The Baltzley Brothers established Glen Echo Park as a Chautauqua in an effort to promote the surrounding area in real estate development. The town was incorporated in 1906 and notes as a successful amusement park. The park is now operated by the National Park Service as an arts center.
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Visit the house of the founder of the American Red Cross during the last 15 years of her life.
Glen Echo Park was established in 1891 as a National Chautauqua Assembly. Later the site became the area’s premier amusement…
Glen Echo Park is one of the DC area’s cultural treasures! Formerly an amusement park, now an arts and cultural…
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Based on the Traditional Holiday Song Written by Award Winning Renee Calarco Directed by Michael Dove Starring Award Winning Deidra LaWan Starnes Recommended for All Ages Christmas celebrations are just around the corner and Shirley the Partridge has got some problems to solve! The French Hens are arguing, the six geese have flown to Florida for the winter and worst of all…someone has stolen the Five Golden Rings! What will happen to Christmas?
Bethesda Film Fest. Entries must be received by January 3, 2014. Selected filmmakers will be invited to show their documentary at the formal screening on March 21-22, 2014 and will receive a $250 honorarium. Entries will be viewed by the Bethesda Film Fest selection panel, consisting of Erica Ginsberg, Executive Director of Docs in Progress; David Stern, Director of Digital Media at Imagination Stage, and members of the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District. Filmmakers in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. are eligible to submit a short documentary film, 5-20 minutes in length. All topics are eligible. Films must have been completed within the last two years. Young filmmakers, under 18 years of age, may also submit work. Filmmakers can apply by mailing a completed application and DVD including the documentary, 5-20 minutes in length, to Bethesda Film Fest c/o Bethesda Urban Partnership, 7700 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814. For an application, please visit www.bethesda.org or call 301/215-6660.
Indomitable matriarch Rita Lyons is at a major crossroads. Her husband is dying, her son is in a dubious relationship, and her daughter is barely holding it together. Tempers flare, words are exchanged, and secrets are revealed. Worst of all, Rita cant figure out how to redesign her living room. Playwright Nicky Silver, the strange progeny of a coupling between Neil Simon and Edward Albee (New York Times), brings another of his deliciously dysfunctional families to the stage in this scathingly funny Broadway smash hit. A funny, furious tale with honesty, savagery, humanity and wit - New York Magazine