded six albums and played dances and concerts all over the East Coast. They were featured on NPR's nationally broadcast Swingin' Down the Lane program and have played classic venues including NYC's Swing 46 Jazz & Supper Club. The band was selected to appear in the 2009 Kevin Bacon film, My One and Only, in which Bacon plays the bandleader. Throughout the years Blue Moon Big Band has remained dedicated to producing an authentic Big Band sound and has procured hundreds of musical arrangements to make that possible. Whether you're a newcomer or know the band from way back, you won't want to miss this performance. 


Advance tickets are only $15! Click HERE to buy your tickets now. {You will not receive a physical ticket. Show your PayPal confirmation (email or hard copy) at the door.}