Kids Culture 11.01.18

Watermill Center’s Family Day

The choreographer Alvaro Restrepo and the dance company El Colegio del Cuerpo, artists in residence at the Watermill Center, will perform “Animal Family,” a work in progress, during a family day at the center on Saturday. 

The piece includes music by Max Richter based on Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” and features Mexican animal masks, costumes by Olga Piedrahita, and paintings by Leopoldo Combariza. El Colegio del Cuerpo was founded in Cartagena, Colombia, by Mr. Restrepo, who is Colombian, and Marie-France Delieuvin, who is French. 

After the 1 p.m. performance, the artists will lead a mask and movement workshop. The program is intended for families with children 8 and older. It is free, but reservations are required via watermillcenter.org, as space is limited. 

 

Dia de los Muertos

The Montauk Library will celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead this afternoon at 4 with music, dancing, and traditional treats. The holiday is a colorful occasion when families honor relatives who have died with festive foods, sweet creations, and music. Participants in this afternoon’s program will have a chance to sample sugar skulls and “bread of the dead.” 

The Art Nanny will be at the library on Saturday to lead kids as they create their own watercolors. A session for children 2 to 5 will take place at 1 p.m. At 2:30, the Art Nanny will turn her attention to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Advance registration is required.

 

Library Sleepover

High school students have been invited to a sleepover at the East Hampton Library on Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. Signed permission slips to take part in this special opportunity must be returned to the library no later than 5 p.m. tomorrow. Participants have been asked to take snacks to share, sleeping bags, and any “bed assortments” they need for a comfy night. 

A Polaroid camera program on Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. will have high school students exploring East Hampton as they capture the spirit of fall on film (or their smartphones). 

 

Virtual Expeditions 

The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor has invited kids in fifth through 12th grade to go along on immersive virtual reality and augmented reality explorations this month using the Good Expedition educational app. Kids in fifth through eighth grade will hit the virtual road today, next Thursday, and Nov. 29 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., visiting the Great Barrier Reef, ancient Egypt, the solar system, and the North Pole, among other destinations. 

Teens will get their chance tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 9, and Nov. 23 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. Tomorrow it’s the solar system, “Salem 1630 Pioneer Village” is the destination on Nov. 9, and on Nov. 23 they’ll get “A First Look at College.” Spaces are limited and advance registration is a must. 

A chess club for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade starts today at 4 p.m. at the library and will continue on most Thursdays through Dec. 20. 

On Saturday, the graphic novel club for fourth through sixth graders will consider Victoria Jamieson’s “All’s Faire in Middle School” at 12:30 p.m. The December novel will be “A Wrinkle in Time,” Madeleine L’Engle’s classic reinterpreted by Hope Larson. 

 

BMX in Bridgehampton

Blocks, Trucks + Art, which oversees a BMX track at the Hayground School in Bridgehampton, is hosting weekend BMX sessions on the pump track this fall.

Sessions on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. are for kids 4 to 9. There’s an 11 a.m. to noon session for ages 10 to 16, and on Sunday, the riding is for all ages from 1 to 2 p.m. BMX instructors will be on hand to teach kids about navigating the track, basic bike mechanics, and how dirt tracks are sculpted and shaped. 

The cost is $50 per session. Spots can be reserved by emailing Angela De Vincenzo at angela@blockstruckandart.com. 

 

Bulbs for the Holidays

An amaryllis bulb planted right about now should be ready to bloom for the holidays. With that in mind, the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will visit the Amagansett Library tomorrow to lead kids in kindergarten through third grade in a bulb-planting workshop at 4 p.m. Advance sign-up has been requested. 

 

Open Studio for Teens

Pamela Collins will lead teens as they make collage faces during an open studio at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Saturday. Young artists can drop in between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Admission is free for students.