Kids Culture 06.28.18

Fish-Print Tees

Sue and Al Daniels will teach families about the variety of fish in South Fork waters while leading a hands-on fish-print T-shirt workshop at 10 a.m. on Sunday at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. There is a $12 materials fee per person for the shirts and supplies. Participants have been advised to dress for a mess with a smock or cover-up. Advance registration is required.


Science, Smurfs, and a Submarine

At the Amagansett Library, this week’s offerings begin with a family screening of “Smurfs: The Lost Village” tomorrow at 3 p.m. Looking ahead to Saturday, July 7, kids 5 to 9 will learn about fluorescence and phosphorescence while making their own glow-in-the-dark rocks and capturing their shadows on a glow wall. Mary Riotto will head up this science program at 3 p.m. A Science Buddies program on July 10 will give kids 6 and older a close-up look at chemistry at 4 p.m. 

There’s a story time for 3 and 4-year-olds at the library on Wednesday at 3 p.m., and next Thursday new readers can practice reading aloud with Valentino, an American Kennel Club-certified Canine Good Citizen. The program runs from 11 to 11:45 a.m., and children must be accompanied by adults. Advance registration is requested for most library programs. 

At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, kids ages 7 to 12 will make dog toys to donate to the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons next Thursday at 4 p.m. On Friday, July 6, the library will show the animated Beatles musical “The Yellow Submarine” at noon. Popcorn will be provided. 

SAT Prep

The Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike is offering SAT prep classes throughout the summer to help high schoolers get ready for the college admissions process.

Classes will be held on Sundays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., beginning July 8 and ending on Aug. 19. The last class will be on Aug. 24 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $40. For more information and to register, high schoolers can send an email to or call 631-537-0616.

So Much at CMEE

Monday marks the beginning of a plethora of summerlong offerings at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton for kids from 2 to 5 years old.

A daily drop-off program for 3 and 4-year-olds will run Mondays through Fridays from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The first session runs through July 27; the second from July 30 through Aug. 24. The cost is $1,300 per week, $4,750 per session, or $6,450 for the full summer. For members it’s $1,150, $4,250, or $6,050. For 2-year-olds, a program fostering early independence will run the same days, but only from 9:15 a.m. to noon. The cost is $650 per week or $2,300 per session; $575 and $2,100 for members.

Also on tap are a farm club for children 2 to 5 at Amber Waves Farm in Amagansett, offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays; a garden program at Bridge Gardens for kids 18 months to 4 years old; a child-directed outdoor play series; toddler time, cooking, music, and movement at the Madoo Conservancy in Sagaponack with Marlene Markard for ages 16 months to 3 years, clay play, art studio workshops, a creative arts camp, and soccer. Prices vary, and advance sign-up is a must. Full details of the museum’s many summer programs can be found online at

Movies, Magic, and Music

Kids who have seen all the new movies in the theaters might want to return to some old favorites at the East Hampton Library, whose schedule this week includes three family films: “Toy Story” today at 2, “Wall-E” tomorrow at 2, and “Inside Out” next Thursday at 4 p.m. 

A summer book club for high school students will meet for the first time tomorrow at 2 p.m. to pick up a copy of the first book of the season and get to know each other. Sweet treats have been promised. This week, high school students who join the library’s young-adult summer program will get a journal filled with ideas for fun, creative, insightful activities to keep them busy. Each completed journal entry will win them a ticket to weekly raffles. 

The Great Zucchini, a children’s entertainer from the Washington, D.C., area, will bring an interactive magic show for ages 2 to 7 to the library on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. He has performed at embassies, the World Bank, and even the White House!

On Tuesday, the first Snap Circuits program of the summer season — offering a primer on electronics — will be held at 2 p.m. for ages 7 and up. Snap Circuits offers a primer on electronics. 

Ellen Johansen, an early-childhood music and movement specialist who runs a studio in East Hampton, will head a weekly music program for toddlers up to age 3 and their adults starting next Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the library. 

Inquiring high school students who enjoy hashing out the issues of the day and more philosophical matters can do so during the library’s new Socrates Cafe next Thursday at 4 p.m. Participants will vote on topics of discussion, and coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be provided.

Finally, on Friday, July 6, a workshop for ages 4 and up will have children molding animals out of self-hardening clay. The fun begins at 3 p.m.

Registration is required for most library programs, as space is limited. It can be done by phone, online, or in person. 

Making Lemonade

Children passionate about helping animals can channel their energy this summer into a fun fund-raising effort for the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons. ARF has put together lemonade stand starter kits to give entrepreneurial kids the basics they need to set up shop and also contribute to the organization. 

Kits include a Lemonarf poster, so that customers know the stand is raising money for ARF, a Lemonarf minibank, cups, buttons, and ARF tattoos, as well as recipes for lemonade and cookies. Last year members of the Lemonarf kids club raised $4,000. Kits can be picked up at ARF’s adoption center on Daniel’s Hole Road in East Hampton.