Kids Culture 02.07.19

Parrish’s Student Exhibition

The 2019 Student Exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, with work by more than 1,000 East End students, will open on Saturday, kicking off a month of special family programming. 

This year’s show includes art that students created in workshops with the museum’s artist in residence, Jeremy Dennis, as well as individual and collaborative projects done under the guidance of art teachers in 38 public, private, and home schools. The show will be up through March 10.

A reception for younger artists will be held on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m., and one for high school artists will follow from 3 to 5 p.m. 

Also on Saturday, there will be open studio time and gallery tours for families from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

On Friday, Feb. 15, performers from the National Circus Project will present an interactive show at the museum at 6 p.m., with juggling, balancing, unicycling, and other fantastic feats. Audience members should be prepared to take part. Admission is free for children and students and included with museum entry for adults, but advance reservations have been recommended. The Golden Pear Cafe at the museum will be open during the performance. 

Other family activities coming up at the museum include a film and live performance of “4 Little Girls: Moving Portraits of the American Civil Rights Movement” on Feb. 23, a Lego night on March 1, and additional open studios on Feb. 16 and 23 and March 9, with a bilingual family gallery talk and art workshop on March 3.

The museum will offer winter vacation art workshops for children 5 and older from Feb. 18 through 22. 


High School Artists Awards

Guild Hall will recognize outstanding high school artists in its Student Art Festival at an awards ceremony on Sunday at 3 p.m. Award recipients have been chosen by the guest juror, Darlene Charneco, a professional artist, working with the Guild Hall Teen Arts Council. 

The Guild Hall exhibition is on view through Feb. 24. Admission to the show and the awards ceremony is free. 


Creatures of the Night

Owls, a snake, a tarantula, and a chinchilla from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge will be at the Montauk Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. for a program on nocturnal animals. Children will learn about each animal’s special adaptations, what they eat, and where they live. The program is best for kids in kindergarten and above and is limited to 30 children, so advance registration is required.  


Boy Scouts Recruit

East Hampton Boy Scout Troop 298 will have an open house for prospective members ages 11 to 18 tonight from 7 to 8 at the American Legion Hall in Amagansett. Scout leaders will talk about some of the activities and adventures the troop has planned. The scoutmaster, Patrick Brabant, can be emailed with questions at


Trivia in Sag Harbor

The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will host two trivia contests in the coming days. An after-hours teen trivia night tomorrow from 5:30 to 7 will have a book and movie theme. Winter will be the loose theme for a family trivia game on Sunday from 2:30 to 4. The maximum size for a team is six people. 

On Saturday, young readers 4 and older can practice their skills with Wally the Reading Dog at 10 a.m. At 11, the library will offer high school students tips on research, with topics to include note-taking strategies, how to tackle large articles, and untraditional sources. 


Love, Three Ways

Love is in the air at the East Hampton Library this week, as Valentine’s Day approaches. A Valentine’s Day story and craft time for ages 3 to 7 happens on Wednesday at 4 p.m., and next Thursday, children 6 and older will make their own works of art inspired by Robert Indiana’s famous “Love” sculpture at 4 p.m.

In the young-adult room that day from 5 to 7 p.m., teens can taste a variety of different chocolates to see if they can determine which is which in a Valentine’s Day taste-test challenge. Those with food allergies should avoid this program. 

On Monday, the library will show a little love to high school students who need help with their college applications. Four students can each sign up for a half-hour session between 5 and 7 p.m. 


Be Mine!

At the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, children 4 and older can make Valentine’s Day cards for the special someones in their lives at 4 p.m. tomorrow. A card-making session for ages 7 to 12 will take place on Wednesday at 4. On Tuesday kids in sixth grade and up will learn how to make paper roses from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday’s 2:30 p.m. story time at the library will include a cookie treat. 

February may be the month of Valentine’s Day, but more important, it’s also Black History Month, and two movie screenings on Friday, Feb. 15, will highlight black trailblazers. 

“Dancing in the Light: The Janet Collins Story,” a G-rated animated movie, will be shown to kids 4 and older at 4 p.m. Based on a true story, it is about a black dancer in the 1930s who is invited to perform in the prestigious Ballets Russes, but with her skin painted white. Popcorn will be served. 

A screening of “42: The Jackie Robinson Story” for kids in sixth grade and up begins at 6:30 p.m. The film stars Chadwick Boseman as the player who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. It is rated PG-13. 

Advance registration is required for most library programs. 


By the Numbers

Shine, which offers pop-up workshops and parties for kids in the metropolitan area, will head east to the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Saturday for a two-hour workshop at 10 a.m. for ages 4 to 9. The cost is $75 per child, including materials. Registration is at or 212-414-5427. 

In the CMEE lobby on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, young artists 2 to 10 years old can help create a paint-by-number Valentine’s Day mural. There is no cost to participate, but entry to the museum is not included.

Little ones (ages 2 months to 16 months) set to celebrate their first Valentine’s Day have been invited to join their caregivers for a free program of music, dance, games, and a craft on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the museum.