January 23, 2020 - All Events

VIRTUAL - Online Classes


Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Contact Email: registrar@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222




Many of our classes at Glen Echo Park have gone online!  We now offer more than 50 classes for kids, teens, and adults online, including classes presented by the Yellow Barn Studio, Washington Conservatory of Music, Photoworks, and Adventure Theatre MTC.  


Visit our Online Classes page to browse and sign up for online classes!


NEW!  FALL 2020

Our Fall Classes catalog will be published online on August 11.  Visit our Classes page for more detailed information.


Virtual STEAM

ANYTIME! Online!

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: Kids 10 & Under

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org



NEW Virtual STEAM Projects Series

(STEM + Art = STEAM!)

Art Meets Science in Short Experiments for Parents & Children


Visit the Virtual STEAM page page:

A new project series will be available at the end of June.

VIRTUAL - Saturday Art Explorers

ANYTIME! Online!

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture

Recommended Ages: Kids 10 & Under

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org



Saturday Art Explorers GOES VIRTUAL!  Visit our Saturday Art Explorers page for video tutorials and materials lists for art projects at home! New projects bi-weekly. 


Visit the Saturday Art Explorers page:

Folk Dance

Wednesday, January 22, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Folk Dancers

Location: Arcade Building 302/303

Admission: $8

Contact Name: Jamie Platt

Contact Email: dancingplanet@erols.com

Contact Phone: 301-466-3018





Glen Echo Folk Dancers proudly presents a weekly Wednesday night dance. The lesson will be from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm and the dance will be from 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm with DJ music.

Fran Abrams "Unpainted Colors"

January 11, 2020 - February 15, 2020

Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm



Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Park View Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222



Fran Abrams' work in Unpainted Colors is created from polymer clay and is designed to be hung on the wall like a bas relief. Polymer clay is a man-made substance that begins as blocks of solid-colored clay-like material. The clay colors blend just like blending paints. Like many polymer clay artists, Abrams uses a pasta machine to condition the clay, to blend colors, and to achieve complex designs. Her work is unusual because of what is not there. There is no paint. All of the colors come from the clay itself. The focus is not only on blending the various color clays, but also on manipulating the results to express the themes of the pieces. The works are framed and presented without glass, allowing the viewer to see the intricacies of the designs.



Opening Reception

Saturday, January 11, 4 to 6pm



January 17 - February 16, 2020

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: Pre-K - Grade 4

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380


Rapunzel is a fantastic one-woman show that puts a twist on the Disney version. As with most Puppet Co. Theatre shows, the story follows the original, classic fairytale. Master puppeteer Liz Dapo will return with her one-woman performance of this timeless classic.


Age recommendation: PreK - Grade 4; Running time: 45 minutes.


Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Blues Dance

Thursday, January 23, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org




Capital Blues proudly presents weekly Thursday night blues dances. We rotate DJs and instructors each week to inspire and challenge you. A beginner workshop from 8:15 - 9:00 pm offers important partnering basics for new dancers. The class is included with admission; no partner necessary. Dancing runs from 9 pm to 11:30 pm to blues music from every corner of the genre. Note: the entrance to Ballroom Back Room is on far left side of Spanish Ballroom.