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September 2018
Community Event
Papermaking Demo with Frontline Arts’ Paper Connects
22
Learn more about this ancient art and try your hand at the process too!
Family
Tots On Tour
22
Stories, tours, and art for early learners!
Special Event
Ground Works: A Site-Specific Dance Performance
22
Ground Works is a site-specific performance inspired by, and incorporating, Harp of David #1 by Dina Wind.
Museum Shop Event
Artisan Trunk Show: Perfectly Imperfect Dezigns
22
Local artisan makers Amy and Christina of Perfectly Imperfect Dezigns will be in the Museum Shop to sell their unique gifts mad...
Benefit
The 18th Annual Epicurean Palette
23
A celebration of fine food and wine that helps support the exhibitions and educational initiatives at GFS.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
25
** SOLD OUT **
Experience a wonderful meal and the brilliance of GFS in the dark.
Adult Workshop
Creating Connections: Drawing
26
Experiment with art materials and processes in this new program for adults 55+.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
27
Experience a wonderful meal and the brilliance of GFS in the dark.
Member Event
Member Mornings
30
Members are granted early access to the garden and galleries. No Reservations Required.
October 2018
Wellness
Wellness Walks
2
Explore the garden and well-being topics and enjoy light fare with friends.
Rat's Event
Sing-Along with Sculpture
3
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 Restaurant for a ...
Wellness
Wellness Walks
4
Explore the garden and well-being topics and enjoy light fare with friends.
Film
The Outlet Dance Project: Dance on Film Festival
4
An evening of stunning dance films from around the globe.
Young Professionals
“Network for a Cause” with United Way of Greater Mercer County and GFSYP
5
Network while giving back to the community.
Community Event
First Fridays @ GFS
5
Grab a drink, check out the art and garden, and unwind with us! Don’t miss the pop-up beer garden in the Acer Courtyard. Must be 21...
Family
Tots on Tour
6
Stories, tours, and art for early learners!
Dance
Day of Dance
7
An afternoon of immersive indoor and outdoor site-specific performances.
Rat's Event
Sing-Along with Sculpture
10
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 Restaurant for a ...
Member Trip
An Autumn Cultural Escape: Toronto, Ontario
12
Join GFS on an insider’s tour of Toronto’s cultural wonders, with highlights including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the new Ag...
Wellness
Wellness Walks
16
Explore the garden and well-being topics and enjoy light fare with friends.
Wellness
Wellness Walks
18
Explore the garden and well-being topics and enjoy light fare with friends.
Rat's Event
Sing-Along with Sculpture
18
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 Restaurant for a ...
Wellness
Introduction to Herbalism: Making Oxymels
20
Learn to make these ancient and flavorful healing syrups.
Special Event
An Evening with Susan Orlean
22
In partnership with the Princeton Public Library, we look forward to welcoming acclaimed author, Susan Orlean, to GFS.
Rat's Event
Sing-Along with Sculpture
25
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 Restaurant for a ...
Member Event
Members’ Musings
26
The ninth annual exhibition featuring artwork exclusively by GFS Members.
Rat's Event
Haunted Night Club
26
Rat’s Pop Up Haunted Night Club
Member Event
Member Preview Day: Fall 2018/Winter 2019 Exhibition Season
27
For members only. Members go behind-the-scenes of this artistic season.
Member Event
Member Mornings
28
Members are granted early access to the garden and galleries. No Reservations Required.
Member Event
Member Mornings
28
No reservations required. Members are granted early access to the garden and galleries at 8am.
Art Salon
Masayuki Koorida Art Salon
30
Converse with artist Masayuki Koorida while enjoying lunch at Rat's Restaurant with the artist.
Wellness
Wellness Walks
30
Explore the garden and well-being topics and enjoy light fare with friends.
November 2018
Wellness
Wellness Walks
1
Explore the garden and well-being topics and enjoy light fare with friends.
Rat's Event
Sing-Along with Sculpture
1
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 Restaurant for a ...
Adult Workshop
Hand Blown Glass Ornaments
2
Learn an old-world craft using Glaskolben tubes and torches.
Rat's Event
Comedy Night
2
Comedy Night
Adult Workshop
Hand Blown Glass Ornaments
3
Learn an old-world craft using Glaskolben tubes and torches.
Rat's Event
Taste of Rat's
6
Taste of Rat's
Horticulture
Colors of Autumn Tour
7
Learn about the plants that make autumn at Grounds For Sculpture unbelievably beautiful.
Adult Workshop
Welding and Assemblage: A Metals Workshop
7
Experiment with metals in this class presented in partnership with The Seward Johnson Atelier.
Rat's Event
Taste of Rat's
8
Taste of Rat's
Rat's Event
Sing-Along with Sculpture
8
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 Restaurant for a ...
Horticulture
Colors of Autumn Tour
10
Learn about the plants that make autumn at Grounds For Sculpture unbelievably beautiful.
Young Artist Workshop
Workshops for Kids
10
Hands-on workshops tailored for creative kids ages 6 and up.
Wellness
Wellness Walks
13
Explore the garden and well-being topics and enjoy light fare with friends.
Tour
The Seward Johnson Atelier Tour
13
Go behind the scenes at The Seward Johnson Atelier and Digital Atelier.
Rat's Event
Taste of Rat's
13
Taste of Rat's
Rat's Event
Taste of Rat's
15
Taste of Rat's
Rat's Event
Sing-Along with Sculpture
15
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 Restaurant for a ...
Wellness
Wellness Walks
15
Explore the garden and well-being topics and enjoy light fare with friends.
Adult Workshop
Hand Blown Glass Ornaments
17
Learn an old-world craft using Glaskolben tubes and torches.
Family
Tots on Tour
17
Stories, tours, and art for early learners!
Rat's Event
Taste of Rat's
20
Taste of Rat's
Rat's Event
Thanksgiving Dinner
22
Thanksgiving Dinner
Member Event
Member Mornings
25
No reservations required. Members are granted early access to the garden and galleries at 8am.
Member Event
Member Mornings
25
Members are granted early access to the garden and galleries. No Reservations Required.
Rat's Event
Taste of Rat's
27
Taste of Rat's
Rat's Event
Taste of Rat's
29
Taste of Rat's
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 Restaurant for a ...
December 2018
Adult Workshop
Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop 
1
Create unique holiday décor for your home.
Adult Workshop
Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop 
1
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 Restaurant for a ...
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
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
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
Workshops for Kids
9
Hands-on workshops tailored for creative kids ages 6 and up.
Rat's Event
Wild Mushroom Dinner
14
Wild Mushroom Dinner
Adult Workshop
STONE SCULPTURE WORKSHOP: Studio Intensive Soft Stone
16
Discover a new material during this day-long introduction to working with stone.
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.
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
Workshops
DIY Printmaking
19
Make your own stamps, printed paper, and more during this block printing drop-in.