Join us for our first concert in the Live From the Spanish Ballroom Special Engagement Series. Following the success of our fall Live from the Spanish Ballroom series, we are pleased to present a short Springtime series of special engagements highlighting some of our favorite social dance presenters!

The second lecture in our Carousel 100th Anniversary Lecture Series will be held next Wednesday at 7;30pm. Speaker Barbara Fahs Charles will tell us about the fascinating history of "Glen Echo's Two Great Carousels: Coney Island versus Philadelphia Style."

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

Carousel 100th Anniversary Lecture Series
April 14, 2021 | 7:30pm

Join us for the second lecture presented by Barbara Fahs Charles titled "Glen Echo's Two Great Carousels: Coney Island versus Philadelphia Style." She will discuss the history and style of the two carousels that have been part of Glen Echo Park.

Our Carousel 100th Anniversary lecture series is produced in collaboration with Montgomery History. Each lecture will last from 30-40 minutes, with a Q&A session at the end. The lectures will be presented on Zoom and registration will be required. The recorded lectures will also be available on YouTube.
Live From the Spanish Ballroom
Contra Dance featuring Petrichord

Join the Partnership and Friday Night Dancers as we present a special engagement Contra Dance with live music from Petrichord, and contra dance called by Perry Shafran.

8:30pm: social hour and lesson
9:00pm: dance & concert
10:00pm: social hour

During the event, we will share a link to donate to our Virtual Tip Jar.

Please join us at a special time - 8:30 pm, on YouTube Live or Zoom!
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You can also browse the entire digital catalog and find more information about online registration.
Upcoming Children's Classes
Arts and Writing

Artist/Writer's Workshop
Sat 10:30am-12pm, April 10 - May 10

Washington Conservatory of Music

Young Yukes
Tues 5-6pm, April 13 - June 1
Dance & Movement

Beginning Ballet
Sat 10:30-11:15am, April 10 - June 12

Early Ballet
Sat 9:45-10:30am, April 10 - June 12
Upcoming Teen & Adult Classes
Yellow Barn Studio

Basic Landscape Painting from Photos & Other Sources
Wed 1:30-3:30pm, April 14 - June 9

Beginning and Intermediate Drawing
Fri 10am-12pm, April 9 - May 21

Beginning Painting
Sat 10am-12:30pm, April 10 - June 5

Creating a Likeness: Portrait Painting Techniques
Mon 4-6:30pm, April 12 - June 14

Imaginative Portrait Painting
Tues 9:30am-12pm, April 13 - June 15

Experimental Drawing: Intermediate to Advanced Drawing - Spring
Fri 9:30am-12pm, April 9 - May 28

Vision: Still Life History + Practice
Sun 11am-2pm, April 11 - May 23
Washington Conservatory of Music

Acoustic Guitar for Beginners
Tues 6:30-7:30pm, April 13 - June 1

Celtic Backup for Bouzouki & Guitar
Tues 7-8pm, April 13 - June 8

Continuing Ukelele
Tues 8-9pm, April 13 - June 1

Continuing/Intermediate Bodhran
Mon 5:30-6:30pm, April 12 - May 17
In the Galleries

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.
VIRTUAL Photoworks
Telling Your Story: 8 Artists, 8 Stories

Photo Projects from a 2020 Photoworks Class with Ernesto Bazan.

Artist Talk: Thursday, April 8th, 7pm
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 Social Dance
Our wonderful dance presenting partners continue to offer online events!
Virtual Milonga

Sunday, April 11 at 7:30pm

Check Tango Brilliante's Facebook page for Zoom code and information.
Carousel Story Time

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. 

Full schedule & more details coming soon! First story time will be on April 24.
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.