Kids Culture 04.19.18

Fun and Healthy at the Y.M.C.A.

The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter is hosting a healthy kids day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kids can climb the rock wall, do science, technology, engineering, and math activities, as well as sports and arts and crafts. There will be a bounce castle and family swim time, among other activities, all offered at no charge. 


A Ballet Weekend at Guild Hall

The students of the Hampton Ballet Theatre School will perform their spring production, “Coppelia,” a comedic ballet, tomorrow at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Guild Hall’s John Drew Theater.

The show’s score is by Leo Delibes, choreography is by Sara Jo Strickland, the school’s director, costumes are designed and hand-sewn by Yuka Silvera, and lighting is by Sebastian Paczynski. Joining the students will be Gail Baranello of A&G Dance Company and Nick Peregrino. Devon Friedman and Vincenzo James Harty, both advanced professional students, will dance the lead roles.

Advance tickets start at $15 and can be purchased at


Puppetry in Amagansett

Liz Joyce’s A Couple of Puppets will present “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Amagansett Library. The show is perfect for kids 2 to 6, who must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested. 


Eggs Overboard at CMEE

The Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton will host its sixth annual egg drop challenge Saturday from 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. for families with kids of all ages. A design workshop will kick off the activities, with kids creating protective containers for their eggs. Then, from atop the resident pirate ship, they will send their eggs overboard in a 10-foot drop. Which will survive? 

There is a $5 fee for members and a $20 fee for all others. Admission to the museum is included.


At the Libraries 

High schoolers can earn one hour of community service with the East Hampton Library’s new graphic novel review club, in which participants will have one month to read a graphic novel and submit a review. The club’s first meeting is on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

On Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m., the library will host a bilingual celebration of books and reading for children ages 4 to 6. El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros is an annual event at the library. A craft-making activity and refreshments will be included. 

Next Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m., sixth through eighth graders can decorate a glass bottle with various colors of yarn. 

At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Tuesday, kids in sixth grade and up can take their instruments, voices, and music for a karaoke showdown and jam session from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

As part of STEAM Sundays at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, kids ages 8 to 11 can learn how to make a balloon hovercraft on Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m.

On Sunday afternoon at 2, the Montauk Library will screen “Ferdinand,” a movie about a bull with a big heart who is mistaken for a dangerous beast. The movie is suitable for kids of all ages.