glen echo park

July 23, 2021 | Fran Murphy

Concerts, Cinema and Carousels

Summer comes to Montgomery County offering  music, movies and other amusements. Go to Wheaton to catch their TGIF Summer Concert Series at the Marian Fryer Town Plaza at 2424 Reedie Drive. The music starts at 6:30 p.m. TGIF keeps rockin’ until September 24. Bethesda is the place to be on Friday nights for live music […]

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May 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Carousel at Glen Echo Park Reopens for First Time Since 2019

The Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park reopened May 1 for its 100th anniversary season. The ride was installed in 1921; it’s one of the few working antique carousels in the U.S. in its original location. It closed for repairs in 2019 and then stayed closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For now, the carousel […]

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April 30, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, April 30, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, April 30, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Bus Stop 24213 Temporary Closure:  The Ride On bus stop on Montgomery Village Avenue at Centerway Road closes for at least five months for construction. Reminder: Ride On bus stop 24213 on Montgomery Village Ave will be deactivated for […]

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February 26, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, Feb. 26, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Feb. 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Feed the Fridge Launch: Takoma Park is celebrating the launch of Feed the Fridge, an effort to support the hungry and support struggling restaurants,  today at 10:30 a.m. at the Takoma Park Recreation Center. Takoma Park Mayor Kete Stewart, […]

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February 19, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, Feb. 19, in Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Feb. 19, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. Changes to Trash and Recycling Schedules: County collection schedule slips by a day, so Thursday collections take place on Friday and Friday collections will be on Saturday.   Collections are now scheduled for today for Rockville residents whose usual collection […]

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February 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Glen Echo Park’s Dentzel Carousel Celebrates 100 Years

Glen Echo Park’s iconic Dentzel Carousel has reached centenarian status. Many Montgomery County residents have celebrated their own birthdays at the famous carousel and now, residents can celebrate the historic carousel’s 100th anniversary. Over the next several months, Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture is teaming up with Montgomery County government and the […]

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January 28, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Germantown Group Brings Storytelling to Isolated Seniors

Combine out-of-work artists due to the pandemic, a love of storytelling and a desire to help isolated senior citizens and the result is Story Tapestries of Germantown and the Maryland Department of Aging’s latest venture. Earlier this month, almost 4,000 art kits for seniors filled with extra-large pencils that are easy to grip, lots of […]

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December 4, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Holiday Artisan Markets Adapt to COVID-19

Looking for gift ideas? For this year’s holiday shopping season, several local Montgomery County arts markets have opened with new socially distant formats. Montgomery County native artists and artisans have crafted an assortment of one-of-a-kind gifts to be sold at local businesses, galleries and community engagement centers that are doing their best to survive during […]

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September 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Glen Echo Art Galleries Reopen Friday for September Exhibits, Opening Receptions

Glen Echo Park is home to many art studios and galleries which have all been closed to the public since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture curates and manages three galleries in the park including the Popcorn Gallery, Stone Tower Gallery and Park View Gallery.  All […]

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April 15, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Glen Echo Carousel Vandalized

The historic Dentzel Carousel and nearby buildings in Glen Echo Park were vandalized April 12. Shortly after 11 a.m., members of the park staff noticed damage to the carousel, which has been closed for refurbishing since July 2019, according to Aaron LaRocca of the National Park Service. While no carousel animals were harmed, windows and […]

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