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December 2016
Art Salon
Seward Johnson
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Spend time with the visionary founder of GFS in this rare Art Salon with Seward Johnson. 
Rat's Event
Sing-a-Long with Sculpture (December 8th)
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Grab a happy hour cocktail, choose a song from our songbook, and join in the fun as we sing standards from the likes of Richard Rodgers, ...
Concert
A Boheme Opera Holiday
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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
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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 (1/15/17)
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Let the chips fall where they may!
Special Event
JUST FOR TEENS! Hack Your Way Into Art School
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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
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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!
Family
Tots on Tour! - Jan. 28
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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
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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
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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
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Danielle Austen, juror for Focus on Sculpture, will discuss her selection process and the works on view.
Horticulture
Beauty of Winter Tour - Feb. 18
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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
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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!
March 2017
Art Salon
Ned Smyth
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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
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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
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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!
Horticulture
A Natural Approach to Turf
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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
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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
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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
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** This event is SOLD OUT **
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
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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!
Family
Tots on Tour! - Apr. 22
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11am and 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops.
Literary
GFS Book Club - Apr. 23
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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!
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.