Glen Echo Park
This park is beloved by both adults and children. My children grew up riding this carousel weekly especially during the summers. It is also a home to resident artists, a thriving social dance venue called Spanish Ballroom with drop in classes followed by actual dancing in front of a live band,…
Glen Echo Park is an arts and cultural center located in Glen Echo, Maryland that, in its former incarnation, was a popular Washington, D.C.-area amusement park that operated for several decades from the early 1900s to the 1960s
Carousel; ballroom dancing; contra dancing; water color; glass blowing; children's theater; yoga/ballet; puppet theater; dance classes; tai chi; folk dance; tango; swing dance (live music); all kinds of arts and classes.
Built in the late 1800's, Glen Echo Park used to be an amusement park, and since its closure in the 1960's, it has undergone restorations and one of the most popular sites is the carousel, as it's the only functioning ride now. Still a pretty park and there's always some kind of event going on…
Not a symphony hall, but a huge traditional dance hall with live music - big band, salsa, swing - all weekend long.