1 to 4 p.m. at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 625 Williams St., New London. Explore the new exhibition “Play/ Things: Toys and the Invention of Modern Childhood” and then create your own historic toy. Fun for the whole family. Free admission and snacks. Call 860.443.2545 or visit www.lymanallyn. org.
5 JOHN GARDNER SMALL CRAFT WORKSHOP
at Mystic Seaport. See nearly 100 peapods, whitehalls, sharpie skiffs, wood and canvas canoes, kayaks, performance rowing craft, dories, dinghies, tenders and other boats as participants share their boats with other enthusiasts. Visitors can also get on the water in a variety of boats — sailboats, rowing and paddling craft — and gain a lifetime’s experience in small, craft-related skills during the course of the weekend. Enjoy boat sharing, workshops and a row down the Mystic River early Sunday morning. Call 860.572.5322 or visit www.mysticseaport.org.