Kids Culture 10.05.17

Salamanders and Celebrations at SoFo

A celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt on Saturday at the South Fork Natural History museum will feature free guided trail walks, games, craft making, and a variety of activities provided by local environmental and community organizations.

The greenbelt includes coastal plain ponds, freshwater swamps, wetlands, and woodlands that stretch from Sag Harbor to Sagaponack. The Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt, the Children’s Museum of the East End, Peconic Land Trust, Group for the East End, Turtle Rescue of the Hamptons, Hampton Library, the Perfect Earth Project, the Long Island Native Plants Initiative, the Long Island Nature Organization, Quality Parks, the Nature Conservancy, and the Southampton Town Parks and Recreation Department are all joining the celebration, which will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Complimentary ice cream and refreshments will be served. 

Also on Saturday at the museum, Andy Sabin, a.k.a. Mr. Salamander, will help unearth some fascinating creatures living under rotting logs on the forest floor, including two unusual native salamanders: the blue-spotted and the four-toed. Advance registration is required for this walk, which is suitable for all ages. 


Member Appreciation Day

The Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton will hold its second annual member appreciation day on Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. Museum members have been invited for a morning of games, crafts, food, music, fun, and maybe a few surprises. Open to families with kids of all ages. Admission is free for members. 

For those wishing to join the museum, an annual family membership costs $110 and includes free admission any time, four one-time guest passes, discounts on classes and workshops, and early registration for some events and parties. An additional $55 extends membership to two additional adults and one additional child. 


Tricks, Treats, and Trivia

Sixth through eighth graders can make a vegan and gluten-free pumpkin latte sugar scrub at the East Hampton Library on Tuesday at 4 p.m. 

For kids ages 4 to 6, Wednesday is bug story time and craft making. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 4 and up can get ready for Halloween on Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. by making one spider web, one brain, and one mummy Twinkie — theirs to take them home and enjoy with friends.

High school students who love trivia can compete against peers every Thursday evening from 6 to 7. Each week features a different theme.


Scribble Bots in Sag

On Saturday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., kids 8 to 12 can learn how to make a scribble bot at the John Jermain Memorial Library on Main Street in Sag Harbor. This robot, made out of a motor and markers, moves around on a page and leaves colorful marks in its path. Registration is required. 


Hansel and Gretel in Montauk

The Solé East Resort in Montauk will host the Sprouts Children’s Musical Theatre production of Hansel and Gretel tomorrow at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults and can be purchased at or at the door. Solé East is at 90 Second House Road. Its Backyard Restaurant will be open for dinner both nights.