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Kids Culture 06.13.19

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:15

Watermill Family Day

Daxophone? Don’t you mean “saxophone”? The answers will be found on Saturday, when Cleek Schrey, a fiddler and composer, and the Daxophone Quartet lead children 6 and older as they make their own versions of these unusual instruments to play in concert during the Watermill Center’s Family Day.

By way of explanation, the daxophone, according to Popular Woodworking, is “a thin hardwood strip, which, when set into vibration by a bow, can sound like the human voice, a violin, or a frisky woodland mammal.”

Also on Saturday, Afua Ansong, a Ghanian-American writer and artist, will work with children to create their own printed tapestries. Ms. Ansong’s artwork examines “the challenges of the African immigrant in the United States, exploring themes of transition, citizenship, and blackness,” according to the center.

Mr. Schrey, who hails from Virginia and now lives in New York, collaborates with musicians across a range of styles and scenes. Both are artists in residence at the Watermill Center.

Saturday’s programs begin at 1 p.m. The cost is $10 for children, $5 for adults, and reservations can be made via the center’s website. People have been encouraged to arrive on time in order to be able to take part in both workshops.


Birds of Prey at SoFo

Birds of prey from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge will visit the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Children will learn about the area’s native raptors, including what they eat, where they live, and the adaptations that make them such skilled hunters. In this free educational program, presenters will also share the stories of how the individual birds came to live at the refuge.

SoFo’s Young Birders Club, for 8 to 18-year-olds, will meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday.


Let’s Hear It for Dads!

At the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, dads will be celebrated at a special brunch on Saturday and a Father’s Day Scrabble tournament on Sunday.

The brunch, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will include bagels, juice, coffee, and pastries followed by an activity. Refreshments will be served on Sunday, too, when fathers and kids have been invited to join in the Scrabble gaming from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Retro gaming is on the agenda for grades 7 to 12 on Friday, June 21, when the library breaks out its Super Nintendo Classic at 3:45 p.m. That evening at 6, teens and adults have been invited to show off their “Star Wars” knowledge in trivia teams of two to six players.

Advance registration has been requested for all but the Scrabble tournament.


Reading Club Kickoff

The Montauk Library will kick off its summer reading club on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with ice cream, popcorn, and a chance for young readers to pose for pictures with a green screen backdrop with a universe theme. The theme of this summer’s reading club is “a universe of stories.” Kids up to 18 who sign up on Saturday will get a reading log and a gift bag.


Cake Pops and Bath Bombs

Cake pops, a bilingual story time, and a family movie are in store this week at the East Hampton Library.

On Tuesday, kids 4 and older will make cake pops that look like birds’ nests in a program at 4 p.m. The bilingual story time and craft for ages 3 and up will take place on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Next Thursday will bring a screening of “Cars 2” at 4 p.m.

High school students will be able to make their own bath bombs using organic ingredients supplied by the library next Thursday from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

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