Enjoy Art and Nature at Grounds for Sculpture with the Jefferson Arts Committee  

Join the Jefferson Arts Committee on a bus trip to Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ on Thursday, October 13, 2022.  Come to a magical place that encompasses a museum, sculpture garden, and arboretum where art and nature are always at play.At its core are nearly 300 contemporary sculptures sited across 42 landscaped acres each thoughtfully positioned on meticulously landscaped parkland full of thousands of exotic trees and flowers. Indoors, temporary exhibitions from established and emerging artists are featured in six galleries. As one of the premier cultural destinations in New Jersey, you are invited to stroll through the gardens and galleries, to pause when you feel like pausing, to look closer when something catches your eye, and above all else, to relax and unwind. 

While no food or beverages are allowed to be brought into the park, attendees will have three options for lunch while at Grounds for Sculpture. To enjoy superb country French cuisine, make your own reservation at the renowned Rat’s Restaurant, named for the gregarious character in sculptor and creator Seward Johnson's favorite childhood story book The Wind in the Willows. Call 609-584-7800 or visit www.ratsrestaurant.com  Rat’s also offers a Picnic Lunch and you can make your own reservation by contacting Colleen Suozzo at colleen.suozzo@constellationculinary.com 

Or enjoy a casual lunch menu at The Van Gogh Café where no reservation is necessary, but note that they only accept debit/credit cards – no cash.    

No smoking is permitted anywhere at the venue, but the taking of photographs and videos is encouraged. The peacocks and wildlife on the grounds are tame and love to have their pictures taken from a distance. For more information about the venue, log on to http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/Visit 

Tickets for this bus trip are $45 per person for adults and $42 per person for senior citizens 65+ only. These prices include admission to the entire venue, comfortable round-trip motor coach transportation, and driver gratuity. The bus leaves from the parking lot of St. Thomas the Apostle R.C. Church, 5635 Berkshire Valley Road, Milton/Oak Ridge, NJ promptly at 8:30 am and departs from Grounds for Sculpture at 5 pm for the return trip to Jefferson Township. 

Wear appropriate footwear as there is a lot of walking, uneven surfaces throughout, and no trams are available. If you are interested in learning more about accessibility options, please visit https://www.groundsforsculpture.org/visit/accessibility/ 

Reservations and full payment are due no later than Monday, September 26 – only 54 tickets are available so don’t delay. Mail your check or money order made payable to The Jefferson Arts Committee to Jefferson Arts Committee, Grounds for Sculpture, PO Box 2604, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438. Be sure to include your email address to confirm your reservation and keep you up to date on any changes as well as your home and cell number in case we need to reach you either before or during the trip. Questions/comments can be emailed to artscommittee@jeffersonarts.org or call Carol at 973-697-3828.  

Let’s explore art and nature together on October 13! 

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