“Play, build, create” was the theme of Peconic Community School’s third annual Maker Fair on Saturday in Aquebogue. The annual family-friendly festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness was held in celebration of the global Maker Movement and offered creation stations, demonstrations by local makers, and its first local food truck rally.
Guests experienced workshops and demonstrations by local woodworkers, robotics teams, artists, chefs, scientists, inventors, puppeteers, and performers. Community members toured the school and its classrooms.
The fair served as a fundraiser for the independent school, but was also launched as a conduit for connecting with the community and to share creativity and project-based learning, two pillars of the school’s curriculum.
Michael A. Barnhart, Ph.D., an expert in the history of American foreign relations and politics, will discuss how the United States and the Soviet Union stood at the brink of nuclear war during the Cold War and what can be learned from it now. Jackie Scerbinksi, a professor and director of fashion at the City University of New York, will give a talk on “The British Invasion: Sixties Style,” in which she will discuss London’s mod style and its influence on fashion in the U.S., on July 17 at 12 PM.