Kids Culture 10.27.16

Haunted Lighthouse

It is hard to think of a better spot for a haunted house than the Montauk Lighthouse, and on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. the Montauk Lighthouse Museum and Camp SoulGrow will convert the historic landmark into a place just spooky enough to be fun, but not so scary that the kids will have nightmares. There will be games and treats. Costumes have been suggested and will also be for sale during the event for those who really enjoy a good game of dress-up or have yet to settle on their persona for Monday’s Halloween fun. The $5 admission fee will benefit Camp SoulGrow and the Lighthouse Museum. 


Halloween at the L.V.I.S.

There will be games, ghosts, treats, and tricks at the East Hampton Ladies Village Improvement Society’s Halloween party for kids on Saturday. The fun will happen from 2 to 4 p.m. And of course costumes have been encouraged. 


Spectacular Spooksnackular

Halloween will not pass without notice at the local libraries. Tomorrow, kids 4 and older can join in the Hampton Library’s Spectacular Spooksnackular at 4 p.m., learning to make a snack in keeping with the holiday. On Saturday at 10 a.m., after listening to a Halloween tale at the library, costumed kids will parade through Bridgehampton’s downtown. On Tuesday afternoon at 4 at the library, a workshop for kids 12 and up will have them creating their own games using robots and computers. 

In Sag Harbor, the John Jermain Memorial Library’s Halloween party will be on Saturday at 3 p.m. There will be music, games, and treats for all. The Amagansett Library will host a flying ghost Halloween story time and related craft for ages 4 to 8 on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Those still working on their costumes or inspired to make new ones have been invited to stop in on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Materials will be provided, or you can take some to use or share. The library will welcome trick-or-treaters from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday. A pumpkin-decorating session at the Montauk Library on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. will include Halloween refreshments. Pumpkins will be provided. 


Treats for Animals

Kids 3 to 5 will illustrate a Halloween story read by Eleni Nikolopoulos on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., children of all ages can join in a trick-or-treat game in which they’ll try to guess what the museum’s animals want for a treat. Those 5 and up can learn to make spooky slime stuff in a 10:30 a.m. workshop on Sunday that is part science experiment and all hands-on fun. There is a $3 materials fee. Reservations have been requested for all museum programs. 


New Young-Adult Room

The East Hampton Library has put out the call for photographs taken by local high school students to decorate the walls of a new young-adult room opening at the library next month. The wall space will be given over to rotating exhibits throughout the year. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 7. Tomorrow at 4 p.m., the library will host a pizza party for high school students. Kids in sixth through eighth grades have been invited to a pizza and game night of their own on Wednesday at 5. 


Design Your Own Candy Bag

Kids who visit the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Saturday will be able to design and decorate a Halloween bag to carry their trick-or-treat haul. The materials will be on hand in the museum’s lobby throughout the day; participation is free with museum admission.


A Music Together Reminder

Space is still available in a Music Together by the Dunes music and movement class for children up to age 5, offered on Wednesdays in East Hampton. The class, which will run each week from 10:15 to 11 a.m. through early December, began on Oct. 19. The full cost for eight sessions, plus two classes in any other Music Together by the Dunes location, was $235 plus a one-time registration fee of $15 for new families, but that will be prorated for those who begin the class next week, said Ina Ferrara, who runs the program. The East Hampton classes will meet at the Dancehampton studio on Lumber Lane. Registration is online at