Kids Culture 01.24.19

Hail the Pig

The Japanese paper-folding art of origami and the Chinese Year of the Pig will both be the focus of programs for children next week at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.

Tomorrow, there’s a winter animals art program at 4 p.m. for ages 4 and up, and on Friday, Feb. 1, at the same time, that age group will do crafts inspired by the Chinese New Year. 

Phone case design is on the agenda for those in sixth grade and up on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Participants have been asked to take their own cases, preferably clear ones. 

On Wednesday, ages 7 to 12 will learn to make origami foxes, cardinals, and other Long Island animals in a program at 4 p.m. 

Advance registration has been requested for all. 


Also in Bridgehampton

Why is there so much variety in birds’ beaks? “Some are short, some are long, some are pointy, and some are round,” writes the South Fork Natural History Museum, and all of them are adapted for specialized uses. A program at the museum on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for ages 6 to 8 will explore these adaptations. Miles Todaro will lead, and advance sign-up is required. 

Across the street in Bridgehampton, the Children’s Museum of the East End’s Pizza and Pajama night on Friday, Feb. 1, will include a reading of Caralyn Buehner’s “Snowmen at Night” and a snowman craft. The fun is geared to kids 3 to 6 and runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. It is free for museum members, $12 for everyone else. This program often sells out, so advance registration is a must.


At the East Hampton Library

Hands-on activities and virtual ones, food for thought and food for the belly are on the agenda at the East Hampton Library this week.

For high school students, there’s a button-making workshop on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., and then a virtual program on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday brings the Socrates Cafe, a philosophical discussion group in which teens consider the stuff of our inner lives, at 3:30 p.m.

For younger children, there’s a pajama story time, with a craft, on Tuesday at 4 p.m. for ages 3 to 7. Kids 4 and older will decorate cupcakes to look like polar bears on Wednesday at that time. Each participant will get to take home three in a box. Next Thursday, “Happy Feet,” a movie about a penguin who’s born to dance, will be shown at 4 p.m. for all ages. 

Advance registration is required for most programs. 


Movie Day, Spa Day

The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will show “Incredibles 2” on Saturday at 2 p.m. Popcorn will be served. 

On Sunday at 1 p.m., kids in fifth through eighth grade will learn how to make bath bombs and sugar scrub for a home spa experience.

A drip painting workshop on Tuesday at 4 p.m. will give kids 5 to 8 a chance to learn about and paint like the Abstract Expressionist Jackson Pollock. 


Art at Guild Hall

The Golden Eagle will team up with Guild Hall on Saturday to offer art workshops from 11 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 2 p.m. for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. 

Those attending can also take in the East Hampton institution’s annual Student Art Festival, which includes work by kids in kindergarten through 12th grade from across the South Fork. Admission is free. The workshops are also free, but advance registration has been requested at 


“Paw Patrol”

At the Montauk Library, Saturday afternoon is all about “Paw Patrol.” Kids 2 and older will design and build a sea patrol boat and then watch episodes of “Paw Patrol: Sea Patrol” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

Later that day, at 3:30, teens and tweens can make glow-in-the-dark clay charms. Space is limited, so it’s best to reserve a spot in advance.


Basketball at Ross

The Ross School’s athletic department will host a free basketball clinic for players in third through sixth grade on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 

At different stations, boys and girls will work on agility, individual skills, and team offense. They’ll learn drills to practice at home and play in three-on-three and five-on-five games. Nygel Roach, the school’s head varsity basketball coach, and Eugene Lee, an athletic trainer at the school and coach at the All-American Basketball Camp, will lead the clinic.

The program is open to anyone in the community, not only Ross students. Advance registration is through the athletic department at 631-907-5000, but walk-ins will also be accepted. The program will take place at the school’s great hall off Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton.