Kids Culture 11.08.18

Underwater Vehicles

Children can learn how scientists use remote-control underwater vehicles to explore the oceans and then work with an engineer to design one of their own at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton this weekend. 

On Saturday, kids 8 and older will design and build their vehicles from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On Sunday, also from 10:30 to 12:30, they will finish building and then take the vehicles for a spin. 


Ballots for Books

If Tuesday’s election had your kids asking what all the excitement was about, a workshop on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton may shed some light on the process. Kids of all ages can search through CMEE’s library for books about our country, voting, and related subjects. Then they will cast their own ballots for the book that deserves to be read aloud. A craft will cap things off.

The program is free, as is a book swap taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday in the museum’s lobby. People can take books they’ve read and pick up new ones. There will be bookmark crafts and apple cider. Admission to the museum is not included. 


New Art Workshops

New workshops for kids at the Golden Eagle in East Hampton include a sewing class on Thursdays, community art on Fridays, and morning and afternoon art sessions on Saturdays. 

Kate Gimbel Goldman teaches the sewing class, which meets from 4 to 5 p.m. and is for children 6 and older. Participants can learn to sew or work on more advanced projects like making a doll, vest, or bag. Ms. Gimbel Goldman is also teaching the community workshop on Friday afternoons at 4 for ages 6 to 14. Kids will explore different mediums each week as they make two and three-dimensional works. 

On Saturday morning, classes from 10 to 11 with Virva Hinnemo for kids 6 to 10 will explore “traditional and nontraditional approaches to art,” according to the Golden Eagle website. They will work collaboratively in a variety of mediums. 

Ms. Gimbel Goldman will share teaching duties with Michele Mott during a Saturday afternoon class from 3 to 4 exploring drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and more. This one is for kids 6 and older. 

The community art class is by donation. The others cost $25 each or $175 for an eight-class card. Registration is at


Apples and Cinnamon

What could be better on a crisp fall day than the smell of apple pie? The scents of cinnamon and apples will be in the air at the Montauk Library on Saturday when the Baking Coach leads families as they make these tasty treats from scratch. 

The coach will provide everything but the rolling pins, which participants have been asked to provide. Each family will leave the 3 to 5 p.m. session with a ready-to-bake pie. 

A bilingual story time on Wednesday at 11:45 will include songs, finger plays, and stories in English and Spanish. Next Thursday, visitors from the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will guide children in kindergarten through third grade as they plant amaryllis bulbs from 4 to 5 p.m. Finally, on Friday, Nov. 16, it’s Toddler Tango time, a music-and-movement program for children 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Advance registration has been requested for all programs. 


Inspired by Kandinsky

At the East Hampton Library today, kids 6 to 9 will explore the art of Wassily Kandinsky and create their own works inspired by his “Several Circles” at 4 p.m. 

Mason jar lanterns will light the way after a workshop on Tuesday at 4 p.m. for kids 6 and up. On Wednesday at 4 p.m., kids 4 and older can decorate cupcakes to look like turkeys. 

Folks from the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will visit the library next Thursday at 4 p.m. to plant amaryllis bulbs with kindergartners through third graders. Advance sign-up is required for most programs.


Spielberg Movie Night

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will host a movie night for kids in sixth grade and above on Friday, Nov. 16, with Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” rated PG-13. The sci-fi action adventure is set in 2045, when people living in a world of chaos find refuge in a virtual universe. Show time is 6:30.