Kids Culture 09.20.18

Baby Gear Swap

Did junior grow so fast he never got to wear that super-cute “I’ve got an awesome mom” onesie? Not sure what to do with the nearly new stroller your little bundle of joy refused to ride in? 

The answer may lie in the Children’s Museum of the East End’s annual baby gear swap on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bridgehampton. New and expectant parents will find strollers, cribs, new and gently used clothing, and more at the swap, and early childhood educators will be on hand to share information.

Those with gear to donate have been asked to call the museum or email The event is free, but it does not include admission to the museum. 

Tasty Apple Treats

Apples and cupcakes will be on the menu this weekend at the Montauk Library. Kids 2 to 5 will celebrate the first day of fall on Saturday at 1 p.m. with an apple story time and craft, and then decorate cupcakes to look like apples. At 3 p.m., children 6 and older will take over the cupcake stations, using supplies provided by the library to make more treats with an autumn theme. Advance registration is required for both programs. 


Emojis, Pollock, and Essays

Fall wreaths, emoji Mason jars, and artwork inspired by Jackson Pollock are among the children and teen offerings at the East Hampton Library this week. 

High school students will use recycled materials to make wreaths during a program on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. On Tuesday, kids in sixth through eighth grades will get the materials they need to make mini Mason jars look like emojis at 4 p.m. Littler artists ages 3 to 5 can unleash their inner action painter during a Pollock-themed Messy Masterpieces workshop on Wednesday at 4 p.m. A dog story time and craft for ages 4 to 6 will take place next Thursday at 4 p.m. Advance sign-up is required for all of the above.

Also next Thursday, high school seniors can book half-hour college essay tutoring sessions between 3 and 5 p.m. Sessions will also be offered on Oct. 4, 11, and 18. Tutoring is open to all seniors, but preference will be given to residents of the East Hampton Library District. 

Over at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton on Wednesday at 4 p.m., kids 7 to 12 will learn to make advanced paper airplanes including, the library promises, “a world record-holder for longest flight.” Children 4 and older will make planet sun catchers during a program on Friday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m.