To the Zoo!
All aboard, you animal fans in the seventh grade and above, it’s a bus trip to the fabled Bronx Zoo, courtesy of the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. Leaving from the library on April 26, a Saturday, at 7:30 in the morning, the bus will depart from the zoo at 4 p.m. that day, and in between comes all that critter viewing. The cost is $20, which includes admission and lunch.
Four chaperones from the library will accompany participants. Signed permission slips are required and registration is preferred.
Let the Clay Fly
Young potters may want to limber their fingers for a four-week ceramics workshop at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Pottery will be made and the history of ceramics studied with Wendy Gottlieb, who will highlight sculpture, slab, and coil, as far as techniques are concerned. Students — ages 7 and older, please — will use a potter’s wheel, and their work will be fired.
It starts on April 26 and will run on the following Saturdays, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., through May 17. The cost is $120, or $90 for Parrish members. Payment and registration in advance are required, as the workshop is limited to nine kids.
SoFo’s Earth Day Open House
An Earth Day celebration Saturday brings with it free admission to the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. That includes naturalists’ programs — like one on how birds use their bills, or another on how to make a nest box for bluebirds, both from 2 to 4 p.m. — and walks, for instance a self-guided audio tour of Vineyard Field behind the museum.
What’s more, students in the environmental science and society class at Sag Harbor’s Pierson High School will show off posters they’ve made having to do with pressing environmental matters on the East End.
Put a Sock in It
Sewing, handicrafts, making your own clothes — it’s all made a comeback. How about windsocks?
Children ages 6 to 10 can find out at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m., when they will hand-sew their own windsocks with the help of Vanessa Geppert, the museum’s education coordinator. There will be plastic needles and other sewing notions to choose from, and fabric galore. The cost is $15, and those who are not museum members will have to pay admission.