Calendar of Events

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May 2018
Member Event
Member Mornings
27
Members are granted early access to the garden and galleries. No Reservations Required.
Peacock Café Event
Summer BBQ: Memorial Day
28
All-American favorites grilled to order.
Memorial Day
28
Grounds For Sculpture Salutes Active Military & Veterans. Grounds For Sculpture will offer free admission for Active Military &am...
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Close Looking Tour with Libby Vieira da Cunha
29
Explore, learn, and enjoy light fare with friends.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
29
Experience a wonderful meal and the brilliance of GFS in the dark.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
31
Experience a wonderful meal and the brilliance of GFS in the dark.
Rat's Event
Sing-A-Long with Sculpture
31
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, ...
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Close Looking Tour with Libby Vieira da Cunha
31
Explore, learn, and enjoy light fare with friends.
June 2018
Community Event
First Fridays @ GFS
1
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...
Peacock Café Event
Happy Hour in the Acer Courtyard
2
Join us every Saturday in the Acer Courtyard for the best happy hour around. Must be 21+ with ID to purchase alcohol.
Film
Plein Air Cinema Series: Loving Vincent
7
Explore the infinite possibilities of animation through four features sure to ignite the imagination. On each of these special evenings, ...
Rat's Event
Sing-A-Long with Sculpture
7
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, ...
Special Event
Yoga + MindTravel: Global Wellness Day
9
A one-of-a-kind yoga and musical journey entirely facilitated through wireless headphones
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Tai Chi Fan Forms
12
Explore, learn, and enjoy light fare with friends.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Tai Chi Fan Forms
14
Explore, learn, and enjoy light fare with friends.
Adult Workshop
Reflections of Nature: Abstraction with Acrylic and Ink
16
Deepen awareness of your surroundings and let what emerges in your painting surprise you.
Peacock Café Event
Summer BBQ: Father's Day
17
All-American favorites grilled to order.
Concert
Courtyard Concert Series: Moot Davis
22
Local. Original. Live. And in the great outdoors!
Member Event
Member Mornings
24
Members are granted early access to the garden and galleries. No Reservations Required.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
26
Experience a wonderful meal and the brilliance of GFS in the dark.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Acupuncture
26
Explore, learn, and enjoy light fare with friends.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Acupuncture
28
Explore, learn, and enjoy light fare with friends.
Family
Tots On Tour
30
Stories, tours, and art for early learners!
July 2018
Rat's Event
Dinner and a Stroll
3
A delightful mid-week reason to visit GFS and Rat’s.
Peacock Café Event
Summer BBQ: 4th of July
4
All-American favorites grilled to order.
Community Event
First Fridays @ GFS
6
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...
Adult Workshop
Landscape Studies in Graphite
7
Experiment with technique, composition, and expressive artistic ideas while drawing in the garden.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Japanese Calligraphy Workshop with Megumi Barringer
10
Explore, learn, and enjoy light fare with friends.
Wellness
Wellness Walks: Japanese Calligraphy Workshop with Megumi Barringer
12
Explore, learn, and enjoy light fare with friends.
Adult Workshop
The Art of Ikebana
12
Discover the meditative practice of Japanese flower arranging.
Film
Plein Air Cinema Series: The Wind In The Willows
12
Explore the infinite possibilities of animation through four features sure to ignite the imagination. On each of these special evenings, ...
Rat's Event
Rat's Clam Bake
13
Lobsters, clams, and more.
Horticulture
Explore the Lore, Beauty, and Science of the Lotus
13
Learn about the cultural significance and biological qualities of these fascinating GFS favorites.
Young Artist Workshop
Young Artist Workshop: Get Abstract with Graphite (ages 10+)
14
Hands-on workshops tailored for creative kids
Young Artist Workshop
Young Artist Workshop: Marbled Masterpieces (ages 6-9)
14
Hands-on workshops tailored for creative kids.
Family
Tots On Tour
21
Stories, tours, and art for early learners!
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
24
Experience a wonderful meal and the brilliance of GFS in the dark.
Horticulture
Butterfly Bonanza with the Mercer County Park Commission
25
Explore different species of these delicate beneficial insects in GFS’ meadow.
Concert
Courtyard Concert Series: Kyrie London
27
Local. Original. Live. And in the great outdoors!
Member Event
GFS Family Breakfast
28
Exclusive program for Family level members and above! Enjoy breakfast, explore our exhibitions, and create art together! Free reservation...
Member Event
Member Mornings
29
Members are granted early access to the garden and galleries. No Reservations Required.
August 2018
Community Event
First Fridays @ GFS
3
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...
Adult Workshop
Nature as Inspiration for Abstract Photography
4
Use design principles, natural forms, and your camera to create strong abstract compositions.
Film
Plein Air Cinema Series: The Adventures of Prince Achmed
9
Explore the infinite possibilities of animation through four features sure to ignite the imagination. On each of these special evenings, ...
Young Professionals
AFTERGLOW 2018 Young Professionals Summer Party
11
Enjoyed a night of illumination with cocktails, live DJ, live performances and revelry.
Family
Tots On Tour
11
Stories, tours, and art for early learners!
Young Artist Workshop
Young Artist Workshop: Paper Re-Imagined (ages 10+)
11
Hands-on workshops tailored for creative kids
Young Artist Workshop
Young Artist Workshop: Stack It! Cardboard Reliefs (ages 6-9)
11
Hands-on workshops tailored for creative kids
Rat's Event
Cuban Pig Roast
17
Slow-roasted local pig, classic mojitos, and more.
Concert
Courtyard Concert Series: De Tierra Caliente
24
Local. Original. Live. And in the great outdoors!
Member Event
Member Mornings
26
Members are granted early access to the garden and galleries. No Reservations Required.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
28
Experience a wonderful meal and the brilliance of GFS in the dark.
September 2018
Peacock Café Event
Summer BBQ: Labor Day
3
All-American favorites grilled to order.
Film
Plein Air Cinema Series: The Beatles Yellow Submarine
6
Explore the infinite possibilities of animation through four features sure to ignite the imagination. On each of these special evenings, ...
Community Event
First Fridays @ GFS
7
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...
Adult Workshop
Sculpt, Mold, Cast
8
Learn the basics of casting with resin in this three-day class.
Rat's Event
Vineyard Dinner
13
Dine under the stars at GFS for a meal to be remembered.
Family
Art Alive!
15
Images comes to life during this drawing-meets-device drop-in workshop.
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!
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
Experience a wonderful meal and the brilliance of GFS in the dark.
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
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...
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...
Member Event
Member Mornings
28
Members are granted early access to the garden and galleries. No Reservations Required.
November 2018
Member Event
Member Mornings
25
Members are granted early access to the garden and galleries. No Reservations Required.