Kids Culture 09.07.17

Stages Theater Programs

Stages, a children’s theater company, will once again run its popular “Frankenstein Follies” fall performance workshop for young actors 8 to 18. Workshops are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Southampton Town Recreation Center, and they start this Monday. The cost is $475. The program culminates with performances at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Oct. 27, 28, and 29. 

For younger actors, mature 6 to 9-year-olds, Stages offers a creative drama workshop on Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Bay Street starting this week and running through Nov. 14. A short play will be presented on the final day of the workshop. The cost is $285. 

Registration for both programs is online at or by calling or emailing the Stages director, Helene Leonard, at 631-329-1420 or


Seashells and Grandparents

Eleni Nikolopoulos of the South Fork Natural History Museum will lead families with kids 3 to 5 on a beach walk in search of seashells on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Afteward, they will use the shells to make keepsake magnets. There is a $3 materials fee and registration is requested. 

Sunday is grandparents day at SoFo. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., kids, parents, and grandparents are invited to meet everyone at the museum and all the animals who live there. At 10:45 a.m. there will be a story time.



De-stress at the Library

High school seniors who need guidance with their college application essays can head to the East Hampton Library on Monday between 3 and 5 p.m. Individual advice and feedback from a professional tutor will be provided. Space is limited, so people have been asked to sign up in advance for 30-minute sessions by phone or by emailing the young adult librarian, Lisa Michne, at

Stressed out in high school? Head to the young adult meeting room on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and make a stress ball to squeeze the stress away. carry around at school or home. 

For younger kids, ages 4 to 6, there’s an autumn story time and craft activities on Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Kids in sixth through eighth grade can decorate notebooks, pencils, folders, and all their school supplies with crazy, colorful, Japanese washi tape next Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. Tape will be provided, as well as some school supplies, or kids can take their own. 


Weather Forecast in Sag Harbor

The fall is a great time to explore the changing weather, and on Sunday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., kids 5 to 8 can head to the John Jermain Memorial Library to learn to create personal weather systems in a bottle. Registration is required. 

During the big Harborfest celebration in the village on Saturday, the library will have people at the Sag Harbor Youth Committee booth between noon and 3 p.m. helping kids use its special button maker to make their own pinback buttons. Participation is free, but supplies are limited.