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September 2016
Museum Shop Event
Local Artisan Meet & Greet with Kat Lee of Kat Lee Ceramics
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Enjoy a meet and greet with talented local artisan Kat Lee of Kat Lee Ceramics.
Special Event
Solar Sculptures with Rein Triefeldt: A Special Art, Science, and Technology Event
24
Join GFS at Quaker Bridge Mall to meet Trenton’s Solar Sculptor Rein Triefeldt and create your own model for a solar work of art.
Benefit
Epicurean Palette: A Benefit for Grounds For Sculpture
25
Epicurean Palette is a gala celebration of fine food and wine that helps support the exhibitions and educational initiatives at GFS.
Tour
Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant - Sept. 27th
27
** This event is SOLD OUT **
Tour the famed Seward Johnson Atelier and the cutting edge Digital Atelier.
Wellness
Wellness Walks / Wellness Talks - Sept. 29th
29
Enjoy a walk through the park and get into fitness mode at the same time.
October 2016
Horticulture
Autumn Container Workshop
1
10:30am and 1pm
Learn to create a stunning fall container display with GFS’s horticulture staff.
Speaker Series
Conversations on Creativity: Judy Blume with Leonard Lopate
5
6pm VIP Pre-Reception; 7:30 Program
Please join us for this very special engagement with acclaimed author Judy Blume.
Rat's Event
Oktoberfest at Rat's
6
Dust off your lederhosen and/or dirndl, raise a glass, and celebrate at Rat's Restaurant during Oktoberfest!
Member Event
WORLD PREMIERE! RattleX
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GFS and BalletX, Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet company, present a collaboration between contemporary artist Paul Henry R...
Dance
RattleX
8
12pm & 2pm
GFS and BalletX, Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet company, present a collaboration between contemporary artist Paul Henry R...
Young Professionals
ENCORE! RattleX: Pizza, Beer, and the X-Process
8
A Young Professionals Encore Performance
GFS and BalletX present a collaboration between contemporary artist Paul Henry Ramirez and BalletX choreographers.
Wellness
Wellness Walks / Wellness Talks - Oct. 13th
13
Enjoy a walk through the park and get into fitness mode at the same time.
Rat's Event
Comedy Night at Rat's
14
Local comic celebrity Helene Angley returns for another night of raucous laughs!  With a talented line up of well-seasoned comics wh...
Family
Tots on Tour! - Oct. 15
15
11am and 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops.
Concert
Guild for Early Music
16
Join us for the 12th annual Guild for Early Music Festival and experience Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music.
Member Event
Member Preview Day: Fall/Winter 2016/2017 Exhibition Season
22
Member Preview Day is an exclusive opening that gives members the opportunity to preview the upcoming artistic season before it open...
Member Trip
Masterpieces in America’s Heartland: Crystal Bridges & Kansas City
25
Celebrate the genius of American art on this journey to Northwest Arkansas and Missouri, unexpectedly dynamic corners.
Horticulture
Colors of Autumn Tour - Oct. 26
26
Wednesday, October 26 and Saturday, October 29, 10:30am
Fall is one of the most beautiful times in the garden at Grounds For Sculpture.
Wellness
Wellness Walks / Wellness Talks - Oct. 27th
27
Enjoy a walk through the park and get into fitness mode at the same time.
Dance
Outlet Dance Project - Dance on Film Festival
28
Experience an evening of stunning dance films from around the globe produced and created by women filmmakers and choreographers.
Rat's Event
Haunted Club Rat's Party
28
Join us for a scary good time at Rat's Restaurant!
Horticulture
Colors of Autumn Tour - Oct. 29
29
Wednesday, October 26 and Saturday, October 29, 10:30am
Fall is one of the most beautiful times in the garden at Grounds For Sculpture.
Dance
Outlet Dance Project - Day of Dance
30
Join us for this dynamic and magical journey through Grounds For Sculpture and experience dance and GFS in a whole new way!
November 2016
Adult Workshop
Handblown Glass Ornaments
5
** Both events are SOLD OUT **
Back by overwhelming demand! No glassblowing experience needed.
Family
Tots on Tour! - Nov. 5
5
11am and 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops.
Adult Workshop
Light and Shadow Photography
9
Wednesdays, November 9 and 16
Light creates shadow, shadow creates dimension, and these elements add up to amazing photography. 
Wellness
Wellness Walks / Wellness Talks - Nov. 10th
10
Enjoy a walk through the park and get into fitness mode at the same time.
Adult Workshop
Hand-Dyed and Printed Textiles Using Stones
12
with the Arts Council of Princeton
Member Event
New Member Day
13
Welcome to GFS Membership!
Tour
The Seward Johnson Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant - Nov. 15
15
Tuesdays, November 15 and March 28, 5:30pm
Tour The Seward Johnson Atelier and the cutting-edge Digital Atelier.
Concert
Zoe Keating in Concert
18
“Swoon –inducing.  Like taking a triple-shot of Absinthe before stepping outside of the bar just in time to see the sun ...
December 2016
Family
Sonic Evolution: A Family Performance with Cello Fury
3
11am & 2pm
Cello Fury’s three classically trained cellists and drummer perform high-energy original music...
Horticulture
Natural Wreath Workshop
3
10:30am and 1:30pm
Natural holiday wreaths bring an understated charm to your home. 
