Kids Culture 09.09.18

Youth Soccer, Sports Clinics

Fall sign-up for East Hampton Town’s youth soccer program for first through sixth graders, as well as fall tennis, basketball, and golf clinics, is underway. 

Soccer games will be at the Stephen Hand’s Path fields in East Hampton on Saturdays from Sept. 22 through Nov. 10, at 9 and 10:30 a.m., noon, and 1:15 p.m. Registration will take place at the fields this Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and on Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $45. Players can also be registered at the Parks and Recreation Department behind Town Hall or the Montauk Playhouse weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Tennis clinics at the East Hampton Town Youth Park on Abraham’s Path will begin the week of Sept. 17 for kindergarten through sixth graders. Clinics run from 4 to 5 p.m. on Mondays for fourth through sixth grades, Wednesdays for second and third grades, and Fridays for kindergarten and first grade. The cost is $45 for six weeks. Registration is at the Parks and Rec offices or the Playhouse. 

Free basketball clinics will be offered on Thursdays beginning Sept. 20 at the youth park, with sessions from 4 to 5 p.m. for kindergarten through third grade and from 5 to 6 p.m. for fourth through sixth.

Looking a bit further ahead, golf clinics at Montauk Downs will take place on Sundays from Sept. 30 through Oct. 28, at 9 a.m. for kindergarten through second grade and at 10:45 a.m. for third through sixth grade. The cost is $125, and registration is by phoning 631-668-5000.


“Let It Go” and “Remember Me”?

In the “House of Mouse Spectacular” at the Southampton Arts Center, professional singers will belt out Disney songs beloved by children and probably parents, too. (Admit it, moms and dads, you sing those Disney tunes in the car by yourself.)

The free concert, at 6 p.m., will feature Sue Conklin, Bethany Dellapolla, Valerie diLorenzo, Hannah Fay Huizing, and Jack Seabury, with accompaniment by Amanda Borsack Jones, David Elliot on drums, and Steve Shaughnessy on bass. 


Bay Seining in Noyac

Al Daniels will lead another of his popular bay seining events with the South Fork Natural History Museum on Sunday at 10 a.m. at Noyac Bay. The whole family will have a chance to help haul in the catch and examine the variety of marine life before safely releasing it back into its natural habitat. The meeting spot can be learned by calling the museum in Bridgehampton. 


Three, Two, One, Blastoff!

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to take part in a model rocket program at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, but you might become one someday. 

Over the course of two Wednesdays, next week and Sept. 19, both at 4 p.m., kids will first build and then launch their own model rockets as they learn about space travel. The construction will take place at the library, with the launch at the baseball field near the Bridgehampton Firehouse. Advance registration is required, as space is limited. 

Also on the schedule at the Hampton Library this week is an abstract space-scene painting workshop for kids 4 and up tomorrow at 4 p.m., a story time for all ages on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., and a string art session for grades six and up on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sticking with the space theme, on Friday, Sept. 14, kids 4 and older can make space invaders from melty beads at 4 p.m.

Advance registration is required for most programs. 


Groovin’ in September

The start of the school year isn’t slowing things down in the children’s and young-adult departments at the East Hampton Library, where workshops and programs abound this week. After school today, for example, at 4 p.m., kids can stop in for a screening of “The Emperor’s New Groove.” 

Wind chimes from recycled materials will be the craft in a program for high school students on Sunday at 3 p.m. Also for high schoolers, there will be sessions on 3-D printing with the Tinkercad app on Monday, Tuesday, and next Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. 

Two Snap Circuits workshops for ages 7 and older, imparting some of the basics of electronic circuitry, will be held this week, on Monday at 3 p.m. and on Friday, Sept. 14, at 3:30.

Kids in sixth through eighth grades will have a chance to decorate a canvas pencil pouch on Tuesday at 4 p.m. On Wednesday at the same hour, children 6 and older will explore the work of the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt and recreate his “Tree of Life” with their own flair. 

New Friends, a program led by Ellen Johansen, an early childhood music and movement specialist, will begin next Thursday for babies up to 3 and their adult caregivers, who will make music together each week from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Finally, next Thursday at 4 p.m., dinosaurs will be the theme for a story time and craft for ages 4 to 6.