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March 2017
Rat's Event
Taste of Rat's
16
This prix fixe offer valid Thursdays in March from 5-7pm.
The perfect reason to visit Rat’s Restaurant - a delightful three-course prix-fixe meal featuring some of our most popular seasonal...
Rat's Event
Taste of Rat's
23
This prix fixe offer valid Thursdays in March from 5-7pm.
The perfect reason to visit Rat’s Restaurant - a delightful three-course prix-fixe meal featuring some of our most popular seasonal...
Art Salon
Ned Smyth | Art Salon
25
Rescheduled from March 2, 2017
Meet the visionary creator of our current exhibition Moments of Matter in this intimate salon with Ned Smyth. Dine with the art...
Special Event
Artists in Action
25
Grounds For Sculpture is home to many outstanding artists, and Artists in Action is your chance to see them shine!
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
** This event is SOLD OUT **
Tour The Seward Johnson Atelier and the cutting-edge Digital Atelier.
Rat's Event
Taste of Rat's
30
This prix fixe offer valid Thursdays in March from 5-7pm.
The perfect reason to visit Rat’s Restaurant - a delightful three-course prix-fixe meal featuring some of our most popular seasonal...
April 2017
Museum Shop Event
Artisans in April: Kihye Kim La Foret Candle Trunk Show
8
Meet guest artisan Kihye Kim, owner and maker of La Foret, a handmade soy wax candle line in Ridgefield Park, NJ.
Family
Storytime in the Galleries / Cuentacuentos 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! En inglés y español!
Rat's Event
Cuisines & Wines of Greece
13
We celebrate this fascinating cuisine with a seasonally inspired five-course tasting menu paired with the great wines of Greece.
Museum Shop Event
Artisans in April: Jennifer Santa Maria Ukranian Egg Trunk Show
15
Meet guest artisan Jennifer Santa Maria who will showcase her beautifully handmade Pysanky Ukranian Easter Eggs and explain this traditio...
Rat's Event
Easter Brunch in Rat's Kitchen
16
Join us for a truly memorable Easter Sunday experience! Come explore Rat’s beautiful kitchen and celebrate at the event that is alw...
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!
Community Event
EXHIBITION CLOSING: A Grounds For Sculpture History: The Land in Pictures and Words
23
This exhibition is located in the Lakefront Gallery at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Hamilton, NJ.
View the transformation of Grounds For Sculpture through images created by Princeton Photography Club members.
Museum Shop Event
Artisans in April: Arts Access Trunk Show
23
We are proud to partner with Matheny Center’s Arts Access program for this event. The mission of Arts Access is to p...
Rat's Event
Sing-A-Long with Sculpture
27
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, Osc...
Horticulture
Spring Flowering Trees and More
30
Registration coming soon
Experience and learn about the natural spring beauty of GFS
May 2017
Horticulture
Spring Flowering Trees and More
4
Registration coming soon
Experience and learn about the natural spring beauty of GFS
Rat's Event
Sing-A-Long with Sculpture
4
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, Osc...
Member Event
Member Preview Day: Spring/Summer Exhibition
6
An exclusive opportunity for members to explore the upcoming exhibition season before it opens to the public!
Member Event
Member Preview Day
6
Registration coming soon
A members-only preview of the upcoming artistic season
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
9
Registration coming soon
Experience a wonderful meal and the magic of GFS by moonlight.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Delicious and Healthy Juices with Kali-O’s Juice Box
9
Registration coming soon
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Delicious and Healthy Juices with Kali-O’s Juice Box
11
Registration coming soon
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
Rat's Event
Sing-A-Long with Sculpture
11
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, Osc...
Art Salon
Daniel Clayman | Art Salon
11
Meet the visionary creator of our upcoming exhibition Radiant Landscape at this intimate salon with Daniel Clayman. Dine with t...
Horticulture
National Public Gardens Day at GFS
12
Celebrate National Public Gardens Day at Grounds For Sculpture!
Peacock Café Event
Mother's Day Tea
12
Enjoy a delightful classic mid-day tea
Peacock Café Event
Mother's Day Picnic Baskets
13
Delicious fare, packed for two to enjoy!
Peacock Café Event
Mother's Day Picnic Baskets
14
Delicious fare, packed for two to enjoy!
