Kids Culture 08.24.17

Art Meets Nature

Andrea Cote and her 9-year-old son, Nathan, will lead families in an Art of Science workshop on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. The mother-son team will teach participants to use tools and pigments from nature to create art. 

Al Daniels will head up a seining excursion for families on the shores of Noyac Bay on Sunday at 10 a.m., giving people a chance to see the variety of marine life that inhabits our local waters.

Advance registration is requested for both programs.


Tails and Talons

Tara is all ears when it comes to listening to kids read. A certified therapy dog from Pet Partners, she will be at the East Hampton Library today from 4 to 5 p.m. to help first through fifth graders who struggle with reading. Pick a favorite book and sign up for a 15-minute session with Tara.

On Saturday from 9:30 to 1 p.m. high school students preparing for their ACT exams can take a free practice test. Space is limited and registration is required.

Kids ages 5 to 11 can have fun creating with Legos and meeting new friends at Monday’s Lego Club from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

On Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., the magician Alexo will bring the thrill of illusion as well as his magical animal menagerie for some midday wizardry at the library in a show suitable for all ages.

More magic is scheduled on Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. with Snap Circuits, an electronics program for ages 7 and up. Kids will construct circuits that light up, sound off, and power an accessory.

On Wednesday kids 3 and older can have their faces painted at the library from 2 to 4 p.m. Ages 4 and up will make soft felt sculptures with a sea creature theme on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Next Thursday, a birds of prey program for ages 4 and up will offer a chance to meet an Eastern screech-owl, a great horned owl, a barn owl, and a red-tailed hawk at 3 p.m.

Advance registration is required for all events.


3-D and Coding in Sag Harbor

Seventh through 12th graders can learn how to create a 3-D file using Tinkercad, an online 3-D design and printing app, from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. The library has some laptops available, and kids are invited to reserve one or take their own.

Younger kids 6 to 12 can join the Coding Club today at 5 p.m., where they will learn some of the basics of computer coding. No experience is necessary for this self-paced club. Laptops are provided.

A Summer Reading Club party tomorrow from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. will be open to all children who participated in the summer reading program. The Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre will provide the entertainment.


With a Bang!

Guild Hall’s KidFest program will finish with a bang on Wednesday at 5 p.m. with Bam! Percussion, a comedy-drumming production with a cast of cartoon characters who speak their own language. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $14 for children, $16 and $12 for members.

During an arts and crafts workshop before the production, at 4, kids 3 and up can create their own musical instruments. The cost is $10, $8 for members.


The Power of Words

Clowning and puppetry will take audiences on a word play adventure through the alphabet complete with a visit to a word zoo full of surprises at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Saturday, when Good Hearted Entertainment presents “Word Play” at 11 a.m. Tickets cost $15.

Bay Street’s final teen Masterclass, Speaking Shakespeare, will be offered on Monday from noon to 3 p.m. for ages 13 to 18. Intended to help young actors interpret and speak Shakespearean verse, this workshop will culminate in a pre­sentation of the students’ work on the Bay Street Theater stage for family and friends. The cost is $125 and advance registration is required.


Family Fun in Southampton

A painting party for ages 8 and up with the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County — an educational program promoting a wide range of topics from wellness to sustainable agriculture — is scheduled for tomorrow at 5 p.m. at the Southampton Arts Center on Job’s Lane. The cost is $30 and advance registration is required.

Next Thursday, Wonderspark Puppets will take children 3 to 8 on a “Wild West Mystery” ride at 4:30 p.m. The 30-minute show is free.


Seashells and Reptiles

Kids 7 and up can learn about Long Island mollusks with Tonito Valderrama, an environmental artist and educator, on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Montauk Library. Students will decorate seashells to create a beach-inspired mobile.

Next Thursday afternoon at 4, kindergartners through sixth graders will meet some of Long Island’s native reptiles and amphibians and learn how they get around during a program presented by the South Fork Natural History Museum.

Advance registration is requested for both programs.


Make Art at the Parrish

Families can drop in to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to take a tour of the galleries and create art through hands-on activities, using art materials and techniques inspired by the works on view. All ages must be accompanied by an adult. The tour and open studio are free with museum admission, which is $12 for adults and $9 for those over 65. Students, members, and children under 18 get in free.

Two workshops are offered next week. A three-day sculpture workshop for ages 10 and up will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $100, or $75 for members, and space was still available as of yesterday.

Children 7 and older will explore a variety of mediums in a two-day art workshop on Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $190, or $150 for members, and advance registration is a must.


Golden Eagle Art Camps

For the next two weeks, the Golden Eagle art store in East Hampton will be offering weekday mini art camps at its Studio 144 on North Main Street. Kids 6 to 11 will get an introduction to a variety of mediums that may include drawing, painting, printmaking, or sculpture, from 10 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, Sept. 1. The cost is $190 for all five days or $40 for a single session. Registration is at 631-324-0603.