Art Salon
Seward Johnson
7
Spend time with the visionary founder of GFS in this rare Art Salon with Seward Johnson. 
Concert
A Boheme Opera Holiday
9
Join us as Boheme Opera NJ performs selections from composers Mozart, Verdi, and Puccini...
Adult Workshop
Handblown Glass Ornaments
10
** This event is SOLD OUT **
Back by overwhelming demand! No glassblowing experience needed.
Young Artist Workshop
Young Artist Workshops
10
Join us for fun-filled workshops for Young Artists!
Family
Tots on Tour! - Dec. 17
17
11am and 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops.
January 2017
Special Event
Ice Sculpture Demonstrations
15
Let the chips fall where they may!
Special Event
JUST FOR TEENS! Hack Your Way Into Art School
21
Each Session Offered 10:30am or 12:45pm
Are you thinking of applying to art school or in the process of creating a portfolio for the school of your dreams?
Literary
GFS Book Club - Jan. 22
22
Sundays, January 22, February 26, March 19, and April 23
Join the GFS Book Club to meet fellow book lovers and discover, discuss, and debate some truly great reads!
Family
Tots on Tour! - Jan. 28
28
11am and 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops.
Film
Film for Thought Series - Blank City
29
Snow Date: February 5
Matinee day at GFS!  This popular film series features unique and specially curated selections inspired by the artists and work in t...
February 2017
Horticulture
Beauty of Winter Tour - Feb. 2
2
Thursday, February 2 and Saturday, February 18, 10:30am
GFS is not to be missed in the winter.
Adult Workshop
Carving, Coating, and Coloring Foam Sculpture
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Saturday, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18
This workshop is ideal for beginners and anyone looking to experiment with an innovative sculptural process.
Family
Storytime in the Galleries / Tiempo de Cuentos en las Galerias - Feb. 9 / 9 de febrero
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Thursdays, February 9, March 9, and April 13 / Los jueves – 9 de febrero, 9 de marzo, y 13 de abril
Both English and Spanish speakers welcome!
Lecture
FOCUS ON SCULPTURE Juror Danielle Austen
11
Danielle Austen, juror for Focus on Sculpture, will discuss her selection process and the works on view.
Horticulture
Beauty of Winter Tour - Feb. 18
18
Thursday, February 2 and Saturday, February 18, 10:30am
GFS is not to be missed in the winter.
Film
Film for Thought Series - Station to Station
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Snow Date: February 26
Matinee day at GFS!  This popular film series features unique and specially curated selections inspired by the artists and work in t...
Family
Tots on Tour! - Feb. 25
25
11am and 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops.
Literary
GFS Book Club - Feb. 26
26
Sundays, January 22, February 26, March 19, and April 23
Join the GFS Book Club to meet fellow book lovers and discover, discuss, and debate some truly great reads!
March 2017
Art Salon
Ned Smyth
2
A relaxed and stimulating opportunity to share ideas and fine food at Rat’s Restaurant with GFS artists and your fellow patrons of ...
Adult Workshop
Learning to See Nature with Photography and Pastel
4
Saturdays, March 4 and 11
Develop your artistic eye by learning to see nature in a whole new way!
Family
Storytime in the Galleries / Tiempo de Cuentos en las Galerias - Mar. 9 / 9 de marzo
9
Thursdays, February 9, March 9, and April 13 / Los jueves – 9 de febrero, 9 de marzo, y 13 de abril
Both English and Spanish speakers welcome!
Horticulture
A Natural Approach to Turf
11
Many of us strive for a beautiful healthy lawn.  Can it be done without using chemicals that are potentially harmful to living organ...
Film
Film for Thought Series - Life in A Day
12
Snow Date: March 19
Matinee day at GFS!  This popular film series features unique and specially curated selections inspired by the artists and work in t...
Family
Tots on Tour! - Mar. 18
18
11am and 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops.
Literary
GFS Book Club - Mar. 19
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Sundays, January 22, February 26, March 19, and April 23
Join the GFS Book Club to meet fellow book lovers and discover, discuss, and debate some truly great reads!
Special Event
Artists in Action
25
Grounds For Sculpture is home to many outstanding artists, and Artists in Action is your chance to see what we mean.
Horticulture
The Garden Chair Workshop
26
Led by Dan Benarcik of Chanticleer Gardens, you will construct your own Garden Chair in less than three hours with only a cordless drill/...
Tour
The Seward Johnson Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant - Mar. 28
28
Tuesdays, November 15 and March 28, 5:30pm
Tour The Seward Johnson Atelier and the cutting-edge Digital Atelier.
April 2017
Family
Storytime in the Galleries / Tiempo de Cuentos en las Galerias - Apr. 13 / 13 de abril
13
Thursdays, February 9, March 9, and April 13 / Los jueves – 9 de febrero, 9 de marzo, y 13 de abril
Both English and Spanish speakers welcome!
Family
Tots on Tour! - Apr. 22
22
11am and 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops.
Literary
GFS Book Club - Apr. 23
23
Sundays, January 22, February 26, March 19, and April 23
Join the GFS Book Club to meet fellow book lovers and discover, discuss, and debate some truly great reads!
July 2017
Member Trip
Cutting-Edge Contemporary Germany: Sculpture Projects Munster, Documenta 14, and Berlin
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July 21-29, 2017
Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience the rare convergence of two extraordinary contemporary art fairs in Germany.