When you visit the carousel for a ride, do you pick the lion, the tiger, or a horse? Or one of the other menagerie of animals? Well, for three more days you can vote for your favorite carousel animal to win the blue ribbon! Voting closes on April 30th at 11:59pm.

Summer classes and camps are open for registration on our new registration system. Join the Yellow Barn Studio for two new Art History classes to learn about Diego Velazquez and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and their fascinating artistic careers. Or try the Puppet Co.’s Puppetry 101 Masterclass. There is so much to choose from — both in person and virtual. 

You'll find all the details and links for these activities, upcoming classes, and more below.

Vote For Your Favorite Carousel Animal!

Vote for your favorite carousel animal! Voting closes on April 30. We will announce the winner at the ribbon cutting ceremony on May 1.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
May 1, 10:30 am

Join us to mark the opening of Glen Echo Park’s Dentzel carousel for its 100th Anniversary season! We will stream live from the carousel with government officials and other dignitaries to celebrate a local icon that has been a treasured part of the Park and the community for a century. The event includes a ceremonial first ride with officials and sponsors.

WATCH LIVE on our website or on YouTube and Facebook! 
The Summer Digital Catalog is Out!
Click here to browse the Summer 2021 digital catalog or go to our Classes & Camps page to learn more about online registration and the types of classes we offer.
Upcoming Children's Classes
Arts and Crafts

The Visible World (Ages 7-12)
Sat, 10am-12pm, May 1 - 22
Washington Conservatory of Music

Musical Imagination Station (Ages 3-6)
Sat, 11-11:45am, May 5 - 26
Upcoming Adult & Teen Classes
Yellow Barn Studio

More Fine Art of Colored Pencils
Sun, 2-4pm, May 2 - June 6

Art History: Diego Velazquez Of Gods and Kings
Mon, 12-2pm, May 3 - 17

Painting Techniques with Gouache and Acrylics II
Tues, 4-6:30pm, May 4 - June 1

Art History: Henri Toulouse-Lautrec
Wed, 12-2pm, May 5 - 19

Expressive Drawing with Charcoal and Conte
Wed, 7-9:30pm, May 5 - June 9
the Puppet Co.

Puppet-palooza! A Puppetry Crash Course for Adults
Sat, 4-6pm, May 1 - 15

Skills: Make and Print Your Own Photography Book with Online Sites
Tues, 1-3pm, May 4 - 18

Skills: Lightroom - Best Practices
Wed, 9am-12pm, May 5 - 19
In the Galleries

Last Weekend for this show!

Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery - Fleeting, Fled: Washington Sculptors Group

View this exhibition in the Partnership Galleries. Check our website for more information and gallery hours.
Photo Slam 2021

Live-streamed from the Lost Origins Gallery in Mount Pleasant, the Photoworks Slam returns June 6, 2021.
Hosted by national poetry slam winner Regie Cabico and presented in cooperation with Focus on the Story, the Slam offers photographers the opportunity to vie for an exhibition in the Photoworks 2022 Gallery.
Top 3 winners and the audience winner will hold an exhibit of their winning images in the Photoworks Gallery. 

Deadline: Midnight May 31.
Virtual Yellow Barn Studio
The 22nd Annual Juried Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio
High School Exhibition

The Friends of the Yellow Barn Studio are excited to present the 22nd Annual High School Art Exhibition.

This year the virtual, juried exhibition includes exceptional art work by talented high school students from DMV area high schools.

Click below to view the exhibition and see the winners.
Virtual Adventure Theatre
Sunday, May 2 at 2pm

Adventure Theatre kicks off API Heritage Month with a special StoryTime about finding inspiration! Follow the journey of a very special little Spark as they discover that inspiration can be found all over the world-and can mean many things, and take many forms.

Watch on ATMTC's Facebook page.
VIRTUAL Social Dance
Our wonderful dance presenting partners continue to offer online events!
Virtual Contra Dance

Friday, April 30 at 8:30pm

Check Friday Night Dancers' website for Zoom code and information.
Virtual Milonga

Sunday, May 2 at 7:30pm

Check Tango Brilliante's Facebook page for Zoom code and information.
Live From the Spanish Ballroom
Friday, May 14 at 7:30pm

Waltz Dance with Terpischore

Join the Partnership and Waltz Time as we present a special engagement with live music from Terpischore. Terpischore is: Elke Baker (fiddle) Liz Donaldson (piano).

During the event, we will share a link to donate to our Virtual Tip Jar and support our partners and the Park!
Please join us live at 7:30 pm on YouTube
Carousel Story Time
Saturday, May 15, 9:30am

Join us Saturday, May 15, for the next Story Time. We will read A Ride to Remember by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan.

As part of our Carousel 100th Anniversary celebration, we hope you and your little ones will join us each month from April through September for Carousel Story Time on Saturday mornings. We will present six stories that feature wonderful tales of carousels. 

This Carousel Story Time is presented in collaboration with Adventure Theatre.

To see a full schedule & more details click below!
Carousel Turns 100! Campaign

Show your support for our beloved carousel with a contribution at any level to help us celebrate the Carousel 100th Anniversary and ensure that area residents and tourists can delight in the carousel's beautifully restored menagerie of animals for another 100 years!

Thank you for your support!
What can PARK PLACES be for you?

Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is excited to present a new concept – Park Places
  • A quiet space for individuals to telework
  • A spot for coworkers to meet in-person in a physically distant and safe manner
  • An alternative location for students to engage in remote learning
Visit our Stay Connected page each week to see everything that's going virtual.
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.