Calendar of Events

Font Size: AAA
October 2017
Rat's Event
Taste of Rat’s Prix Fixe Dinner
9
Starting September 19th, enjoy a three-course prix-fixe dinner for $42 every Tues - Thurs from 5-7 PM through November!
Member Event
Member Preview Day: Fall 2017/Winter 2018 Exhibition Season
21
Member Preview Day is an exclusive opening that gives members the opportunity to preview the upcoming artistic season before it open...
Member Trip
Members Trip: Day Trip to Washington, D.C.
25
SOLD OUT
Join us for an autumn day-trip to Washington, D.C.!
Rat's Event
Sing-A-Long with Sculpture
26
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, ...
Rat's Event
Haunted Club Rat's
27
Calling all ghosts, goblins, witches, bats, zombies, and rats! Drink bloodlust cocktails and witches brew and dance until the wolves&rsqu...
Concert
An Evening with Sarah Dash: Live In Concert with Full Band
27
GFS welcomes Trenton’s own legendary goddess of Soul, Funk, and Disco.
Adult Workshop
Glass Flameworking Workshop
28
SOLD OUT
Make your own beads from glass.
Special Event
Glassblowing with GlassRoots
28
Watch as artists transform molten glass into sculpture.
Wellness
Wellness Walks
31
Explore, learn, and enjoy light fare with friends.
November 2017
GFS Coat Drive
1
Drop off a clean, new or gently used coat and receive a GFS guest pass to be used for admission at a later date!
Special Event
Presenting and Discussing Difficult Topics in African American History
1
A day-long workshop presented by the New Jersey Historical Society, Grounds For Sculpture, the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museu...
Horticulture
Colors of Autumn Tour
2
Learn about the plants that make autumn beautiful.
Art Salon
Art Salon: Mark Mennin
2
Enjoy a meal at Rat’s Restaurant with visiting artist Mark Mennin and fellow arts patrons.
Wellness
Wellness Walks
2
Explore, learn, and enjoy light fare with friends.
Rat's Event
Sing-A-Long with Sculpture
2
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, ...
Rat's Event
Comedy Night at Rat's
3
With a talented line-up of well-seasoned comics who have shined on television and on stages throughout the tri-state area, this is a nigh...
Horticulture
Colors of Autumn Tour
4
Learn about the plants that make autumn beautiful.
Family
Share Your Story
4
Contribute to our community quilt.
Adult Workshop
Handblown Glass Ornaments
8
SOLD OUT
Learn an old world craft using Glaskolben tubes and torches!
Special Event
Conversations on Creativity: An Evening with Isabel Allende Moderated by Maria DiBattista
9
SOLD OUT
In partnership with the Princeton Public Library, we look forward to welcoming this renowned author to GFS. Allende’s most recent n...
Rat's Event
Sing-A-Long with Sculpture
9
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, ...
Community Event
Authentic Convos
11
Authentic Convos attendees will learn how to use their art and creative skills to create a platform and develop opportunities.
Wellness
Wellness Walks
14
Explore, learn, and enjoy light fare with friends.
Tour
The Seward Johnson Atelier Tour, Digital Atelier Tour, and Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
14
Go behind the scenes at The Seward Johnson Atelier and Digital Atelier.
Wellness
Wellness Walks
16
Explore, learn, and enjoy light fare with friends.
Rat's Event
Sing-A-Long with Sculpture
16
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
MacArthur Fellows in Dialogue: Joyce J. Scott and David Finkel
17
A very special engagement with exhibiting artist Joyce J. Scott and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post National Enterprise Editor and...
Adult Workshop
Handblown Glass Ornaments
18
SOLD OUT
Learn an old world craft using Glaskolben tubes and torches!
Family
Tots on Tour
18
Stories, tours, and art for tots!
Rat's Event
Thanksgiving Dinner
23
Share the warmth of GFS and Rat’s Restaurant by having your Thanksgiving dinner with us!
December 2017
Horticulture
Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop 
2
Create unique holiday décor for your home.
Horticulture
Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop 
2
Create unique holiday décor for your home.
Young Artist Workshop
Young Artist Workshop
2
Hands-on workshops tailored for creative kids.
Art Salon
Art Salon: Seward Johnson
6
Enjoy a meal at Rat’s Restaurant with GFS founder and artist Seward Johnson.
Concert
Boheme Holiday Opera
8
A performance inspired by the Elyn Zimmerman: Sensitive Chaos exhibition.
Adult Workshop
Handblown Glass Ornaments
9
SOLD OUT
Learn an old world craft using Glaskolben tubes and torches!
