Kids Culture 01.03.19

Field Hockey and Wrestling

A field hockey clinic for girls in third through sixth grade and wrestling for boys in second through eighth grade will start next week. Both are sponsored by the East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department, and registration forms are available on the town’s website.

The field hockey program will introduce new players to the sport and build skills for returning players. It will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. through March 28 at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center. Participants must have a stick, sneakers, shin guards, a mouthpiece, protective goggles, and a water bottle. Registration is at the Parks and Recreation Department office behind Town Hall or at the Montauk Playhouse. The cost is $45. 

The wrestling program will be held in the East Hampton High School wrestling room on Mondays and Wednesdays through March 6, and also costs $45. Ronald Campsey, who will be the instructor, can be phoned at 516-659-4787 with questions.

Also offered through the Parks and Recreation Department is a free chess clinic for first through fifth graders on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. at the youth park on Abraham’s Path. 


Hoo, Who?

What do owls eat? Kids 3 to 5 years old can find out as they dissect owl pellets with Rachel Speckenbach at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton on Sunday. Children will learn “about an owl’s life through their diet,” according to the museum. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. There is a $2 materials fee, and advance registration has been requested. 


Tech for Kids

In a tech program on Saturday at 3 p.m. at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor, second through fifth graders will learn about all sorts of gadgets and have a chance to experiment with them. 

On Sunday afternoons starting at 12:15, the library has invited children 4 to 7 to stop in and work on a craft with an older child in sixth through eighth grade on hand to help them. Advance registration has been requested for both programs.


Snowflakes and Snowmen

Sixth through eighth graders can make either snowmen or penguins during a no-sew sock craft program on Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the East Hampton Library.

Also that day, at 5 p.m., mentors will be on hand to help high school students with college applications. There is space for just four students, each of whom will get a half-hour session, so registration ahead of time is a must. Additional sessions are planned in the coming weeks. 

A bilingual story and craft time for ages 3 and up will be held next Thursday at 4 p.m. at the library. Also at 4, high school students can unwind as they make natural and organic bath bombs. The session runs till 7.

The man who became known as Snowflake Bentley because he was the first to photograph the wonder of the snowflake will be the subject of a workshop for kids 6 and older on Friday, Jan. 11, at 3:30 p.m. Participants will make their own tape-resist snowflake art to take home. 


Body Art

Glitter tattoos and henna graphics are on the schedule on Saturday at the Montauk Library. At 1 p.m., kids in kindergarten through third grade will have a chance to get a temporary glitter tattoo or henna design. At 2, those in fourth grade and above will learn about the ancient art of henna and then get their own henna designs if they wish. Advance sign-up is required, as space is limited.