Kids Culture 04.12.18

Local Education Notes

Stages Actors Stage “13”

Stages, a Children’s Theatre Workshop, will present three performances of “13,” a musical about being 13, at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor this weekend. 

The musical premiered on Broadway in 2008 and was the first Broadway show performed by an all-teenage cast. Stages’ production, directed by Helene Leonard, features 22 young actors in a high-energy, coming-of-age musical for anyone who is 13, has been 13, or will be 13.

Performances will be on Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door.


STEAM, Tween, and Teen 

Children ages 5 to 8 can participate in a STEAM-based project on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Amagansett Library. Using science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, kids will learn how to create a wall hanging with paint on fabric, and using vegetables and fruits as stamps. 

The tween book club for third through sixth graders will meet on Tuesday from 4 to 4:45 p.m. to read their first book, “Wish Tree,” by Katherine Applegate. Each month a new book will be selected.

The teen advisory group’s monthly brainstorming session will be held on Friday, April 20, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pizza will be served.


Spring Planting at CMEE

Families with kids of all ages can join educators from the Children’s Museum of the East End and representatives from Amber Waves Farm between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday to plant seeds that will later be transplanted in the museum’s outdoor classroom and garden. There’s a mural growing in the museum’s lobby and families with kids have been invited to stop by on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to use mixed materials and create beautiful paper flowers that will be added to the mural. Both programs are free with museum admission.


Workshops and Crafts in East Hampton

Kids ages 5 and up will learn how to make colorful play dough at home on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the East Hampton Library.

On Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m., children ages 4 and up can take part in a hands-on class to create a sculpture made entirely from fabric. 

Sixth through eighth graders can stop by next Thursday at 4 p.m. to transform an ordinary pen into a blossoming flower.

Advance registration is requested for all programs. 


Dog Tales, Trivia, and Monet 

Wally, a dog who loves listening to kids read, will be back at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon. The session is intended for kids ages 4 and older.

High school trivia night is Saturday at 6. Teens can compete in teams of three to five players. The winning team will receive prizes and everyone gets free pizza. 

On Sunday, children ages 5 to 9 will create garden-inspired paintings from 2 to 3 p.m. using the famous “Garden at Giverny” by Claude Monet as a template. All events are free but advance registration is required.


Books and Poetry in Bridgehampton

A special story time on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will wrap up national library week and kick off the library’s 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Poetry month will be celebrated next Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. for kids ages 7 to 12. On Friday, April 20, children 4 and older can make butterfly feeders in a workshop at 4 p.m. 


Shark Tauk

Kids ages 8 and up can join Greg Metzger Saturday from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at the Montauk Library for an interactive program about the white shark research he conducts along the South Shore of Long Island. Children will learn basic shark biology, as well as have an opportunity to fill out research data sheets, and experience what it feels like to reel in a shark. Registration is required as the program is limited to 15 children. 


Seahorse, Amphibians, and Birds at SoFo

On Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, children ages 3 to 5 can stop by for a reading of Eric Carle’s “Mister Seahorse.” After the story, children will make a colorful craft and get to feed the museum’s seahorses. There is a $3 materials fee per child.

Families with children of all ages will be introduced to some of SoFo’s native amphibians, such as the endangered eastern tiger salamander, the gray tree frog, the red-spotted newt, and Fowler’s toad, on Saturday between 1 and 2 p.m. 

On Sunday at 10:30 a.m., kids ages 8 and up will learn about birds including the special features that allow them to fly and survive. Participants will receive a fill-in booklet to take home with all information covered during the program. There will be a materials fee of $3 per child.

Advance registration with the museum is required for all programs, as space is limited.