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July 2016
Rat's Event
Dinner and a Stroll - July
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Tuesday – Thursday, July & August, 5 – 7pm
In the months of July and August, guests can enjoy the park (admission included) and a three-course prix-fixe meal at Rat’s Restaur...
Adult Workshop
Art Boot Camp Week 3: Raku-Fired Ceramics
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Investigate the fundamental techniques of creating hand built ceramic sculptures, inspired by spheres/circular pottery created by Toshiko...
Wellness
Wellness Walks / Wellness Talks - July 28th
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Enjoy a walk through the park and get into fitness mode at the same time.
Family
Tots on Tour! - July 30th
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Saturdays, May 7, June 11, July 30, August 27, September 10, 2016 at 11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops.
August 2016
Rat's Event
Dinner and a Stroll - August
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Tuesday – Thursday, 5 – 7pm
Guests can enjoy the park (admission included) and a three-course prix-fixe meal at Rat’s Restaurant for $44/person in July & A...
Demonstration
ART ON FIRE: Raku Demonstration
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A rare opportunity to see the dramatic process of Raku firing ceramics!
Adult Workshop
Painting the Figure
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Saturdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27
Explore the human form in detail through this unique workshop.
Film
Plein Air Cinema Series: Legend
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(Rain Date: Aug. 18) / Start times are approximate.
Plein Air Cinema returns and it’s #TBT under the stars!
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant - Aug. 16th
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** This event is FULLY BOOKED **
Our most popular offering!
Young Artist Workshop
Young Artist Workshops - Aug. 20th
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Join us this summer for fun-filled workshops for Young Artists!
Concert
Courtyard Concert Series: Avi Wisnia
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Discover something new at GFS! Enjoy music under the canopy of maple trees during our summer Courtyard Concert series.
Family
Tots on Tour! - Aug. 27th
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Saturdays, May 7, June 11, July 30, August 27, September 10, 2016 at 11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops.
Literary
The Visual in Verse: An Ekphrastic Poets' Invitational
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View the current exhibitions and use them as inspiration for your original ekphrastic poem.
Literary
The Visual in Verse Sculpture Tour
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Prior to our annual celebration of ekphrastic poetry, we invite you to a Docent-led tour featuring a  selection of works from the co...
September 2016
Member Trip
Members' Day Trip to Storm King Art Center
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** Registration for this member trip is FULL **
Join us for a day trip to Storm King Art Center, a celebrated sculpture park in the lower Hudson Valley, New York.
Family
Tots on Tour! - Sept. 10th
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Saturdays, May 7, June 11, July 30, August 27, September 10, 2016 at 11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art in hands-on workshops.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant - Sept. 13th
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** This event is SOLD OUT **
Our most popular offering!
Special Event
Workshop: Giving with Your Children - Raising Generous Children
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Do you have a reason to give with your family?
Demonstration
Unlocking the Mystery of Color
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Explore how artists like Paul Henry Ramirez view and use color in their work in this engaging and interactive demonstration.
Special Event
NJ Storytelling Festival
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Celebrate the art of spoken word as wildly diverse stories are presented all afternoon.
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.
Benefit
Epicurean Palette: A Benefit for Grounds For Sculpture
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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
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** This event is SOLD OUT **
Tour the famed Seward Johnson Atelier and the cutting edge Digital Atelier.
October 2016
Member Event
Member Preview Day: Fall/Winter 2016/2017 Exhibition Season
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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
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Celebrate the genius of American art on this journey to Northwest Arkansas and Missouri, unexpectedly dynamic corners.