Kids Culture 03.07.19

Parrish Community Day

A community day at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Sunday will include art workshops and tours, scavenger hunts, readings for children, a drum circle, and refreshments. Admission to the museum will be free all day, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Families can explore the 2019 Student Exhibition at any time; community activities will take place between noon and 3 p.m. 

Jerome Liggon will lead a drum workshop at 12:30 p.m. At 1:30, Ellen

Weinstein, an illustrator, will read from her children’s book “Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Eternity.” Ongoing workshops throughout the afternoon will include ink printing with Madolin Archer, a museum educator, paper sculpture with the artist Virva Hinnemo, and collage making with Ms. Weinstein, inspired by the work of the Japanese artist who is the subject of her book. 

Short tours of the student show and of “Every Picture Tells a Story,” an exhibition of works from the museum’s permanent collection, will be offered through the afternoon.  

In other activities at the museum, a pottery workshop for children 7 and older will start on Saturday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. With Wendy Gottlieb, students will learn hand-built pottery techniques and work on the potter’s wheel each Saturday through March 30. The cost is $120, $90 for members. The class is limited to eight participants.


Youth Auditions at Bay Street

Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has put out the call for young actors to audition for its 2019 Mainstage production of Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun.” The theater is looking to fill the roles of Annie’s sisters, Nelli, a girl 13 or older, and Jessie, who is 15 or older. The role of Little Jake, Annie’s brother, will be filled by a boy 8 to 10 years old. 

Auditions will be held on Wednesday from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Bay Street. Actors should prepare one song with 32 bars of music; an accompanist will be on hand. Sarna Lapine will direct the production, Sarah O’Gleby is the choreographer, and Andy Einhorn is to be the music supervisor. Contract dates for the young actors will be from July 4 through Aug. 25. The musical will run from July 30 through Aug. 25.


Puppet “Fables”

The next Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre offering at Bay Street Theater will be the Wonderspark Puppets and “Fox Fables” on Saturday at 11 a.m. The show combines several Aesop’s Fables to tell the story of a fox who loses his tail “and with it his identity,” according to the theater. Tickets cost $15 and are available at 


Jamming at John Jermain

What do Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny have in common? Not much, until the 1996 movie “Space Jam,” in which the basketball superman helps the Looney Tunes gang up their game to win a showdown that will keep them from the clutches of an evil alien theme park owner. The movie will be shown on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor at a screening for kids up to sixth grade. Popcorn will be served. 

Also at the library this week, kids 5 to 8 will look to Jackson Pollock for inspiration in a drip-painting class from 4 to 5 p.m. On Friday, March 15, kids in third through sixth grades will decorate cupcakes with a St. Patrick’s Day theme at 3:45 p.m. Advance registration is required for both programs.


High Tech, Low Tech

High school students will have two chances explore virtual reality this week at the East Hampton Library, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. 

For younger children ages 3 to 5, there will be a bird collage workshop inspired by the illustrations of Lois Ehlert on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Alexander Calder will be the inspiration for a sculpture workshop for kids 6 and older next Thursday at 4 p.m.


“Happy Songs”

Katherine C.H.E., a South Fork musician and parent, has released a new CD of children’s music titled “Happy Songs All Day Long.” It is fully informed and steeped in the Americana and folk traditions with a happiness filter,� the musician said in a release. She produced and performed all the songs on the album, which is available for download for $9.99 on her website, 


More Marvel

The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton continues to celebrate Marvel Month this week. On Tuesday kids in sixth grade and up will use old Marvel comic books and Mod Podge glue and sealer to make super coasters at 3:30 p.m. That same age group will be treated to an after-hours showing of “Avengers: Infinity War” on Friday, March 15, at 6:30. 

Other programs at the library this week include a sapling planting session for ages 7 to 12 on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and leprechaun trap building for ages 4 and up on Friday, March 15, at 4 p.m. Advance registration has been requested for most programs. 


Blue-Spotted Spotting

If the weather cooperates — and that means plenty of rain — Andy Sabin will lead families on an evening search for the rare blue-spotted salamander on Saturday at 6:30 in Montauk. This walk is for families with children 6 and older, who have been asked to take a flashlight and wear boots. Registration is through the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, where Mr. Sabin is president of the board. 


Shine in Bridgehampton

Shine, which offers workshops and parties for kids in the New York metropolitan area, will head east on Saturday for a two-hour workshop at 10 a.m. at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. The cost, which includes all materials, is $75, with sibling discounts available. Registration is at or 212-414-5427.