Kids Culture 03.28.19

After-School Pottery

The Bridgehampton Museum is offering an after-school pottery workshop for kids 6 to 11 on four Mondays starting next week. Mary Jaffe will teach the class, which will cover such hand techniques as coiling and slab building. It runs from 3:45 to 5 p.m. at the museum’s archives building at 2539A Montauk Highway. The cost is $150. Advance registration is at 631-537-1088.


Puppets at Bay Street

The Goat on a Boat puppet season is winding down at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, with A Couple of Puppets set to offer one final show on Saturday at 11 a.m. before taking a spring break. “The Chicken Show” features a singing chicken who wants to be a Broadway star. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased in advance at or at the door. 


To the Stars and Beyond

Kids 7 and older will venture into the solar system and beyond in Afterschool Universe, a program tomorrow and every last Friday of the month at  the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. Participants build models, “construct and use a telescope, and learn about the relationship between time and light,” among other out-of-this world topics. The program runs from 4 to 5:30 and costs $30, $27 for members, with a snack included. Additional sessions will be on April 26 and May 31.

The museum will celebrate Van Gogh’s birthday with a Starry Night art program for families with kids ages 2 to 6 on Saturday at 10 a.m. After learning about the artist’s life and work, families will use wax resist and watercolor to make their own masterpieces. The cost is $20 including museum admission, $7 for members. 

Hamptons Art Camp will return to CMEE on Sunday for a slime-making session for ages 4 to 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. On the menu, but not to eat, will be chocolate pudding slime and strawberry sprinkle slime. The cost is $35, $25 for additional siblings. 

The museum’s monthly Pizza and Pajama Night happens on Friday, April 5, from 5:30 to 7 and will include a reading of Frank Asch’s “The Earth and I” and a watercolor art project. Admission is free for members, $12 per child for nonmembers. 


The Babysitters’ Club

Future babysitters take note: The John Jermain Memorial Library will offer a three-hour course on Saturday to teach sixth through eighth graders some of the skills they’ll need to be responsible babysitters. The class runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and will cover child safety, developmental stages, and planning age-appropriate activities. Advance registration is required. 


Gumdrop Engineering

Engineering with gumdrops, marshmallows, and toothpicks will be the project of the day for kids 6 to 11 on Tuesday at the East Hampton Library. The program starts at 4 p.m. 

A spring story time and craft for ages 4 to 6 happens on Wednesday at 4 p.m., and next Thursday at the same time there will be a bilingual story time for children 3 and older, followed by a craft. 

Advance registration is required for most library programs. 


Tree Poems

At the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton on Sunday, children 8 and older will write poems inspired by trees, or even in the shape of trees, during a workshop at 10:30 a.m.