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Kids Culture 10.24.19

Thu, 10/24/2019 - 12:34

Green for ’Ween

Instead of buying more plastic Halloween decorations, how about making them from recycled materials? Families can do just that at a workshop on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. Advance registration is required.


On-Camera Acting

Bay Street Theater and LTV are teaming up to offer an on-camera acting course for ages 13 to 18 on Saturdays starting Nov. 2.

Allen O’Reilly, the theater’s director of education and community outreach, will lead the class at LTV in Wainscott. Participants will look at the difference between acting for stage and camera and will also “focus on commercial copy and audition material from TV and film,” according to a class description. They will leave with a reel of their work.

Classes will meet for six sessions from 10 a.m. to noon (with no class on Thanksgiving weekend). The cost is $400. Registration information is at


Halloween Parade

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will have its Halloween costume parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. Families will walk through the business district and return to the library for treats.

Kids in sixth grade and up have been invited to go in costume to a Halloween escape-room challenge on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 1, children 5 and older can make firefly-inspired glowing jars to take home in a program starting at 4 p.m.

The library has asked for registration ahead of time for most programs.


Baby’s First

Babies who may be too young to go trick-or-treating won’t be too young for the Children’s Museum of the East End’s free Baby’s First Halloween Party on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in Bridgehampton. There will be crafts, music, free play, and refreshments for families with children up to 18 months old.

The museum’s next Pizza and Pajama Night, now for members only, will be on Friday, Nov. 1, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and will include a reading of Steve Antony’s “Please, Mr. Panda.” These fill up quickly, so advance sign-up is a must.


Aliens Escape

Teaching artists from Science Tellers, a national consortium, will visit the Montauk Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. with “Aliens: Escape From Earth,” about a pair of adventurous kids who come upon visitors from another planet. While enjoying the story, kids 5 and older will also get a lesson in chemical reactions, polymers, pressure, inertia, and other scientific concepts.

Gardeners from the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will be at the library on Tuesday at 4 p.m. to plant amaryllis bulbs with children in kindergarten through third grade. Each participant will take home a planted bulb. Registration ahead of time is required for both programs.


The Balloonatic

Nick the Balloonatic will make balloon figures and talk about the history of balloons at a show on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. There is space for 30 kids in this one, so plan accordingly.

On Sunday, the library will hold a pumpkin-painting session at 1:15 p.m., with enough space for 20 kids. Both programs are for kids 4 and older.


Ooh La La

In advance of quarterly math exams, Virginia Hessler, a math teacher, will offer free tutoring in algebra 1 and 2, geometry, and precalculus on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. This is a drop-in session; sign-up is not required.

On Monday, the library will offer college application essay tutoring for high school seniors, with half-hour one-on-one sessions available by appointment between 3 and 5 p.m.

“Très magnifique,” Fancy Nancy might say about the library’s Fancy Nancy tea party for kids 3 and up on Tuesday at 4 p.m. There will be tea, finger sandwiches, and a story from that much-loved children’s book series.

On Wednesday, the library will show “Toy Story 4” at 4 p.m.

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