Family
Tots on Tour
16
Stories, tours, and art for tots!
Rat's Event
New Year's Eve
31
January 2018
Rat's Event
New Year's Day Brunch
1
Wellness
Winter Wellness
11
Beat the winter blues by focusing on wellness.
Rat's Event
Winter Happy Hour
12
Winter Happy Hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvre
Family
Woven Wishes Workshop
13
Stop by, reflect, and add your wish!
Film
Film For Thought: I Am Not Your Negro
14
Featuring specially curated selections inspired by the Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths exhibition.
Wellness
Winter Wellness
18
Beat the winter blues by focusing on wellness.
Rat's Event
Small Batch Bourbon and Low Country Cuisine
18
$95 plus tax and gratuity
Rat's Event
Winter Happy Hour
19
Winter Happy Hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvre
Family
Tots on Tour
20
Stories, tours, and art for tots!
Special Event
Ice Sculpture Demonstrations
21
Get up close as master carvers turn ice into art.
Wellness
Winter Wellness
25
Beat the winter blues by focusing on wellness.
Rat's Event
Winter Happy Hour
26
Winter Happy Hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvre
February 2018
Wellness
Winter Wellness
1
Beat the winter blues by focusing on wellness.
Horticulture
Wonders of Winter Tour
1
Experience evergreens and winter interests.
Rat's Event
Winter Happy Hour
2
Winter Happy Hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvre
Adult Workshop
Bead Weaving Pendant Workshop
3
Experiment with this beadwork technique while creating your own pendant.
Horticulture
Wonders of Winter Tour
3
Experience evergreens and winter interests.
Wellness
Winter Wellness
8
Beat the winter blues by focusing on wellness.
Rat's Event
Winter Happy Hour
9
Winter Happy Hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvre
Family
Tots on Tour
10
Stories, tours, and art for tots!
Peacock Café Event
Valentine's Day Tea
11
Enjoy a delightful classic afternoon tea.
Film
Film For Thought: What Happened, Miss Simone?
11
Featuring specially curated selections inspired by the Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths exhibition.
Rat's Event
Breakfast For Dinner
15
Wellness
Winter Wellness
15
Beat the winter blues by focusing on wellness.
Rat's Event
Winter Happy Hour
16
Winter Happy Hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvre
Adult Workshop
Bead Weaving Earrings Workshop
17
Create a pair of earrings while experimenting with this beadwork technique.
Rat's Event
Winter Happy Hour
23
Winter Happy Hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvre
Rat's Event
Club Rat's
24
Pop-up club with DJ and cocktail specials.
March 2018
Film
Film For Thought:13th
4
Featuring specially curated selections inspired by the Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths exhibition.
Adult Workshop
Sculptural Textiles (Presented in partnership with the Arts Council of Princeton)
10
Build three-dimensional sculptures from fibers and recycled materials.
Tour
The Seward Johnson Atelier Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
13
Go behind the scenes at The Seward Johnson Atelier and Digital Atelier.
Rat's Event
A Night in Havana
14
A night in Havana with vibrant cuisine and exotic rums.
Horticulture
Early Flowering Bulbs, Shrubs, and Trees
15
Come experience the flora of late winter.
Horticulture
Early Flowering Bulbs, Shrubs, and Trees
17
Come experience the flora of late winter.
Family
Tots on Tour
17
Stories, tours, and art for tots!
Special Event
Guild for Early Music Festival
18
Celebrate the early music of Europe & the Americas, and J.S. Bach’s 333rd birthday.
Special Event
Artists in Action
24
Kick off the spring by exploring GFS’ on-site artist studios.
Peacock Café Event
Easter Tea
31
Enjoy a delightful classic afternoon tea.
April 2018
Rat's Event
Easter Brunch in Rat's Kitchen
1
Celebrate spring in royal fashion at the event that is always a guest favorite!
Concert
Kaki King In Concert: The Neck is a Bridge to the Body
13
An innovative, immersive, multi-media production in music and storytelling.
Special Event
Slow Art Day
14
Slow down, look carefully, and discuss what you noticed during this annual, global event.
Rat's Event
Ramp Dinner
19
Dine under the stars at GFS for a meal to be remembered.
Family
Tots on Tour
28
Stories, tours, and art for tots!
Adult Workshop
Ordinary to Extraordinary: Sculptural Weaving
28
Select, weave, and sew alternative materials into a three-dimensional sculpture
Member Event
Member Mornings
29
Members will be granted early access to the garden and galleries.
May 2018
Member Trip
Trip to Grand Rapids & Detroit, Michigan
21
GFS Members-only VIP tour of Michigan’s contemporary art scene. Register by February 9.