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Hi friends!

Let it be known – the holidays are officially here! πŸ“œ

Beginning this Friday, relive the magic of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe with Adventure Theatre! This two-person rendition of the beloved story is sure to make beautiful wintertime memories for audiences ages 4 and up. Purchase tickets now!

Photoworks is hosting three events this weekend: cyanotype printing for the whole family, a behind-the-scenes look at the processes behind the current exhibition, and an artist talk. Learn more and don't forget to RSVP!

We are so excited to welcome visitors to the Opening Reception for our annual Holiday Art Show & Sale in the Popcorn Gallery & Stone Tower Gallery from 6pm to 8pm this Saturday. But don't despair, if you would rather do your shopping during the day, the show opens at 12pm!

Park View Gallery will also be hosting an Opening Reception Saturday night from 6pm to 8pm: Sushila Bloom's Birds and Blooms is a relaxing watercolor exhibit showcasing fauna and flora throughout the seasons.

Also on Saturday will be Glen Echo Pottery's first – of two – Winter Outdoor Pottery Market. So there's no excuse for not getting your holiday shopping done early this year. 🎁

Read on for more of this week's happenings. We can't wait to see you at the Park soon!

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The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

ο»ΏNovember 17 - January 7 | Adventure Theatre

Beginning this Friday, relive the magic of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe with Adventure Theatre! This two-person rendition of the beloved story is sure to make beautiful wintertime memories for audiences ages 4 and up.

Purchase tickets now!


A Weekend of Photography

ο»ΏSaturday & Sunday, November 18 & 19 | Photoworks

Saturday morning, the whole family can enjoy the Cyanotype printing experience with instructor Red Wondemu. In the evening, an older crowd is invited for Monochrome Mimosas: a behind-the-scenes look at the processes used in Photoworks' current exhibition. Sunday afternoon, enjoy an artist talk with Sarah Hood Salomon on the unusual subject of sculptural photography.

More Information & RSVP >>

Holiday Art Show & Sale

ο»ΏSaturday, November 18 - Sunday, January 7

Opening Reception THIS SATURDAY | 6pm - 8pm

Gather in the Popcorn and Stone Tower Gallery this holiday season to admire works by the Park's resident artists and other invited talent, plus check a few loved ones off your gift list!

More Information >>

Winter Outdoor Pottery Market

Saturdays, November 18 & December 2 | 10am - 4pm

More than 40 potters will be selling their handmade fine pottery at the Winter Outdoor Pottery Market THIS SATURDAY from 10am to 4pm in the Bumper Car Pavilion. More Information >>



Shop Arts Saturday

Saturday, November 25 | 12pm - 6pm

It's easy to forget, but individual artists and galleries are small businesses too! On Small Business Saturday this year, stop by the Park to support our resident artists, plus invited guest artists from the DMV!

Winter's Eve

Saturday, December 9 | 3:00pm - 6pm

Gather with family at the Park for a holiday event designed with all ages in mind: children's crafts, holiday sing-a-longs, a hands-on blown glass ornament workshop, storytelling, holiday portrait photography, and more!

Learn More & RSVP >>



is coming up!

Save the date for Giving Tuesday (November 28) for an opportunity to double the impact of your donation (up to $5,000!) thanks to a generous match by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.




Dance Highlight

Contra Dance

Friday, November 17, 2023

8pm – 11pm

Dance to the music of Triple Helix with calling by Melissa Chatham.


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Folk - 7:30pm

Wednesday, November 15

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Blues - 8:15pm

Thursday, November 16

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Contra & Square - 7:30pm

Friday, November 17 (see highlight above)

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Waltz - 2:45pm

Sunday, November 19

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Tango/Milonga - 6:30pm

Sunday, November 19

Learn More >>

Full Dance Calendar

Combined Federal Campaign

If you are a federal employee, please consider supporting the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture through the Combined Federal Campaign. Your contribution supports the arts and cultural programs you love at Glen Echo Park! Our CFC# is 71123.



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

Full Class Catalog

Foundation: East Wing (National Gallery of Art) Photo Field Trip Workshop

November 29 | Thursday 11am - 4pm | presented by Photoworks

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Acrylic Painting

November 30 - January 18 | Thursdays 7:00pm - 9:30pm | presented by Yellow Barn

Register >>

Holiday Arts Workshop

December 2 & 3 | Saturday & Sunday 10am - 3pm | presented by Art Glass Center

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Story, Puppet, Play! The Nutcracker (Ages 4-6)

December 2 - 16 | Saturdays 2:30pm - 4pm | presented by the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Register >>

Story, Puppet, Play! Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (Ages 4-6)

December 3 - 17 | Sundays 2:30pm - 4:00pm | presented by the Puppet Co. Playhouse

Register >>



Popcorn Gallery >>

Holiday Art Show & Sale

November 18 - January 7 | Saturdays & Sundays, 12-6pm

Stone Tower Gallery >>

Holiday Art Show & Sale

November 18 - January 7 | Saturdays & Sundays, 12-6pm

Park View Gallery >>

Sushila Bloom: Birds and Blooms

November 18 - January 7 | Monday - Saturday, 10am-6pm

Stephanie Garon: Uprooted

Near the Yurts, across from the carousel.

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

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

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

Current Exhibit: Timeless 2023: A Contemporary Look at Handmade Photographic Processes, October 20 - December 10

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

or by appointment,

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

Current Exhibit: Legacy: A Celebration of Expressions of Time, ongoing

Stone Tower Studio >> ο»ΏSaturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm

or by appointment, 301.634.5379

Yellow Barn Gallery >> ο»ΏSaturday & Sunday 12pm - 5pm



The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Friday, November 17 - Sunday, January 7

In a two-person version of the classic tale, Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy discover a secret portal to a magical world called Narnia. With an evil White Witch ruling the kingdom, can Lucy, her new friend Mr. Tumnus, and her family band together to save this land from the eternal winter?

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Tiny Tots

Designed for children 2 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.

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To celebrate 40 years of the Puppet Co., the beloved children's theater presenter is raising $40,000! So far, through the generous support of the community, 25% of this goal has been raised. Contributions help the Puppet Co. present fan favorites, create new shows and programs for all ages, and continue to share the joy of puppetry with people on a local and national level!

Donate Today!

Glen Echo Park Aquarium

Book a Visit

Open 9:00am - 5:00pm daily by appointment ONLY. Call or text 571-334-8713 or email to schedule a visit. Tickets are $8 per person for all visitors ages 2 & up.

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Kids Story Time

Thursdays at 11:00am

Gather in the aquarium to read a few ocean picture books each week! All ages welcome.

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 >>

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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.