May 14, 2024 | View in browser.

It's Gala week!

The Partnership is hard at work getting ready for the annual Gala in the Park this Saturday evening. While tickets for the Gala are sold out, after party tickets are still available! Learn more about Boogie in the Bumper Car -- bound to be the after party of the season -- and purchase tickets here.

The morning of the Gala, tune in to an extra special Art Clinic Online. Former ACO guest artist Ephriam Rubenstein is back by popular demand to delve deeper into his work with chalk pastels and announce some exciting collaborations planned with Stone Tower Studio this fall!

Also Saturday morning, pop into the Ballroom Back Room for this week's $15 DanceFit class! You'll learn about intuitive movement known to help people get out of their minds and into their bodies.

On Sunday, Photoworks will be hosting its monthly Coffee and Critique. Learn more!

This week is your last chance to catch Alice in Wonderland at the Puppet Co. The final performance will be at 1:00pm on Sunday, the 19th. Get your tickets now!

Read on for more of this week's happenings, including upcoming classes. We can't wait to see you at the Park soon, and as always, we appreciate your support!

Online Events Calendar


ACO: Pastels with Ephriam Rubenstein

May 18 | 10:30am - 11:30am | Zoom

Ephraim Rubenstein’s inaugural talk with the ACO in 2023 was such a resounding success that he's been invited back to delve deeper into his chalk pastel techniques.

Rubenstien's pastel works will be displayed in Stone Tower Studio throughout October, and he will be teaching a weekend workshop in the Studio!

Learn More & Zoom >>

Boogie in the Bumper Car

May 18 | 9:00pm - 11:00pm | Bumper Car Pavilion

Dance the night away at the ultimate Gala in the Park disco dance party: Boogie in the Bumper Car on Saturday, May 18 from 9-11pm!

Join us for the after party of the season filled with funky beats, groovy moves, and fabulous 70s fashion.

Learn More & Purchase Tickets >>

Coffee and Critique

May 19 | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Photoworks Studio

Coffee and Critique is a free monthly event for photographers to share and discuss current work with fellow artists. Whether you are seeking input on one image or have a larger project, please join! Walk-ins are welcome. Prints of your work are required if you wish to share during the session. No photos will be viewed on a digital device. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Learn More >>


Dance Highlight

DanceFit for Body and Mind: JourneyDance with Karen Tasto

Saturday, May 18 | 11am - 12pm | Ballroom Back Room

Get Out of Your Head & into Your Body!

JourneyDance™ is a transformational dance form that combines freestyle and structured movement to inspire you to get out of your mind and into your body. It’s not about learning steps but rather moving intuitively to ground, express, release and heal. All bodies welcome!

Learn More >>

Folk - 8:00pm

Wednesday, May 15

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Blues - 8:15pm

Thursday, May 16

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Contra - 7:30pm

Friday, May 17

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DanceFit - 11:00am

Saturday, May 18

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Waltz - 2:45pm

Sunday, May 19

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Tango - 6:30pm

Sunday, May 19

Learn More >>

Full Dance Calendar



Have you registered for Spring/Summer 2024 classes and camps at the Park yet? Offerings for adults and children and teens range from the visual arts to dance to music to the performing arts. Will you find your newest passion at the Park?



Below, find a sampling of our class offerings starting soon. Also, be sure to check out the full catalog of adult, teen, and children's classes and camps!

Full Class Catalog

Jewelry Expressions: All Day Beading Workshop

May 25 | Saturday 10:30am - 4:30pm | SilverWorks Studio 2

Register >>

Dance and Theatre Improvisation

May 31 - August 30 | Fridays 10:45am - 12:15pm | Spanish Ballroom

Register >>

Experimental Drawing Art Clinic: Edgework

May 31 - June 28 | Fridays 10:00am - 12:30pm | Stone Tower Studio

Register >>

Carderock Park Plein Air Workshop - Teens & Adults

June 2 | Sunday 2:00pm - 5:30pm | Offsite

Register >>

Yoga for All Levels

June 2 - August 25 | Sundays 6:00pm - 7:15pm | Hall of Mirrors

Register >>

Zero to a Handmade Book

June 2 - 23 | Sundays 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Photoworks

Register >>


Two opportunities are available to join in the fun this summer at Glen Echo Park: apply now to be a Part-Time After-Camp Program Counselor or a Volunteer Camp Counselor!