Rat's Event
Mother’s Day Brunch in Rat’s Kitchen
14
Show Mom how much you appreciate her by bringing her to Rat’s famous brunch served from the kitchen.
Family
Mother's Day
14
Tickets will be available to purchase here on the following dates:   April 1st, 10:00 AM:  Member's Only Pre-Sa...
Tour
The Seward Johnson Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
16
Registration coming soon
Go behind the scenes at The Seward Johnson Atelier and Digital Atelier.
Member Trip
Members Trip: Philadelphia Magic Gardens
17
** This event is SOLD OUT **
Join us for a GFS Members-only day trip to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, a visionary art environment created by Isaiah Zagar u...
Rat's Event
Sing-A-Long with Sculpture
18
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, Osc...
Family
Tots on Tour
20
Stories, tours, and art for tots!
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Tai Chi with Dao Concepts
23
Registration coming soon
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Tai Chi with Dao Concepts
25
Registration coming soon
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
Rat's Event
Sing-A-Long with Sculpture
25
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, Osc...
Rat's Event
Annual Wild Mushroom & Pinot Noir Dinner
25
Please join us for this extremely special evening of fine wine and exquisite cuisine featuring the finest pairings of exotic wild mushrooms ...
Peacock Café Event
Summer BBQ: Memorial Day
29
All-American favorites grilled to order
June 2017
Rat's Event
Sing-A-Long with Sculpture
1
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, Osc...
Special Event
First Fridays at The Seward Johnson Atelier
2
Explore The Seward Johnson Atelier on select summer evenings.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
6
Registration coming soon
Experience a wonderful meal and the magic of GFS by moonlight.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
8
Registration coming soon
Experience a wonderful meal and the magic of GFS by moonlight.
Film
Outdoor Movie Night: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
8
GFS celebrates our birthday with cult and family favorites from 1992.
Culinary
Van Gogh Pop-up Restaurant: Café Terrace at Night
8
Dine in the famous Van Gogh painting Café Terrace at Night.
Benefit
An Evening of Illumination: GFS 25th Anniversary Gala & After Party
10
A light-filled benefit celebration of the past, present, and future of Grounds For Sculpture
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Meditate and Paint with Heart of Art Studio
13
Registration coming soon
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
Adult Workshop
Pattern Photography
14
Registration coming soon
Point and shoot with an eye on repitition.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Meditate and Paint with Heart of Art Studio
15
Registration coming soon
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
Peacock Café Event
Summer BBQ: Father’s Day
18
All-American favorites grilled to order
Tour
25th Anniversary Tour Series: Past
23
Registration coming soon
Explore GFS’s history and development.
Family
Painting with Color and Light
24
Stop by and make something for our upcoming Community Takeover exhibition!
Family
Tots on Tour
24
Stories, tours, and art for tots!
Member Event
New Member Orientation
25
An intro to GFS membership; includes docent-led tours
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Gentle Yoga with Diane Chiacchio
27
Registration coming soon
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Gentle Yoga with Diane Chiacchio
29
Registration coming soon
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
July 2017
Rat's Event
Dinner and a Stroll
1
Three-course prix-fixe at Rat’s Restaurant plus GFS admission
Peacock Café Event
Summer BBQ: 4th of July
4
All-American favorites grilled to order
Film
Outdoor Movie Night: Sister Act
6
GFS celebrates our birthday with cult and family favorites from 1992.
Horticulture
All About Lotus
6
Registration coming soon
Knowledge share from horticulturist Michael Strengari
Young Professionals
First Fridays @ GFS
7
Grab a drink, check out the art and garden, and unwind with us!
Special Event
First Fridays at The Seward Johnson Atelier
7
Explore The Seward Johnson Atelier on select summer evenings.
Adult Workshop
Botanical Illustration presented in partnership with the Arts Council of Princeton
8
Registration coming soon
Collect, compose, and paint plant specimens like a pro.
Horticulture
All About Lotus
9
Registration coming soon
Knowledge share from horticulturist Michael Strengari
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
11
Registration coming soon
Experience a wonderful meal and the magic of GFS by moonlight.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Crystal Wisdom with Kim Grandal
11
Registration coming soon
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Crystal Wisdom with Kim Grandal
13
Registration coming soon
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
Rat's Event
Rat's Clam Bake
14
Dive into your own steamed lobster and enjoy clams, peel-and-eat shrimp, chicken, sausages and all the classic sides!
