Kids Culture 04.04.19

Spring Ballet

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School’s spring production, running Friday, April 12, through April 14 at Guild Hall, will be a mixed program with excerpts from Michel Fokine’s “Les Sylphides,” “The Littlest Mermaid” by the school’s director, Sara Jo Strickland, and “Mendelara,” a modern ballet by Ms. Strickland’s mentor and teacher, Aras Ames.

The show will be staged on April 12 at 7 p.m., April 13 at 1 and 7 p.m., and April 14 at 2 p.m. Advance tickets range from $15 to $45 through or 888-933-4287. Tickets will be $20 to $50 at the door. 


Mini Books at Parrish

In an open studio at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Saturday at 11 a.m., kids 11 to 18 will make mini books. Participants will explore different bookmaking techniques with Pamela Collins, a teaching artist. Advance registration is required, as the program will run only with at least five preregistered students. 


Frogs, Toads, and Camouflage

At the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton on Saturday, some kids will learn to make origami frogs hop, while others will get an introduction to animal camouflage. 

In the frog program at 10:30 a.m., kids ages 8 and up will meet some of the museum’s resident frogs and toads. When it comes time to making their own from paper, they’ll equip them with LED eyes. There is a $5 materials fee. 

The camouflage program at 1 p.m. will offer younger children ages 3 to 5 an introduction to animal adaptations, including ones that allow some creatures to hide in plain sight. A $2 fee covers the materials for a related craft. 


Easter Prep

At Camp SoulGrow’s studio on the Plaza in Montauk, kids 7 and older will get an early start on Easter preparations and spring decorations on Saturday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. All sorts of crafts, and a few treats, are in store. Advance registration has been requested at


Something for All Ages

At the East Hampton Library this week kids can learn about the natural world, explore a virtual one, meet live reptiles and amphibians, and roll up their sleeves in arts and crafts workshops. 

High school students can drop in on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. for a virtual reality program. On Tuesday, kids in sixth through eighth grade have been invited to use the library’s button-making machine to make pin-back buttons of their own design from 4 to 5 p.m. 

The South Fork Natural History Museum’s reptiles and amphibians will visit the library on Wednesday at 4 during a program for ages 5 to 12. A nature program next Thursday at 4 p.m. will teach 5 to 8-year-olds about the importance of trees before they do a craft using recycled materials.  

Also next Thursday, high school students will learn to make their own candles with a variety of scents between 4 and 7 p.m. Wax will be part of an art workshop on Friday, April 12, too, at 3:30 p.m. In this one, kids 3 to 4 will use the wax-resist technique to paint watercolors flowers. 

Advance registration has been requested for all library programs. 


Book Cover Project

In an art workshop tomorrow at 4 p.m. the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, kids 4 and older can recreate their favorite book covers or design their own covers for favorite books. 

An afternoon of trivia for grades six and up happens on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. On Wednesday at 4, there’s a virtual reality program for ages 7 to 12. 

Friday, April 12, brings an egg-dyeing program that makes so much sense, you’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it yet: tissue paper egg dyeing. Using colored tissue paper, kids 4 and older will decorate eggs without the need of dye. 

Registration has been requested for all programs. 


Making Pizza to Go

Pizza will be on the menu in some households tomorrow night after a John Jermain Memorial Library program for kids 7 to 12 in Sag Harbor. To celebrate Deep Dish Pizza Day — apparently that’s a thing — participants will make their own personal-size pizzas to take home and bake in their own ovens. The program runs from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. 

The library will offer high school students a chance to take a practice SAT for free on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Pizza will be served during the meeting of John Jermain’s teen advisory group on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Attendees will discuss children’s programs and services they would like to see at the library.

Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade can make scented candles on Wednesday at 4 p.m. 

The next meeting of a book group for second to sixth graders on the popular Who Is? and Who Was? series on Friday, April 12, will focus on “Who Was Muhammad Ali?” Copies are available at the children’s desk. The start time is 4 p.m.


Family Movie in Montauk

“Mary Poppins Returns,” in which the beloved nanny returns to help the now-grown Banks siblings through a family crisis, will be shown at the Montauk Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. The film, directed by Rob Marshall, stars Emily Blunt as Mary, with Lin-Manuel Miranda.