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April 2014
Workshop
Connections with Sculpture
1
The deadline to apply is Friday, May 16, 2014!
Now taking applications for Connections with Sculpture program at GFS. The goal of this FREE program is to connect school-based learning ...
Rat's Event
Easter Brunch in Rat's Kitchen
20
Celebrate spring in royal fashion at the event that is always a guest favorite. Come explore Rat’s beautiful kitchen!
Rat's Event
Seward Johnson Sing-a-Long with Sculpture on April 24th
24
Gather around the piano at Grounds For Sculpture’s Rat’s Restaurant for a Sing-a-Long with artist and Grounds For Sculpture f...
Family Festival
Day at the Fair
27
Rain or Shine!
Bring the whole family to celebrate our roots as the site of the New Jersey State Fairgrounds as we turn back the clock and turn the park...
Workshop
Leave a Legacy Presented by Morgan Stanley of Lawrenceville
29
Strategies to benefit you, your family and the causes you care about. Successful giving requires thoughtful planning. Join us to learn al...
May 2014
GFS Presents: The Art and Science of Patina Workshop
3
12:30 & 1:30pm at the New Jersey State Museum (205 W. State Street, Trenton)
Join staff from Grounds For Sculpture for a fun workshop combing art and science! Learn about how different chemical reactions make artis...
Dance
Pop-Up Performance: MM2 Modern Dance Improv Outdoors
4
This event is weather permitting.
A special SJ Retrospective-inspired pop-up dance performance!
Tour
Impressionism Drop-In Tours
4
Saturdays & Sundays in May
During the month of May, explore sculptures based upon masterworks by Impressionist artists on special themed walk-in tours, led by our e...
Tour
The Retrospective - Behind the Scenes Tour with the Artist (May 6)
6
May 6, 2014 (deadline for registration May 2) and May 13, 2014 (deadline for registration May 9)
Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to spend time with the visionary founder...
Workshop
Spring Photowalk
7
Join Michael S. Miller for a master class using GFS’s 42-acres and 270 sculptures as inspiration and subject.
Tour
Wellness Walk/Wellness Talk - May 8, 2014
8
Walks begin at 9:30am. Discussion and refreshments at 10:15am.
Enjoy the park and get fit at the same time during this special program, sponsored by Springpoint Foundation and Stoneking Wellness Cente...
Family
Tots on Tour!
10
11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art. 
Tour
Insider's Walking Tour with Staff from The Sculpture Foundation
10
** This event is FULLY BOOKED **
Tour the fascinating exhibition, Seward Johnson: The Retrospective, with two key staff from The Sculpture Foundation—Claire Brown,&...
Workshop
Beginner Yoga
10
Saturdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31
Back by popular demand! For beginner and advanced students.
Workshop
Impressionism Painting in the Open Air
10
Saturdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31
Be inspired by sculptures based on famous Impressionist paintings in this fun twist on a plein-air painting!
Peacock Café Event
Mother's Day Tea
10
Enjoy a delightful array of teas with mom!
Peacock Café Event
Picnic in the Park
10
Treat Mom to a special picnic in the park with assorted picnic baskets packed with Peacock Café delights!
Literary
Poetry in the Park: COOL WOMEN
11
Cool Women sing Mother's Day!
Rat's Event
Mother's Day Brunch
11
New Jersey’s most elegant brunch followed by a stroll through the magnificent sculpture park will give mom an exquisite experie...
Tour
The Retrospective - Behind the Scenes Tour with the Artist (May 13)
13
May 6, 2014 (deadline for registration May 2) and May 13, 2014 (deadline for registration May 9)
Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to spend time with the visionary founder...
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant
14
** This event is FULLY BOOKED **
Let the magnificence of Grounds For Sculpture wow you by moonlight! 
Concert
GFS Presents: SO PERCUSSION
16
So Percussion has redefined modern percussion...
Rat's Event
The Hallmark Wine Series
16
Join Alan Hallmark, Rat’s Restaurant’s resident wine expert, on the third Friday of every month as he makes fine wine both ap...
Tour
Founder's Vision Walking Tour with Bruce Daniels
17
11am & 2pm
View Grounds For Sculpture from the unique perspective of Director of Facilities, Bruce Daniels. An engaging speaker, Daniels has been a ...
Tour
Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant
21
Meets at the Johnson Atelier
Tour the famed Johnson Atelier and the cutting edge Digital Atelier to get the inside “scoop” on how sculpture is made. ...
Art Salon
Art Salon: EVA CALDER POWEL
22
Meet one of the field’s rising stars! Eva Calder Powel, creator of Perception Planes and Schatz’s Spaceship, draws mathematic...
Wellness
Wellness Walk/Wellness Talk
22
Walks begin at 9:30am. Discussion and refreshments at 10:15am.
Enjoy the park and get fit at the same time during this special program, sponsored by Springpoint Foundation and Stoneking Wellness Cente...
Rat's Event
Fifth Annual Wild Mushroom & Burgundy Dinner
22
This is by far our most popular wine dinner!
Workshop
Realism in Cast Bronze
31
Saturdays, May 31, June 7, 14
Explore the bronze casting process used by Seward Johnson in many of his sculptures!
Family
Impressionist Postcards
31
Explore the style of Impressionist painters and their use of color and light.
June 2014
Drama
The Princeton Festival Preview
1
Don’t miss this annual event as The Princeton Festival presents a preview of Gershwin's Porgy & Bess!
Tour
GFS Evolution Drop-In Tours
1
Saturdays & Sundays in June
During the month of June, explore the history and evolution of the 42-acre Grounds For Sculpture, led by our expert docents. Tour size is...
Film
Screenings of Artist Videos from the GFS Archives
3
Tuesdays thru Fridays in June
Grounds For Sculpture has been open as a museum for more than twenty years and has hosted many compelling artist discussions in its histo...
Trips
Seward's Inspirations: RODIN
4
EXCLUSIVELY FOR MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS!
When asked what museums Seward Johnson loves to visit most, the Rodin Museum in Paris was at the top of his list.
Family Festival
Anniversary Arts Party
8
It’s Grounds For Sculpture’s birthday and you’re invited!
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat's Restaurant
10
** This event is FULLY BOOKED **
Let the magnificence of Grounds For Sculpture wow you by moonlight! 
Wellness
Wellness Walk/Wellness Talk
12
Walks begin at 9:30am. Discussion and refreshments at 10:15am.
Enjoy the park and get fit at the same time during this special program, sponsored by Springpoint Foundation and Stoneking Wellness Cente...
Rat's Event
Weyerbacher Beer Dinner
12
Join the Rat's Restaurant team as they prepare a rich and boldly flavored five-course dinner!
Concert
Courtyard Concert Series: WORKING CLASS HUSSYS
13
This New Jersey-based band brings roots and classic rock, a dash of Broadway drama, and a blend of wit and poignancy to their Alt-Rock vi...
Family
Tots on Tour!
14
11am & 1pm
Listen to a story, become GFS Park Explorers, and make art.
Peacock Café Event
Father's Day BBQ
15
Stop off at the Gazebo Grill for all-American BBQ favorites, plus plenty of ice-cold brews for dad.
Rat's Event
The Hallmark Wine Series
20
Join Alan Hallmark, Rat’s Restaurant’s resident wine expert, on the third Friday of every month as he makes fine wine both ap...
Wellness
Wellness Walk/Wellness Talk
26
Walks begin at 9:30am. Discussion and refreshments at 10:15am.
Enjoy the park and get fit at the same time during this special program, sponsored by Springpoint Foundation and Stoneking Wellness Cente...
Concert
Courtyard Concert Series: THE PAUL PLUMERI BLUES BAND
27
One part technician, one part poet, and one part guitar craftsman, Paul Plumeri!
Literary
A Poets' Invitational
29
Calling all poets, writers, musicians or any combination of the above...