Kids Culture 02.28.19

Lego Challenges

Tomorrow night is Lego Night at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill. Children will work in teams to complete a Lego challenge. From 6 to 7 p.m., kids 5 to 7 will use laptops to learn about gears, motors, sensors, and programming as they construct a bee that will “smell the flowers.” Then at 7:15, kids 8 and older will create grumpy bird launchers. Children should know in advance that their creations will be disassembled at the end of the programs. Advance registration is required. 

While at the museum, families can check out the 2019 Student Exhibition. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., children 11 and older can work on oil pastel scratch art with Pamela Collins, a teaching artist, during an open studio. On Sunday at 2 p.m., there will be a bilingual family gallery talk and art workshop.

All programs are free with museum admission. 

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

At the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton, tomorrow’s Pizza and Pajama Night will include a reading of Jan Brett’s “The Mitten.” Afterward, kids can make a craft and explore the museum. The program runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and is free with admission. 

On Saturday morning from 10 to noon, the museum will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with crafts, games, poetry, and more. The $12 fee includes entry to the museum. Members get in free. 

Hamptons Art Camp will be at CMEE on Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon to make slime with kids 4 to 8, as well as labels for the containers in which they’ll take it home. The cost is $35, and $25 for additional siblings. Registration is required for all programs. 

Teen Tech Week

Teen Tech Week begins on Monday at the East Hampton Library, and each day through next Thursday teens can dive into a different tech world. They can compete in Super Mario Bros. on Nintendo Switch on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m., explore 3-D printing on Tuesday from 4 to 7, check out the Google CS First computer coding program on Wednesday from 5 to 7, and go back to basics with Polaroid photography next Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30.

Sixth through eighth graders will decorate pens to look like flowers in a craft session on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Next Thursday children 4 to 6 can enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day story time and craft. Friday, March 8, brings a celebration of Peppa Pig at 3:30 p.m. for kids 3 and up.

March Is Marvel Month

March is Marvel Month at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, with different Marvel Comics-related projects scheduled throughout. On Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., it’ll be a Marvel superhero craft for grades six and up using Perler beads, those little plastic beads that fuse together when ironed. Kids 7 to 12 can make advanced paper airplanes at the library on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Next Thursday will be the first meeting of the Hampton Library’s anime and manga club for grades six and up at 3 p.m. Participants will watch and talk about various anime movies and shows on the first and third Thursdays of the month through May 16.

The Montauk Library will dive into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit on Saturday with a leprechaun craft program at 3 p.m. for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade.