June 2019 - All Events

SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Ongoing

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

Presenter: SilverWorks Studio & Gallery

Location: SilverWorks Studio

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2228

http://www.silverworksglenechopark.com

 


 

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.

Outside the Box 2019: Glen Echo Pottery

May 3 to June 2, 2019

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

Art Walk Reception: Friday, May 3, 6 to 8pm

Open Memorial Day, 11am to 6pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Outside the Box 2019 by the Glen Echo Pottery. This exhibition will feature recent works of the Glen Echo Pottery's faculty and advanced students and will celebrate their constant artistic evolution.

 

Art Walk & Opening Reception

Friday, May 3, 6 to 8pm

Art Glass Center at Glen Echo

Ongoing

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

http://www.artglasscenteratglenecho.org

 


 

The Art Glass Center gallery's ongoing exhibitions feature the work of resident artists Diane Cabe, Christine Hekimian, 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.

Glassworks

Ongoing

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

Presenter: Glassworks

Location: Caretaker's Cottage

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2280

http://www.glenechoglassworks.com

 


 

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

http://www.glenechopottery.com

 


 

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.  

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Ongoing

Fall & Winter (September through March):

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

Spring (March through May): 

     Monday-Thursday: Closed

     Friday-Sunday: 11am to 4pm

     Storytime Fridays at 11:30am

 

Summer (June through August): 

     Monday & Tuesday: Closed

     Wednesday-Sunday, 11am to 4pm

 

 

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Location: Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Admission: $7 general public; $5 military and seniors; FREE for Children under 2

Contact Phone: 301-955-6256

http://glenechopark.org/aquarium

 


 

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

Saturday Art Explorers

Ongoing

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

http://glenechopark.org/artexplorers

 


 

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.

Inspiring New Memories: Youth Art Exhibition

May 3 to June 2, 2019

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

Art Walk & Opening Reception, Friday, May 3, 6 to 8pm

Open Memorial Day, 11am to 6pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Inspiring New Memories: Youth Art Exhibition. This exhibition is presented in celebration of the theme of the Partnership's annual Gala in the Park. Young artists portray their favorite experiences at the Park through visual art and imagine new memories they'd like to make at the Park.

 

Art Walk & Opening Reception

Friday, May 3, 6 to 8pm

 

Abstractly Speaking

May 3 to June 1, 2019

Mondays through Saturdays, 10am to 6pm

Art Walk & Opening Reception, Friday, May 3, 6 to 8pm

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

http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Abstractly Speaking featuring the work of six artists who paint together in the Advanced Acrylic Abstract Class at Glen Echo Park. The artists work in a creative and supportive environment, while listening to their own voices and following their own direction. They have mastered the basics and beyond, and in this environment, they can consolidate and experiment.

 

Art Walk & Opening Reception

Friday, May 3, 6 to 8pm

 

Cinderella

May 9 - June 23, 2019

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: 5 years old - adult

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


The elegance of 17-century France, combining elaborate costumes of the Comédie-Francaise and Offenbach's "Gaiety Parisian" to adorn the tale of the cinder girl who captures the heart of the handsome prince. The production was acclaimed at the 1997 National Puppet Festival, and performed by invitation at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta.

 

Age recommendation: 5 years old - adult; Running time: 45 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Washington Folk Festival 2019

June 1 & 2, 2018, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington & Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Glen Echo Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 3016342222

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Washington Folk Festival is back for its 39th year at Glen Echo Park. This FREE festival, presented by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington and the Glen Echo Park Partnership, celebrates the many folk music, dance and craft traditions of the greater Washington area. The Festival features over 400 of the best traditional musicians, storytellers, dancers, and craftspeople representing our diverse and multi-faceted region.

 

Seven stages simultaneously present music and dance for a total of nearly 60 hours of live performance. The festival also includes a storytelling stage, dance workshops in the Spanish Ballroom, a craft marketplace in the Bumper Car Pavilion, and many spontaneous picking sessions in the Park’s picnic grove.

Mariana Kastrinakis

June 1 & 2, 2019

Saturday - Sunday, 12pm to 5pm

 

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery is pleased to present Mariana Kastrinakis. The show runs from June 1 - 2.

 

For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

The American Dream Revisited

June 1 - July 14, 2019
Saturdays, 1pm to 4pm and Sundays, 1pm to 7pm
Reception and Gallery Talk: Friday, June 7, 7pm to 9pm

 

Presenter: Photoworks

Location: Photoworks Gallery - First Floor Arcade Building

Contact Phone: (301) 634-2274

http://www.glenechophotoworks.org

 


 

What does the American Dream look like in the 21st century, how has America changed? What are its' most pressing challenges? What needs to be celebrated? Twelve artists invite you to view their American Dream in this new, juries exhibit.

Exhibiting artists include: Patricia Howard, Willa Friedman, David Frey, Ray Alvareztorres, Nat Fay Green, Craig Nedron, Vincent Smith, Michael Jourdan, Victoria Pickering, Richard Batch, Debra Nash, and Sandra Kaufman.

Juror, Molly Roberts, is a photography editor, currently Senior Photography Editor at National Geographic Magazine, with 25 years experience in the magazine publishing world. She is an advocate for powerful visual storytelling and human rights.

Swing Dance

Saturday, June 1, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 ages 11-17

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

American Swing presents a swing dance with live music in the Spanish Ballroom.

 

Wendi BourneLauren Janson and Annie Patterson, all formerly members of Big Nite Out, are the GIRLS FROM MARS, singing and playing swing music from the 1930s and '40s made popular by such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, the Andrews Sisters, the Boswell Sisters, Cats 'N the Fiddle, Billie Holiday, and Glenn Miller. Their unique style features the kind of close harmony you'd hear from groups such as the Andrews Sisters and the Boswell Sisters. The Girls from Mars are big favorites of the old-school DC swing dance community.

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom & Debra from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Band plays two sets 9:00 pm -11:45 pm; DJ music 11:45 pm - midnight. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, June 2, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Please check back for information about tonight's band.

 

2019 Summer Concert Series: Flower Hill String Band

Thursday, June 6 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

https://glenechopark.org/summerconcerts

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with Flower Hill String Band.  The Flower Hill String Band serves up soul-satisfying classic bluegrass and contemporary acoustic music for a family-friendly good time. You’re likely to hear a familiar Celtic, old-time, or traditional gospel tune--as well as a country song or two. And even a few modern pop-rock numbers done FHSB style. Hailing from Gaithersburg, MD, the Flower Hill String Band takes its name from the local neighborhood where some of the members live.

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Our cafe, Praline at Glen Echo, will be open, or you can bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

Blues Dance

Thursday, June 6, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.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.

Visions & Voices 2019

June 7 to 30, 2019

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

Art Walk Reception: Friday, June 7, 6 to 8pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present Visions & Voices 2019 featuring artists from the Art Glass Center at Glen Echo.  In this exciting exhibition of fine art glass, the artists explore the many facets of glass as an artistic medium. The show reflects the endless possibilities of kilnformed glass while echoing the artists’ personalities. View the broad range of glass, from complex sculptures and wall hangings to elegant vessels and one-of-a-kind jewelry.

 

 

Art Walk & Opening Reception

Friday, June 7, 6 to 8pm

Life Cycles: Bonny Lundy

June 7 to 30, 2019

Saturdays & Sundays, 11am to 6pm

Art Walk & Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 6 to 8pm

Artist Talk: June 22, 3pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Stone Tower Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


The Glen Echo Park Partnership presents “Life Cycles: Water Media Abstracts,” featuring watercolor paintings by Bonny Lundy. Lundy’s young mind dreamed of oceans she had never seen. “Life Cycles” is an exploration of the mysteries of the sea, its shapes and movements, and its significance in our lives. Textures of tides and the unexpected forms of organisms that inhabit these waters are exposed through imagined colors, transparent passages, darkness and primitive line. These universal patterns are found in the body and soul of cultures brought together by our oceans. It is only natural to use watercolor with mixed media to express these imagined places filled with the delights that inhabit the depths.

