Kids Culture 04.11.19

L.V.I.S. Egg Hunt

The Ladies Village Improvement Society of East Hampton will host an Easter egg hunt on the grounds of the group’s 95 Main Street headquarters on Saturday. The hunt begins at 11 a.m., but children have been advised to arrive early with their baskets, as the mad dash will begin at 11 sharp. Peter Rabbit will be on hand for photos afterward. 


Three Ballets

The Hampton Ballet Theatre School’s spring production this weekend at Guild Hall will feature selections from three ballets performed by students ranging in age from 3 to 18. 

The mixed program includes Michel Fokine’s “Les Sylphides” with music by Chopin, parts of “The Littlest Mermaid” conceived and choreographed by the school’s director Sara Jo Strickland, and the modern ballet “Mendelara” choreographed by Ms. Strickland’s mentor and teacher, Aras Ames. 

Professional-level students will dance in “Les Sylphides” and “Mendelara,” with Nick Peregrino joining them as guest artist in the former. For Ms. Strickland’s original ballet, costumes are by Yuka Silvera, with lighting by Sebastian Paczynski. 

Performances are tomorrow at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $15 in advance at or 888-933-4287. If available, they will start at $20 at the door. 


Films Through Dudes’ Eyes

Kate Mueth and the Neo-Political Cowgirls along with the Hamptons International Film Festival will present a free screening of short films made by students in a Dude’s Eye View workshop for high school boys on Monday at 6 p.m. at Guild Hall. Participants in the six-week workshop met once a week at East Hampton High School with two teaching artists, Charlie Westfal and Trevor Vaughn. 


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

At the Montauk Library on Saturday two workshops will offer different perspectives on recycling. In one from 2 to 3 p.m., kids in kindergarten and up will learn about the impact waste has on the environment while also using old paper to make new handmade paper. A workshop for those in third grade and up at 3:15 will cover how individual actions affect the planet and offer some tips for having a positive impact. Kids will calculate their own carbon footprint and consider how they can tread more lightly. Advance registration has been requested for both. 


Art, Personality, Wax

There are stories, games, a movie, and arts and crafts on the agenda this week at the East Hampton Library. In a program today at 4 p.m., kids 5 to 8 will take a closer look at trees while making their own recycled egg carton trees. Also tomorrow, high school students will learn to make candles with supplies provided by the library from 4 to 7 p.m. 

Kids 3 to 5 can join in a wax-resist watercolor workshop tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. On Monday, high school students will offer study help for younger children between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Kids have been asked to register in advance for half-hour sessions. Only four students can be accommodated. 

In preparation for Earth Day, kids 6 to 11 will make flower sculptures from recycled bottle caps and paint on Tuesday at 4 p.m. On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Julie Raynor Gross, a college and career counselor, will lead a program for students that will offer Myers-Briggs personality assessments designed to help them learn what sort of college, college program, or career might be right for their personality type. Priority admission will be given to high school sophomores and juniors living in the East Hampton Library District, which includes the Springs, East Hampton, and Wainscott School Districts. Advance registration with the library is required.

An art workshop on Wednesday at 4 p.m. for ages 3 to 5 will combine art and science as kids learn about the marbling paint technique. Next Thursday, high school students have been invited to drop by the young-adult room to make word bracelets, jewelry, and key chains from 3 to 6 p.m. Those not busy with that craft can play a game of Uno from 3:30 to 5:30.

A chick story time and craft for ages 4 to 6 will happen next Thursday at 4 p.m. On Friday, April 18, when most schools are closed for Good Friday, the library will show “Ralph Breaks the Internet” at noon. 


Mush! Karen Land Speaks . . . 

Karen Land, a former Iditarod musher, and her sled dog Noggin will share stories of their adventures in this cold, cold race at a family program on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. 

On Sunday, there will be a story time with cookies at 2:30 p.m. Kids in sixth grade and up will make their own magnets on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., and on Friday, April 19, kids 4 and older will create bouncy balls at 4 p.m. Advance sign-up has been requested for most programs. 


Boards, Birds, and Bunnies

An afternoon of family board games will happen on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. Earlier that day, at 10 a.m., Wally the dog will be on hand to hear kids practice their reading skills from 10 to 11 a.m. Children in kindergarten through third grade will make birdfeeders at the library on Wednesday at 4 p.m., and on Friday, April 19, there will be an Earth Day story time at 11 a.m. for little ones ages 2 to 5.

The library will close the week on Friday, April 19, with a screening of the family movie “Hop” for kids up to sixth grade at 2 p.m. Popcorn will be served, and those who attend have been invited to take their own drinks. Registration is not required.