Kids Culture 08.23.18

Local Education Notes

Magic, Music, Movies

In the waning days of summer vacation, the East Hampton Library’s programs for kids are not slowing down a bit, with movies, yoga, magic, music, and arts and crafts filling the calendar this week. 

The magic will come courtesy of the Magic of Amore in a show for all ages on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Next Thursday at 1:30 p.m., animals will be the stars, as kids 4 and older learn why creatures do what they do. Frogs, insects, a chicken, a chinchilla, and other animals will be on hand.

Also this week, for kids 4 and older there’s a shell watercolor painting class tomorrow at 2 p.m. Older kids in sixth through eighth grades can make a beaded animal craft tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.

Susan Verde, a children’s book author and yoga instructor, will have kids 5 and older doing poses to become part of the story in a yoga program on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Younger yoginis ages 2 to 3 can get an introduction to the practice in My Yoga With a Twist on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Kids 4 and older can make and decorate their own musical shakers on Wednesday at 4 p.m. or use soft sculpture to make an imaginary sea person or creature on Friday, Aug. 31, at 2 p.m. String will be the medium in a program for kids in sixth through eighth grade on Friday, Aug. 31, at 3:30 p.m. 

Family movies this week at the library are “Finding Nemo” today at 4 p.m. and “Lilo and Stitch” on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

As a reminder, Erik the Reptile Guy will lead an interactive program for kids 4 and older today at 2 p.m. Later today, there’s a do-it-yourself temporary tattoo session for high school kids at 5 and a beach fire at Main Beach from 6 to 8, also for high schoolers. S’more ingredients will be provided.

Advance registration is required for all programs.


Puppetry, a Universal Language

Teatrino Giullare, an Italian theater company that mixes music, drama, and puppetry, will make two stops on the South Fork this week, performing “The Comedians” as part of the Goat on a Boat puppetry series at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor on Saturday and talking about the company’s style of puppetry tomorrow at the Montauk Library. 

In Montauk, two puppeteers, Giulia Dall’Ongaro and Enrico Deotti, will talk about Italy’s commedia dell’arte tradition, explaining their craft through demonstrations and visual media in a program at 5:30 p.m. that is designed for a family audience. 

On Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bay Street, they will offer “funny episodes of puppet theater in a universal language,” according to Bay Street’s website. Kids 6 and older and adults should enjoy this one. Tickets start at $15 and will be available at the door and at 

Also at the Montauk Library, the Magic of Amore will dazzle on Saturday at 5 p.m. Registration ahead of time has been suggested.


It’s the Lolly Jollies!

Liz Corwin and Holly Johnson, two singer-songwriters otherwise known as the Jolly Lollies, will get kids dancing on Monday at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. The duo, who hail from Charlotte, N.C., play songs that encourage imaginative play, help kids “self-regulate,” and get them moving. At Monday’s show, which will start at 6, there will be all of that along with some arts and crafts. Tickets cost $20, $15 for museum members, and should be reserved in advance. 


Taste Test Challenge

Can you tell the difference between Doritos and Chichitos, if there is such a thing? Cheerios and Joe’s Os? What if you were blindfolded? At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton and the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor kids 7 to 12 will have a chance to test their tastes this week. The Bridgehampton taste test is today at 4 p.m.; the Sag Harbor program happens on Saturday at 3:30. 

Tomorrow at the Hampton Library, kids 4 and older can make sand slime at noon. The project for kids 7 to 12 next Thursday at 4 will be Sharpie-decorated mugs. 


Drawing in Southampton

Linda Capello will lead a drawing workshop for 6 to 10-year-olds in the Southampton Arts Center’s galleries on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will respond to the work in “Counterpoint,” the exhibition on view, sketching from the works they see. Dry media and drawing materials will be provided for the class, which costs $15. Advance registration is required at