December 5-13, 2013
Main Street, Amagansett. 267-3810
Legos and games for kids in kindergarten and above, Thursdays, 4 p.m. Shake, Rattle, and Roll for toddlers 10 to 36 months and a caregiver, Fridays, 10 a.m. Flash story and craft time, for preschoolers, Mondays, 2:15 p.m. First Story Time, for same age group, Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m. Tot Hop music, movement, rhymes, and games for preschoolers, Wednesdays, 2:15 p.m. * Pet Pals, a Cornell Cooperative Extension program with rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, and other small animals, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Family reading of Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory," Sunday, 1:30 p.m. Advance registration required for all programs.
CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE EAST END
376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 537-8250, cmee.org
Children's programs, classes, and exhibits. Admission is $10, free for members and babies under 1. Family members, $100 a year. * Lego club for kids 7 to 9, while younger children are exploring the museum, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon. Waffle Day, last Sunday of the month, 10 a.m., $17 including admission, $5 members. Advance sign-up recommended. After-school art, exploring a variety of mediums, Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. Advance registration required. Pizza and Pajama Night, tomorrow, 6 p.m. After a reading of Janet Squires's "The Gingerbread Cowboy," kids can help decorate a gingerbread model of the museum, $10, free for members. On Saturday at 10:30 a.m. kids 2 to 6 can listen to a reading of "Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow" by David Soman and Jacky Davis, then make their own snow globes, $24 including admission, $12 members. Gingerbread house workshops, Dec. 14, 10 and 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m., for kids 2 and older with adults, $30 per house, $20 members. Reservations suggested for all programs.
EAST HAMPTON LIBRARY
Main Street, East Hampton. 324-0222
Fun Club Book Club for kids in sixth through eighth grades, third Thursday of the month, 4-5 p.m. Story time for kids 3 and up, Sundays, 1:30-2 p.m. Drop-in chess, for 10-year-olds up to adults, Sundays, 2 p.m. Wiggle and Giggle With Books, for kids up to age 3, Mondays, 11:30 a.m.-noon. Knit Lit, for 6th through 12th graders, Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Teen community service club, first Monday of the month, 4-5 p.m. Toddler Time for children 3 and under, Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Canceled Dec. 11.) * Music Together music and movement program for toddlers 1 to 3 with an adult, today and next Thursday, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Penguin story and craft time for 4 to 6-year-olds with an adult, today, 4-5 p.m. Young filmmakers in 6th through 12th grades can earn community service credit creating a public service announcement about an upcoming library program, Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m. Take a smart phone, iPad, Flip, or video camera. Kids 7 and older can make clove-studded orange decorations to fill a house with holiday scents, next Thursday, 4-5 p.m. Sign-up required for all but Sunday story time and chess.
EAST HAMPTON YOUTH PARK
Abraham’s Path, Amagansett. 267-2421
Skate ramps, bike or blade track, tennis courts, playground, and an indoor play space run by the East Hampton Town Recreation Department. * Tennis, basketball, and other sports clinics offered throughout the year through the East Hampton Town Recreation Department.
GOAT ON A BOAT PUPPET THEATRE
East Union Street, Sag Harbor. 725-4193, goatonaboat.org
Puppet playgroup for kids 3 and under with an adult, Mondays, 9:30 a.m. Tot Art for kids 2 to 4 with an adult, Mondays, 10:45 a.m. Each program costs $25 for drop-ins or $200 for the full fall session. Those who do both pay $300. Puppet Club for 4 to 6-year-olds, Mondays, 3:30 p.m., $200 for nine sessions. * Santa will be on hand at a "St. Nicholas Faire," with crafts and holiday gift ideas, Saturday, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Yoga night for 6 to 10-year-olds with Peaceful Planet Yoga, Saturday, 6-8:15 p.m., peacefulplanetyoga.com. "The Night Before Christmas" puppet show, Dec. 21, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., $12, $10 members and grandparents, $8 siblings and children under 3.
Main Street, East Hampton. 324-0806, guildhall.org
Throughout the year, students under 21 can get free rush tickets to any John Drew Theater performance or screening that is not sold out, with the exception of KidFest programs and outdoor movies. * Gingerbread house decorating for all ages, Dec. 14, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $20 per house, $15 members. Advance registration required.
Main Street, Bridgehampton. 537-0015, hamptonlibrary.org
Rhyme time for 1 to 3-year-olds, Thursdays, 10-10:30 a.m. Legomania, Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wii for teens, Fridays, 4-5 p.m. Story time, Saturdays, 10 a.m. Play-a-Palooza, for children up to age 4 and a caregiver, Tuesdays, 10-10:45 a.m. Babies and books story time for babies up to 15 months, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. * Sprinkle-filled ornaments drop-in crafts for young adults, through Saturday during library hours. Holiday tree lighting and open house, with Santa, hot cider, and music by Bridgehampton School students, Saturday, 3-5 p.m. Amaryllis planting with the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons for kids 5 to 9, Monday, 4 p.m. Rubber band bracelet craft for kids 8 to 12, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Gingerbread house craft, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. Reservations requested for all but drop-in programs.
JOHN JERMAIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY
34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. 725-0049, johnjermain.org
Stories, songs, and playtime for kids 1 to 4, Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. The Jeanette Sarkisian Wagner writing workshop for teens, Thursdays through May 15, 5 p.m. Snacks provided. Family story time, Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Sunday board games for kids 3 to 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Math tutoring for 13 to 19-year-olds, with emphasis on Regents-level algebra and trigonometry, in English and Spanish, Mondays, 5 p.m. Snacks provided. Advance registration requested. * Barbie Club for 3 to 9-year-olds, Saturday, 10:30-11:15 a.m. No registration required.
Montauk Highway, Montauk. 668-3377
Story hour for preschool kids, Mondays, 11:45 a.m. Registration requested but not required.
MONTAUK PLAYHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER
Edgemere Street, Montauk. 668-1612, montaukplayhouse.org
Toddler Exploration, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30-1 p.m., $5. Friday evening youth program for teens, weekly, 7-9 p.m. Open gym, Mondays, noon-3 and 6:30-9 p.m.; Tuesdays, 1:30-7 p.m.; Wednesdays, noon-3 and 7-9 p.m.; Thursdays, 1:30-5 and 7:30-9 p.m.; Fridays, 12:30-7 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sundays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
PARRISH ART MUSEUM
Montauk Highway, Water Mill. 283-2118, parrishart.org
Open studio for children and caregivers, second, third, and fourth Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon, with gallery tours followed by a 30-minute workshop. Open studio for teens, first Saturday of the month, 11 a.m.-noon. Family gallery talks and art workshops, first, third, and fifth Sundays of the month, 2 p.m. First Sunday tours include a bilingual option. All free with museum admission. * Holiday vacation workshops, Dec. 26 and 27, and Jan. 2 and 3, with a different theme each day, 10 a.m.-noon for ages 4 to 6, 1-3 p.m. for kids 7 and older, $40 per session, $30 members. Space is limited; advance registration and payment required.
SOUTH FORK NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike. 537-9735, sofo.org
Exhibits on local flora and fauna, a touch tank, and trails in the field behind the museum, $7 adults, $5 kids 3 to 12, free for 2 and under.
Parson Place, Springs.
Story time, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.
Y.M.C.A. EAST HAMPTON RECENTER
Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton. 329-6884
Fall classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and tap for prekindergartners and up, as well as beginner and intermediate karate and swim classes. Friday Night Madness for fifth through eighth graders, 7 to 9 p.m. when school is in sesion. * Winter vacation camp for kids 5-12, Dec. 23, 26, and 27. Advance registration required.