Upcoming Events at Sherwood Island State Park: Westport, CT

April 5 & 6: Art Show: Saturday 12:00 to 5:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 to 4:00 PM

Featuring artwork by the animals of Beardsley Zoo

Art Gallery Show and Sale at the Nature Center at Sherwood Island State Park


Beardsley Zoo: Guests are invited to join Beardsley Zoo’s animal enrichment program as they display and sell paintings made by their residents. Each is a one of a kind documented piece of art made by tigers, wolves, otters, rabbits, and many more.


Photographer Sgt. Cindy Snyder: has captured the action in Africa and at Greenwich’s private Leo Zoo and . Her picture of the baby giraffe: Sandy Hope has graced several national magazines.


Artist Raven Cooper: will demonstrate a work in progress and takes commissions for portraits of pets as well as: prints, originals,(both hand colored and black and white) and hand silk screened tee shirts.


Origami artist will create folded paper swans, frogs and other animals with your kids Saturday 12-2

Country Squire Modeler Club: The Fly Boys will provide model airplane demos on both days 12-4

Raffle of the artists will benefit the Friends of Sherwood Island State Park

And other upcoming events:

May 17thSherwood Family Reunion: Generations of the families that once lived and worked on what is now Sherwood Island. In conjunction with the CT State Parks Centennial Celebration, they will have an opportunity to review draft of interpretive panels, using the information from archives and the 2013 archeology digs, which will be placed along a newly designated historical trail beginning at the area near the Pavilion, where early Native American Settlement artifacts have been found. Do you have old pictures of the park through the decades? Feel free to bring them!


May 17 & 18: Island Workdays:  Volunteer Appreciation Day: Spend the day outside, come by yourself, with your family, friends, teams or groups and help spiffy-up, build and repair projects in the park, free park entrance for those coming to work.


June 7 & 8: CT State Parks & Forests’ Free Trails Day: Taking place throughout the State of Connecticut’s parks and forests. FREE park entry and special events taking place at Sherwood Island State Park including several walks and hikes highlighting the beauty of the park’s 234 acres of beach, meadow, marsh and woods. Activities include: Guided bird walks, stroll along the tideline, introduction to the new historical trail, sein-net-fishing near the Nature Center to explore what lives under the water, and so much more.


CONTACT: Mary Ann West, Public Affairs on behalf of Friends of Sherwood Island

mwestwrites@gmail.com or 203-554-3964  Check us out: http://friendsofsherwoodisland.org

By Alex

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