Kids Culture 12.29.16

A still from the film "Perfect Houseguest" by Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter, one of several short films from the New York International Children's Film Festival that will be shown at the Parrish Art Museum on Friday. credit: New York International Children's Film Festival

Best of the Fest

On Friday, the Parrish Art Museum will screen award-winning short films from the New York International Children's Film Festival in an hourlong program that begins at 6 p.m. The 12 films are geared to children 3 to 7, but are appropriate for all ages. They include one live-action short and 11 animated films from Australia, Brazil, Frane, Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The program costs $10, but is free for members, children, and students.

Happy New Year!

There are New Year’s Eve parties for kids planned at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor and the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Saturday, both of them during the daylight hours.

The John Jermain party will begin at 11:15 a.m. and include a countdown to noon. There will be games and music. As of yesterday, space was still available for CMEE’s 1 p.m. party, which culminates in a confetti-filled countdown. The cost is $14 per person; members get in free. Reservations are required.

Other New Year’s-themed activities include a story time at the Amagansett Library on Saturday at 11 a.m. geared to 3 to 8-year-olds. Older and younger siblings will be welcomed, as well. Children 4 and up will make hats starting at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. Also tomorrow, at the Montauk Library kids in kindergarten and above can make party hats, noisemakers, and a time capsule from 3 to 4 p.m.


Dragons, Storks, Monsters

“Pete’s Dragon,” a movie about a boy who lives in the woods with a dragon, will be shown this afternoon at 2 at the East Hampton Library. “Storks,” an animated tale of a stork who must deliver an unauthorized baby despite the fact that storks have moved on to the package delivery business, will be shown on Monday at 1:30 p.m. The family movie next Thursday at 4 p.m. will be “Monsters University.”

High school students can make New Year’s crafts in the library’s young-adult room today from 2 to 5 p.m.

On Wednesday, the library will begin another series of Snap Circuits workshops for ages 7 and up. Working in groups of two, participants will learn some of the basics of electronics while building circuits that can “light up, sound off, and power an accessory,” according to the library. The program will run from 4 to 5 p.m. and will be repeated on Jan. 19, Feb. 16, and Feb. 21. Advance registration has been requested.