Kids Culture 01.17.19

Student Arts Festival

Guild Hall’s annual Student Arts Festival, with work by children in kindergarten through 12th grade, will open on Saturday with a reception that includes performances and an art workshop. 

The show will be in the galleries through Feb. 24, and admission throughout will be free. At Saturday’s reception, which runs from 2 to 4 p.m., the performers will include the East Hampton High School and East Hampton Middle School dance teams, the A&G Dance Company, and Abigail Loos of the East Hampton Home School Group. 

Starting the following Saturday, Jan. 26, there will be free workshops at 11 a.m. for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade organized by the Golden Eagle and inspired by the projects on view in the galleries.  


Naturalists in Action

The South Fork Natural History Museum’s young birders club will meet on Saturday at 2:45 p.m. in Bridgehampton. The monthly gathering is open to young people 8 to 18 interested in learning more about birds. It is led by a museum educator, Miles Todaro, the museum’s executive director, Frank Quevedo, and Barbara Blaisdell, all experienced birders. Participants have been asked to take binoculars and a field guide to birds of the eastern United States. Some will be available to borrow. 

On Sunday, children 9 and older will consider plastics in the ocean, where they come from, how they harm aquatic habitats, and what might be done about them. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. 


Book Swap and Applesauce

Tired of reading the same old books but reluctant to let them go? The Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton will make it a little easier on Saturday when it hosts a free community book swap from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the lobby.

Also that day at 10 a.m., a cooking program for ages 3 and older will have little ones making their own applesauce. The cost is $17 per child, including museum admission, or $7 for members. Advance registration is required. 


Teen Central in East Hampton

There’s a lot going on for high school students this week at the East Hampton Library, and some fun for younger kids and families too. 

On Saturday, high school students will have the library to themselves after hours, from 5 to 7, for a game of manhunt and a chance to best their peers in a gingerbread house-decorating contest. Who says gingerbread is just for Christmas? 

They can ponder life’s big questions on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the library’s next Socrates Cafe discussion group gathering in the young-adult room. On a lighter note, teens will make their own bath bombs from natural and organic ingredients in a workshop next Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. Sign-up is essential, as there will be space for only eight participants. 

For younger kids ages 4 to 6, there will be a snowman story and craft time on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Next Thursday, the whole family can take in “The Peanuts Movie” at 4 p.m. 


A Montauk Movie

The Montauk Movie may be long gone, but the Montauk Library will fill the gap on Saturday at 2 p.m., when it shows “The Incredibles 2.” Popcorn and snacks will be served. 

Wednesday brings a bilingual story time at 11:45 a.m., and next Thursday, children 1 to 5 can sing, dance, and play in a music program with Lori Hubbard.

The library’s Lego Builders Club gathers to let imaginations run wild on Friday, Jan. 25, at 3:30 p.m. All ages will be welcomed.