Calendar of Events

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November 2018
Community Event
GFS Coat Drive
1
Drop off a clean, new or gently used coat and receive a GFS guest pass to be used for admission at a later date!
Rat's Event
Taste of Rat's
1
Tuesday - Thursday in November • 5-7 PM
A delightful mid-week reason to dine at Rat’s Restaurant.
Adult Workshop
Welding and Assemblage: A Metals Workshop
7
SOLD OUT
Experiment with metals in this class presented in partnership with The Seward Johnson Atelier.
Rat's Event
Thanksgiving Dinner
22
Thanksgiving Dinner
Family
DIY Printmaking
24
Make your own stamps, printed paper, and more during this block printing drop-in.
Member Event
Member Mornings
25
Members are granted early access to the garden and galleries. No Reservations Required.
Member Event
Member Mornings
25
No reservations required. Members are granted early access to the garden and galleries at 8am.
Rat's Event
Sing-Along with Sculpture
29
Seward Johnson loves to lead his favorite songs when he’s here and hopes to see you as we gather around the piano at Rat’s Re...
December 2018
Adult Workshop
Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop 
1
** SOLD OUT **
Create unique holiday décor for your home.
Adult Workshop
Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop 
1
** SOLD OUT **
Create unique holiday décor for your home.
Member Event
Member Trip to Winter Lights at Longwood Gardens
4
Member trip including transportation, lunch and admission
Art Salon
Seward Johnson Art Salon
4
A rare opportunity to spend time with the visionary founder of GFS in this Art Salon with Seward Johnson.
Rat's Event
Sing-Along with Sculpture
6
Seward Johnson loves to lead his favorite songs when he’s here and hopes to see you as we gather around the piano at Rat’s Re...
Concert
Boheme Opera: Space, Sound, and Pattern
14
A performance inspired by the James Carl: Woof exhibition.
Family
Tots on Tour
15
Stories, tours, and art for early learners!
Rat's Event
NEW YEAR’S EVE - DANCE
31
New Year's Eve at Rat's Restaurant
Rat's Event
NEW YEAR’S EVE - DINE
31
New Year's Eve at Rat's Restaurant
January 2019
Rat's Event
New Year’s Day brunch
1
New Year’s Day brunch
Culinary
Culinary Classes: Cuisine of Asia
9
Culinary classes focused on the cuisine of Asia.
Wellness
Winter Wellness
10
Focus on body and spirit as you practice Tai Chi in GFS’s galleries.
Rat's Event
Winter Happy Hour
11
Winter Happy Hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvres
Demonstration
Frost and Flames
12
Get up close in this one-of-a-kind artmaking event that’s both ice cold and red hot.
Rat's Event
Murder Mystery Dinner
17
A “whodunnit” Murder Mystery Dinner
Wellness
Winter Wellness
17
Focus on body and spirit as you practice Tai Chi in GFS’s galleries.
Rat's Event
Winter Happy Hour
18
Winter Happy Hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvres
Family
Storytelling in the Gallery
19
Using kamishibai (paper theater) Tara McGowan brings Japanese folklore to life and engages with Masayuki Koorida’s work on view.
Wellness
Winter Wellness
24
Focus on body and spirit as you practice Tai Chi in GFS’s galleries.
Rat's Event
Winter Happy Hour
25
Winter Happy Hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvres
Wellness
Introduction to Herbalism: Making Moisturizing Oils
26
A make-and-take workshop focused on the skin-nourishing benefits of herbal oils.
Film
Film for Thought: A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY
27
A Lego Brickumentary celebrates this familiar brand's many-faceted uses, meanings, and purposes.
Wellness
Winter Wellness
31
Focus on body and spirit as you practice Tai Chi in GFS’s galleries.
February 2019
Rat's Event
Winter Happy Hour
1
Winter Happy Hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvres
Culinary
Culinary Classes: Pastry/Baking
5
Culinary classes focused on the art of pastry.
Culinary
Culinary Classes: Pastry/Baking
6
Culinary classes focused on the art of pastry.
Horticulture
Wonders of Winter Tour
6
Experience the serene and unique beauty of winter in the garden.
Wellness
Winter Wellness
7
Focus on body and spirit as you practice Tai Chi in GFS’s galleries.
Rat's Event
Winter Happy Hour
8
Winter Happy Hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvres
Horticulture
Wonders of Winter Tour
9
Experience the serene and unique beauty of winter in the garden.
Horticulture
Winter Rose Pruning
12
Learn how, where, and when to prune during this hands-on workshop.
Wellness
Winter Wellness
14
Focus on body and spirit as you practice Tai Chi in GFS’s galleries.
Rat's Event
Valentine Day Dinner
14
Valentine Day Dinner
Rat's Event
Winter Happy Hour
15
Winter Happy Hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvres
Family
Storytelling in the Gallery
16
Using kamishibai (paper theater) Tara McGowan brings Japanese folklore to life and engages with Masayuki Koorida’s work on view.
Adult Workshop
Abstraction with Acrylic and Ink
16
Use nonrepresentational techniques to render interpretive studies in this painting workshop.
Rat's Event
Winter Happy Hour
22
Winter Happy Hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvres
Film
Film for Thought: SAMSARA
24
Samsara illuminates the links between humanity and the rest of nature.
March 2019
Rat's Event
Comedy Night
1
COMEDY NIGHT
Young Artist Workshop
Young Artist Workshop
9
Hands-on workshops tailored for creative kids ages 6 and up.
Rat's Event
Wild Mushroom Dinner
14
Wild Mushroom Dinner
Adult Workshop
Studio Intensive Workshop: Soft Stone
16
Discover a new material during this day-long introduction to working with stone.
Family
Storytelling in the Gallery
16
Using kamishibai (paper theater) Tara McGowan brings Japanese folklore to life and engages with Masayuki Koorida’s work on view.
Film
Film for Thought: HALF THE PICTURE
17
A film that celebrates the groundbreaking work of female film directors in Hollywood.
Horticulture
First Signs of Spring Tour
20
Discover the beauty of plants that appear as the season changes.
Art Salon
Adam Garey Art Salon
21
Meet Adam Garey, sculptor and fabrication supervisor at the Seward Johnson Atelier, over lunch.
Horticulture
First Signs of Spring Tour
23
Discover the beauty of plants that appear as the season changes.
Concert
Guild for Early Music Festival
24
Regional performance groups celebrate music from the 12th to 18th centuries.
Tour
The Seward Johnson Atelier Tour
26
Go behind the scenes at The Seward Johnson Atelier and Digital Atelier.
Demonstration
Artists in Action
30
Kick off spring by exploring GFS’ on-site artist studios.
April 2019
Adult Workshop
Landscape Studies in Graphite
6
Discover the grounds through drawing during this four-part class.
Adult Workshop
Landscape Studies in Graphite
13
Discover the grounds through drawing during this four-part class.
Tour
Slow Art Day
13
Engage in close looking and extended conversations with GFS Engagement Staff during this annual, global event.
Rat's Event
Spring Ramp Dinner
18
Spring Ramp Dinner
Tour
Virtual Close Looking Tour
18
Focus on sculptures with a virtual layer during this hour-long experience in the Michael Rees: Synthetic Cells Exhibiton
Rat's Event
Easter Brunch in Rat’s Kitchen
21
Easter Brunch in Rat’s Kitchen
Tour
Beyond Material Gallery Tour
25
Explore the stories materials can hold in this James Carl inspired tour.
Member Event
Member Mornings
28
No reservations required. Members are granted early access to the garden and galleries at 8am.
May 2019
Family
DIY Printmaking
19
Make your own stamps, printed paper, and more during this block printing drop-in.