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June 2019
Rat's Event
Rat's Summer Happy Hour
1
Join us Tuesday through Friday from 4pm- 7pm this summer and enjoy discounted food and drink specials.
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
20
Discover the magnificence of Grounds For Sculpture by moonlight. Begin with a three-course dinner at Rat’s Restaurant at 7:00pm. Yo...
Wellness
Wellness Walks
20
Walk the garden, relax, and reflect, enjoying light fare with friends. Lead by Katie Covello, this season will focus on exploring various as...
Art Salon
Art Salon: Dana Stewart
27
Meet Dana Stewart, artist and fabricator who has a dozen bronze beasts circling the lush greenery of Grounds For Sculpture. Learn about his ...
Concert
Sounds of Summer: Animus
28
Discover something new at GFS! Enjoy live melodies under the stars during our Sounds of Summer music series, featuring notable up-and-com...
Family
Fleeting with Nature: Create + Collaborate
29
Drop-in and team up with others to construct a temporary sculpture, one that will exist, evolve, and eventually expire into its natural surr...
Member Event
Member Mornings
30
Enjoy a quiet start to your day and catch the morning light at GFS. At GFS, we believe visiting an oasis of beauty, where art and imagina...
July 2019
Rat's Event
Lobster Clambake Special
2
Join us every Tuesday in July to enjoy your own personal Lobster Clambake. Lobster, shrimp, clams, and mussels served in a steaming pot with...
Peacock Café Event
4th of July BBQ Cook Out
4
Join us this 4th of July and enjoy traditional BBQ favorites and beer specials all day long. The grill will be fired up and hot all day. 10a...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
5
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
6
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Rat's Event
Lobster Clambake Special
9
Join us every Tuesday in July to enjoy your own personal Lobster Clambake. Lobster, shrimp, clams and mussels served in a steaming pot with ...
Wellness
Wellness Walks
11
Walk the garden, relax, and reflect, enjoying light fare with friends. Lead by Katie Covello, this season will focus on exploring various as...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
12
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Horticulture
Lotus and Lilies: A Dive Into Our Favorite Aquatic Plants
12
Explore the science and lore behind the lotus and water lilies with GFS Horticulturist Janis Napoli. This hour-long tour will highlight the ...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
13
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Adult Workshop
Wood Working
13
Develop wood-working skills in this five-session workshop designed to strengthen techniques and self-expression. Taking inspiration from ...
Young Artist Workshop
Artifacts + Fictions: Assemblage Montage
13
Get inspired and create! These workshops are designed for kids between the ages of 6 and 10 and combine exploration in the galleries and exp...
Family
Tots For Sculpture
13
Fascinating Faces: Portraits Early learners explore new materials, make art, and get inspired by GFS’s current exhibitions. Each month featu...
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
16
Discover the magnificence of Grounds For Sculpture by moonlight. Begin with a three-course dinner at Rat’s Restaurant at 7:00pm. Yo...
Rat's Event
Lobster Clambake Special
16
Join us every Tuesday in July to enjoy your own personal Lobster Clambake. Lobster, shrimp, clams and mussels served in a steaming pot with ...
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
18
Discover the magnificence of Grounds For Sculpture by moonlight. Begin with a three-course dinner at Rat’s Restaurant at 7:00pm. Yo...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
19
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Wellness
Sunset Sound Bath
20
Journey through a feast of vibrations, riding the soothing tones of Alchemy Crystal Bowls, sound energy of Gong, the primal vibration of you...
Wellness
Introduction to Herbalism: Herbal Tinctures
20
Herbal tinctures are one of the most ancient remedies. Known for their healing potency and convenience, tinctures are the foundation of herb...
Horticulture
Butterfly Discovery with the Mercer County Park Commission
23
Explore different species of these colorful insects with staff from the Mercer County Park Commission. Help catch butterflies to examine tog...
Rat's Event
Lobster Clambake Special
23
Join us every Tuesday in July to enjoy your own personal Lobster Clambake. Lobster, shrimp, clams and mussels served in a steaming pot with ...
Concert
Sounds of Summer: The Do Rights
26
Discover something new at GFS! Enjoy live melodies under the stars during our Sounds of Summer music series, featuring notable up-and-com...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
27
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Member Event
GFS Family Breakfast
27
Free for members at membership levels Family, Family Plus, Contributor, Sustainer, Benefactor. Calling all Family level members and above! E...
