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April 2019
Tour
Beyond Material Gallery Tour
25
Explore the stories materials can hold in this James Carl inspired tour.
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 imaginativ...
May 2019
Adult Workshop
Creating Connections: The Nature of Drawing
1
Enhance skills in visual memory through observation and rendering of the landscape and nature using graphite, charcoal, pen, ink, and waterc...
Rat's Event
Rosé Luncheon
1
Come celebrate May Day with Rosé all day! Rat's is kicking off Rosé season with our favorite Rosé wines paired w...
Rat's Event
Sing-Along with Sculpture
2
Gather around the piano at Grounds For Sculpture’s Rat’s Restaurant for a Sing-Along with artist and GFS founder, Seward John...
Member Event
Member Preview Day
4
Member Preview Day is an exclusive opening that gives GFS Members the opportunity to preview the artistic season before it opens to the p...
Member Event
From Our Grounds To Yours
4
Join us for our first spring plant sale! From Our Grounds To Yours features a unique selection of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees, ...
Horticulture
Bird Walk with the Mercer County Park Commission
7
Join us for a spring bird walk and learn about the varied birds that call GFS home. This 90-minute walk is led by The Mercer County Park Com...
Wellness
Wellness Walks
9
Walk the garden, relax, and reflect, enjoying light fare with friends. Lead by Katie Covello, this season will focus on exploring various as...
Rat's Event
Sing-Along with Sculpture
9
Gather around the piano at Grounds For Sculpture’s Rat’s Restaurant for a Sing-Along with artist and GFS founder, Seward John...
Horticulture
Herbal Wreath Making
11
11AM-1PM session. Just in time for the spring, learn to create decorative wreaths using long-lasting dried herbs, fruits, and flowers. Un...
Horticulture
Herbal Wreath Making
11
2PM-4PM session. Just in time for the spring, learn to create decorative wreaths using long-lasting dried herbs, fruits, and flowers. Und...
Adult Workshop
Ceramic Sculpture Assemblage
11
Explore the synthesis of ceramics and found objects in this four-session, mixed media workshop. The first half will be focused on hand-bu...
Family
Mother's Day: Open 10 AM – 9 PM
12
Mother’s Day is one of the most popular days to visit Grounds For Sculpture. To provide you and your family with the best ...
Rat's Event
Mother's Day Brunch Buffet in Rat's Kitchen
12
Treat Mom to a beautiful brunch on her special day! Rat’s brunch buffet presented in its beautiful kitchen, featuring decadent hot breakfast...
Peacock Café Event
Mother's Day Picnic Basket
12
Let us pack the perfect picnic basket for you to enjoy at the beautiful Grounds For Sculpture. Stop by the Van Gogh Café or Peacock Café and...
Tour
A Closer Look at The Seward Johnson Atelier
14
Go behind the scenes of The Seward Johnson Atelier and learn about how sculpture is made with a tour led by expert Atelier staff. Reservatio...
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. Your docent...
Rat's Event
Sing-Along with Sculpture
16
Gather around the piano at Grounds For Sculpture’s Rat’s Restaurant for a Sing-Along with artist and GFS founder, Seward John...
NJ LGBT Chamber Mixer
17
Kick off the weekend with a NJ LGBT Chamber mixer hosted at Grounds For Sculpture—New Jersey’s 42-acre magnificently landscap...
Family
Tots For Sculpture
18
Other Senses: Tactile Textures Early learners explore materials, make art, and get inspired by GFS’s current exhibitions. Each month feature...
Young Artist Workshop
Got Balance? 3-D Symmetries
18
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...
Concert
Boheme Opera NJ 30th Season Reunion Concert
19
broadcast LIVE on WWFM, The Classical Network, and hosted by GFS.
Rat's Event
Sing-Along with Sculpture
22
Gather around the piano at Grounds For Sculpture’s Rat’s Restaurant for a Sing-Along with artist and GFS founder, Seward John...
Wellness
Wellness Walks
23
Walk the garden, relax, and reflect, enjoying light fare with friends. Lead by Katie Covello, this season will focus on exploring various as...
Wellness
Introduction to Herbalism: Roll-ons with Flower Essences
25
In this hands-on class, we will explore the healing magic of flower essences for emotional support. We will use a blend of flower essences, ...
Member Event
Member Mornings
26
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 imaginativ...
Peacock Café Event
Memorial Day BBQ Cook Out
27
Join us this Memorial Day holiday for BBQ favorites and beer specials all day long. The grill will be fired up and hot all day long. 10am-5p...
Rat's Event
Sing-Along with Sculpture
30
Gather around the piano at Grounds For Sculpture’s Rat’s Restaurant for a Sing-Along with artist and GFS founder, Seward John...
Tour
Curator’s Tour: Interference Fringe| TALLUR L.N.
31
Tallur L.N. is one of India’s most prolific and innovative contemporary sculptors. Join GFS Director and Interference Fringe | TALLUR L.N. C...
June 2019
Rat's Event
Sing-Along with Sculpture
6
Gather around the piano at Grounds For Sculpture’s Rat’s Restaurant for a Sing-Along with artist and GFS founder, Seward John...
Film
Outdoor Movie Night: Loving Vincent
6
You told us, we heard you! Join us for a special encore screening of Loving Vincent! In a unique technique of oil painted animation, Loving ...
Wellness
Wellness Walks
6
Walk the garden, relax, and reflect, enjoying light fare with friends. Lead by Katie Covello, this season will focus on exploring various as...
Tour
Behind the Scenes: Interference Fringe| TALLUR L.N.
12
Gain insight into the intricate installation of artist Tallur L.N.’s dynamic and layered work during this behind the scenes tour with member...
Rat's Event
Sing-Along with Sculpture
13
Gather around the piano at Grounds For Sculpture’s Rat’s Restaurant for a Sing-Along with artist and GFS founder, Seward John...
Young Artist Workshop
Break It Down: Deconstruction Reconstruction
15
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
15
Wild Things: Creature Feature Early learners explore materials, make art, and get inspired by GFS’s current exhibitions. Each month feature...
Rat's Event
Father's Day Brunch Done For Dad
16
Treat Dad or your favorite father figure to a special brunch at Rat’s Restaurant. Brunch is served in our stunning kitchen, and for this sp...
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. Your docent...
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. Your docent...
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-comers...
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 imaginativ...
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...
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...
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 ...
Adult Workshop
Wood Working
13
Develop wood-working skills in this five-session workshop designed to strengthen techniques and self-expression. Taking inspiration from the...
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...
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...
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. Your docent...
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. Your docent...
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...
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...
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-comers...
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 imaginativ...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. Your docent...
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. Your docent...
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...
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-comers...
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 ...
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 imaginativ...
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 ...
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. Your docent...
Adult Workshop
Photojournalism Workshop
14
During this two-day, assignment-driven workshop, interpret and photograph visitors’ reactions and interactions with the Interference Fringe ...
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 ...
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...
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...
Special Event
Epicurean Palette
22
A celebration of fine food and wine that helps support the exhibitions and educational initiatives at GFS.
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 imaginativ...
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...
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 mak...
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
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...
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 imaginativ...
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 imaginativ...
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...