 

Art Walk Reception

Friday, June 7, 6 to 8pm

 

Artist Talk

Saturday, June 22, 3pm

The Sound of Colors: Carl "Eugi" Hall

June 7 to 29, 2019

Mondays through Saturdays, 10am to 6pm

Art Walk Reception: Friday, June 7, 6 to 8pm

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

http://glenechopark.org/exhibitions

 


 

The Glen Echo Park Partnership is pleased to present The Sound of Colors: Carl "Eugi" HallImagining the sound colors make is the foundation of Hall’s creative spirit. This exhibition explores the merging of music and art and how the former can subconsciously influence the latter. Painted in acrylic, Hall’s works in abstract realism are what he refers to as “assorted music art,” which unintentionally captures the emotions of different genres of music. The artwork is created with the intention of inviting the viewer to invoke their own imaginative storyline and to hear what they see.

 

Art Walk Reception

Friday, June 7, 6 to 8pm

Art Walk in the Park: June

Friday, June 7, 2019, 6pm - 8pm

Location: Glen Echo Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

https://glenechopark.org/artwalk

 

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. 

 

Contra Dance

Friday, June 7, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing, as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

Chuck Abel calls to Brooklyn Swing Ensamble

 

Words Out Loud: A Spoken Word Series

Friday, June 7, 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 Ross is the author of four poetry collections: Raising King (2020) Ache (2017) Gospel of
Dust (2013) and Meeting Bone Man (2012). His poems appear in many anthologies and literary
journals including Southern Quarterly, Xavier Review, Poet Lore, and Drumvoices Revue. He has
received six Pushcart Prize nominations and is the winner of the 2012 Pratt Library / Little
Patuxent Review Poetry Prize. He teaches English at Gonzaga College High School in
Washington, D.C. and writes regularly at www.JosephRoss.net.
 
Kelly Thackston is a poet that explores nature, family struggles, emotional challenges and
redemption within her writing. She has been writing poetry since second grade. Her recent
poems explore themes of grief and transformation. A technical writer by day and
self-proclaimed “folk poet,” Kelly strives to capture and elevate bits of her world with honesty
and hope. She also enjoys dancing, photography, and hiking.

 

Swing Dance

Friday, June 7, 8:00pm - 11:30pm

Presenter: American Swing Music & Dance

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: Advance until June 6th: $30; Door: $40

Contact Email: tom@gottaswing.com

http://www.glenechopark.org

American Swing Music & Dance is proud to present a swing dance with live music by the legendary Big Bad Voodoo Daddy in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Together for over 25 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has appeared in concert venues across the world and sold millions of records, and their music has been heard in hundreds of movies and television shows. With sold out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center, appearances with many of the country's finest symphony orchestras, and television appearances ranging from Dancing with the Stars to Superbowl XXXIII, the band continues its decades-long mission to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music—America's original musical art form—and bring joy to audiences around the world. A beginner swing dance lesson with Tom & Debra of Gottaswing is included in the ticket price and runs from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The dance begins at 9:00 pm. 

 

There will be a beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm and the dance will be from 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm. 

 

We have reached capacity for online tickets sales. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. Doors open at 7pm. 

 

Triple Threat Workshops by Craig Gildner

Saturday, June 8, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Capital City Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $20 per at the door

Contact Email: cmgilly.craig@gmail.com

http://capitalcityswing.org

 
International instructors and competitors Jon Tigert and Annabel Quisao teach a triple threat-worth day of swing dance workshops! Holding titles in every major lindy hop, balboa, and solo jazz competition in the world, they will present workshops in these three disciplines for intermediate and advanced students. Each workshop (lindy hop, balboa, and solo jazz) will be an hour and a half long and focus on high level technique and creativity to cross-train and create true triple threat dancers   Classes start at 10am and run until 6pm. $20 a la carte.  Go to capitalcityswing.org for more information and preregistration.  

Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro's Students

June 8 & 9, 2019

Saturday - Sunday, 12pm to 5pm

 

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery is pleased to present artwork by Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro's Students. The show runs from June 8 - 9.

 

For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

House Tour Fundraiser

Saturday, June 8, 2019, 12pm - 4pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Admission: $50 per person/$40 for Glen Echo Park Partnership Members

Contact Email: dmueller@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

https://glenechopark.org/housetour

 

The 6th annual House Tour Fundraiser will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cabin John Citizens Association by featuring seven Cabin John homes. All proceeds from the House Tour support the arts and educational programs at Glen Echo Park. Tickets are $50 per person, or $40 for Glen Echo Park Partnership Members. Tickets include shuttle transportation, self-guided access to the homes, and light refreshments. The House Tour will run rain or shine.

 

Tickets are also available for purchase at the event. Please visit the check-in table for purchases on June 8. 

Swing Dance

Saturday, June 8, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Craig Gildner Big Band

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: General: $20 online/$22 at door/ Students: $18 online/$20 at door

Contact Email: craig@bluesky5.com

http://www.cgbigswing.com/

 


 

The Craig Gildner Big Band presents a swing dance with live music by Craig Gildner Blue Sky 5 in the historic Spanish Ballroom!

 

Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00 pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

Waltz Dance

Sunday, June 9, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 per person / $5 students & children

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

Waltz Time presents a beginning waltz lesson from 2:45 to 3:30 pm, followed by an afternoon of waltzes and other couples dances to live music.  Dancing runs from 3:30 to 6 pm.  As always, no partner is required for this dance in the Spanish Ballroom, and the cost of admission includes the lesson.

 

Today's dance features live music by Elixir. With Anna Patton (clarinet), Ethan Hazzard-Watkins (fiddle), Owen Morrison (guitar), Niles Fredland (trombone), and Jesse Readlynn (trumpet)

Family Dance

Sunday, June 9, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $5, age 4 and older

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

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.

Argentine Tango

Sunday, June 9, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, or $15 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15 for one lesson or $20 for both lessons  - both options include the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $15 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. TONIGHT: Live music with Emmanuel Trifilio and Ramón González! No partner required.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, June 9, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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

Contra Sonic Dance

Tuesday, June 11, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: FSGW

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $9; $7 for FSGW members, students, and youth (17 and under)

Contact Name: www.fsgw.org

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

Come experience Contra Sonic in the climate-controlled comfort of Glen Echo's Back Room.

It's high-energy and it's glow stick-fueled! FSGW now offers traditional called contra dancing with live mixed DJ music every other month. It could be techno, trance, electro pop, but whatever it is, it's fun to dance to. 

 

Beginner dance lesson at 7:30 pm followed by dancing from 8 - 11 pm. No partner or prior experience needed. 

 

Please check back for information about tonight's DJ and caller.

2019 Summer Concert Series: Squeeze Bayou

Thursday, June 13 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

https://glenechopark.org/summerconcerts

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with Squeeze BayouThe Squeeze Bayou Band plays traditional Cajun and zydeco dance music from Southwestern Louisiana. The band specializes in playing two steps and waltzes, however the music reflects a blend of many styles including country music, blues, and Creole. Most of their material comes from traditional sources and the vocals are sung in Cajun French.

The musicians have been performing traditional music at dances, festivals, parties and other events in the Washington D.C. area for over 15 years. 

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Our cafe, Praline at Glen Echo, will be open, or you can bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

Blues Dance

Thursday, June 13, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.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.

Contra Dance

Friday, June 14, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $10 / Free age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing, as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

Abigail Hobart calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

 

Web Bryant

June 15 & 16, 2019

Saturday - Sunday, 12pm to 5pm

 

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery is pleased to present artwork by Web Bryant. The show runs from June 15 - 16.

 

For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swouk Fusion Dance - Zouk and West Coast Swing

Saturday, June 15, 7:00 pm - 2:00 am

Presenter: District Zouk

Recommended Ages: 18 and older

Location: Ballroom Back Room

https://www.facebook.com/DistrictZouk/

 


Come join us for a night of Swouk (Zouk+West Coast Swing) from 7 PM to 2 AM! We will have a beginner and intermediate lesson with a social dance to follow. Please visit our Facebook page for specific times, costs, instructors, and DJs! www.facebook.com/SwoukDC

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, June 15, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: Flying Feet Enterprises

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 with valid student ID

Contact Email: dance@flyingfeet.org

http://www.flyingfeet.org

 


 

Flying Feet Enterprises presents a swing dance with live music in the historic Spanish Ballroom. Enjoy a beginner swing dance lesson at 8:00pm (included in the admission), followed by dancing until midnight. No partner or prior experience needed.

 

Professor Cunningham and His Old School Band will be playing tonight. Professor Cunningham and His Old School is one of the most sought after groups on the international scene, performing around the world at major events and festivals. This award-winning  New York based band performs the most swinging and grooving repertoire ranging from the streets of New Orleans to the early dance halls of Harlem NYC.

 

Argentine Tango

Sunday, June 16, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15 for one lesson or $20 for both lessons  - both options include the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, June 16, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

Live music by Ann Lutin with Birch Trio

2019 Summer Concert Series: U.S. Marine Latin Band

Thursday, June 20 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

https://glenechopark.org/summerconcerts

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with the Marine Band's latin music ensemble. The United States Marine Band, also known as "The President's Own," is made up of world-class musicians who regularly perform a wide range of music for the President and other dignitaries.

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Our cafe, Praline at Glen Echo, will be open, or you can bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

Blues Dance

Thursday, June 20, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.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.

Cat in the Hat

June 21 to August 8, 2019

Presenter: Adventure Theatre MTC

Recommended Ages: Ages 4+

Location: Adventure Theatre

Contact Phone: 301-634-2270

http://www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

 


 

From the moment his tail, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will mom find when she gets home...?

 

Purchase tickets at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org

Contra Dance

Friday, June 21, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing, as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

Kelsey Hartman calling to The Nettles.

 

Balboa DJ Dance

Friday, June 21, 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $10

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 


 

Here's a chance for Balboa/Bal-Swing enthusiasts to dance to great DJ music on one of the best dance floors in the universe. Enjoy a casual, friendly atmosphere where you can Bal 'til your heart's content (but no one will mind if you throw in a little Lindy upon occasion, either!)

 

Drop-in beginner swing lesson at 8:30 pm, dance from 9:00 pm -11:30 pm.

 

 

Pat Choquette

June 22 & 23, 2019

Saturday - Sunday, 12pm to 5pm

 

Presenter: Yellow Barn Studio

Location: Yellow Barn Gallery

Admission: Free

http://www.yellowbarnstudio.com

 


 

The Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery is pleased to present artwork by Pat Choquette. The show runs from June 22 - 23.

 

For more information go to the Yellow Barn website.

Swing Dance

Saturday, June 22, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: DCLX

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 regular admission, $15 with a valid school or military ID.

Contact Email: info@dclx.org

https://dclx.org

 


 

The DC Lindy Exchange presents a DCLX swing dance with live music by The Craig Gildner Big Band  in the Historic Spanish Ballroom. Lessons are from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm, with a dance to follow from 9:00 pm - midnight. 

 

No partner or prior experience needed!

 

 

LGBTQ Family Day 2019

June 23, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

Location: Glen Echo Park

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 3016342222

https://glenechopark.org/LGBTQfamily

 


 

Glen Echo Park, in collaboration with Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass, will host a family day dedicated to LGBTQ families. This is a great opportunity to meet other LGBTQ families while enjoying various activities throughout the park. 

 

Get all the details and RSVP here >>

Waltz Dance

Sunday, June 23, 2:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenter: Waltz Time

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $13 per person / $5 students & children

Contact Email: info@waltztimedances.org

http://www.waltztimedances.org

 


 

Waltz Time presents a beginning waltz lesson from 2:45 to 3:30 pm, followed by an afternoon of waltzes and other couples dances to live music.  Dancing runs from 3:30 to 6 pm.  As always, no partner is required for this dance in the Spanish Ballroom, and the cost of admission includes the lesson.

 

Today's dance features live music by Avant Gardeners. With Laura Light (fiddle), David Weisler, and Ralph Gordon

Argentine Tango

Sunday, June 23, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15 for one lesson or $20 for both lessons  - both options include the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, June 23, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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

2019 Summer Concert Series: Ramon Gonzalez

Thursday, June 27 - starting at 7:30 pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

https://glenechopark.org/summerconcerts

 

Enjoy an evening of live music with Ramon Gonzalez.

 

The Bumper Car Pavilion is completely covered; concerts will be held rain or shine. Our cafe, Praline at Glen Echo, will be open, or you can bring a picnic dinner. The Dentzel carousel will be open from 7 - 9 pm, $1.25/ride.

Blues Dance

Thursday, June 27, 8:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Capital Blues

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $8

Contact Email: info@capitalblues.org

http://www.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.

