Activities and events for every age group occur year round at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. Whether you're interested in learning more about our collection of contemporary sculpture, experiencing the most unique cocktail party of the season or helping to restore our prairie, we have something for you.

2019 Upcoming Events


Saturday, July 13, 2019

REDEUX (Summer Solstice Sunset Celebration) - arrive around 6 p.m. "Ravinia" style (bring your own picnic snacks and beverages) enjoy ambient tunes with our guest DJ next to the bonfire near the lake, take a walk around the park and watch the sun go down through the geometric angles of "Phoenix" which is sited to frame the sunset on the Solstice. FREE family friendly event.

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The Second Tuesday of every month June - October

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Join Liz Smith of serendipityyogaandwellness.com for an opportunity to merge yoga, meditation and creative expression. Begin with a 45-minute yoga class designed for individuals with all-levels of yoga experience. Following class, you will be led through a walking meditation in the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park. Participants will stop at each piece of art for a guided meditation designed to inspire creativity, peace and artistic expression.

Be sure to dress comfortably to move and walk. Participants should be able to bear weight in the hands and kneel. Bring water and a yoga mat. If you do not have one, extras will be available. 

The event will be rescheduled if it rains.

Suggested donation of:
$10 per person

Yoga and Walking Meditation Flyer pdf

Happy Birthday GSU - Tour of theNate

On Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Governors State University and theNate are celebrating a 50th anniversary!

At 1 p.m. a walking tour will depart from the patio outside of the main Hall of Governors at the heart of the university. (Use the D Main entrance, walk straight back through the building - parking is FREE)


An afternoon of festivities is planned on campus from 2 to 5 p.m. and then the party moves to Park Forest for Main Street Nights:

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sculpture, Wine & Dine

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