Kids Culture 06.30.16

Healthy Treats, Disguised

The East Hampton Library and the Wellness Foundation are teaming up this summer to offer a series of interactive nutrition programs for kids. The first, on Tuesday at 11 a.m. for kids 4 to 7 and next Thursday at 1 p.m. for kids 8 to 13, will focus on the “superpowers” of leafy greens and how to sneak them into treats so tasty that even a veggie hater will slurp them up. Future programs later in July and in August will be on berries, healthy snacks, and whole grains.

On Tuesday kids 4 and up can make faux glass sculptures in an art program at 4 p.m. A workshop on organic bug spray on Friday, July 8, will have the same age group concocting their own bug repellants using essential oils from 3 to 4 p.m.

Today’s family movie is “Shrek,” to be screened at 4 p.m. “Zootopia” will be shown at the library tomorrow at 2, and next Thursday at 4 it’ll be “Kung Fu Panda 3.” Advance registration has been requested for all library programs.


An Interactive “Peter Pan”

Guild Hall’s summer-long KidFest program starts on Wednesday with the Duffle Bag Theatre’s interactive production of “Peter Pan” at 5 p.m. There will be a chance to make fairy wings before the show at 4. The workshop costs $10, $8 for museum members. Tickets to the performance are $18 for adults and $14 for kids, $16 and $12 for members. Buying tickets in advance has been recommended.


Making Toy Ships

Aurelio Torres, an East End artist, will lead children as they make toy ships with recycled materials next Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center. Driftwood, string, dowels, paper, cardboard, and paints will be provided. The workshop is free but reservations have been requested at


Shark Attack Survivor Speaks

At the Montauk Library next Thursday, kids entering kindergarten through fourth grade can learn the facts and fiction about the most feared and revered creatures of the sea: sharks. Scott Curatolo-Wagemann, a survivor of a shark attack, will have shark teeth, jaws, and skin for children to examine and will also talk about sharks in the news and what is being done to save these great creatures. The program begins at 3:30 p.m.

Earlier that day, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lori Hubbard, a musician, will get children ages 1 to 5 dancing and singing and celebrating the seasons. Advance sign-up has been requested for all programs.


From Sea Salt to Beach Glass

With school out, things get busy at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. On the schedule this week: a beach glass search for families, sea salt harvesting, beach glass jewelry making, fish-print T-shirts, and a program on pollinators.

Eleni Nikolopoulos will lead the beach glass search tomorrow at 9 a.m. On Saturday at 10 a.m., Michele Martuscello, the founder of Shelly Sells Sea Salt, will meet families at the beach for a workshop on harvesting salt from the ocean. Participants have been asked to bring along a bucket and a Ziploc container or something else in which to collect water. And dress to get wet.

Also on Saturday, children 6 and older will learn the important role that pollinators like butterflies and bees play in the world. Then they’ll make Mason jar bee houses and pollinator hydrators to help keep these small creatures happy in their own backyards. The program will start at 10:30 a.m. There is a $5 materials fee.

Sue and Al Daniels will lead the fish-print T-shirt workshop on Sunday at 10 a.m. The cost of $10 includes a T-shirt and supplies. Participants should wear a smock; things could get messy. Families who take part in tomorrow’s beach glass search may want to meet up with Ms. Nikolopoulos again on Friday, July 8, when she leads a workshop on making jewelry from those found treasures. There is a $5 materials fee for this one.

Advance registration is required for all museum programs.


Busy Campers at SoulGrow

Camp SoulGrow in Montauk is going full speed ahead this week, with nearly a dozen programs planned for kids 7 and up in the next eight days.

There’s a hot dog party at SoulGrow’s downtown Montauk space on Carl Fisher Plaza at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Monday brings a beach day at the camp’s tent at Ditch Plain starting at 10 a.m., with food and drinks provided. Kids can make acai bowls at Happy Bowls in Montauk on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., and get an introduction to ballet on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Also that day, the camp plans a picnic and visit to the Montauk Lighthouse Museum at 11 a.m. and paddleboarding at Navy Road at 1 p.m.

Next Thursday, it’s gardening at the Montauk community garden at 10 a.m., and at noon, while the farmers market is happening on the downtown green, campers can help sell SoulGrow gear at the downtown studio. On Friday, July 8, there will be an outdoor cooking camp at Montauk County Park’s Third House at 11:30 a.m. and an introduction to sewing at 1 p.m.

Programs are offered free of charge, with a suggested donation of $10 to help support the nonprofit camp. Registration is online on a first-come-first-served basis at Space is limited.


Your Life: The Musical

The Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor is gearing up for a summer of theater camps for kids 9 to 12. The name of the camps, My Life: The Musical, gives a good idea of where the material will be drawn from for each weeklong session. The first starts on July 11. They run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and culminate in a Friday performance for friends and family. The cost is $470 per week, with discounted rates of $850 for two weeks and $1,000 for three.

Registration is online at Additional camps will run from Aug. 15 to 19 and from Aug. 22 to 26.