Pictured Above: Potter Chris Fanjul at a past Maker Fair at the Peconic Community School.

Peconic Community School will host its Fifth Annual Maker Fair on Saturday, April 13 at the school’s new Cutchogue campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local “Makers’’ will present workshops and demos at this family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness in celebration of the Maker movement.

This community and family event will feature everything from robotics and Legos to coding and felting, to pottery and cardboard building.

Described as part science fair, part county fair, the Maker Fair is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, engineers, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors.

The Fair will feature more than 30 Makers from the community – ranging from woodworkers and astronomers to farmers and artists – who will offer interactive workshops and sales to visitors. 

Of note, the team from UpSculpt and Cindy Pease Roe’s studio will be on hand helping visitors craft a large-scale whale’s tail armature from locally collected marine debris; Bill Moulton from Greenies Supply Company has worked with PCS students to create a limited edition Cutchogue treasure map to raffle off exclusively to Maker Fair participants; Christina Sun from Bowsprite will lead a drum circle and Veme Studios will be on hand to lead an abstract painting workshop.

In addition, local food vendors including North Fork French Picnic and goodfood will be on hand to fuel hungry Makers and visitors at a pop-up sidewalk food market. Performances throughout the day will include a puppet show, drumming circle, interactive children’s music, and an interactive performance by Olivia Foschi and East End Jazz; a large-scale Cardboard Building Station will offer unlimited cardboard and masking tape for children of all ages to build their own creations; Peconic Community School students will host visitors at a handmade Cardboard Arcade; a fishbowl auction of curated local items will benefit the school, and Peconic Community School will be open for guided tours of the campus and classrooms with Co-Founder and Co-Director Liz Casey Searl.

The Peconic Community School is located at 27650 Main Road in Cutchogue, the former site of the Our Lady of Mercy Regional School.

More information is online at peconiccommunityschool.org/events/2024/4/13/5th-annual-pcs-maker-fair.

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