Kids Culture 12.20.18

“Jolly Jamboree”

Goat on a Boat at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor will spread some cheer on Saturday at 11 a.m. during “The Joyfully Jolly Jamboree,” a puppet show with holiday tunes both original and classic. Tickets start at $15. 

The Goat on a Boat show on Dec. 29 will be “Go Home Tiny Monster,” presented by the Gottabees. 

 

Vacation Art Workshops

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill is offering holiday vacation art workshops for kids 5 and older from Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 28.

Wednesday’s sessions will focus on portraits of friends and family, next Thursday’s on negative and positive space black-and-white collages, and the final one on narrative painting with tempera paint. 

Each workshop will begin with a tour of “Every Picture Tells a Story,” an exhibition of works from the museum’s permanent collection. Workshops for 5 and 6-year-olds will run from 10 a.m. to noon, those for ages 7 and older from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $40 per session, $30 for members, and advance registration is required. 

A light-based family workshop inspired by the exhibition “Keith Sonnier: Until Today” will have participants making an illuminated work of art with LED bulbs, batteries, and copper tape on Friday, Dec. 28, at 6 p.m. The workshop is free with museum admission. Registration ahead of time is required. 

 

Latkes and Confetti

Hanukkah may be over, but it’s always a good time for potato pancakes (latkes), and on Saturday kids 3 and older can make their own at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. Kids will measure, mix, shape, and taste these treats, which are traditional at Hanukkah. The workshop starts at 10 a.m. and costs $20, including museum admission, or $7 for members.

Looking ahead to New Year’s Eve, the museum will hold its popular ball drop for kids at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., each building up to what the museum describes as “a confetti-filled countdown.” The party costs $14 and is free for museum members, but reservations are a must. 

 

Library Sleepover

High school students have been invited to a sleepover at the East Hampton Library on Saturday night. Kids will play card and video games, watch movies, and enjoy pizza starting at 7 p.m. Permission slips are required and must be dropped off at the young-adult desk by tomorrow at 5 p.m.

Two family movies will be shown on the library’s big screen next week: “Sherlock Gnomes” on Wednesday at 3 p.m. and “Christopher Robin” next Thursday at the same time. 

Also next Thursday, kids 4 and older will use felt, fabric, and other materials to make festive puppets at 1 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 28, will bring an all-day holiday movie marathon for high school students and a snowflake stamp-making workshop for kids 4 and older. Pajamas have been encouraged for the movie marathon, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hot cocoa and popcorn will be served. In the stamp workshop at 2 p.m., kids will make hanging banners. 

 

“The Nutcracker in Harlem”

T.E. McMorrow, a Montauk journalist and writer, will read from and sign his children’s book “The Nutcracker in Harlem” on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Montauk Library. The book is a jazz-age retelling of “The Nutcracker,” with illustrations by James Ransome. Copies will be available for purchase. 

Whether it’s a white Christmas or not, next Thursday kids in kindergarten and up can imagine a snowy scene in a winter wonderland collage workshop at the library at 4:30 p.m. On Friday, Dec. 28, Lego builders will gather to create whatever they can dream up at 3:30 p.m. 

 

“The Polar Express”

The animated classic “The Polar Express” will be shown at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor on Saturday at 2 p.m. 

On Sunday, kids in fourth through eighth grade will square off in a decorating contest at 1:30 p.m. to determine who is the “cupcake champion.” Cupcakes and toppings will be supplied.