Member Event
Member Mornings
28
Enjoy a quiet start to your day and catch the morning light at GFS. At GFS, we believe visiting an oasis of beauty, where art and imagina...
Rat's Event
Lobster Clambake Special
30
Join us every Tuesday in July to enjoy your own personal Lobster Clambake. Lobster, shrimp, clams and mussels served in a steaming pot with ...
August 2019
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
2
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Rat's Event
Comedy Night
2
Local comic celebrity Helene Angley visits for another night of raucous laughs! With a talented line-up of well-seasoned comics who have shi...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
3
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Film
Summer Cinema: Where the Wild Things Are
8
In this fantasy drama film directed by Spike Jonze and adapted from Maurice Sendak's 1963 children's book of the same name, a lon...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
9
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Horticulture
Shaded Plants: The Garden’s Hidden Treasures
9
Join us in the coolest areas of the garden and learn about the plants that thrive in the shade with GFS Horticulturist Janis Napoli during t...
Family
Tots For Sculpture
10
Inside Out: Objects with Character Early learners explore materials, make art, and get inspired by GFS’s current exhibitions. Each month fea...
Young Artist Workshop
Materials, Meaning, Metaphor
10
Get inspired and create! These workshops are designed for kids between the ages of 6 and 10 and combine exploration in the galleries and exp...
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
13
Discover the magnificence of Grounds For Sculpture by moonlight. Begin with a three-course dinner at Rat’s Restaurant at 7:00pm. Yo...
Art Salon
Art Salon with Kang Muxiang
13
Be our special guest for an evening Art Salon with Taiwanese master sculptor Kang Muxiang. Join the artist for a three-course meal at Rat...
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
15
Discover the magnificence of Grounds For Sculpture by moonlight. Begin with a three-course dinner at Rat’s Restaurant at 7:00pm. Yo...
Wellness
Sunset Sound Bath
16
Journey through a feast of vibrations, riding the soothing tones of Alchemy Crystal Bowls, sound energy of Gong, the primal vibration of you...
Concert
The Awakening: Sounds For Sculpture
16
Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center in NYC
Composer and Jazz Vibraphonist Christian Tamburr premiers a body of original music inspired by sculpture of renowned sculptor Seward John...
Adult Workshop
Studio Intensive: Concrete
17
Explore the possibilities of an often-overlooked material during this two-day introduction to concrete. Designed for all skill levels, exper...
Concert
Sounds of Summer: Jah Guide
23
Discover something new at GFS! Enjoy live melodies under the stars during our Sounds of Summer music series, featuring notable up-and-com...
Rat's Event
Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles
23
Tonight is all about bubbles! Champagne, sparkling wines and sparkling cocktails. Your ticket grants you entrance to our Sparkling cocktail ...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
24
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Adult Workshop
Ceramic Sculpture Assemblage
24
Explore the synthesis of ceramics and found objects in this four-session, mixed media workshop. 
Family
Wearable Sculpture Drop-in
24
Rethink familiar materials and bring art to life in this wearable sculpture extravaganza. Repurpose tattered fashion materials and upcycle i...
Member Event
Member Mornings
25
Enjoy a quiet start to your day and catch the morning light at GFS. At GFS, we believe visiting an oasis of beauty, where art and imagina...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
30
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
31
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
September 2019
Peacock Café Event
Labor Day BBQ Cook Out
2
Join us this Labor Day and enjoy all of our BBQ favorites and beer specials all day long. We will have the grilled fired up and hot all day....
Rat's Event
Rat's Fall Happy Hour
3
Fall Happy Hour with a complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Join us Tuesday through Friday from 4pm- 7pm, September 3rd to December 27th and enjoy ...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
6
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Tour
Moonlight Tour & Dinner at Rat’s Restaurant
12
Discover the magnificence of Grounds For Sculpture by moonlight. Begin with a three-course dinner at Rat’s Restaurant at 7:00pm. Yo...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
13
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Adult Workshop
Photojournalism Workshop
14
During this two-day, assignment-driven workshop, interpret and photograph visitors’ reactions and interactions with the Interference Fringe ...
Adult Workshop
Creating Connections: Botanical Illustration
18
This 8-week course for adults 55+ will explore both traditional and experimental media and mark making tools, often looking to the s...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
20
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
21
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Peacock Café Event
Oktoberfest Beer & Brats in Acer Courtyard
21
We are kicking off Oktoberfest in our Beer Garden at the Acer Courtyard. We will be featuring seasonal Oktoberfest beers and traditional wur...
Young Artist Workshop
Places + Spaces: Maps and Memory
21
Get inspired and create! These workshops are designed for kids between the ages of 6 and 10 and combine exploration in the galleries and exp...
Family
Tots For Sculpture
21
Moody Hues: Curious Colors Early learners explore materials, make art, and get inspired by GFS’s current exhibitions. Each month features a ...
Special Event
Epicurean Palette
22
A celebration of fine food and wine that helps support the exhibitions and educational initiatives at GFS.
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
27
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
28
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Wellness
Introduction to Herbalism: Moisturizing Oils
28
Discover the beauty of infusing herbs into oil for moisturizing, massage, and skin healing. In this hands-on class we will discuss the benef...
Member Event
Member Mornings
29
Enjoy a quiet start to your day and catch the morning light at GFS. At GFS, we believe visiting an oasis of beauty, where art and imagina...
October 2019
Rat's Event
Rat's Vineyard Dinner
2
Join Rat's in celebrating harvest season as we hostour Vineyard Dinner. We will set up farm tables on our water side terrace and serve a fam...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
4
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
5
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
11
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Acer Courtyard Event
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour
12
Summer Beer Garden Happy Hour at the Acer Courtyard. Join us on select days through the summer from 4pm - 6pm to enjoy some of our favori...
Horticulture
Seeds: Ancient Ornaments, Modern Jewels
12
Seeds were among the first materials used as body adornment. Learn of the diverse, distant, and local plant seeds one can use in jewelry ...
Family
Tots For Sculpture
19
Take Shape: Cuckoo Configurations Early learners explore materials, make art, and get inspired by GFS’s current exhibitions. Each month feat...
Young Artist Workshop
Focus on Form: Silhouettes + Structures
19
Get inspired and create! These workshops are designed for kids between the ages of 6 and 10 and combine exploration in the galleries and exp...
Family
Recording Natural Light
19
With leaves of all shapes and sizes fluttering from the trees, autumn is the perfect time to collect a few favorites and produce a handmade ...
Member Event
Member Mornings
27
Enjoy a quiet start to your day and catch the morning light at GFS. At GFS, we believe visiting an oasis of beauty, where art and imagina...
November 2019
Rat's Event
Comedy Night
1
Local comic celebrity Helene Angley visits for another night of raucous laughs! With a talented line-up of well-seasoned comics who have shi...
Rat's Event
Truffle Dinner
13
Truffle season is here! Join Rat's for this once a year opportunity. We will be sourcing some of the world's best truffles for this special ...
Member Event
Member Mornings
24
Enjoy a quiet start to your day and catch the morning light at GFS. At GFS, we believe visiting an oasis of beauty, where art and imagina...
Rat's Event
Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet
28
We at GFS and Rat’s Restaurant have a lot to be thankful for and we invite you to share that warmth by having your Thanksgiving dinner here....
December 2019
Rat's Event
Brunch With Santa
8
Bring the kids to visit Santa and enjoy brunch with us. Rat’s brunch buffet presented in its beautiful kitchen, featuring decadent hot break...
Rat's Event
Brunch With Santa
15
Bring the kids to visit Santa and enjoy brunch with us. Rat’s brunch buffet presented in its beautiful Kitchen, featuring decadent hot break...
Rat's Event
Brunch With Santa
22
Bring the kids to visit Santa and enjoy brunch with us. Rat’s brunch buffet presented in its beautiful Kitchen, featuring decadent hot break...
Rat's Event
Christmas Eve Dinner at Rat's
24
Join the Rat's team as we celebrate the holiday season on Christmas Eveand share our favorite holiday recipes. Our chefs will prepare their ...
Rat's Event
NEW YEAR’S EVE
31
Fling out the old year and ring in the new with delicious food and wonderful company at Rat’s Restaurant. Dine à la carte or indulge in a s...