Kids Culture 08.17.17

Coding, Music, More

Computer coding is becoming a must-have skill for today’s kids. Classes at the East Hampton Library on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. will teach the basics and more in a fun setting for students entering sixth through ninth grades.

Evan Gottfried’s Family Music Extravaganza will liven up the library on Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. with a high-energy musical adventure and interactive show for kids from infancy to age 8 (but older siblings are sure to be entertained as well).

On Monday, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., children 5 and over can take part in Storytime Yoga with Susan Verde, a kid’s yoga instructor and children’s book author. Kids 4 and up will make mobiles inspired by the sea in a workshop on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

The library will show its appreciation to high school volunteers who have offered their help throughout the year with a party during this month’s young adult after-hours gathering tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be outdoor fun and games, including badminton, kickball, croquet, and mini-golf. In case of rain, the party will move indoors for a movie.

Also on the schedule for high school students this week are a seashell candle workshop using all-natural ingredients on Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. and a sand art class on Friday, Aug. 25, from 4 to 5 p.m.

To help prepare for SAT tests, part of the college application process, a free practice test is being offered at the library on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Advance registration is required for all events.


Ichthyologists in Training

Children ages 8 and over can learn about ichthyology (the branch of zoology that deals with fish) at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Crystal Oakes, a marine biologist, leads the class, which culminates in the dissection of a specially prepared perch. There is a $15 fee per fish.

On Sunday at 10 a.m., Eleni Nikolopoulos, a nature educator, will teach families about summer’s disappearing vernal pools, which are home to salamander larvae and tadpoles in the spring months.

Advance sign-up is suggested for all programs.


Dog Show at Guild Hall

As part of Guild Hall’s KidFest series, Johnny Peers will bring his Muttville Comix to East Hampton on Wednesday at 5 p.m. with a slapstick comedy dog show for all ages. This entertaining team of rescue mutts has even appeared at the White House! The cost is $18 for adults, $14 for children, or $16 and $12 for members

Prior to the dog show, children 3 and up can create their own musical instrument in a workshop at 4 p.m. The cost is $10, $8 for members.

Magic in Montauk

Amore, an award-winning magician, will use trickery, comedy, and music to deliver a message about libraries and the importance of reading in an interactive show for all ages at the Montauk Library on Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Evan Gottfried’s Family Music Extravaganza will head to Montauk on Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m.

Registration for both events is required, as space is limited.


Pizza Night

The Children’s Museum of the East End is joining Amber Waves Farm on Tuesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for pizza night at the farm in Amagansett. In addition to picking toppings for a personal pizza that will be cooked in a custom, wood-fired copper oven, families can also take a tour of the farm. The cost is $50. Members of the museum or the farm get a $10 discount. Registration is online at


Camps and Puppetry at Bay Street

There are two opportunities for young thespians to channel Shakespeare’s characters at the Bay Street Theater this month. A weeklong Shakespeare Mini Mainstage camp for ages 9 to 12 will run from Monday through Friday, Aug. 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $475. A Speaking Shakespeare teen master class will be held on Monday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $125. Registration forms are available online at

The Goat on a Boat series of puppet shows continues at Bay Street next Thursday when the Tanglewood Marionettes presents “Sleeping Beauty” at 11 a.m. Tickets cost $15.


Wild Things in Southampton

A Baby Loves Disco family dance party will be held at the Southampton Arts Center on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Live D.J.s will blend classic disco tunes with today’s favorite pop sounds in a party for toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents.

Goat on a Boat’s ongoing series of puppet shows continues at the center today at 4:30 p.m. when Steven’s Puppets present “Rumplestiltzkin.” For ages 3 to 10, the show features original hand-carved wooden marionettes from the 1930s made by the company’s founders.

At 5:15 p.m. today, the Quogue Wildlife Refuge will talk about the fascinating world of birds of prey while offering an up-close and personal view of the creatures. The refuge is a 300-acre nonprofit nature preserve housing permanently injured wildlife that require human care to survive.

Andrea Cote, an artist, will work with kids 8 to 12 and their adults to create mythical creatures during an art workshop tomorrow at 4:30 p.m.

All events are free.