May 2019 - Special Events & Concerts

Art Walk in the Park: May

Friday, May 3, 2019, 6pm - 8pm

Location: Glen Echo Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222


Come join us for some refreshments while you walk around the park watching artists work. Along with the open studios, the Popcorn, Stone Tower, and Park View Galleries will be open as well. In addition to activities in our visual arts studios, the Washington Conservatory of Music presents a “Casual Concerts” series to coincide with Art Walk. Art Walks are on every first Friday from May until September. 


Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, May 3, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Presenter: Words Out Loud

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Room 302, North Arcade Building

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 240-899-6514


The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to host Words Out Loud, a monthly spoken word series! 


Meetings typically take place the first Friday of each month and feature readings by accomplished authors, followed by literary trivia and an open mic session.


Room 302 is in the North Arcade building. Enter to the right of the neon POPCORN sign across from the Carousel and take the stairs or elevator to the third floor.


Joseph A. Davis got a Ph.D. in English in 1975, but has been successfully rehabilitated. He has
worked for 40 years as an environmental journalist. He really got involved with poetry in
mid-life when he realized you only have to let the soft animal of your imagination love what it
loves. He has published in a few journals, but what he really likes is reading to audiences like
this one. He once read with a saxophonist playing as a sonic partner.
Lindsay Bernal’s poetry collection, What It Doesn’t Have to Do With, published by the
University of Georgia Press, was selected by Paul Guest as a winner of the 2017 National
Poetry Series competition. Her poems have appeared in Blackbird, Conjunctions Online,
Gulf Coast, OVERSOUND, Tikkun, and other journals. Bernal coordinates the Creative
Writing Program and the Writers Here & Now reading series at the University of Maryland. 


Romantic Salon Conversations with Stanislav Khristenko

Sunday, May 12 at 4pm

Presenter: Washington Conservatory of Music

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Washington Conservatory of Music, Glen Echo Park

Admission: $15 at the door

Contact Phone: 301-320-2770

Delve into the music of various composers with Washington Conservatory 2018-19 artist-in-residence Stanislav Khristenko, the winner of the coveted Cleveland International Piano Competition prize and multiple other international piano competitions. Hear a series of performances and demonstrations by Mr. Khristenko and select Washington Conservatory students in this intimate series - each based on different composers or genres.


Parking is available in the main visitor parking lot located at 5801 Oxford Road.


Saturday, May 18, 6:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $250 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 Inspire New Memories Gala in the Park. Tickets are $250 per person and are tax-deductible above the $75 per person cost of the dinner and entertainment. 



Saturday, May 18, 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 Swingtopia! Starting at 8:15 pm, join us for a beginner swing 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, portrait station, and free carousel rides.