Art Walk in the Park is held every first Friday, May through September from 6pm to 8pm. The Glen Echo Park Partnership hosts open studios and artist demonstrations in the Park's many visual arts studios and galleries. Each month features different activities.



Popcorn Gallery >>

Glen Echo Pottery: 50 Years in Clay, 1974 - 2024

May 3 - June 2 | Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm - 6pm

Stone Tower Gallery >>

Lingering Impressions: The Creative Edge

of Letterpress

May 3 - June 2 | Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm - 6pm

Park View Gallery >>

Elizabeth Casqueiro: Borderline Edge

May 3 - June 2 | Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm

Art Glass Center >> Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Current Exhibit: Celebrating Spring, April 20 - TBA

Glen Echo Pottery Gallery >> Saturday & Sunday 11am - 4pm

Photoworks >> Saturday 1pm - 4pm | Sunday 1pm - 7pm

Current Exhibit: So It Goes, April 6 - May 26

The Sculpture Studio >> Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday 11am - 2pm

or by appointment,

SilverWorks Gallery >> Thursday - Sunday 11am - 5pm

Current Exhibit: Nooni Reatig: Hard Femmes, May 3 - 31

Stone Tower Studio >> Saturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm

or by appointment, 301.634.5379

Yellow Barn Gallery >> Saturday & Sunday 12pm - 5pm

The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture requests exhibition proposals from artists for the Popcorn Gallery, Stone Tower Gallery, and Park View Gallery at Glen Echo Park for the 2025 calendar year. We aim to exhibit quality art by artists who represent a broad spectrum of our region, with diverse backgrounds and working in a wide range of artistic media. Deadline is June 5, 2024.

Submit Your Proposal


Sing Down the Moon: Appalachian Wonder Tales

April 26 - May 26 | Adventure Theatre

This play incorporates singing, mountain dances, music, and puppets to create a highly theatrical storytelling style. The score, which interweaves music throughout the tales, is inspired by "Old Time" Appalachian music featuring fiddle and banjo that drives the play's action and makes music itself a character in the play.

Purchase Tickets >>

Alice in Wonderland

April 18 - May 19 | the Puppet Co.

This brand new adaptation based on the beloved children’s novel by Lewis Carroll will take audiences on a delightful journey into Wonderland using rod puppets. This one-of-a-kind performance blends music and humor to create a new version of a familiar story.

Recommended for ages 4+. Runtime ~50 minutes.

Purchase Tickets >>

Tiny Tots

Ongoing | the Puppet Co.

Designed for children 18 months to 4 years old, ongoing Tiny Tots shows offer a viewing atmosphere especially suited for young theatre patrons. All Tiny Tots shows feature: 30 minute runtime, no dark room, no loud noises, and open theatre doors.

Purchase Tickets >>

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Learn about the creatures that inhabit the Chesapeake Bay and beyond through interactive exhibits, knowledgable educators, and a dynamic space. Timed entry creates a personalized learning environment, guaranteeing an in-depth experience for all who visit.

Book a Visit

Timed entry daily between 9am - 5pm

Tickets are $8 per person for all visitors ages 2 & up.

Book a Visit >>

Kids Story Time

Thursdays at 11:00am

Gather in the aquarium to read a few ocean picture books each week! All ages welcome; timed entry is required.

Praline Cafe

Monday - Thursday: Closed

Friday - Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm & 6:00pm - midnight

Stop by Praline - located in the Spanish Ballroom wing closest to the playground - for sandwiches, pastries, snacks, and drinks!

More Information >>

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The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council ( and also by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County ( All programs are produced in cooperation with the National Park Service and Montgomery County, Maryland.