Kids Culture 11.22.18

ArtXchange at Guild Hall

ArtXchange, a celebration of cultural diversity for families at Guild Hall in East Hampton, will take place on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. The afternoon will include a community art project led by members of Guild Hall’s Teen Arts Council, a family scavenger hunt, bilingual student films, and performances by the East Hampton High School and middle school dance teams and the Jaime Ruiz Salsa Dancers. 

An empanada truck will feed the crowds from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and folks from the Golden Eagle will lead art workshops from 2 to 3:30. At 2:45, Esperanza Leon and Casey Dalene will give a bilingual gallery talk. All events, and the food, are free. 


Puppets and Movies

A puppet-making class followed by a screening of selections from the New York International Children’s Film Festival should get families thinking creatively at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Saturday. In the studio-style workshop, which runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., participants will make and decorate hinged puppet figures with arms and legs that move. Materials will be provided. 

At 1 p.m. a selection of films best for kids 3 to 7 will be shown, followed by a program called Viva Kid Flicks for those 7 and older in Spanish with English subtitles. Both the workshop and the screenings are free with museum admission. 


“Headless Horseman” as Comedy

Goat on a Boat at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will present its first puppet show of the fall-winter season on Saturday at 11 a.m. Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers from Bar Harbor, Me., will take the stage with “The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow,” offering a comedic retelling of the classic story, as Ichabod Crane helps the horseman “find a new head and a spookier image,” according to the puppeteers’ website. 

Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased online at or at the box office. 


Reptile Edventures

Edventure Erik will introduce kids 3 to 12 to rescued reptiles and amphibians of all sorts on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. Erik Callender has been taking his program to schools, libraries, and other venues for over 20 years, teaching kids about his favorite creatures and sharing his love of nature. The cost is $10, not including admission to the museum, $7 for museum members. 

Tomorrow, Susan Verde, an author and yoga instructor, will read from her book “I Am Yoga” and teach kids 2 to 8 some postures at 11 a.m. Admission is $15; members get in free. Copies of the book will be available to purchase. That night from 5:30 to 7:30, a family disco party will have adults and kids 3 to 7 dancing the night away. Music requests can be sent to This one costs $15, $5 for members.

Looking ahead, the museum will hold its popular, and usually sold-out, gingerbread house decorating workshops on Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 at 10 and 11 a.m. The cost is $20 per house for museum members, $32 for all others, including museum admission. Advance sign-up is essential, the earlier the better. 


Sunprint Workshop

Andrea Cote, a multimedia artist who had a residency at the Southampton Arts Center earlier this year, will lead two sunprint workshops there on Saturday. In sessions at 12:30 and 2 p.m., Ms. Cote will teach kids about the cyanotype photographic project as they use various objects to make prints. The cost is $15, and advance registration has been recommended. 


In the Trees

A story time for children 3 to 5 on Sunday at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton will offer a close look at creatures who make their homes in trees. A craft will follow. There is a $3 materials fee for the workshop, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. 


It’s Written on Your Face

Christopher Agostino will bring stories to life with the aid of his audience tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. In his StoryFaces program, Mr. Agostino uses face paints to illustrate his tales, turning the face of audience volunteers into the story itself. There is no cost for the program, and advance sign-up is not required.

On Saturday, children 4 and older will create magical kingdoms using sparkly collage papers in a workshop at 2 p.m. Hot chocolate mixes for gifts or to take home will be the project for high school students on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Next Thursday, kids 8 to 11 will make hanging woven art pieces at 4 p.m.

The long-awaited sequel “Incredibles 2” will be shown at the library tomorrow at 2 p.m. 


Storytelling With Guitar

More storytelling, this time with a musical tone, happens at the Montauk Library next Thursday at 3:30 p.m., when Kathy Z. Price visits with her book “The Bourbon Street Musicians.” With her guitar, puppets, songs, and theatrics, she will bring the book to life for children 2 to 10. Kids will also make their own caterpillar and butterfly kazoos.