April 2, 2024 | View in browser.

It's another rainy Tuesday...but the birds keep on singing!

Our feathered friends know we're on the precipice of Spring, and that's a reason to be excited about the days to come. Another reason is all of the exciting things happening at the Park this week!

Dancers, beginners and pros alike, take note! We have three brand new dance offerings this week: On Saturday, check out DanceFit and Afrocuban Workshops, and enjoy Good Vibes Sunday before you dive into the new week!

Saturday from 4:00pm - 6:00pm, join Photoworks for an opening reception celebrating their new youth photography exhibition, So It Goes. The exhibition, featuring works by students who attend five different area high schools, will be on view through May 26.

We hope you'll help spread the word about the Park by nominating us in this year's Montgomery Magazine Readers' Choice awards! See below for specific categories.

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


DanceFit for Body & Mind

Saturdays | April - June | 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for a brand new dance series designed to keep your body moving and your spirits up! Each class costs just $15 for adults 18+.

First Saturdays: Shake Your Sould with Katy Baytosh

Second Saturdays: RetroFit with Emily Crews

Third Saturdays: JourneyDance with Karen Tasto

Fourth Saturdays: Soul Line Dancing with Paula Allen

Class Locations & Descriptions >>

New Photoworks Exhibition: So It Goes

April 6 - May 26 | Reception April 6, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Photoworks presents So It Goes, a youth exhibition featuring the work of students from five high schools in the DMV: Holton-Arms School, The Potomac School, Siena School, Walter Johnson High School, and Winston Churchill High School.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 6 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm, and an Artist Talk will be held over Zoom on Thursday, April 11 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm.

Learn More >>

Montgomery Magazine Readers' Choice

March 1 - April 30

Nominate the Park for the 2024 Montgomery Magazine Readers' Choice awards! We'd appreciate being listed for the following categories:


Best Attraction, Best Nonprofit, and Best Park

Culture, Arts, and Entertainment

Best Art Gallery, Best Cultural Event, Best Place to See Local Music, and Best Visual Artist

Kids and Education

Best Camp - Day, Best Kids' Programming, Best Place for Family Fun, Best Place for Kids to Play, and Best Public Space


Best Special Occasion Venue.

Vote Here >>



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?



Dance Highlight

Friday Night Dancers

FREE 50th Anniversary Dance

Friday, April 5 | 7:30pm - 11:00pm

Spanish Ballroom

Celebrate 50 years of Friday night contra dancing with Friday Night Dancers by dancing for FREE!

Contra dance in the beautiful historic Spanish Ballroom. Music will be provided by the fabulous Glen Echo Open Band, the band that made this dance a reality.

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Folk - 8:00pm

Wednesday, April 3

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Blues - 8:15pm

Thursday, April 4

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Contra - 7:30pm

Friday, April 5

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DanceFit - 11:00am

Saturday, April 6

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Afrocuban Workshop - 12:00pm

Saturday, April 6

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Ballroom Workshop - 2:00pm

Saturday, April 6

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Swing - 8:00pm

Saturday, April 6

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Good Vibes Sunday - 1:00pm

Sunday, April 7

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Waltz - 2:45pm

Sunday, April 7

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Tango - 6:30pm

Sunday, April 7

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Full Dance Calendar


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

Acrylic Painting

April 4 - May 23 | Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm | Zoom

Register >>

Jewelry Enameling Basics Workshop

April 6 - 7 | Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 1:30pm | SilverWorks Studio 2

Register >>

Continuing/Intermediate Bodhran

April 9 - May 14 | Tuesdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm | Washington Conservatory of Music

Register >>

Draw Horses in Colored Pencil Mini-Session

April 10 - 17 | Wednesdays 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Zoom

Register >>

International Folk Dancing for All

April 10 - May 8 | Wednesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm | Bumper Car Pavilion

Register >>

Young Yukes (Ages 9-14)

April 11 - May 30 | Thursdays 5:00pm - 6:00pm | Washington Conservatory of Music

Register >>

Acoustic Guitar for Beginners

April 11 - May 30 | Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Washington Conservatory of Music

Register >>

Beginning Ukelele

April 11 - May 30 | Thursdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm | Washington Conservatory of Music

Register >>

Continuing Ukelele

April 11 - May 30 | Thursdays 8:00pm - 9:00pm | Washington Conservatory of Music

Register >>

Songs with Friends

April 11 - May 30 | Thursdays 9:00pm - 10:00pm | Washington Conservatory of Music

Register >>


Popcorn Gallery >>

Yellow Barn Studio: 2024 Yellow Barn Studio Instructors Exhibition

March 30 - April 28 | Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm - 6pm

Closing Reception Saturday, April 27 | 5pm - 7pm

Stone Tower Gallery >>

Leigh Lambert: Wrapped Attention

March 30 - April 28 | Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm - 6pm

Opening Reception Saturday, March 30 | 6pm - 8pm

Park View Gallery >>

Lou Joseph: Intervals

March 30 - April 28 | Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm

Opening Reception Saturday, March 30 | 6pm - 8pm

Stephanie Garon: Uprooted

Near the Yurts, across from the carousel.

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

Current Exhibit: Expressions in Glass 2024, March 16 - April 14

Glen Echo Pottery Gallery >> Reopens in April, 2024

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, nizetteb@gmail.com

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

Current Exhibit: A Silversmith's Guide to the Galaxy, ongoing

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.

Submit Your Proposal


Tiny Tots


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 - 10:30pm

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

More Information >>

Online Events Calendar

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