October 2019 - Special Events & Concerts

Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, October 4, 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.


Clifford Bernier’s The Silent Art won the 2010 Gival Press Poetry Award. Cliff is also the author of two poetry chapbooks, Earth Suite and Dark Berries. He has appeared on the NPR show, “The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress.” Cliff has been featured in readings from Los Angeles to Washington, DC and has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes and a Best of the Net Award. Hi harmonica poems can be found on YouTube. His next print appearance will be in the forthcoming The Write Blend, a collection  of poems from a diverse group of DC-area poets.


Ellen Prentiss Campbell’s short stories have appeared in numerous journals and been recognized by the Pushcart Press. Her first collection, Contents Under Pressure, was nominated for the National Book Award. A new collection is forthcoming in 2020.  Her 2016 debut novel The Bowl with Gold Seams received the Indy Excellence Award for Historical Fiction and she is at work on a new novel.  She reviews for The Fiction Writers Review, The Washington Independent and The New York Journal of Books. The recipient of an MFA from The Bennington Writing Seminars and several fellowships from The Virginia Center for The Creative Arts, Ellen also practiced psychotherapy for many years.  She and her husband live in Washington, D.C.

ARTriculate Workshop - Prepare for National Portfolio Day

Sunday, October 6, 4pm - 5:15pm

Arcade 301

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership and ARTriculate

Location: Arcade 302/303

Admission: Free

Contact Email: Florence@artriculate.com

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222


Workshop for Teen Artists:

Preparing for Portfolio Day


The Washington, DC National Portfolio Day is on Saturday, November 1st. Join us for an informative, hands-on workshop designed to help students interested in pursuing a degree in the visual arts prepare to attend and get the most out of National Portfolio Day this year.


Learn what to expect, what to bring in your portfolio and what questions you should be ready to answer and ask.


This free workshop will also allow you to have a mock portfolio review by an Art Educator with many years of experience helping students prepare their portfolios for application to study art in college.  Increase your preparedness and gain confidence to attend Portfolio Day!


More info and for questions: Florence@ARTriculate.com



Family Dance

Sunday, October 13, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room



The Family Dance program is a wonderful addition to the other family-oriented programs at Glen Echo Park. Spend the afternoon dancing with your children. Each of the family dances features live music and called dances from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Bring your entire family, neighbors, birthday party, and girl or boy scout troop.


Please check back for information about today's band and caller.

By Words Alone: Performance Lit and Acoustic Music

Friday, October 18, 2019

Presenter: Novelist Roger Bradbury

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Arcade Building 304

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: Roger 702-279-8465


Performance Lit offers writers of fiction, play script, or creative non-fiction an opportunity to read their work to a discerning audience. Singer-songwriters are also welcome to perform their original work with acoustic instrument accompaniment.. Each performer will receive a five to eight minute segment at the mic. Once the performers are done, Roger will lead an improvisation exercise modeled after "It Was A Dark and Stormy Night." All participants and members of the audience may join in the fun. Let's gather and make some artistic noise!


Spoken Word Performer Roger Bradbury

Blues Dance

Saturday, October 19, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Advance: $15; Door: $20; $15 Partnership Members & students

Contact Email: ldoyle@glenechopark.org




Join us on Saturday, October 19, for a Blues Dance with Bad Influence Band in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Your ticket to the dance includes a complimentary one-hour blues dance lesson from 8pm to 9pm, following by dancing from 9pm to midnight.


Come to dance, or to listen to the music, or both! 


Learn more on the event page >>

Purchase tickets here >>


Fall Frolic 2019

October 26, 2019, 1 – 4 p.m. 

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

Join us for a day of fall fun! Daytime activities for families will include arts and crafts, trick-or-treating in resident art studios and galleries, costume contest and prizes and a parade around the Park. Activities will run from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.  


For more information,

visit our event page >>