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Kids Culture 08.29.19

Thu, 08/29/2019 - 11:39

Fall Theater Workshops

Bay Street Theater will run weekly theater workshops for kids and teens starting in September. For the youngest thespians, ages 7 to 10, World Story Wednesdays, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. beginning on Sept. 11, will use classic fairy tales and stories as a jumping off point for “building focus [and] concentration and creating an ensemble.” It will run through Oct. 16.

Who Needs a Script? — an improv class for ages 12 to 17 — starts on Sept. 14 and will run on Saturdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. An introduction to Shakespeare, Meet Willy Shakes, will follow on Saturdays from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for kids 9 to 12. Finally, ages 13 to 18 can learn different acting techniques while working on classical and contemporary theater pieces on Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday classes run through Oct. 19 and include a final presentation for friends and family. The cost is $300 per program. Registration material can be found online at


Scavenger Hunt

On Saturday, the East Hampton Library will show the 2019 live-action remake of “Dumbo” for all ages at 1 p.m.

Teams of high school students will fan out across the village that afternoon from 2 to 4 for a digital photo scavenger hunt. Participants will use digital or smartphone cameras to photograph each task they complete. Detailed instructions will be handed out at the young-adult desk that day.

A superhero art and story time for ages 3 and up inspired by the work of the artist Roy Lichtenstein will take place next Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the library.

Advance registration is required for most programs.


Ice Cream Party!

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will celebrate the end of summer and the conclusion of the summer reading club with a party on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. There will be games and ice cream from Mister Softee. Kids who read Emily Henry’s “When the Sky Fell on Splendor” will get an extra five raffle tickets for a drawing to be held during the party.

On Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., kids in sixth grade and above can stop by the library to watercolor paint tote bags. And next Thursday, the library will host the first of its STEAM Olympics sessions for ages 7 to 12 at 4 p.m. There will be a different project each Thursday in September. 

Children 5 and older will make photo frames out of popsicle sticks on Friday, Sept. 6, at 4 p.m.


Mandarin Language Class

Looking ahead, the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will run a Mandarin class for 4 to 8-year-olds starting on Sept. 7 at 10:30 a.m. Children will learn basic expressions and how to recognize and write pictographic characters, all through games, arts and crafts, songs, and stories.

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