Circus!

June 28 - August 4, 2019

Presenter: the Puppet Co.

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Admission: $12

Contact Phone: 301-634-5380

http://www.thepuppetco.org

 


In grand circus tradition, the "Greatest Show on Strings" features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe. Many of the acts we built more than 50 years ago by Christopher's parents for "Len Piper's International Marionette Circus."

 

Age recommendation: All ages are welcome; Running time: 35 minutes.

 

Purchase tickets at www.thepuppetco.org

Contra Dance

Friday, June 28, 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Presenter: Friday Night Dancers

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $10 / $5 age 17 and under

Contact Email: info@fridaynightdance.org

http://www.fridaynightdance.org/

 


 

The Friday Night Dancers present Contra dancing, as well as some square dances and waltzes. Contra dance lesson from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. followed by the called dance to live music from 8:30 to 11:30 pm. Beginners are always welcome and a partner is not necessary!

 

Emily Abel calling to Contraforce.

 

Swing Dance

Saturday, June 29, 8:00 pm - midnight

Presenter: American Swing

Recommended Ages: All ages welcome

Location: Spanish Ballroom

Admission: $20 / $15 ages 11-17

Contact Email: Debra@gottaswing.com

http://www.americanswing.org

 

American Swing presents a swing dance with live music by Baltimore’s NEW OLD FASHIONEDS in the Spanish Ballroom.

 

Do you like old stuff? Or new stuff? Dancing? Beards? Then the New Old Fashioneds have at least one thing you may like. Made up of a few of Baltimore's best musicians, a few of its most notorious personalities, and some other people that definitely count, the New Old Fashioneds play traditional jazz songs designed to make you dance.

 

The dance includes a beginner swing lesson with Tom and Debra from 8:00 pm – 9:00pm. Band plays two long sets 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm followed by DJ music until 12 midnight. Beginners are welcome and no partner is necessary.

 
 
 

 

Heritage Days

Sunday, June 30, 12pm- 4pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: Free

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222

 

Heritage Days is a two-day, county-wide festival sponsored by Heritage Tourism Alliance of Montgomery County (Heritage Montgomery). Glen Echo Park is one of many venues in the county offering special programming - FREE of charge- for Heritage Days weekend.

 

In the Bumper Car Pavilion, there will be live blues music by Clarence Turner. There will also be clips from the upcoming film, There Ain't No Back to a Merry Go Round, featuring interviews with 1960s protesters advocating for desegregation of the former privately-owned amusement park, now arts center.

 

Other Heritage Days Events!

Each year, on the last weekend of June, Heritage Montgomery hosts its signature event, the annual Heritage Days celebration. This event with free admission offers visitors an opportunity to sample numerous sites representing the history, culture, and natural beauty of Montgomery County. Saturday, June 29 & Sunday, June 30, 2019 – noon to 4pm

For details visit the Heritage Montgomery website: www.HeritageMontgomery.org

Argentine Tango

Sunday, June 30, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Presenter: Tango Brillante DC

Location: Ballroom Back Room

Admission: $15/one lesson, $20/both lessons, or $10 "dance only" at 8:30 pm

Contact Name: René Davila

Contact Email: rene_f_davila@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tango-Brillante-DC/191689437524052

 


 

Tango Brillante DC is happy to offer Argentine Tango lessons followed by a Milonga most Sunday evenings. Dancers can choose either the beginner lesson from 6:30 - 7:30 pm or the special Milonga lesson from 7:30 - 8:30 pm, or both. Cost is $15 for one lesson or $20 for both lessons  - both options include the Milonga that follows. For dancers who wish to attend just the Milonga, cost is $10 and the open dance runs from 8:30 - 11:00 pm. René will DJ a mix of traditional tango with a little alternative added. No partner required.

Contra and Square Dance

Sunday, June 30, 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presenter: Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Location: Bumper Car Pavilion

Admission: $13 nonmembers/$10 FSGW members/$5 ages 17 and under

http://www.fsgw.org

 


 

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents traditional American contra dancing. The evening can include square dances, mixers, waltzes and other couple dances. All Contras and Square dances are taught, no partner is necessary. There is a lesson at 7 p.m., followed by the dance with caller and live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

 

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