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May 2017
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 mushroo...
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...
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Tai Chi with Dao Concepts
25
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
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...
Horticulture
New Jersey Public Garden and Arboretum Day at GFS
2
Celebrate the first annual New Jersey Public Garden and Arboretum Day at Grounds For Sculpture!
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
6
Experience a wonderful meal and the magic of GFS by moonlight.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
8
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
This event is sold out.
Dine in the famous Van Gogh painting Café Terrace at Night.
Benefit
An Evening of Illumination: GFS 25th Anniversary Gala & AFTERGLOW 25th Anniversary Party
10
Tickets for both the GFS 25th Anniversary Gala & AFTERGLOW are sold out.
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
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
Adult Workshop
Pattern Photography
14
Wednesdays, June 14 and 21
Point and shoot with an eye on repitition.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Meditate and Paint with Heart of Art Studio
15
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
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
Member Mornings
25
New this season! Members will be granted early access to the garden and galleries.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Gentle Yoga with Diane Chiacchio
27
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Gentle Yoga with Diane Chiacchio
29
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
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
Saturdays, July 7, 22, and 29
Collect, compose, and paint plant specimens like a pro.
Horticulture
All About Lotus
9
Knowledge share from horticulturist Michael Strengari
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
11
Experience a wonderful meal and the magic of GFS by moonlight.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Crystal Wisdom with Kim Grandal
11
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Crystal Wisdom with Kim Grandal
13
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
Experiment with transparency, color mixing, and repetition
Young Artist Workshop
Young Artist Workshop: Pop-Up Color Installation (ages 10 and up)
15
Create a collaborative group artwork.
Concert
Not So Silent Series: Mind Travel with Murray Hidary
22
Piano meditations inspired by mystical traditions and the nuances of color.
Member Event
GFS Family Breakfast
22
Calling all Family level members and above! Bring the kids to an exciting new program exploring the artwork of Elyn Zimmerman.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Healthy Eating with Rat's Restaurant
25
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Healthy Eating with Rat's Restaurant
27
Explore, learn, and enjoy breakfast with friends.
Tour
25th Anniversary Tour Series: Present
28
An insider’s look into GFS today.
Family
Tots on Tour
29
Stories, tours, and art for tots!
Member Event
Member Mornings
30
New this season! Members will be granted early access to the garden and galleries.
August 2017
Horticulture
Meadow Ecology Tour
3
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
Learn more about this special habitat
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
8
Experience a wonderful meal and the magic of GFS by moonlight.
Horticulture
Cocktails from the Garden
8
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
Creatively capture what you see in this photo workshop.
Young Artist Workshop
Young Artist Workshop: Designing with Nature (ages 6-9)
12
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
Experiment alongside exhibiting artist Daniel Clayman.
Member Trip
Members Trip: Old Westbury Gardens
24
Join us for a GFS Members-only day-trip to Old Westbury Gardens in New York, boasting 200 acres of formal gardens and landscaped grounds,...
Lecture
Artist Talk: Daniel Clayman
25
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.
Member Event
Member Mornings
27
New this season! Members will be granted early access to the garden and galleries.
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
Discover what’s next for GFS.
Adult Workshop
Sculpting the Human Form
9
Saturdays, September 9, 16, 23, and 30
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
Experience a wonderful meal and the magic of GFS by moonlight.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
14
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
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!