Kids Culture 02.08.18

Teen Film Contest

The young adult department at the East Hampton Library has invited students to shoot and edit a film for a teen film festival on March 6.

Filming after hours at the library will be permitted tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. Interested filmmakers have been asked to email Lisa Michne for rules and other information at The winner will be announced at a screening and awards program later in March.

Kids 7 and up can stop by the East Hampton Library for another Snap Circuits electronics programs on Wednesday and on Feb. 21 and 28, all from 4 to 5 p.m.  

Today from 4 to 5 p.m. middle school students can decorate a matchbox with festive duct tape and stickers, then fill it with candy provided or a message for their valentines.

A practice ACT test, which is part of the college application process, will be offered to high school students on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The test and results are free but registration is required, with preference given to residents of East Hampton, Springs, and Wainscott.

Teens will join together on Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. to read, hear, and shine a spotlight on literature written by African-American authors. Reading lists and books will be available in the Black History Month display. Refreshments will be served.

On Sunday between 3 and 4:30 p.m. high school students can stop by the young adult room to create Valentine’s Day cards using watercolors.

Kids ages 4 to 6 and accompanied by an adult can listen to a Valentine’s Day story and make a craft on Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m.

The movie “Descendants” will be screened next Thursday at 4 p.m. and is suitable for all ages.

Kids ages 4 and up can stop by on Friday, Feb. 16, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. to discover famous artists who invent their own creatures, and then build one from their imagination using cardboard, pipe cleaners, wire, and other fun stuff.


Trashy Talks, Recycled Valentines

An interactive performance by Bash the Trash, a band that builds, performs, and educates with musical instruments made from repurposed material, will be the highlight of a family night at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Friday, Feb. 16, at 6. Participants will get to make their own recycled instruments and join in a performance with the band. The performance and workshop are free with the price of admission. Advance registration is required.

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, Cindy Pease Roe, an artist, will host an instructional workshop tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. on art making with repurposed materials. The project: heart-shape valentine sculptures from marine debris. 


3-D Fun, Dancing, Valentine Pillows

Seventh through 12th graders can learn how to create a 3-D file using Tinkercad, a simple, online 3-D design and printing app, on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. Registration is required, and teens who have attended a past workshop and would like to have files printed have been asked to stop by the teen space or email

At the Montauk Library, kids 1 to 5 can celebrate Valentine’s Day with a dance on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration is required, as space is limited.

Kids in third grade and above can learn how to make lip balm and lip scrub using essential oils and coconut oil on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the library. 

Heart pillows made from felt will be the project of the day for kids 9 to 12 on Saturday at 2 at the Amagansett Library. 


Olympics Week at CMEE

Kids ages 3 to 7 and grown-ups have been invited to channel their inner cupids in an art workshop on Saturday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the Children’s Museum of the East End. Participants will create a unique work of “(he)art” just in time for Valentine’s Day. The cost is $17 including museum admission, $5 for members.

Children inspired by watching the Winter Olympics on TV can take part in a lineup of Olympics-theme games, crafts, and activities from Monday through Feb. 18 at the museum. The fun is free with museum admission.