September 12, 2023 | View in browser.

Happy Tuesday!

Are you all as excited as we are for this cooler weather? Yes, it's still hitting 80, but we'll take that over what felt like the 100s these past few weeks!

There are several things coming to a close this week. Today is your last chance to vote for the Park in the Bethesda Magazine Best of Bethesda 2024 Reader's Poll! We greatly appreciate your support.

This Friday, the 15th, our Lift Us Up storm recovery campaign comes to a close. A sincere thank you to those who have supported so far! Read a campaign update and about the generous match we announced yesterday, and please consider making a donation.

Also this Friday, we will be closing submissions for our 2024 Dance and Music RFP. Take a look at eligibility criteria, and submit a proposal this week!

This Saturday's virtual Art Clinic Online features painter Teresa Oaxaca. Her work is whimsical, colorful, and truly one-of-a-kind. Learn more about her and register here!

Fall classes are here! Register now to secure your spot as the season goes on.

Thanks, as always, for supporting the Park. Read on for this week's happenings!

Support the Park's Storm Recovery Today!


Art Clinic Online: Teresa Oaxaca

Saturday, September 16 | 10:30am | Zoom

Teresa Oaxaca, a Washington D.C.-based American artist, paints with a focus on pleasing the eye and capturing the beauty of unconventional pairings. Her unique approach involves incorporating human and still life elements into elaborate compositions, drawing inspiration from the Old Masters and Victorian and Baroque aesthetics.

More Information & Zoom >>


You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

Thursday, September 21 - Sunday, October 29

Adventure Theatre's professional production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown comes to their stage at Glen Echo Park this fall! With charm, wit, and heart, the musical explores life’s big questions through the eyes of the Peanuts gang.

More Information & Purchase Tickets >>

Echo Arts Festival

Sunday, October 1 | 12:00pm - 5:00pm

We hope to see you at the Park on October 1 for a celebration of visual and performing arts! This FREE event will include a multitude of hands-on activities, live music, and unique opportunities to delve into the arts. Check back closer to the event date for more details!!

More Information >>

Deco Chic

Saturday, October 21 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Spanish Ballroom

Save the date for an Art Deco fashion show, champagne reception, and silent auction presented in partnership with the Art Deco Society of Washington! Tickets are $25 for members, $50 for non-members.

More Information & Purchase Tickets >>

Glen Echo Park has been nominated forthe Bethesda Magazine Best of Bethesda 2024 Reader's Poll!

Please take a moment to vote for the Park so we can keep the Arts thriving in Montgomery County.

Bethesda Magazine Voting


Dance Highlight

Make a Day of It!

Sunday, September 17 | 2:45pm - 10:00pm

This Sunday's Waltz and Contra dances will both be accompanied by the delightful music of Caroline McCaskey on fiddle and Larry Unger on guitar and banjo! Make a day of it by attending the Waltz from 2:45pm - 6:00pm, and the Contra from 6:30pm - 10:00pm. Grab dinner at Praline Café or The Irish Inn at Glen Echo next door!

Dance Details >>

Folk - 7:30pm

Wednesday, September 13

Learn More >>

Blues - 8:15pm

Thursday, September 14

Learn More >>

Contra & Square Dance - 7:30pm

Friday, September 15

Learn More >>

Waltz - 2:45pm

Sunday, September 17

Learn More >>

Contra - 6:30pm

Sunday, September 17

Learn More >>

Tango/Milonga - 6:30pm

Sunday, September 17

Learn More >>

Full Dance Calendar

Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture Inc. is looking for qualified individuals or organizations to present public participatory dances, live music events, or educational dance programs at Glen Echo Park during the 2024 calendar year.

Review requirements and submit your proposal by Friday, September 15 at 5pm.

RFP Information


Following, find a sampling of our class offerings starting soon. Be sure to check out the full catalog of adult, teen, and children's classes on our website!

Full Class Catalog

Washington Conservatory Community Chorus

September 12 - December 19 | Tuesdays 1pm - 2:30pm | Ballroom Back Room

Register >>

Art & Healing: Creative Practices for Well-Being

September 16 - 17 | 1pm - 4pm | Arcade Rooms 202 & 203

Register >>

Beginning Silversmithing

September 17 - October 15 | Sundays 10:30am - 1:30pm | SilverWorks Studio 1

Register >>

Painting with Acrylics (Ages 8-12)

September 19 - October 24 | Tuesdays 4:30pm - 6pm | Crystal Pool Studio

Register >>

Working with Clay: The Basics (Ages 6-12)

September 20 - October 25 | Wednesdays 4:30pm - 6pm | Crystal Pool Studio

Register >>


Popcorn Gallery >>

Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann: Knot Forest

August 12 - October 1 | Saturdays & Sundays, 12-6pm

Stone Tower Gallery >>

Cory Obendorfer: Pop: Artist Prints

August 12 - October 1 | Saturdays & Sundays, 12-6pm

Park View Gallery >>

Holly Buehler and Pamela Betts: Painted Visions: Plein Air Inspired Works

August 12 - October 1 | 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: In Syzygy by Red Won, July 8 - September 4

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 >> Saturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm

or by appointment, 301.634.5379

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


Magic Mirror

A new spin on a Legacy production, Magic Mirror is the Puppet Co.'s special 40th Anniversary production! This production was the first show founders Christopher Piper and Allan Stevens worked on as the Puppet Co. Meet Toad, a young person destined for greatness in this mash-up story with lots of familiar fairy tales! It's a magical journey of dragons, monsters, and spirits of the woods.

Recommended ages 4+. Runtime approx. 50 minutes.

Purchase Tickets >>

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.

Purchase Tickets >>

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.

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.

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 >>

View the Online Events Calendar | 301-634-2222

Facebook  Instagram  YouTube  LinkedIn
LinkedIn Share This Email

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.