Thursday, August 31, 2023

Get Out! And Learn the Meaning of Labor Day (Friday) + Labor Day Art Show (All Weekend)

by Peggy Robin

This Labor Day weekend I couldn't decide which of the two events to highlight as the "Get Out!" event of the week. But why labor over the choice. Why not both? So here's the Friday event, to start your Labor Day holiday off with a look into its historical significance. And then you can pick a time during the 3-day weekend to visit the art show at the historic Glen Echo Park...and while you're there, ride the 102-year-old Dentzel Carousel!

A Labor of Love? Labor History and the National Mall

National Mall and Memorial Parks

A Twilight Talk by 
Ranger Herendeen (202-426-6841)

Date: Friday, September 1, 2023

Time: 8:00 PM

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Sylvan Theater, Independence Ave SW & 15th St NW - Map:


Labor Day was the fourth established federal holiday (1894) after Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Independence Day. But what is labor? Why is it so important? And why have Americans always struggled to make labor safe, fair, and inclusive? Join us for a discussion of this important story, told in the history of the National Mall and the iconic memorials of Washington, D.C.

The 52nd Annual Labor Day Art Show at Glen Echo Park!

Our 2023 Labor Day Art Show - the 52nd anniversary of this event - will take place in the historic Spanish Ballroom this year as it has for over half a century!

The show will be held from September 2 - 4, 2023  |  12pm - 6pm, with an
Opening Reception on September 1 at 7:30pm - RSVPs preferred, not required 

The show features work from more than 200 artists from the greater Washington, DC area. The display includes a wide range of media, including sculpture, paintings, works on paper, ceramics, fiber arts, jewelry, photography, and furniture.

Video preview here:

Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture 
Spanish Ballroom (site map here:
7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD 20812 
Phone: (301)634-2222; Email:
The "Get Out!" event(s) of the week is posted on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Thursdays.

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