Young Artist Workshop
Young Artist Workshop: Light and Color Collage (ages 6-9)
15
Registration coming soon
Experiment with transparency, color mixing, and repetition
Young Artist Workshop
Young Artist Workshop: Pop-Up Color Installation (ages 10 and up)
15
Registration coming soon
Create a collaborative group artwork.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Healthy Eating with Rat's Restaurant
25
Registration coming soon
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Healthy Eating with Rat's Restaurant
27
Registration coming soon
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
Concert
Not So Silent Series: Mind Travel with Murray Hidary
28
Piano meditations inspired by mystical traditions and the nuances of color.
Tour
25th Anniversary Tour Series: Present
28
Registration coming soon
An insider’s look into GFS today.
Family
Tots on Tour
29
Stories, tours, and art for tots!
August 2017
Horticulture
Meadow Ecology Tour
3
Registration coming soon
Learn more about this special habitat
Special Event
First Fridays at The Seward Johnson Atelier
4
Explore The Seward Johnson Atelier on select summer evenings.
Young Professionals
First Fridays @ GFS
4
Grab a drink, check out the art and garden, and unwind with us!
Family
Shaping the Future
5
Our mini GFS model needs YOUR mini sculpture!
Horticulture
Meadow Ecology Tour
6
Registration coming soon
Learn more about this special habitat
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
8
Registration coming soon
Experience a wonderful meal and the magic of GFS by moonlight.
Horticulture
Cocktails from the Garden
8
Registration coming soon
Learn to grow organic herbs for your cocktails
Film
Outdoor Movie Night: Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
10
GFS celebrates our birthday with cult and family favorites from 1992.
Young Artist Workshop
Young Artist Workshop: Picturing Nature (ages 10 & up)
12
Registration coming soon
Creatively capture what you see in this photo workshop.
Young Artist Workshop
Young Artist Workshop: Creating with Nature (ages 6-9)
12
Registration coming soon
Combine leaves, rocks, and more in this mixed media class.
Rat's Event
Cuban Pig Roast
18
Slow-roasted local pig, classic mojitos, and more
Family
Tots on Tour
19
Stories, tours, and art for tots!
Adult Workshop
Kiln Casting Glass with Daniel Clayman
22
Registration coming soon
Experiment alongside exhibiting artist Daniel Clayman.
Lecture
Artist Talk: Daniel Clayman
25
Registration coming soon
Discover the inspiration and process behind Clayman’s Radiant Landscape exhibition.
Concert
Not So Silent Series: Acoustic Landscape with Data Garden
26
Experience an immersive audio environment controlled by living plants.
September 2017
Young Professionals
First Fridays @ GFS
1
Grab a drink, check out the art and garden, and unwind with us!
Peacock Café Event
Summer BBQ: Labor Day
4
All-American favorites grilled to order
Film
Outdoor Movie Night: Army of Darkness
7
GFS celebrates our birthday with cult and family favorites from 1992.
Tour
25th Anniversary Tour Series: Future
8
Registration coming soon
Discover what’s next for GFS.
Adult Workshop
Sculpting the Human Form
9
Registration coming soon
Model like the masters, from wire to clay.
Family
Tots on Tour
9
Stories, tours, and art for tots!
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
12
Registration coming soon
Experience a wonderful meal and the magic of GFS by moonlight.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
14
Registration coming soon
Experience a wonderful meal and the magic of GFS by moonlight.
Rat's Event
Vineyard Dinner
14
Dine under the stars at GFS
Tour
The Seward Johnson Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
19
Registration coming soon
Go behind the scenes at The Seward Johnson Atelier and Digital Atelier.
Benefit
Epicurean Palette
24
Registration coming soon
A celebration of fine food and wine that helps support the exhibitions and educational initiatives at GFS. 
Demonstration
The Art of Patina
30
Watch as metal is transformed by this classic sculptural technique.
October 2017
Young Professionals
First Fridays @ GFS
6
Grab a drink, check out the art and garden, and unwind with us!
Member Event
GFS Family Breakfast
22
Registration coming soon
Calling all Family level members and above! Bring the kids to an exciting new program exploring the artwork of Elyn Zimmerman.